Black-bodied cameras seemed to be big for me in 2012:
|The Mighty TL Electro-X|
|The venerable Canon F-1|
|The superb last hand made-made SLR - Nikon F2|
|A still limping-along FM|
|The N90s - my go-to AF camera.|
I went on quite a few photo trips in Michigan and Ohio, and a couple to Ontario, Canada. It's been said however, that some of the best photographs are taken within a few miles of your house. I can agree with that.
For many of my adventures, I have been very lucky to have my wife Adrienne, and my good friends Abby, Marc, or Mike along. A few times I have been blessed to have my daughter Marjorie accompany me. In fact, when Marjorie was a teenager, we traveled thousands of miles across Michigan in search of theaters for her to photograph. I will always treasure those trips together.
Remember, as you go out and shoot in 2013... the best software is the gray matter behind the camera. It will allow you to use a plastic camera, a box with a pinhole, a Rolleiflex, a Nikon FM, a 4x5 Graflex, or a 36 MP DSLR. What you get depends on you.