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Old 01-25-2006, 09:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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OK, before I get booed off of here let me explain [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]. All my reading about cameras has been about the latest and greatest digital cameras. Now, I am in the market for a film camera. The only requirement is that it is a 35 mm and accepts Canon lens. I am not sure of what features I should look for or will need. Any advice and pros and cons would be accepted.

It is for my son for school, but I will probably use it on occassions just to compare film to digital.

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Old 01-25-2006, 10:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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OK, before I get booed off of here let me explain [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]. All my reading about cameras has been about the latest and greatest digital cameras. Now, I am in the market for a film camera. The only requirement is that it is a 35 mm and accepts Canon lens. I am not sure of what features I should look for or will need. Any advice and pros and cons would be accepted.

It is for my son for school, but I will probably use it on occassions just to compare film to digital.

thanks

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I just saw an EOS 1n used in MINT condition on sportsshooter.com yesterday going for 400 bucks, which included the E-1 booster..

That set-up cost me 2K new, 10 years ago.. If that's the case,...then I'm sure you'll be able to fine a very decent film camera for next to nothing used, with a LOT of life left in it..

BTW, if it wasn't for the market I'm in,...I'd still be shooting film.. Digital is "very acceptable".. IMO..

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Old 01-26-2006, 10:37 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I can't help you out on the Canon end as all my gear is Nikon.
I started with an FM2 model which is all manual, and I'm very glad I did.
All I can really say is that if it's for school, go the manual route as one learns more I feel.
As for the film end, I still love film and do most of my sports shooting with it. Maybe I'm biased but I think I get better detail.



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Old 01-26-2006, 09:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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check out keh.com there used to be a local PJ shooter up in maine who carried three Canon IIE ....about $99 bucks at keh now for EX+
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Film\'s still very much alive
Old 01-27-2006, 06:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I can't help you with Canon equipment, all mine's Nikon in the 35mm format. I second going to http:www.keh.com and get yourself a bargain. There were too many that jumped on the digital bandwagon and got rid of their gear too soon, IMHO. Take advantage of it.

It's good to see your kid learning the basics with film and moving to digital later. Teaches him to really take the picture and not get lazy and spray and pray.

Good luck!

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Maybe this will help?
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I think you should buy MY Canon F1 film camera thingie.

It's in the back of these cameras in the picie pic here. Send me a PM if ya like.


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Old 01-29-2006, 06:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I highly recommend the Cannon AE-1. A solid camera, all manual, and takes Cannon lenses, plus it's great to learn on. All this from a die hard Nikon user.

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Old 01-29-2006, 09:07 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I've got a EOS 3 in mint condition that has just been sitting as my backup for 2 years!
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Old 01-31-2006, 02:11 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I was just going to recommend the AE-1 also. Its a shutter preferred Auto Exposure camera (AE), and can also operate in fully manual mode. He would need the manual modes for learning exercises, etc. It takes the FD lenses which are very good, but also can be found cheaply. A well built and very solid performer. You should be able to find a used one for around $150 on-line. You can also print out the specs and directions from here;

http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography.../ae1/index.htm

I had one while shooting back in the 70's, and always enjoyed it since.
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You know, the Cannon AE-1 and the Nikon FM2n are probabbly the two best cameras to learn on since they are so reliable, accept so many lenses, and of course, manual everything (the apature priority excetped here.)

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