A&P 35 mm film cam

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  1. lemans23

    lemans23 PV - The Vision of Sound

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    whats a good 35mm film cam to start off with? im lookin at the elan 7e on ebay causue i treid the eye focus thing and its a beast. anything else out there like it for less or comprable? any nikons, minoltas, anything?
     
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    I've owned Minoltas for nearly 35 years. I've been through three bodies in that time and I still own the original lens that came with my first one. It's a great camera to get started in film. Nikons and Canons are at the top of the list but they are more expensive, especially the lenses. You can pick up a good used Minolta for cheap.
     
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    I have the Canon Rebel Ti, with 28-92mm lense. It's essentially the film body of the Digital Rebel. My Pentax died on me, and for the same price to fix it I could buy a new cam, so I got the Canon. I'm still thinking of fixing my Pentax though... Anyway..
     
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    It was a suggestion? :dunno:
     
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    if you wanna go used the the cannon ellan II. as for lenses pick a 50mm 1.8
     
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    Start off with something that is manual focus only. It will be a lot cheaper and will teach you a lot more.

    Canon AE-1 is always a good choice.
     
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    mrburner Ron Paul 2008

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    i am currently using an olympus OM1 from the 1970s...my dad bought it new back then for way too much money (with a telephoto and wide angle lens and flash and a few other accessories put it over the reasonable price barrier)

    a pentax k1000 w/ a 50mm lens is a very good camera to start off with though...pretty cheap and does everything you would need...this is also what one of my photo teacher always reccomends to his new students
     
  9. lemans23

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    so no to the elan 7? ive got a vx1000 video cam, and i can run it flawlessly. i know about focusing and everything that is talked about. i just need to learn the subtle differences. so still go with like an elan 2?
     

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