A&P Digital and SLR film cam?

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  1. Conundrum

    Conundrum New Member

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    I just bought my first camera... an Olympus C-4000Z digital. I bought it because it has automatic features, but I can also choose to manually set focus, aperture, shutter speed, etc. I am thinking about looking into an SLR film camera also... I like the ease of manual focus, etc. that they offer, as well as the lens changability. I am primarily looking to take architectural photos. Should I get a film SLR too? Are there advantages to film over digital?
     
  2. Jcolman

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    I would seriously think about getting a larger (bigger than 35mm) format film camera for architectural photos. The larger negative will enable you to make higher quality large prints. Also, you can buy "swing/tilt" lenses that are crucial for good architectural photos. A medium format camera is 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" square.
     
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    go for the 4x5. They're so much fun to lug around :rant2: but nothing beats them intearms of detail. Pretty much a must have for professional architectural photography. I'm renting a Horesman with a Schneider 210mm F/5.6 lens. To buy new would be 5000+, plus the polaroid back, film holders,film @ $2+ each shot, loupe, heavy duty tripod etc. Ain't school great for the wallet.
     
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    Digital still can't compete with film for picture quality. There might be one digi out there that will, but it's $$$$$$$. If you like all manual cameras and are considering film, check out the Nikon FM3a. It's awesome. I've owned one now for 2 years and love it. You won't find less than a stellar review about it on any website. I also have a Nikon N80 and a Nikon Coolpix 995, so I'm pretty well rounded out, but I like the FM3a the most. If you want to do architecte shots, you'll just need a killer wide angle lens. The manual lenses are CHEAP now, too.
     
  5. Vilnius

    Vilnius Bruised, battered, and scarred but hard. OT Supporter

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    MF has suffered in pricing (used) due to digital being so big. You can get a ton of MF equipment for almost pennies on the dollar, to what they would have gone for new.

    Look in the classifieds or online, many deals about.
     

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