A&P Film SLR Crew!

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by portajesus, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. portajesus

    portajesus New Member

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    ....do you guys still exist? :x:

    Unfortunately I don't have nearly enough money to get a DSLR, or feel I have enough experience (or skill?) for one at this point, so I will have to use what I already have. My P&S is a Canon Powershot A70.. not too hot, but its okay.


    But.. I was given this by my brother, who upgraded to a D50 not too long ago
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    Nikon N55 SLR.. pretty good condition, with the exception of a semi-dirty lens and slightly chipped filter. Lens is a 28-80mm 1:3.3-5.6g (i'm guessing thats 3.3-5.6 f stop?)

    Now heres my question.. Should I try to learn the ways of an SLR with a film camera, or would it cost more in the end buying roll after roll of film, probably wasting 75%, or take the hit and buy a D50 kit?

    Or... what kind of film should I be looking to get? I'm probably gona end up taking the majority of my pictures outside.. and I lack a tripod :hs:, if that matters.
     
  2. Hua

    Hua AZN photographer crew

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    At $4 a roll, + cost of developing, it would cost you more to learn using a 35mm. I would take the hit of selling it, and getting a D50.
     
  3. Jcolman

    Jcolman OT Supporter

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    Yes but I think that shooting film is still one of the best ways to learn photography.
     
  4. portajesus

    portajesus New Member

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    I did learn basic photography on a very old uh... christ, i can't even remember what brand it was, but its probably a 25-30 year old camera with no flash, and the light meter only worked sometimes :bigthumb: It was too hard to get decent shots of non-landscapes due to the time it took to set the f stop and shutter speeds. I know basic theory on photography, I just don't have the hands on experience, and this camera is a lot different than the other slr that i've used so its like a whole new world
     
  5. Redliner7

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    How so?

    Instant preview of what you shoot so you know what mistakes you made is awesome! You don't have that luxury w/ SLR.
     
  6. mojito

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    get it right of pay the price, too many people rely on photoshop as a crutch and try and fix badly taken photos rather than concentrating on getting it right before hand and actually understanding what you're doing.
     
  7. Redliner7

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    Oh ok. I never PS my photos at all -- I try to rely on just me & my camera. I guess that's why my shots suck :wtc:
     
  8. Hua

    Hua AZN photographer crew

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    I never did PSing until this year.
     
  9. Mr_Penut

    Mr_Penut Elitist Member OT Supporter

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    i has a few film slrs (3)

    1 nikon 1 pentax 1 canon :bowdown:
     
  10. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    in!

    canon rebel SLR
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  11. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    In!

    2 Minolta 7 bodies, full array of lenses and filters, and Fuji velvia 50 FTW!

    I still say film printed natively > digital printed natively.

    It's not even the same sport.
     
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    1 minolta, and a pentex me super... really want the canon 7n...next month
     
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  14. mojito

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    sold the 1vhs
    2 elan 2e's (though 1 has a shutter thats dying)
    ae-1 somewhere in the attic
    4x5 horseman
     
  15. Kinks

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    A pro photographer told me I would never shoot film again once I got my D70.











    he was right :wtc:
     
  16. hsubaru

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    I've got an old Nikon N60 that never sees action.
     
  17. portajesus

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    :wtc:

    Digital is just so.... convenient and cheap :hsugh:


    ..but its a lot more fun playing in a darkroom, too bad setting one up = $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
     
  18. .chris

    .chris You drown before the water lets you in. OT Supporter

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    Nikon N75 here, i still use it, and keeps the D70 company in the bag
     

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