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agierke

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Re: Older Canon cameras
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2013, 11:24:31 PM »
if you want to go old school 35mm film then i would go Pentax K1000 if i were you. they are absolute rugged workhorses. a good one in working order will still fetch in excess of 200.00 and for good reason. they were hard as hell to break (and even when they did they might still be able to take a picture) and were just a plain and simple mechanical camera. no muss no fuss. they are still the most desired 35mm film camera being checked out at my university's equipment lab simply because all the other brands aren't reliable (at their age) and break.

couple that camera with some uber fast primes (shouldn't be that hard to find either) and you got yourself something that can give you an enjoyable vintage experience.
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« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2013, 11:24:31 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2013, 02:52:03 AM »
Thank you to all, sound advice

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« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2013, 10:18:48 AM »
I got an old film EOS for my EF lenses, cost like 15 Euro and does the job well.
For anything older id probably get a m42 camera. Spotmatic, Memotron, MTL5 etc.
At the momente im trying to get a somewhat cheap 6x6 or 6x4.5
U can also check around for an old Rangefinder camera (there is not only Leica) that might be something different :)

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« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2013, 12:05:54 AM »
charlesa you don't say what you want to do with these. If you are thinking of shooting film. Why? You have good digital equipment. If you are considering some fun or collecting, then I suggest you offer your friend what they are probably really worth. And I think you asked that to start with?

60 euro for putting on the shelf or admiring.

Take the best camera and the best lens if you buy them. Run a roll of film through it. Only buy one roll. Get the prints back, and I think you'll say, nothing but digital from now on.

There are some exceptions. If you want the softer film look for example. Low light, astronomy. I'm sure there are others. But I think you will see that digital has surpassed film by some far, that you won't want to spend the money on soft, pastel looking images.

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« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2013, 02:32:31 AM »
Get a Canon EOS Elan7 for ~$75.00 and be off!
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« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2013, 02:15:58 PM »
I have a pair of EF bodies....lol  if you're interested :D 

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« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2013, 02:15:58 PM »