A good 35mm SLR camera?

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  1. Jhawk

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    Hi, Im new to photography and im looking for a recomendation for a 35mm SLR camer that has.
    • Manual Shutter Speed
    • Manual F-Stops
    • Manual Focus
    Im a high school student so im looking for somthing in a price range of about 50 to 100 dollars.


    Thanks
     
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    You can probably find a good Pentax K-1000 or Canon AE-1 on eBay with lenses for around $100 or slightly above... I know I sold my AE-1 about a year ago with 5 lenses for $125...
     
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    Is the K-1000 good because my Older sister recommend it to me.
     
  4. Orgnoi1

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    They are fairly nice, and very inexpensive. I used one for my HS photography class back a few years ago... hmmm about 17 years ago to be exact...=)
     
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    Check out KEH.com for used SLRs.
     
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    I'd spend a bit more and get something nicer, otherwise the Canon AE-1 is a great camera.
     
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    Forget the K-1000...go for the Pentax ME or ME Super. These days there's maybe a 10 dollar price difference, and you'll get a lot more camera. A word on the AE-1. It's a good, solidly built, classic camera, and I don't really have anything against it, but a stock Pentax SMC lens that will prob come with a used Pentax is much better quality than what you could expect to come attached to an AE-1. Oh, and the shutter is a lot smoother on the Pentax 35's. The shutter on the AE-1 is accurate, but kinda slappy. At slow speeds it almost makes me want mirror-lockup.
     
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    I have the canon rebel k2 which runs about 200 iono if you can spend that much maybe if you saved a tiny bit. I'm a highschool student as well and i have been very happy with it.
     
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    if he needs something with manual shutter adjustments, then a Pentax ME wont work. i have one, and it only has Auto, 100x, and bulb settings.
     
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    Praktica B200 electronic - Finest SLR from the GDR ever - my tipp
    Yashica FRI - poor man's Contax RTS
    Canon AE1 - superior in almost all categories
    etc. etc.
     
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    Select a cam body based on the glass available for it. The body is ultimately just a light tight box with a shutter.

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