Buying an SLR

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  1. yashica4life

    yashica4life TPF Noob!

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    Im looking at buying a Film SLR camera.

    I dont want to spend all that much, but I want to get a fairly decent one.
    Right now I have a Yashica FX 3 (i think) and it is a POS so pretty much anything will be better.
    I have been looking around a lot and I've pretty much decided on either a Nikon n55 n65 or one of the Canon Rebels.
    I havent really looked into minolta.....should I?

    Hope you guys can help :D
     
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    Alison Swiss Army Friend Supporting Member

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    Yashica was my first camera :) I've got the Canon 10D and really like it. Prior to going the SDLR route all we had were Canons. My husband sold camera for years and highly recommends the Rebel. Happy shopping!
     
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    Just my two cents, check out the N80, might be worth the step up.
     
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    yashica4life TPF Noob!

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    ya the n80 is a bit pricey for me.

    what about the maxxum 5?
     
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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    As has often been discussed about entry level SLRs, what ever you decide on make sure it has a cable release socket, and you may like manual ISO setting. For some reason some companies are leaving these, and other basic features out.
     
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    I think i've decided on the maxxum 5 :) I found one with a 28-80 lens for 133
     
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    I think you'll like the Maxxum. It seems to me that Minolta makes really nice camera bodies.

    The only down side is that they have fewer lens options. Minolta brand lenses tend to be a bit on the expensive side, but all the 3rd party lensmakers support the Maxxum so you can still get good glass at a reasonable price.
     
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    Bought it. I hope its worth my every last penny :D
     

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