Camera Selection Help

Discussion in 'Film Discussion and Q & A' started by gtwosaints, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. gtwosaints

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    So unfortunately it's pretty much impossible for me to get a DSLR at the time so I have to get a film SLR. After reading a few articles I have come up on a few choices. I will be shooting all types of photos so I can't give specifics on what I want yet.

    The choices are

    Canon G2 or K2 (don't know the differences)

    Nikon N65 or N80

    plus a tripod and a bag

    As for film I was thinking Fuji 400 for day time shots and Fuji Velvia 50 or 100 for night photos.

    Which do you think I should get?
     
  2. gtwosaints

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    Sorry about this repeat, can a mod please delete one of the threads. I didn't mean to do it. My internet refreshed and I guess it posted twice.
     
  3. BradUF

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    I have the N80 and I just started out. I really like it and it was only 86 bucks on ebay in mint condtion. Came with box and everything. Get a new lens and you have pretty much a new camera.
     
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    On the subject of cameras for starting out what do you think would be good for a girl that is 14 just starting out? I suggested the N80 because it was cheap and had all the professinal options on it. What do you all suggest?
     
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    I picked up a cheap canon eos 30 on ebay which is perfect for me as a beginner has all the auto functions and manual ones for when I get a bit more knowledge and practice. Also has the bonus of if I do ever move to digital my lenses will work on a canon dslr albeit with different focal lengths, not sure if this is the case for Nikon though.
     
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    You can use the same lens on the dslr as the slrs with nikon for the most part.
     
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    you will not be able to to use Nikon DX lenses or Canon EF-S lenses on a film camera
     
  8. gtwosaints

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    So the N80 is the way to go?
     
  9. BradUF

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    I just got one and I like it.
     
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    I agree with JonnyB, the Eos 30 is a fantastic camera, and they're great value second hand. I bought a minter from an eBay shop a while ago for €120, compared to the €400 you'd need for a new 30v. I'm not over-exagerating when I say that I am really in love with it!!! It's got all the bells and whistles, and can take 4 fps, which is not half bad. There are some really really nice unique features too.

    If you wanna spend a little less, I started out on an Eos 1000fn, they're really cheap on eBay. It's a good camera and it'll do enough for a beginner-intermediate, but the build quality will let you down eventually (that's what happened to me).

    I'd go more modern than a G2, they're on the G7 now. Digital moves so fast that its worth spending as much as you can IMO.
     
  11. gtwosaints

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    The G2 is a Film SLR as well by Canon. It's really the Canon GII but whatever.
     
  12. gtwosaints

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    So I should go with the Eos 30 Film SLR? And the film I chose is fine?
     

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