difference in picture quality between film cameras

Discussion in 'Film Discussion and Q & A' started by Ejazzle, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. Ejazzle

    Ejazzle TPF Noob!

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    is there a difference in the quality between my Fe and someones
    $700 canon? if there is, how? is the only thing that matters the lens?
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    A film camera is pretty much a light tight box to hold the film and attach to the lens....so as long as the camera doesn't do anything to hurt the images, the quality is all in the film and the lens.
     
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    Assuming they're using the same type of film...Just the lens and your metering and focus skills pretty much.. that's one of the great things about film cameras.

    The more expensive camera just makes things easier. Like my FE vs my F100. I can just point the F100, focus quickly with the touch of a button and shoot and know that i've got the shot. I love that thing.. with my FE, I have to think a little more about it (not necessarily a bad thing). Plus my FE only has a top shutter speed of 1/1000 while the F100 has a top of 1/8000, and then there's the matrix metering..
     
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    I love my FE, i like actually takin my time a setting up a shot. I cant delete anymore :( lol

    Thats what i was curious about, just why someone would spend much more on a film camera. The higher shutter speed helps for sure though, i just up the aperature.
     
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    Well, an F100 is only about $100 more then an FE--not much to pay for auto-focus, 4-5fps, matrix metering, more informative viewfinder etc. etc.

    Of course with an f100, f5 or f6 people look a little startled when you rip off the back of what they thought was your fancy digital slr and start putting film in.... not so with the fe. ;)
     

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