EOS or Vintage Canon ?

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  1. Dragster3

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    Good glass is a bonus? The glass and the film is everything. The body is just a shutter. Why would you need so many cameras? Do u load them with different speeds? I like simplicity. This isn't 1975, digital is better. Again I live film and the process, I wish I had time to do it...but I don't. My 10 year old wants to shoot film. Maybe I'll start a thread so us old-timers can get a better perspective ...

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    Since my backup HD failed I shoot film pretty much all the time. The dead HD takes up less space in the closet than a shoe box of negatives but serves the same purpose.
     
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    Yes, IMO it's a bonus because I think there is more to making art. The lens and camera are the tools. Creative thinking, composition, and developing is the art. I have seen many wonderful images with less than high quality hardware. Plastic lens would be an example.

    I have many camera's because I like them and most are purchased cheap or given to me. However, they all do the same thing... take pictures, they're cameras.... including digital.
     
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    Exactly my point...with the proper skills You can do anything. You don't need a camera that wipes your ass.

    Too many people need the "right body"...IDK but I don't use any of the auto stuff... Since digital is free, I just take shots with multiple speeds, apertures, shoot away...Only reason for digital upgrade is the sensor... the film essentially. All the other stuff is fluff. Sorry everyone.
     
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    The shutter makes a big difference - leaf, horizontal focal plane or vertical focal plane produce very different pictures, particularly with moving subjects.

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    Easy...Pentax ME, Spotmatic, and a Mamiya ...I'll pick up an ME at the flea market, already have the other 2.

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    Point I was trying to make is the importance of the body beyond holding the lens and sensor in place. The type of shutter is every bit as important as either the lens or sensor/film.

    Your: "The glass and the film is everything. The body is just a shutter"


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    No matter what shutter you have...if the film is not the right speed/ quality for the occasion and your glass is crap...your shot is crap. That sir is not an opinion...it's a fact. Leaf, vertical, horizontal... preference. I like leaf...I don't really do action shots. But hey...that's just me. You may want to do race cars ... You need a vertical? Right? I feel ya...

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    Great point. Leaf shutters do expand creative control.
     
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    Good thing the OP hasn't been seen since Tuesday, because he would have been seeing a whole lotta tangents.
     
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    Nothing wrong with a good tangent.

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    Who said it was good? ;)
     
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