Film SLR suggestions...

Discussion in 'Film Discussion and Q & A' started by skid2964, May 15, 2008.

  1. skid2964

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    I am shopping for a DSLR but now have also have a desire to buy a film SLR to enjoy.

    I see so many for sale on eBay and elsewhere. Some well used ones for less than $50 but are good brand names, some almost new for a little over $100. I just want something to enjoy as a hobby but not too serious.

    Suggestions?
     
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    There are a boatload of good cheap 35mm slrs out there.

    It really depends on what your looking for? do you want to share lens between your Dslr and your 35mm slr?

    do you want full manual or a newer auto slr?

    lots of people will suggest a pentax k1000, a canon AE-1, nikon F series, as long as you stay with a well known brand there are not many bad choices.

    my first ever film camera was and still is a Petri FT EE, its not all that reliable but its fun. I then wanted something that shared lens with my Dslr and traded a Sigma lens for a canon Elan 7e.

    Just find something in your price range, that fits your needs and isnt beat to hell and you should be fine.
     
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    Minolta sr-T101 and Minolta Rokkor MD/MC mount lenses. With the camera you can go 100% mechanical as with other older cameras. This one's about 40 years old and mine is still an ox. And everybody and their grandmother made lenses for these cameras for about 25 years so they are in vast supply.
     
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    oops
     
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    Been on eBay today. I missed a fine Pentax K1000, but "accidently" won a SX-7 body for $19, then picked up a 35-80mm AF lens for it for $15.

    I still want a K1000! I have fallen for them just looking at them on eBay, I will like being restricted to all manual.

    Thanks for all the suggestions.
     
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    You're welcome
     
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    Nikon FM2N or F3HP for outstanding quality of build-very little plastic in evidence-and wonderful Nikkor lenses. Be aware, though, that the plastic/rubber used in the light seals on these older cameras frequently degrades with time and may need replacing; hence I would avoid an ebay purchase of what might otherwise look like an immaculate camera and buy from a good dealer who will, hopefully, offer a guarantee of some kind.
     
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    Before you decide on a film SLR, I suggest you decide on the DSLR first. You want both cameras to share compatible lenses. Even better, similar control layout to avoid a mental switch every time you switch camera bodies.
     
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    True dat! And since Nikon is phasing out compatibility unless you opt for the most expensive brands, that leaves only the Pentax.
     
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    Or Canon with the EF lenses.
     
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    I've decided on the Pentax K200D for a DSLR, that's why I got the ZX-7 and I am now looking for a K1000.

    Someone mentioned light seals, are these difficult/expensive to replace?
     

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