Found Some Cameras...

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  1. TheArthurBranch

    TheArthurBranch TPF Noob!

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    Hello Everyone!

    I've been fooling around with digital photography using just point-and-shoot cameras for a few years. It's been a win-some, loose-some sort of thing for me, and I definitely have no training of any kind.

    Recently, though, I found two older cameras while helping my parents move that both seem pretty promising if i can get them to work. One is a Yashica Electro35 (that still had a mercury battery in it). The other is an Olympus is-3dlx (which might have an auto-focus problem).

    Anyway, depending on how things go, I may be around here a lot!


    Oh, and my handle has absolutely no meaning---it's just a few words that popped into my head. You can call me Greg.
     
  2. Battou

    Battou No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    the Olympus IS-3 DLX Is not a bad camera, It's a fixed lens SLR camera half way between P&S to SLR. It can act like both for the most part. It's basically the predicessor to todays superzoom P&S cameras.

    Some of the upsides are they have been known to last for long service periods, uses a fairly common filter diameter (55mm), full manual shooting modes and a deisent sharp lens

    Some of the down sides are not enough lens attachments, plastic construction, and a slow lens at f/4.5 - 5.6.


    As far as the AF on it goes there is only one way to find out, It should have manual focus so a lacking AF is not going to kill this camera. This should be a competent camera to get you into SLR photography, but you will likely out grow it in a hurry.
     
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    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hi Greg, welcome aboard.
     
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    Antarctican TPF Noob!

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    Hiya Greg, and welcome to TPF!

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    Hello Greg and Welcome to the forum.
     
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