help me pick out a camera

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  1. Docter Ellis

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    So i have a olympus somthing or other from the 70's and i really like it but the person i am borrowing it from wants it back so i searched for a new camera.

    On craigslist i found camera A: a canon AE-1 with one Toyo Zoom Macro lens 35-107, F3.5 (whatever that means) and a flash going for 95$.

    And camera B: a canon AE-1 with all this stuff
    35 mm lens
    35-75 mm zoom
    camera film drive/power winder
    vivitar 2600 flash
    all manuals
    cleaning equipment
    camera bag
    going for 150$.

    So the question is, is the canon AE-1 a good camera and if so what is the better deal?
     
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    Are you 100% set on a film camera? Have you considered the cost of film processing?
     
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    yes i have access to a dark room
     
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    GO DOC! The AE-1 is a great camera. One of the best film SLR's. Up there with the Nikon FM's, the Minolta sr and X series and the Pentax K1000. (I know the Nikon is above all else but humor me.) I would go with what's behind door number 2, Monte. But if at all possible, look over the goods first.
     
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    thanks chris
     

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