Looking to Buy a Film SLR

Discussion in 'Film Discussion and Q & A' started by urufan56, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. urufan56

    urufan56 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2008
    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Tim-Buk-Too
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Hey, I'm intrested in buying a newer film SLR than the one I have (Canon AE-1; Check Sig). I would like to buy a Canon but I guess a Nikon will do, but I really do prefer to have a Canon. It would be nice if it's a more recent camera and if it's got some nice features and has a few lens for it. Thanks! :D
     
  2. Mike_E

    Mike_E No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2007
    Messages:
    5,327
    Likes Received:
    264
    Location:
    The Upper West Side of Mississippi (you have no i
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Hi, I can't be of much help I'm afraid but what is the AE-1 not doing for you?
     
  3. urufan56

    urufan56 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2008
    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Tim-Buk-Too
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    It's a great camera, but it's just really old and the latch is broken and some other small things, and I'm afraid that if a bring it to a shop, that the cost to fix it would be more than to by another one.
     
  4. Early

    Early TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2008
    Messages:
    1,240
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Western NJ
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    The AE-1 Program is newer, but you ought to look into an A-1 or F1n. Those will go with your 50mm lens, and are all manual focus.
     
  5. urufan56

    urufan56 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2008
    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Tim-Buk-Too
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Yeah, I do like my AE-1 and think a new AE-1 Program would be nice! How much would an AE-1 Program cost? BTW: I'm looking into the other cameras you just menctioned.
     
  6. djacobox372

    djacobox372 No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    May 4, 2008
    Messages:
    2,925
    Likes Received:
    129
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    If you are willing to jump ship to nikon, the f100 can be had for less then $200 these days, and it's an amazing camera... the F5 is also a steal at around $350 for a near mint example.
     
  7. Battou

    Battou No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    May 10, 2007
    Messages:
    7,997
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Slapamonkey, New York
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Canon EF, Though slightly older in production, She is a solid camera with a great many features the AE-1 lacks. I have and have shot the AE-1 and the EF and greately prefer the EF.

    The price tag on one of these however is actually considerable in comparison to the AE-1 and AE-1 program averaging fifty to a hundred or more greater than the price of a working AE-1, but it's worth it IMHO.
     
  8. usayit

    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2003
    Messages:
    9,523
    Likes Received:
    344
    Location:
    North New Jersey, United States of America
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    But the Canon EF mount isn't compatible...
    Oh wait... :lol:

    <sorry inside joke between Battou and I>

    How about a A-1 (not the steak sauce)? Surprisingly, I've seen old Elan IIs (autofocus EF mount) go for cheaper than the older manual FD cameras.
     
  9. urufan56

    urufan56 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2008
    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Tim-Buk-Too
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Wow! I looked at some websites and the Canon EF looks fantastic. I think I want one of them! Does anybody know where I can find some good deals? I've already looked at www.keh.com
     
  10. Battou

    Battou No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    May 10, 2007
    Messages:
    7,997
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Slapamonkey, New York
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    :lmao::lmao:

    True, however with that you are looking at the expence of EF glass. Granted yes this glass is still useable when transfering to digital but when the budget is tight and looking to stay tight the compatability to digital SLRs is lower priority.


    I bought my first one at a local Antique shop for around a couple hundred, I reasently picked up one from E-bay for seventy something. Later on tonight I'll go surfing around E-bay and see if they have one on the block.
     
  11. danjchau

    danjchau TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2008
    Messages:
    160
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    -------------
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2009
  12. usayit

    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2003
    Messages:
    9,523
    Likes Received:
    344
    Location:
    North New Jersey, United States of America
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    That is very true... the value of FD glass plummeted when Canon moved on to the EF mount. Just like the value of Pentax K-mounts rose when Pentax released their DSLRs (took them long enough).

    I don't remember seeing that many Canon EF bodies for sale... but KEH has one:

    http://www.keh.com/OnLineStore/Prod...ID=&BC=CA&BCC=1&CC=2&CCC=1&BCL=&GBC=&GCC=&KW=

    Battery light is in operative but KEH is good about taking returns.


    WOW... remember when canon F1s were so freakin expensive? They have a couple for just under $200. Man.. I remember drooling over those.
     

Share This Page