New Baby !!!

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  1. drlynn

    drlynn TPF Noob!

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    I bought a camera on eBay last week, and it arrived today !! Canon AV-1 with Canon 50mm f1.8 and Sigma 80-200mm f3.5-4. I paid a total of less than $100, shipping included.

    I ran a roll of film through it at work and had it "one-houred" (oh the advantages of working at Wal-Mart :D ) and everything works great!

    Yes, I'm one of those freaks who really enjoys playing around with older manual gear. The thing I really like is the price of high quality lenses for these older cameras. A similar zoom lens for my new Canon EOS would have been several times the price I paid for this whole setup.
     
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    Dew TPF Noob!

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    cool :D
     
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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    I love the old cameras; manual and mechanical, no dead batteries to get in my way. I've shot more than 90% of my photography this year with four cameras that are at least 10 years older than me:

    Anniversary Graphic (1947 for the body, the lenses are newer, probably the 60's)
    Zeiss Ikonta C (1947)
    Ansco Titan (1950's, I think)
    Rolleiflex 3.5E (1957)

    These cameras were all under $175, and they all take fantastic photos.
     
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    drlynn TPF Noob!

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    Nice collection! :D
    Wish I could afford to collect, but I think I'm gonna try and acquire some good quality glass for this AV-1 instead of more cameras.
     
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    rock on, drlynn...good stuff. now shoot like mad! woohoo!
     

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