nikon n80/90 vs canon eos-1n vs minolta 9xi

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  1. zioneffect564

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    Well I'm new to the film slr field and I want to buy one. I'm torn between 4 cameras; the nikon n80/90, canon eos-1n, and the minolta 9xi. I know I should go with the minolta because i have the sony alpha but I only have one lens. I'm planning on buying more lenses for it soon but I feel like the nikon or canon would be a better choice for me. I really like the canon eos-1n and I would like to one day switch to the canon dslr market. So I would like to hear everyones opinions on what i should do and your opinions on the cameras

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    the 1n is nice, the n90 is also sort of nice, although its not my nikon film body of choice.

    definatly not minolta, their glass is crap in comparison, i know because i used to use minolta.
     
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    What would be your suggestion for a film body? I'm not locked onto these i just thought it would be a start
     
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    Mike - sounds like you should have bought better glass then ;) I never found Minolta glass to be crap. Still, if you're planning to dump the Sony dSLR system there's no reason on earth to go for a Minota, and also if you intend to buy into a Canon dSLR system I can't see much reason to go with Nikon for film, unless you go for an old manual focus system and use the lenses on a Canon with an adapter. Otherwise surely it makes the most sense to stick with Canon EOS for both film and digital, have one set of lenses and retain full compatibility?
     
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    I have used both the Nikon N80... and own a Canon 1n(RS though)... they are in different leagues... the Nikon N80 is a consumer level film camera... the 1n is the predecessor to the 1v which is Canons flagship 35mm camera. Build and features are significantly better on the 1n...
     
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    As most of the people around usually suggest, you should think on a system rather than on a camera. I basically agree with that.

    I have Nikon and am really happy with the almost unlimited availability of lenses. You know, you can have the newest body and still use old lenses. That's a very nice thing to have, I think

    As for the cameras in particular that you mention, I'm affraid I don't like the N90 very much. It's supposed to be an upgrade of the N8008s, but: it's bulkier, has the stupid programs ("portrait", "landscape", etc. They are not stupid themselves, but I think they definitely are when put on a semi-pro body!!), and to my view no real upgrade from its predecessor.
    I wouldn't go for the N80 either: the prices these days are ridiculous, so why not considering a better body?

    So my conclusion is: the N8008s (F801s for us europeans), why not; an F100, but that is more expensive already. The same goes to an F4, if that is not too much for you (it's a pro body) -a really nice body, otherwise.

    But, why not considering a MF body? Then you have FM2 or even FM, also FE2 / FE (basically the same but with added automatism) or the great F2 and F3.

    Just a few thoughts that hope can help. Well, all in Nikon, as you see...
     
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    haha, i didn't choose minolta, it was a matter of camera or no camera.
     
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    I'm guessing it didn't come with 'G' glass then ;)
     

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