Nikon N80 vs Canon EOS 7N/NE

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  1. Youngun

    Youngun TPF Noob!

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    I'm looking to get a film slr and I think I've narrowed it down to these two. I would love to get personal opinions and experiences about these cameras. I'm trying to consider everything: lense selection and quality, flash + accessory systems, upgrade backs and digital backs, controls and setup. An offhand question: On either of these can you change the focusing screens? such as one for manual focusing etc? thanks.
     
  2. MDowdey

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    im not sure about the elan, but on the nikon, you can change screens.


    plus you cant go wrong with nikon anything. i have the n80




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    Youngun,I've owned and used my N80 for the last four years.It has never let me down.Has done a great job.You can't go wrong.Bin
     
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    You can't go wrong with either one. Both Canon & Nikon have comparable lenses and accessories. I'm a Canon guy so I'll say go with the Elan.

    As for upgrade backs, there are date backs and Canon has a technical E back that will imprint some more info on the film but I think that's about it.
    When you talk about switching backs, you are usually talking medium format (or bigger) cameras and not 35mm cameras. I did hear that some company was trying to make a digital back for 35mm SLR cameras but I don't' think they are readily available.

    I don't know if the Elan has a changeable focus screen but why do you want one for manual focusing? The standard screen will allow you to focus just fine weather in manual or auto focus. Plus I believe that the Elan's screen has indicators for the selectable focus points.
     

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