Picking a camera.

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  1. JediRach

    JediRach TPF Noob!

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    I am taking my very first photography class and it begins in a few weeks. I need a 35mm camera that has the following: adjustable aperture, shutter speed, and focus controls, also a light meter. I am very poor and taking this class because I have always loved photography and now I want to know what I am doing. I am looking at getting a Canon EOS Rebel 2000 but I'm not sure that would suffice. Does anyone have any camera suggestions for me?
     
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    Classic photo class cameras:

    Canon AE1
    Nikon FE2
    Pentax ME/ME Super

    I think that the Pentax is the best and generally has the cheapest available lenses.
     
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    Would something like this work for him? I couldn't find the other ones on Amazon.
     
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    ann No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    also check out KEH, they have a wide variety of manual cameras
     
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    I second that. KEH.com for used equipment.
     
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    If you are "very poor," pass on the Rebel or any of the other cameras mentioned and get something like my Ricoh KR-5 Super II with an Asahi SMC 50mm f/2. It does all of the same things the other cameras do (excepting those with automatic modes, which are not something you need) at a fraction of the price. I got that setup for $21 on eBay and you'd swear the camera body was brand new. It's not a fashionable brand name or a "cult following" camera, but it sure gets the job done. It's also small and light, which is handy.
     

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