Picking a new 35mm SLR film camera advice?

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  1. Bobby Ironsights

    Bobby Ironsights TPF Noob!

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    Hi guys,

    I imagine this may have been answered in other threads, but I couldn't find what I was looking for via the search function, so feel free to just post a link if it saves you time.

    I am......thirty, a photography newbie, a university student, in the market for a film camera while they still make them.

    I've looked at awesome art photographs long enough, I want to take some very nice photographs myself.

    I was going to buy one about two years ago, and had decided that the canon rebel was the brand in my price range, but $$$ was tight....so it never happened.

    Now... things are a little better, and I've noticed some AMAZING online deals for SLR film cameras. SO far as I can see...the film camera's I would have paid 650 bucks for two years ago, are now selling for 200 bucks!!!

    :cheer:

    But there are a bewildering array of choices, and kits.

    I want to buy a middle-end slr so I have a greater variety of lenses to choose from down the road. Which of these Rebels is most popular/takes common type lenses?

    But what should I get,

    The canon Ti? Ti2? a completely different brand entirely?:drool:

    I know from my firearms experience, that there is no perfect gun, just a perfect gun for an individual situation, but I'm looking for an good, solid all-rounder.

    I'd like to do portraits, nature photography (for when I go hunting), some closeups for my work in the DIY forums, and also product photography for when I sell my junk on ebay. I'd also just like to take nice pictures of my friends and family. And maybe some B+W arty nudes of my G.F.(who's a bit of a showoff anyway):heart:

    I plan on taking alot of pictures, until I get the hang of it, so it should also be fairly durable.

    Thank you all for your time,

    I've come here as everyone else seems to have a $$$ good reason to sell me pretty much whatever they have on sale.
    Bobby.
     
  2. Sw1tchFX

    Sw1tchFX TPF Noob!

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    Just like a gun, you should get what feels comfortable. I can't speak too much for Canons, but the Rebel's are too small for me and that's why I use an FE with an MD-12 even though it's manual focus. For an AF body, i'd get at least a Nikon N80. You might think otherwise though.
     
  3. Torus34

    Torus34 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Will you be content with the image quality of 35mm, or do you prefer medium format?
     
  4. Bobby Ironsights

    Bobby Ironsights TPF Noob!

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    I guess that I should be happy with the image quality given by the 35mm for awhile, once I get decently equipped with the skills of a photographer, I definitely plan on moving up.

    That very insightful question, lead me to google medium format camera's exentensively. I want one, but not just yet.

    For now, I've become the proud owner of .....


    BEAUTIFUL Condition Canon EOS Elan IIe w/Canon 28~80mm USM Lens
    Takes Beautiful PicturesÂ… with Ease!!
    [​IMG]
    or at least I will, when it gets here.

    Thanks for the read guys.

    Hopefully, I'll have nice pictures to go along with my nice camera soon.:thumbup:
     
  5. Michael Humle

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    I have never used Canon but from what I have heard, you bought a very nice camera and lens. I have heard good things about the Ultrasonics. Congrats!!!!!
     
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    Great choice! That's the 35mm camera I have; and I can assure that it takes great pictures, and will last as long as you want it to.
     
  7. usayit

    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Congrats... thats a great camera

    My first introduction to the Canon EOS system was with the Elan IIe.... still have it today.
     

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