So what do we think...

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by MDowdey, Jan 25, 2004.

  1. MDowdey

    MDowdey Guest

    About 100% manual SLR's? I was looking at nikon's selections ie the fm10 and fm3a and f3hp. What are the pro's and cons of these contraptions!??





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  2. mrsid99

    mrsid99 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    I looked at one once and couldn't figure out how to download the pics, no USB or firewire ports. :wink:
     
  3. MDowdey

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    geez...what good is it then if you cant upload the pics right from your camera and zip them onto some website? lol


    anybody other than the infamous Mrsid wanna take a crack at these cameras?


    dont worry sid, we still love you.even though your jokes are :puke-rig:

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  4. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Manual cameras require a lot more patients, also make you shoot slower, and focus on fundamentals. As for Nikon I am not familiar them.
     
  5. MDowdey

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    oh definately...weve got a ways to go though...



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  6. mrsid99

    mrsid99 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    Oh good, you think they're improving huh?
     
  7. MDowdey

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    thats weird. i posted after you sid and my post is before yours...



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    mrsid99 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    Mea Culpa, I screwed up the quote and re-posted it.
    I thought about trying to convince you it was your artistic ESP at work.
     
  9. ksmattfish

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

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    FM10: Not made by Nikon. Go into a camera store and ask to see the FM-10, any Vivitar SLR they might have, the Olympus OM-10, any inexpensive ($200 w/ lens) manual wind 35mm SLR. You'll easily notice that they are all the same camera with minor cosmetic differences and different lens mounts. This is a no frills 70s/80s design 35mm SLR with a pretty crappy meter in my opinion. Of course it'll still use good Nikon lenses, and as always, equipment isn't everything.

    FM3a: Latest version; I'm more familiar with the FM2. This was, and still is marketed for the advanced amateur/beginning pro photographer. Very nice camera. I'm sure the FM3a is similar, probably with better meter.

    F3HP: moan... this is the coolest 35mm SLR there is in my opinion. Built like a tank. It keeps working when the batteries die. Solid steel with a titanium version available. It's the combat camera. It has everything you need in a manual wind pro 35mm SLR and invincibility (at least compared to most cameras). I've seen F3s that look like they went through a log chipper, but they still function silky smooth. All sorts of modifications and interchangable parts and accessories. Some day I'll add one to my collection; I don't need a Leica (although it'd be nice), but I need a Nikon F3.
     
  10. MDowdey

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    thanks matt. Starting these classes pretty soon and I wanted to get something that would force me into learning the manual aspect first.


    md
     

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