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  1. amandak1985

    amandak1985 TPF Noob!

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    i am a COMPLETE beginner to photography and might be taking a course, and the course outline mentions that we require a 35mm adjustable camera.
    does that mean any 35mm camera, or does "adjustable" refer to an actual type of 35mm camera??
     
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    I would say a 35mm SLR, that lets you adjust exposure/arperture, etc.

    May I reccomend a Canon AE-1?

    They are old cameras, but I have had one for years, and absolutely love it.

    You can get them pretty cheap.

    http://www.ne.jp/asahi/japan/manual-camera/ae11.htm
     
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    Adjustable generally means that you can change the f-stop and shutter speeds. Also might be helpful to have manual focus and adjustable ISO settings.
     
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    wow never heard a manual camera called an adjustable camera before..sounds kinda funny but it still makes sence.
     
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    Yep, they call them adjustable cameras at my college as well.

    In fact, the professor is very anal about it and gets upset when we call them 'manual'
     
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    adjustable :) hah when translating it to my tongue it sounds funny :p
     
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    I've never heard it refered to as "adjustable" either. In these parts we ask students to have a camera capable of manual exposure control. I assume it means a camera where the photog can adjust the shutter and aperture.
     
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    Adjustable makes me think "adjustable spanner".
     

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