The SLR's of the 80's

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  1. hearts0075

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    I have took an interest in 35mm SLR cameras, and collecting a lot! I have the Minolta X-700, with the flash, omg I just love it! Than now I am going in for the Pentax of that same line, I didn't even know that Vivitar such a simple line has so many including the 220, with the amount of lens these guys have, you wonder how DSLR's originated from? Boy being a photographer sure has the upper hand in collecting besides amateurs and hobbyists. I have 2 DSLR'S bodies and 7 lens, but added to the film ones I have yet to collect more, these things are amazing! Dont you all agree?


     
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    You wouldn't be ADhD by any chance, would you? Because you made my head spin trying to read that.
    And you "... have taken an interest..." You really could re-write that so I can actually read it... it's pretty bad.
    The gist? I think you like playing with older film cameras and are wondering where DSLR's originated. Answer: it's pretty well documented. There's a wikipedia for that.
    Most of us who have been around shoot at least a little bit of film ranging from 35mm to medium format...

    Welcome to the group!
     
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    So sorry, was just trying to express an interest in film photography and start a talk to learn from others, that's all.
     
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    Yes.. Gear is nice
     
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    I shoot with mostly film cameras from the 80's (although, I throw in some from the 50's, 70's, and 90's as well) so yeah, i'd agree.
     
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    Get yourself A Pentax K1000 for true simplicity
     
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    The X-700 rocks! Out of all of the 35mm cameras I've used, that one was my first and remains to this day my favourite. You have good taste :)
     
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    and offset that simplicity with another addition.. Pentax LX.
     
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    I have a Nikon EM from the early 80s, it's a great camera too, very simple for an SLR. Just be careful on what you buy, make sure it's in decent working order.
     
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    What do you guys think about the Canon T50?
     
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    The SLR which really started and later dominated the professional 35mm SLR market was the Nikon F and Ftn. Get your hands on a F or Ftn and you're holding history. Every major news event from the 1960's to the early 1970's was recorded with a Nikon F/Ftn. From war to the Olympics to riots to championship games ... all of it, the entire history of the world during this time was documented with a Nikon F/Ftn. Ponder that ...

    Gary
     
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    Its just my personal opinion but the T series really didn't appeal... with the exception of the last one,T90, which shared a lot of concepts with the up coming EOS cameras. IIRC the early T series had limited exposure modes and relied on auto everything as a selling point.

    in short.. I think you can find better.
     

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