What camera do I get?

Discussion in 'Film Discussion and Q & A' started by laurenn, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. laurenn

    laurenn TPF Noob!

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    Hi, I'm kinda new to the boards i guess you can tell. Anyway I currently have a DSLR, but I want to begin working with film. I don't really know much about film cameras though and i was hoping that some people could give me some recomendations for a film SLR camera and maybe some good lenses to go with it. That would be great if you could. I don't really wanna brak the bank buying a really expensive camera though. Thank You.
     
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    What is your dSLR and what lenses do you already have? Maybe you could find a film SLR compatible with those lenses. Also, what are the features you need? Would you be happy with a fully manual camera (without autofocus) for example?
     
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    If you already have a dSLR, then IMO there is no question... get the same brand/system as you already have. Canon EOS, Nikon, and Pentax film SLRs all have the same mounts as their digital counterparts.

    "Full-frame" lenses will be compatible with a 35mm film camera with the same mount. Ones designed specifically for APS-C digital sensors (like Canon EF-S) will not.

    ... but Steph beat me to that one ;)
     
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    Well, if you have a dSLR with probably some lenses, then I would go for a film SLR which can take those lenses.

    I would chose a compatible system even if you currently have only lenses for a digital crop sensor. Any lens you then buy for your SLR could be used with the dSLR as well.
     
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    argh, I am getting slow .... am I getting old?
     
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    Currently I have a a Nikon D50 and I was thinking of going with the F100 or possibly the F5 because I was thinking about trying my hand at skateboard photography.
     
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    I think they are both excellent cameras and well suited for sport photography (if you have a lens to match). Here is a side by side comparison of the F5 and F100. I don't have any experience with either of them, so I let other people comment further.
     
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    If you're using the 18-55, you'll need a new lens for the 35mm body.
     
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    I actually use the 28-80 mm.
     

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