What should I do?

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  1. Uselessdreamer1

    Uselessdreamer1 TPF Noob!

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    I have come upon a delimma my friends. I have the choice of either getting a Digital rebel xt or a nice 35mm camera. I was thinking the canon elan ne or something along those lines. I will be going to college next year to pursue my dream in being a photographer. To do this I will need the equitment. If I have the right impression of college photography, most of it is done with 35mm cameras. But with having a digital I will be able to cut back on film. SO please help me clairify what would be the smartest thing to do?
     
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    for the price of the 350d, you could buy a heck of a nice used 35mm camera (eos 1v, for instance). Now when courses require a 35mm camera, they usually want you to just use it completely in manual (except for say, a meter), so you wont really need all the features of a nice 35mm slr. I say buy the 350d and get an old manual 35mm slr and a solid 50mm lens. you can great ones on ebay for under 100 bucks, some even less than 50.
     
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    If your going to be taking photo classes, you will need a film camera. But, why not look for something like a pentax K1000 for the classes and get the Rebel. The pentax wont cost you more than $100 and most likely, alot less.
     
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    Doh, you beat me to it. :D
     
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    ditto what kevin said, the k1000 is a great choice. so is the canon ae-1. basically any of them will do great. when it comes to image quality on film, cameras hardly matter, it's much more dependent on the lens.
     
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    i have had someone offer me a k2 body(only a month old) and a vertical grip for 130.
     
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    I bought my canon ft ql with 3 FL lenses for 50 bucks at an estate sale a little over a year ago. It had been carefully taken care of by the deceased owner. I used it for 2 college photo courses and learned a ton on it. I only have it now for sentimental value as I have a 300d and use that all the time.
     

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