A dreaded 'what camera' thread for you to ponder.

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  1. Patrice

    Patrice No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Hi folks and esteemed forum members,

    I never thought I'd do this but I'm turning to you for help with a camera purchase. I was given a Praktica slr kit which includes a number of cute little 'B' mount lenses, some of which are East German Zeiss. E-Bay and Amazon indicate a wide variety of adapters for these to any number of mirror less small format cameras. I'd like to get a pre-owned body to play with these interesting little lenses but the choice is nearly limitless and I know practically nothing about any of them. Hence my dilemma. Which to get with a ridiculously low initial budget of $200?

    Pat


     
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    Used Sony NEX body is probably achievable in the $200 range at the right vendor's site.
     
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    Which PB mount lenses do you have? The Prakticar ones were Japanese. I've seen some digi adapters - Sony NEX/Canon DSLR?
     
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    For that price, I'd go 10D or old Rebel body. Probably enough market with EF mount to offer HK adapters.
     
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    Yeah, like Derrel suggested I would be looking for NEX cameras. I see them with lenses on my local craigslists for 180-230 somewhat commonly. With lenses.

    Look at that, decided to do a quick check and sure enough hd sony nex-3 alpha camera
     
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    I think for that budget your best bet would be a 2nd hand rebel, plenty available on ebay...
     
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    :er: can you read the post again
     
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    My friend that owns almost every Leica rangefinder swears by his Panasonic G1
     
  10. Patrice

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    Thanks for the suggestions folks. I added some cash to the $200 budget and got a G Loomis 6wt 9' fly rod instead.

    (A bad day fishing is better than a good day at most other things - with exceptions)
     
  11. Ron Evers

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    What the H! You can use the camera year round but not the fly rod.

    We will be down across the river from you in Broadlands later this month but I guess I will not be showing you the ropes on an Oly camera. :er:
     
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    Hey Ron,

    Are you coming down east for the fall salmon run and/or the fall striper keep season? If'n you got the chance give us a dingle, would be a pleasure to meet over a timmies and shoot the chit. You can have a sweet looking East German Zeiss 135/3.5 for your troubles.
     

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