SLRs with Shutter Dials? ... for a beginner...

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by mulletman13, Jul 12, 2005.

  1. mulletman13

    mulletman13 TPF Noob!

    Jul 12, 2005
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    Hey all!

    I'm new to the community and from the looks of it, this seems like a good place to be :)

    I was very very curious if I could get some help with a purchase in the next few weeks...

    I took a couple graphic arts/photography classes in high school, and loved every minute of them. I've wanted to pursue photography as a hobby, but have never had a decent SLR ( the one I have is nearly 25 years old and does not allow manual adjusting of shutter speed :-| ), so I was never really able to try things out.

    What I'm really asking about... is possibly a good camera for a beginner, that I can adjust the shutter speed... aperture and all that jazz. The one I used in my classes had a dedicated dial for the shutter speed -- which I really loved, and would prefer any reccommendations featuring a shutter speed dial instead of an LCD to adjust those things. I will be taking an additional class this coming semester in college, so it will be nice to have a semi new camera-- nothing too heavy on the features, but just something functional.

    Thanks a lot in advance and I hope to become an active member here!


  2. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

    Aug 25, 2003
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    Lawrence, KS
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    I don't know what's out there right now.

    The Pentax ZX-5 or ZX-5n is an auto-focus 35mm SLR from the late 90s with "retro styling"; it has a shutter dial, and on lens aperture ring, although it's a modern plastic and electronic camera.

    Most cameras pre-1990 are going to have mechanical controls.

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