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Can anyone recommend me a good one of these?
I don't really know much about them.
I assume not digital as it's in the title. Let me find the one my mate has got. It's don.
will have a look.
The Ricoh GR Digital II is not an SLR, and the EOS 40D is digital!
but not fussed.
I'm not that bothered about it being automatic. Just nice pictures.
a Nikon F55 which i think is good.
Canon Eos500N, which does me just fine. Great lenses, lots of settings and piss easy to get really good photos out of.
they seem like a good option.
i have a canon ae-1 which is basically a big slab of metal with magic inside. will never break, produces great results with just a little knowledge and should cost around £40-50 second-hand.
an Olympus OM1N sitting about with no real use after I went digital, it's got the standard 50mm prime lens, f1.8 and also got a Vivitar 28-200mm lens, f3.5. It takes absolutely stunning pictures and is incredibly simple to use; just one ring on the front to set the shutter speed, and another ring for the aperture, oh and it's manual focus too so there's no motors to worry about. In fact the only electronics on it is the exposure meter, which just takes one small battery, and to be honest once you've got the knack of knowing what settings to use there's no real need in most situations for it. Also got a rather nice flash gun for it too, just needs a new hotshoe after I lost the current one (only about £5 off ebay).
Couldn't reccommend the camera enough.
is indeed a fantastic camera.
Got me through night school, an a two year HNC and a degree. Absolutely bulletproof.
I you see one cheap, buy one.
For old school manual
The lens on this one's a beauty
A great, great camera
For something a bit more modern
There you go.
depends how much you want to do yourself. Do you want the convenience of an autofocus SLR with built-in autowinder, or do you want to get back to the basics of photography?
I've always liked Pentax, because they've some great lenses and you can build up a decent kit for less than the equivalent Nikon setup. So... if you want all-manual, the Pentax MX is great, and nigh-on indestructible:
Or if you want multi-point autofocus, pop-up flash, autowinder, autoexposure etc the Pentax MZ-5n is excellent and uses all the same lenses as the earlier Pentax cameras:
Also in the first category (all manual), I can fully recommend the Nikon FM cameras.
I haven't used it much, but it is very nice. Has automatic and manual options. Mine is from the seventies (belonged to my grandad).
I reckon you could get one for about £50-£100 on ebay.. maybe less?
is IMO a fantastic idea; I recently picked up a Nikon F90x for £60 - it originally retailed for £400-£500+ The trend for digital means that you can get an awful lot of camera for little money on ebay.
if there's anything wrong with this?
I'm suspicious of its cheapness.
that it does actually come with a lens, because the listing just keeps mentioning 'interchangeable lenses'.
I'm quite shocked at how cheap most of the stuff listed under SLR is, though, so it's probably fine.
But it's got a picture of the actual camera, bag, etc at the bottom and it has the lens included. It might just be badly listed.
Still seems cheap even without the lens!
As my first camera!
It's fine. The beauty of film SLR is that it doesn't really matter what it costs... as long as it's clean and the shutter works, it's basically up to you to make it take good photos.
It looks fairly easy to use, which is good because I'm stupid.
where can i get a good SLR camera in london for cheap? i don't use ebay.
K1000 is meant to be a good one to start out with, or so my photography tutor tells me.
mine has never let me down, and i abuse it a fair bit.
chunky, totally mechanical one you can find. Just so long as the shutter works.
Otherwise, I'd recommend a Nikon, because I've got the f100 and it's lovely.
In other film camera related news, i just got a film back from my Holga and it's all crap. Sadface.
for old cameras that clunk, I'm always lusting after an OM-1 as it was my Dad's first camera.
He claims it's the best camera he ever owned.
without realising it was on the 'bulb' setting. So all over exposed in a non-salvageable and blurry way.
Sadface. Also, strangely little vignetting
There's a couple of reasonable portraits, but it's all pretty dull. And colourless, despite being cross processed.
worst thing ever.
buy a changing bag and do the B&W stuff at home. Colour is possible but more tricky.
it fits in the palm of my hand! can't wait to take some pictures with it!
it's like that spy camera that bart gets in the simpsons.
wikipedia says there are two companies making it, but one's in croatia and doesn't always have it to sell and one's in canada and it modifies other film.
in short: i don't know :(
If anyone cares...
After spending probably far too much time looking at cameras on the internet and losing ebay bids due to being poor, I ended up getting one of these (Praktica MTL3) for £7.50. Amazing.
Reading up it actually seems like a decent camera, but more importantly, it's the prettiest camera ever. And it shall be filled with finest film Poundland has to offer.
i cannot wait to be able to afford to get into medium format photography.
Good work. £7.50!!! :o
I just got an IR filter through for my camera but it's too small so hopefully I can swap it for a bigger one.
my camera is the prettiest camera ever
It's a rangefinder, and I got these photos developed today:
I'm quite excited about mine though.
a fly eye Polaroid, lumpy canon and a matchbox just don't compete with the weighty simple and stylish lines of the Oly.
If I could i'd get one of these http://www.pbase.com/nickdemarco/image/77430153.jpg
Thats lovely camera.
Their lovely really, I like the polaroid... that big round grill does look like a fly eye tho.
you can't really go wrong with the Nikon D40, D40x or Canon EOS range. A Nikon D40 can be had for about £270. I bought one for my girlfriend last week. It's six megapixel, which is fine for prints up to A4 size.
My camera is a Sony Alpha 100, as it was the only camera I could get here in Doha. It's very good for a starter SLR, too. Still, I'd get the Nikon.
What a 'prawn'.