Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Vita, Oct 12, 2004.
I'm looking to get a used older SLR 35mm camera....any suggestions?
Canon AE-1 - All Manual, old school, FD mount lenses (No auto focus)
Canon EOS Elan 2e - Newer ~6 years old, Auto or manual focus, more features, EOS mount lenses
stay away from rebels, they don't hold up was well and aren't as well insulated from mirror shake
is there a specific lens that complements the camera well?
depends on what you're doing, there hudreds of lenses, just depends on the perspective you want
thanks, I'm just getting interested in this stuff, so I don't know too much.
what about the A-1 ....I also want somthing I can expand on.
so far im loving my pentax sp500. i got mine body + lens for 55 shipped and came with a 6 month warranty.
thank's for the suggestion....got any samples of pictures you've taken with it?
Lenses are way more important than the body. You can always upgrade a body or go digital later, something to take into account. Used lenses is ok, used bodies I'd take to a shop to have checked out. Make sure the shutter is arccurate and still has some life, costs like $5
A-1 is a GREAT camera. I own one, going on about 15 years.
It has everything you need, and it's quite simple to opreate.
A-1 and the AE-1 are the same camera family, so they can share lenses and accessories.
It takes FD lenses, and those are cheap nowadays. Also, there's 11tybillion lenses made for these cameras. Whatever you need, there's plenty. And cheap.
You won't go wrong with Canon, Nikon, Minolta or Pentax brands. Canon and Nikon are the top of the line (except for Leica which is out of your price range) brands and offer the widest selection of accessories. I have a Minolta that I've owned for 24 years. The lenses I have are even older and they work just fine.
I found someone selling this for what sounds like a reasonable offer.....what's everyones input on this camera?
ooh! I didn't see that part of the post..thanks.
They are on the lower-end cameras. They probably aren't what you are looking for.
thanks for the enlightment. A friend on mine said he had one to sell and I didn't know much about them...but now I do. I'm still thinking either the AE-1 or an A-1.
the advantage the rebel would give over an ae-1 or a-1 is you can use EOS (newer autofocus) lenses, which you could then keep for future bodies, including digital.
The FD lenses and AE-1 or A-1 would use are manual focus, but cheeper to purchase.
yeah...Cheaper is the route I want to go at first...Well not like piece of shit cheap, but rather somthing I can lean on and is also considered "plausible"
hmm I just got some extra money....$250.00 to be exact...anyone wanna help me look on ebay for a A-1 or anywhere else for a good deal?
people don't view this forum constantly.....
dont' expect quick replies.....
You should go with an EOS mount camera IMO.