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Posted: 12/23/2005 5:53:10 PM EDT
I'm still plugging away with a Canon AE-1 Program. I've got a bunch of lenses and accesories for it, and it works fine. Plus, I just discovered E-Bay selss all types of FD mount lenses. No reason to switch now!

As much as my life is about technology - I'm a Technology Director at a school district - I just don't like digital cameras.

I've seen printouts on thousand dollar printers and they don't compare to high quality slide film.

IMHO, anyway.

Av.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 5:55:59 PM EDT
I have a FTb, F-1n, and a T-90 with a bunch of goodies but I haven't really touched it since I went digital.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 6:00:38 PM EDT
I still have a Pentax K1000. I still use it. I still like 35mm.

Back when I used to be into cameras, I had a Nikon FG and an EM and a whole bunch of lenses.

But I like a point and shoot digital as well.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 7:59:47 PM EDT
Yep. Using my ol' rebel 2000 while I wait on a new digital body.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 8:06:36 PM EDT
Yeap


From time to time I look at picking up a used EOS-1N for a nice price or an RS

Link Posted: 12/23/2005 8:08:39 PM EDT
Still have my Nikon EM bought when I was 12...

Definately looking at the combo digital and film cameras.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 2:21:19 PM EDT
I have one, but sold my Nikon F3 HP a while back when I realized I never used it and I could put that money towards a new lens.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 2:42:22 PM EDT
I am with you, dude! I still use Nikon AF bodies and lenses. I don't even own a digicam. Everyone laughs at me but my pictures are 400% better than the crap they produce with thier Elphs, CoolPix or Easyshares. Unless you look at medium-format digital backs (starting around $10K), digital is just inferior.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 12:53:35 PM EDT
I just sold all my mamiya 645 equipment. only used it once in the last year.weddings and most other paying jobs are now all digital. I still have my Ricoh TLS screw mount SLR, Nikon F photomic tn, Rolleflex TLR, Century Graphic and Gundlach Corona 4x5. 95% of my work is digital now but still use the film stuff for fun. only one drawback, when you take a 4x5 camera that is nearly 100 years old out, it seems like everyone is trying to take your picture.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 1:59:26 PM EDT
sold my 80's vintage Minolta X-700 with accessories about 4 years ago for some other stuff. On my second Sony Cybershot. I'll never go back. If you must have a SLR, some of the new digital SLR's take pretty good pics
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 2:18:43 PM EDT
Haven't used my A2e since I got my 1DsII last year, although I did bring it as backup in the arctic since I wasn't sure how my digital gear would handle in extreme cold.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 2:23:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ikorman:
Unless you look at medium-format digital backs (starting around $10K), digital is just inferior.



35mm film was trumped when the 1Ds came out in 2002.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 4:12:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DukeSnookems:
35mm film was trumped when the 1Ds came out in 2002.



I disagree! When you buy a 15mm fisheye lens for close to $2K, and then put it on even the best SLR, you end up with a 24mm lens you could have bought for $200. This is because almost every digital SLR has a "crop" factor comparing to 35mm film plane. I will not be getting a digital SLR until they give me a full frame 35mm sensor. People that do true wide-angle photography will agree with me.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 5:46:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ikorman:

Originally Posted By DukeSnookems:
35mm film was trumped when the 1Ds came out in 2002.



I disagree! When you buy a 15mm fisheye lens for close to $2K, and then put it on even the best SLR, you end up with a 24mm lens you could have bought for $200. This is because almost every digital SLR has a "crop" factor comparing to 35mm film plane. I will not be getting a digital SLR until they give me a full frame 35mm sensor. People that do true wide-angle photography will agree with me.



Um you might want to catch the latest about the 1DS mk2....you been snoozing?
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 7:46:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/25/2005 8:00:40 PM EDT by DukeSnookems]

Originally Posted By ikorman:

Originally Posted By DukeSnookems:
35mm film was trumped when the 1Ds came out in 2002.



I disagree! When you buy a 15mm fisheye lens for close to $2K, and then put it on even the best SLR, you end up with a 24mm lens you could have bought for $200. This is because almost every digital SLR has a "crop" factor comparing to 35mm film plane. I will not be getting a digital SLR until they give me a full frame 35mm sensor. People that do true wide-angle photography will agree with me.



The 1Ds introduced in 2002 is full frame, so is the 1DsII introduced last year, and so is the 5D introduced this year.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 10:06:44 PM EDT
Just an amateur here...

The Canon 5D is full frame, 12MP, and can be had for under $3K.

I have a 20D (1.6 crop camera) and use the EF-S 10-22 (aprox 16-35 35mm equivelant) for wide angle coverage.

I cannot tell the difference between the 20D and 35mm film. I use a local shop here with an Agfa processing machine to make prints on real photo paper.

Link Posted: 12/26/2005 10:45:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2005 10:45:59 AM EDT by Galland]
I have a collection of Minolta SR-T series cameras and lenses that I use from time to time. Minolta made a truly great line of SLR cameras from the 1960s through the late 1970s. The only achilles heel of the SR-T camera today is the light meter battery- they used a mercury battery that is no longer for sale. Some folks have compensated by having their light meters calibrated for use with a silver oxide battery. I haven't looked into having mine converted, as the batteries still work. Mercury batteries last for years with infrequent use.

groups.yahoo.com/group/ManualMinoltaFree/


Galland

Link Posted: 12/28/2005 9:03:16 PM EDT
I swear by mine. It's a Ricoh, and right now it is pushing 13 years old. But I have never seen a photo from a digital that was as good as the photos from my Ricoh. Now, I just got my first digital for Christmas. And while I will carry it, the digital, in my eyes, is a very expensive toy. Anything I am doing that is serious photography with remain in the lens of my Ricoh.
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