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TreVoR

Film

After the Dr. mentioning his film SLR in the Croft thread, I have just dug out my Dynax 7. It still works and I have plenty of film in the freezer - mainly Velvia 50.

It currently has a cheap 28-300 Sigma lens on it and so I have just grabbed a 50mm 1.7 prime from EBay for £65. Back to basics and keep it simple. It may just kindle an old interest.

Anyone else shoot film these days?
woof woof

No, I gave it up and sold everything except for my fist Kodak camera and a Jessops compact but recently I almost weakened.

I used to have a Canon fit Siggy 28-300mm. I thought it was good and I really regret selling it.

One thing that I think takes a bit of getting used to when going back to film is that you're stuck with the ISO. Being able to change the ISO from shot to shot must be one of the greatest advantages of digital. And of course with digital you can shoot 600 pictures or whatever you're memory card will take, not just 12 or 36 or so. So, in your place I'd probably just shoot some film for interest and old times sake and then probably look at adapters to use the lens on digital kit.
Clunes

Not shot any film since my dads old Yashica (which is still in a cupboard somewhere).

If you had a Dynax did you not look into any of the Sony offerings on the market as they have the same mount.
TreVoR

Clunes wrote:
Not shot any film since my dads old Yashica (which is still in a cupboard somewhere).

If you had a Dynax did you not look into any of the Sony offerings on the market as they have the same mount.


I sold my Dynax 7D last year along with all the lenses and kept the film one with a "holiday" lens just in case so I am starting from scratch in terms of a digital SLR so I can go with Nikon which have a bigger range of lenses etc than the old KM/Sony.

I thought I could get away with a good bridge camera but it appears I can't.
TreVoR

I have just picked up a Nikon FM2n off Ebay, fully working and clean with Nikkor 50mm for less than a ton. †Proper mechanical film SLR should teach me a thing or two that I have forgotten!  I could turn my Dynax 7 to full manual but it isn't the same.  The last proper mechanical SLR I had was a Russian Zenit 11 and despite the quality being terrible, I loved it for its simplicity of use.

Roadrunner

I still use my Canon EOS 30 from time to time. It just seems too good to put away and not use any more.
TreVoR

I need to update this.

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