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buying a camera question(s)

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Dusty Lipschitz, May 13, 2004.

  1. buying a camera question(s)

    Discussion started by Dusty Lipschitz - May 13, 2004

    so i am going to buy a camera.
    i dont know shit about cameras or photography
    doing some research i was leaning towards a 35mm, SLR, manual camera.
    after some research i feel pretty confident about the camera i was leaning towards, a nikon FM3A, but am still openminded to suggestions and experience.
    anyone got any?

  2. imported_Tesseract - Replied May 13, 2004

    If you're definatelly positive that you wanna go old school + film, the FM3 is a fuckin dope camera on a money/quality comparison, plus its tough as nails...you can use the body for a sledgehammer when you dont shoot flicks.

    However dusty, why not a digi?
  3. Dusty Lipschitz - Replied May 13, 2004

    i typically hate digi
    i want something more hands on
    i have a digi somewhere. i like it for its convenience, but not photography stuff.
  4. imported_Tesseract - Replied May 13, 2004

    totally understandable, if you already have a digi for the fast/candid shit you're all set.

    I'm about to start yupping about the 'hands on' feeling DSLR's have (full manual, lens changing digitals) but its a whole new budget required.

    Back to the subject, FM3A---->100% SEAL OF APPROVAL
  5. -Rage-

    -Rage- 12oz Loyalist

    Apr 12, 2001

    -Rage- - Replied May 13, 2004

    Tesseract, what the shit?!

    I thought you were supposed to be taking pics right now!

    Husky Lickshitz,

    Check out www.dpreview.com Great site with LOTS of helpful info.
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  6. BROWNer

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    BROWNer - Replied May 13, 2004

    my dad has a disgusting dslr.
    everytime i see it my jaw drops.
  7. Dusty Lipschitz - Replied May 13, 2004

    thats all digi tho
    i want to stick to film
  8. imported_Tesseract - Replied May 13, 2004


    I shot 70 flicks from my roof you bastard!
  9. MrChupacabra

    MrChupacabra 12oz Loyalist

    Oct 10, 2001

    MrChupacabra - Replied May 13, 2004

    i don't know anything about that particular model, but slr is definitely the way to go, whether it be a cheap old slr or some pimp ass digital slr.
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  10. Ski Mask

    Ski Mask 12oz Loyalist

    Apr 11, 2000

    Ski Mask - Replied May 13, 2004


    I've recently switched from my shitty pentax system to a FE2 (its in the same family as the FM3a) and its fucking amazing. you will never want for lenses with this camera. dont let anyone talk you out of your choice.
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  11. Vanity

    Vanity 12oz Veteran Member

    Apr 11, 2000

    Vanity - Replied May 14, 2004

    yeah,... cause th digi delay isn't annoying at all
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  12. imported_Tesseract - Replied May 14, 2004

    Ways to avoid that:

    1) buy a decent digi:D

    2) Switch autofocus off and focus manually.
  13. Dusty Lipschitz - Replied May 14, 2004

    thanks kids
    like i said im sold on the fm3a,
    but still openminded.

    any lens suggestions?
  14. imported_Tesseract - Replied May 14, 2004

    i say go with the default 50mm for starters...but i aint no expert
  15. imported_Tesseract - Replied May 14, 2004

    on a sidenote, since i was interested in that puppy aswell, how much does it run for in the states? you're getting it new? used? ebay?

    let a ninja know