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buying a camera question(s)

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

  1. 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. 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. 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. 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

    Joined: Apr 12, 2001 Messages: 11,276 Likes Received: 71
    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.
  6. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    my dad has a disgusting dslr.
    everytime i see it my jaw drops.
  7. thats all digi tho
    i want to stick to film

  8. Ha

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

    MrChupacabra 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 10, 2001 Messages: 10,940 Likes Received: 683
    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.
  10. Ski Mask

    Ski Mask 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 11,114 Likes Received: 209

    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.
  11. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 7,673 Likes Received: 6
    yeah,... cause th digi delay isn't annoying at all
  12. Ways to avoid that:

    1) buy a decent digi:D

    2) Switch autofocus off and focus manually.
  13. thanks kids
    like i said im sold on the fm3a,
    but still openminded.

    any lens suggestions?
  14. i say go with the default 50mm for starters...but i aint no expert
  15. 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