Tu22 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2965 times:
I'm looking for a new camera and lens. I have absolutely no idea
which of western cameras are good (I used to shoot with the Russian Zenit 12XP) but in general requirements are the next:
- shuter speed down to 1/1000s;
- completely manual or possibility of work in completely manual mode
(like adjusting focus, shutter speed etc.);
- the less electronics - the better.
I'm ready to spend about $400.
What would you advise???
Flyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2896 times:
Look into used cameras. My first camera was a Canon AT-1, very simple and completely manual. I was so happy with it that 3 years later I bought a second. Those to this day are still my main cameras. For about $75 you can get one in good quality with a 50mm f1.8 lens (They are C/FD mount). You could pretty easily pick up a nice, used 300mm lens for $325 (or less).