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What Would Be The Best For These Requirements?  
User currently offlineTu22 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2770 times:

Hello folks,
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:

for body:
- shuter speed down to 1/1000s;
- bayonet;
- completely manual or possibility of work in completely manual mode
(like adjusting focus, shutter speed etc.);
- the less electronics - the better.

for lens:
- 300mm.
I'm ready to spend about $400.
What would you advise???


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User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11151 posts, RR: 59
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2710 times:

Well I have a Pentax ZX-7 and I am quite happy with it. It is an automatic, but everything can be done manually as well, including shutter speed and focusing.

The kit comes with 1 lens only, a 28-80MM f/3.5-5.6, which is quite a good lens. I bought seperately an 80-320MM f/4.5-5.6 and I am VERY happy with it.

This whole set that cost me $540. It is above your limit, so I don't really know what to tell you. $400 is really quite low for an SLR and a 300MM lens.

You might want to ask Aer Lingus, he owns a Minolta STsi and seems quite happy with it, and it might be within your spending limit.

Hope that helps

Kind regards.
BA
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"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineUSAir_757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 996 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2707 times:

Go for a Pentax K1000 or MX. These are completely mechanical cameras, no electronics whatsoever.



Regards,
C. Wassell



-Cullen Wassell @ MLI | Pentax K5 + DA18-55WR + Sigma 70-300 DL Macro Super
User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2701 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).

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