19th June 2005, 04:34 PM
Depending on what type of photo work you want to do. So, 1 camera is never enough (the devil is talking)... heheh.
A winder help u to wind automatically. Many manual camera have this add on option. A Motor drive can do many frames per second. Some can do 9fps meaning u just need 4 sec. to finish a roll of 36 exposure haha.
Otherwise, wind manually probably just need 1 sec. so yr thumb can do 1fps haha. More links for you.
More manual camera
Why bigger cams aren't always better
User manual of MX if u interested to read on operation
Last edited by whoelse; 19th June 2005 at 04:38 PM.
19th June 2005, 04:43 PM
i go out to paint often.
so my advice to u is to juz get a point and shoot.
dun have to go for SLR as they weight a ton,esp those manual cam w metal bodies as on those long painting/sketching trip though they would look pretty good.
but P n S if handled well will be good as well. so i think u guys shd juz recommend a good p n s with a good lens.
19th June 2005, 06:33 PM
nikon 35ti, rollei 35s, minox,..... sui sui pun pi pi...
19th June 2005, 06:45 PM
Hrmm.. Too bad my Prego 90 is somewhere in Vietnam now.. Otherwise, I can lend it to ya to play with.. LOL.. Probably a decade old by now..
Originally Posted by Yin
Manual cameras require you to advance the film after each shot.. If you take care of the camera, it should last you until colour film dies out.. Some things to take note of:
Don't leave the shutter wound for long periods of time. Wind it only before you want to take a shot. Otherwise, the spring inside will lose tension.
When not shooting for a long time, you would want to take the camera out once a month or so to wind and fire the shutter to keep it well lubricated.
There's something known as a motordrive for many mechanical cameras. This attaches to the bottom of the camera and advances the film for you. For powerdrives, you can easily shoot at least 5 frames per second.
Powerdrives/ motordrives would take up quite some space though..
There are also certain camera models where you half-wind the level twice to **** the shutter... They were meant more for press photographers (or papparazi for that matter).. A double-half-stroke is faster than a single full stroke.
19th June 2005, 06:48 PM
Originally Posted by tiong78
I already recommended the Prego 90 for P&S.
For a manual SLR that doesn't weigh a ton, look no further than the Corsina plastic bodies like the Nikon FM-10. Super light body because it's all plastic. The matching Corsina made lenses (marked Nikon instead of Nikkor) are also plasticky and would be similarly light weight..
19th June 2005, 06:59 PM
Artistic Photography? can try Lomo?
19th June 2005, 07:01 PM
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19th June 2005, 07:24 PM
Maybe I will pass one or two with Prime Camera shop (next to Cathay Photo)
Originally Posted by Yin
in Peninsula. I send my nice collection rangefinders there for servicing. And woo hoo some of them come back very nice condition. You or your boy friend can go there and pick it up. Speak to Leslie or the owner, Andrew. Use the cams, see the pics, then return them to Prime. If you like those cams, then go with your boyfriend to shop for something like that in the photo shops or buy something similar.
CS members will advise you which "touristy" shops to avoid.
I think at this stage point and shoot is easy and convenient. I'll pick some fuss free stuff for you and your boy friend to try out. let me know if you are keen.
(This is not a sale gimmick. I am not selling them. just keep too many cams might as well let others use them)
Last edited by ricohflex; 19th June 2005 at 07:26 PM.
19th June 2005, 07:35 PM
newspaper says recent NUS Everest team got only 1 camera working at the top of Everest. It was the T3. The other cameras died.
Originally Posted by kex
but a bit costly. super lens though.
19th June 2005, 08:14 PM
Originally Posted by ricohflex
IIRC, it did die after 2 shots or something.. But then again, most batteries don't react well to freezing temperatures..
Some guy took a Praktica MTL50 to Antartica.. But had to run wires to the camera and put the battery inside his coat...
19th June 2005, 08:27 PM
wow plenty to read through! went to cook some fillet mignon ^ 3^~
while i'm very keen in film photography, i don't know if detrop is...
whoelse>will be reading that after i reply! i smell of bloody meat... many thanks for the links~
tiong78>this is out of topic but wow... i can barely sketch in public, they made me an exhibit! i get random people pointin out to their boyboy or gerger about some "auntie" that's drawing over there <_< a...auntie... anyway yes, you reminded me of a very important factor... weight! i haven't tried holding those cameras with metal bodies before, so i wouldn't be able to gauge...
ninjaaa>sui sui pun pi pi=?
firefox>oh my... what have i done to my brother's camera... i used to wind it for fun all the time...thanks for the care tip! about the nikon part, actually detrop suggested that i grab a nikon, because he has various lenses for nikon camera that i can just kidnap from him anytime. i will look it up on the net.
leeter>it's not really for artistic photography though...(i think?) i like to document things i tried playing around with detrop's fisheye lomo though, it was fun! he has another lomo that i've yet to abuse.
kex>the review is quite lengthy, it'll take me some time to read ^^
ricohflex>that would be a very good idea! but the only time he and i will be in singapore at the same time would be in early august, because i'm going back to indonesia next week, or so... i'll be looking forward to that! hope it won't be too much of a trouble for you.
umm... rhode island is pretty chilly... but i guess i wouldn't be climbing everest for some time now?
*reads the mountains of information*
19th June 2005, 09:44 PM
19th June 2005, 10:29 PM
I recommend the Ricoh GR1
or Nikon FG, a small and compact SLR that feel more like a Rangefinder.
The mentioned Pentax MX or Yashica are good and affordable too.
19th June 2005, 11:02 PM
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19th June 2005, 11:44 PM
Well.. Then you might want to give the Nikon FM-10 a go.. I do have a friend who's helping his friend sell one. It's not a fantastically built body but it's cheap and light.. Very popular amongst students back then.. Cheap and good enough for their photography/ media design/ film, sound, video courses..
Originally Posted by Yin
20th June 2005, 12:00 AM
20th June 2005, 12:20 AM
They're in different classes..
Originally Posted by Yin
The Rollei Prego 90 (note: there are 2 versions, get the one with 28-90mm Schneider Kreuznach lens) is a point & shoot camera.
It does have decent programmed modes like auto-zoom portraiture, bulb mode and a focus to infinity button.
The Nikon FM-10 is just a body. It will allow you to do just about anything you want since you have full controls over the exposure settings. However, the quality is dependent on the lense(s) used. So pair it up with a nice lense and your limited only by your creativity..
20th June 2005, 12:29 AM
firefox>thank you! that clears up a lot of things! if i purchase the body, does it mean i need to purchase the lenses? or do they normally come with a lens? i've read the in-depth review of the FM-10 and i must say i'm quite attracted to it. how about the later models of the same line with FM-10? or is this one the cream of the crop amongst its siblings?
point and shoot? i'm getting them confused with SLRs... which is what? does pns means it's mostly auto?