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    Default Film cameras

    Would like to ask you all here,

    Is Nikon the only brand that has film cameras ?
    or is there other brands ?

    Can introduce me a few entry level film cameras ? cos i would like to try them out
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    Default Re: Film cameras

    Not only Nikon has film cameras.

    In fact, there are lots of cameras using film. Which are you exactly looking at? SLR? Or normal P&S? Or Rangefinder?

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    Chiif resides in Tampines and he sells film based range finders. See link below.

    http://www.chiifcameras.com/site2/in...d=58&Itemid=56

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    Default Re: Film cameras

    Quote Originally Posted by dorts View Post
    Not only Nikon has film cameras.

    In fact, there are lots of cameras using film. Which are you exactly looking at? SLR? Or normal P&S? Or Rangefinder?
    i want a normal P&S film camera. Any recommendations ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squid View Post
    Chiif resides in Tampines and he sells film based range finders. See link below.

    http://www.chiifcameras.com/site2/in...d=58&Itemid=56
    THATS GREAT !! he lives just 10mins walk away from my house.

    I could find the film camera page but i could not find the prices
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoelT View Post
    .....just 10mins walk away from my house.

    I could find the film camera page but i could not find the prices

    Requested information at this location

    http://www.chiifcameras.com/site2/in...&id=8&Itemid=8

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    Default Re: Film cameras

    Quote Originally Posted by Squid View Post
    Requested information at this location

    http://www.chiifcameras.com/site2/in...&id=8&Itemid=8
    Thanks for the infomation, do you have infomation on PnS kind of film cameras ?
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    I don't think you want to start with a full-fledged rangefinder if you haven't shot film before..

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-Chan View Post
    I don't think you want to start with a full-fledged rangefiner if you haven't shot film before..
    That's why he's asking for a P&S.

    You can try various cameras... Maybe a Olympus XA2, or a rangefinder like Yashica GSN, or Olympus XA.

    Or you can try the lomo cameras. You might wanna do your own research, google.

    You can get the films from chiif.

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    Default Re: Film cameras

    you might wanna try out models like Nikon EM or FG for a start.

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    Default Re: Film cameras

    Rangefinders are different from SLRs, you should avoid rangefinders if you're new.

    Get a decent film based SLR , could find some at camera repair shops like Camera Hospital and P&Gs.

    You can also get those film compact cameras.

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    Did some research just now on google about the cameras y'all suggested.

    Where can i find these cameras ? 2nd hand camera shop ? or normal camera shops also got sell ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoelT View Post
    Did some research just now on google about the cameras y'all suggested.

    Where can i find these cameras ? 2nd hand camera shop ? or normal camera shops also got sell ?
    You should try the B&S section here. Haha. 2nd hand shops usually mark up the prices.

    Which camera are you particularly looking at?

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    Default Re: Film cameras

    either the Nikon FG or the Olympus XA2
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoelT View Post
    either the Nikon FG or the Olympus XA2
    You should definitely try the B&S section then...

    The Nikon FG will probably open up more possibilities, since it's an SLR. Although it will be more expensive because you need to get both body and lens.

    The Olympus XA2 on the other hand, is a no-frills compact camera. It's very simple to use and pocketable. But you'll be stuck with a fixed lens. One thing good though is you will need to think more about composition, since you are stuck at the same focal length.

    Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorts View Post
    You should definitely try the B&S section then...

    The Nikon FG will probably open up more possibilities, since it's an SLR. Although it will be more expensive because you need to get both body and lens.

    The Olympus XA2 on the other hand, is a no-frills compact camera. It's very simple to use and pocketable. But you'll be stuck with a fixed lens. One thing good though is you will need to think more about composition, since you are stuck at the same focal length.

    Hope this helps.
    Thank you for the very helpful infomation ! And everybody
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoelT View Post
    either the Nikon FG or the Olympus XA2
    since you already using Canon, why not a Canon SLR? something like a EOS 30, you can mount your 50 1.8, instead of getting another lens if you intend to get the Nikon FG.. just note you can't mount the 55-250 and the 17-50 would give heavy vignetting..

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    Default Re: Film cameras

    I've a dslr, thinking of playing with film slr.

    Is it difficult to play with? With the dslr, i can always adjust the settings "after" i took my first shot. It's kinda impossible with slr, unless i have rolls n rolls of films to waste. Whereelse sells film slr?

    Any tips of film slr users?

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    Default Re: Film cameras

    over hundreds years of photography history, people all along doing film photography, digital only appear less than 10 years for general consumers.

    is that so difficult to shoot with film? go figure.
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    Default Re: Film cameras

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    over hundreds years of photography history, people all along doing film photography, digital only appear less than 10 years for general consumers.

    is that so difficult to shoot with film? go figure.
    yup that makes sense.

    Just that everything's all made so easy to use with advancing technology these days. Wondering if film slr would be difficult to master.

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