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    Hi fellow ClubSnappers,

    I must be the newest member in this forum. Been reading the posts regularly and I must say that this forum is very useful & friendly.

    I'm a PowerShot s45 user but lately, I have problems with shooting at night.. Pictures doesnt come out in true colors..

    I've been thinking of getting a new film camera... nothing fancy, just a camera that can shoot great pictures... Any recs? Thanks.

    WTINY

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    Quote Originally Posted by wintertimeinnewyork
    Hi fellow ClubSnappers,

    I must be the newest member in this forum. Been reading the posts regularly and I must say that this forum is very useful & friendly.

    I'm a PowerShot s45 user but lately, I have problems with shooting at night.. Pictures doesnt come out in true colors..

    I've been thinking of getting a new film camera... nothing fancy, just a camera that can shoot great pictures... Any recs? Thanks.

    WTINY
    Hi wintertimeinnewyork,

    Think the S45 is quite a good digicam - were you using a tripod? Maybe you can post samples later.
    I also suggest you put down a budget and list your shooting preferences so the members here can give you some proper advice/guidance

    cheers

    PS welcome to CS

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    Quote Originally Posted by wintertimeinnewyork
    Hi fellow ClubSnappers,

    I must be the newest member in this forum. Been reading the posts regularly and I must say that this forum is very useful & friendly.

    I'm a PowerShot s45 user but lately, I have problems with shooting at night.. Pictures doesnt come out in true colors..

    I've been thinking of getting a new film camera... nothing fancy, just a camera that can shoot great pictures... Any recs? Thanks.

    WTINY

    contax T3 for point and shoot, the best you can get

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ektar25
    Hi wintertimeinnewyork,

    Think the S45 is quite a good digicam - were you using a tripod? Maybe you can post samples later.
    I also suggest you put down a budget and list your shooting preferences so the members here can give you some proper advice/guidance

    cheers

    PS welcome to CS
    First of all, thanks for welcoming me to CS.

    Indeed, I agree that the S45 is a superb camera. My main problem, I'm a professional bridal make-up artist.. and many times, I have lots of problems trying to "grab" the colors on my models' or brides' faces.

    Eg: Recently, I gave a lady a makeover... and applied green smokey eyes on her. The colors on her eyes were gorgeous, but alas, after many attempts of shooting her on my S45, I *just* can't capture the true colors on my digicam. The pictures were either too bright... or too grey-ashish. And, no, I wasnt using a tripod.

    My budget is between $100 - $200. I just want a camera which can take great shots of my models/brides esp at night...

    WTINY

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    Quote Originally Posted by wintertimeinnewyork
    First of all, thanks for welcoming me to CS.

    Indeed, I agree that the S45 is a superb camera. My main problem, I'm a professional bridal make-up artist.. and many times, I have lots of problems trying to "grab" the colors on my models' or brides' faces.

    Eg: Recently, I gave a lady a makeover... and applied green smokey eyes on her. The colors on her eyes were gorgeous, but alas, after many attempts of shooting her on my S45, I *just* can't capture the true colors on my digicam. The pictures were either too bright... or too grey-ashish. And, no, I wasnt using a tripod.

    My budget is between $100 - $200. I just want a camera which can take great shots of my models/brides esp at night...

    WTINY
    budget of $100-$200 to get a good film camera? What sort of camera are you thinking off? point and shoot? or SLR? With your stated budget, it's a better idea to use that money for accessories for your S45...

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    Quote Originally Posted by justarius
    budget of $100-$200 to get a good film camera? What sort of camera are you thinking off? point and shoot? or SLR? With your stated budget, it's a better idea to use that money for accessories for your S45...
    I was thinking of just getting a point & shoot camera. Nothing fancy, actually.

    Come to think of it, I realised that film cameras are not cheap as well.

    WTINY

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    Quote Originally Posted by wintertimeinnewyork
    First of all, thanks for welcoming me to CS.

    Indeed, I agree that the S45 is a superb camera. My main problem, I'm a professional bridal make-up artist.. and many times, I have lots of problems trying to "grab" the colors on my models' or brides' faces.

    Eg: Recently, I gave a lady a makeover... and applied green smokey eyes on her. The colors on her eyes were gorgeous, but alas, after many attempts of shooting her on my S45, I *just* can't capture the true colors on my digicam. The pictures were either too bright... or too grey-ashish. And, no, I wasnt using a tripod.

    My budget is between $100 - $200. I just want a camera which can take great shots of my models/brides esp at night...

    WTINY
    your budget is too little.

    if u want manual camera -> nikon fm3a. or the earlier models.

    if u prefer more modern electronic camera -> eos30, f80, dynax7

    my taste: talking about " best film camera" alone, i will cast my vote for eos 1v, 1n, f100. and nothign else. [eos3 too plasticky]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belle&Sebastain
    contax T3 for point and shoot, the best you can get
    *drool*

    I've just read a few reviews on this camera. *Very* tempting... but way too expensive for me.

    WTINY

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    Quote Originally Posted by clive
    your budget is too little.

    if u want manual camera -> nikon fm3a. or the earlier models.

    if u prefer more modern electronic camera -> eos30, f80, dynax7

    my taste: talking about " best film camera" alone, i will cast my vote for eos 1v, 1n, f100. and nothign else. [eos3 too plasticky]
    Hi Clive,

    Yeah.. I realised my budget is way too low. Those cameras you listed above, are they good for "point & shoot"? I'm not a good photographer... I must admit... most times, I rely on my "Auto" & "Night-Shot" modes in my S45.

    WTINY

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    get a lomo!! it's the best you can get film camera because you never know what you gonna get!
    Confidence is thinking you'll be Champions, arrogance is stating it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akane
    get a lomo!! it's the best you can get film camera because you never know what you gonna get!
    good suggestion! i like the way you say "you never know what you gonna get!"!!!


    anyways, wintertimeinnewyork... my suggestion is to stick to using your current camera and make the most of it. keep practising and experimenting till you achieve your desired result

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    Quote Originally Posted by wintertimeinnewyork
    Hi Clive,

    Yeah.. I realised my budget is way too low. Those cameras you listed above, are they good for "point & shoot"? I'm not a good photographer... I must admit... most times, I rely on my "Auto" & "Night-Shot" modes in my S45.

    WTINY

    For that budget there is one good choice for a p+s film camera: Olympus Stylus/Miu (the non-zoom model, with a F2.8 lens)

    With high speed portrait film, you can get good results at night/ indoors without flash.

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    fm3a, f80, eos30, dynax 7, 1v, 1n, f100...any one of them will be able to keep u occupied with film photography for many good years to come

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    Quote Originally Posted by wintertimeinnewyork
    First of all, thanks for welcoming me to CS.

    Indeed, I agree that the S45 is a superb camera. My main problem, I'm a professional bridal make-up artist.. and many times, I have lots of problems trying to "grab" the colors on my models' or brides' faces.

    Eg: Recently, I gave a lady a makeover... and applied green smokey eyes on her. The colors on her eyes were gorgeous, but alas, after many attempts of shooting her on my S45, I *just* can't capture the true colors on my digicam. The pictures were either too bright... or too grey-ashish. And, no, I wasnt using a tripod.

    My budget is between $100 - $200. I just want a camera which can take great shots of my models/brides esp at night...

    WTINY
    hi WTINY,

    u can get a mint condition olympus mju II compact film camera for $100 or less. the quality of the pics is truly excellent. can definitely give the contax t3 a run for its money.

    cheers,
    you can buy better gear but you can't buy a better eye

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    Quote Originally Posted by akane
    get a lomo!! it's the best you can get film camera because you never know what you gonna get!
    LOL!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiOnElLiN
    good suggestion! i like the way you say "you never know what you gonna get!"!!!


    anyways, wintertimeinnewyork... my suggestion is to stick to using your current camera and make the most of it. keep practising and experimenting till you achieve your desired result
    I love my S45 really.. but it's a lil' embarassing at times to not be able to get good shots... hehe. I've been reading the manual religiously for the past few weeks... but the learning process is rather slow..

    Thanks for your encouragement... I'll keep on practising... but in the meantime, before I can fully utilise my S45, I *still* have to get a good P&S camera.. hehe.

    WTINY

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    Quote Originally Posted by LKSC
    For that budget there is one good choice for a p+s film camera: Olympus Stylus/Miu (the non-zoom model, with a F2.8 lens)

    With high speed portrait film, you can get good results at night/ indoors without flash.
    Ahah! *writes down LKSC's recommendations* Thanks!

    Will draw up a list before buying a new P&S camera.

    WTINY

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    Quote Originally Posted by wintertimeinnewyork
    I love my S45 really.. but it's a lil' embarassing at times to not be able to get good shots... hehe. I've been reading the manual religiously for the past few weeks... but the learning process is rather slow..

    Thanks for your encouragement... I'll keep on practising... but in the meantime, before I can fully utilise my S45, I *still* have to get a good P&S camera.. hehe.

    WTINY
    in that case, i'd recommend elevating your budget a little more and getting the cheapest 2nd hand canon slr and a 50mm f1.8!
    if portraits of brides with their make up is what you'll mostly be shooting, the 50mm will be an excellent lens!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaren
    hi WTINY,

    u can get a mint condition olympus mju II compact film camera for $100 or less. the quality of the pics is truly excellent. can definitely give the contax t3 a run for its money.

    cheers,
    Ahah! *writes down zaren's recommendation*

    An Olympus Mju II... Are you referring to the Zoom 80 or Zoom 170 (whatever that means... )? Thanks!!

    WTINY

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiOnElLiN
    in that case, i'd recommend elevating your budget a little more and getting the cheapest 2nd hand canon slr and a 50mm f1.8!
    if portraits of brides with their make up is what you'll mostly be shooting, the 50mm will be an excellent lens!
    Hmmmm. Point noted. What's the approximate price range of a 2nd hand canon slr with a 50mm lens??

    But, then again, you have to remember, the person who'll be shooting the pictures is an absolute idiot.

    I have to shout out my RESPECT to all ClubSnapers! You people are terrific & camera-savy.

    WTINY

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