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So, I'm thinking about buying an old Canon film SLR to slap my nifty fifty on and play around with. I'm currently looking at a used Rebel XS, do you guys think that would be good? I've never used a film SLR in my life so I'll be totally new to it and I want something cheap and easy to use.
How cheap? A2s and Elan 7s are great EOS film bodies. That being said, I would recommend just ponying up a bit more cash and picking up a manual-focus film body + lens -- you may find your approach to be considerably different, and it's a great technique builder.
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How cheap? A2s and Elan 7s are great EOS film bodies. That being said, I would recommend just ponying up a bit more cash and picking up a manual-focus film body + lens -- you may find your approach to be considerably different, and it's a great technique builder.
Pretty cheap. ~$40 since film and batteries will cost money as well.

Are the old lenses optically superior? I was planning on focusing manually, but just figured I'd use the 50 I already have instead of buying another one, since the old film bodies that came with lenses I saw were a bit more than I was willing to spend.
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Pretty cheap. ~$40 since film and batteries will cost money as well.

Are the old lenses optically superior? I was planning on focusing manually, but just figured I'd use the 50 I already have instead of buying another one, since the old film bodies that came with lenses I saw were a bit more than I was willing to spend.
The old lenses aren't superior, no, but if you're planning on focusing manually with a nifty on an EOS body, good luck. It's well worth it to spend a couple hundred bucks on a film body and lens if you're going to shoot film in any capacity.
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The old lenses aren't superior, no, but if you're planning on focusing manually with a nifty on an EOS body, good luck. It's well worth it to spend a couple hundred bucks on a film body and lens if you're going to shoot film in any capacity.
Well the main plan was something super cheap and just to play with, and also the fact that it wouldn't cost me much would allow me bring it take it with me to places where I would worry about bringing my 60D, or any other expensive equipment.
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I just want something to play with, and super cheap so that I could dare to bring it places where I would worry about having my 60D with me.
This is why insurance exists. If you're worried about being seen, you're going to miss an awful lot of good photos. Cover it in gaffers tape, leave the battery grip at home, cover it with a towel... there's lots of ways to not be seen, although with the size of DSLRs, it's much more difficult. Small, black manual-focus film bodies with quiet shutters (Leica/Minolta) are quite good for street photography, as it helps you avoid being noticed.
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Nice kit, and thanks for formatting everything nicely!
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Went to a cool open house day at the Collings Foundation (people who do the B-24 and B-17 tours across the US) and got some good pictures... However I'm going to wait until tomorrow when I'm back on campus where my upload speeds are like 70 Mbps. And that's under peak traffic. Best I've ever seen is 240
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I've had this idea about changing the format of the gear listing. How about having a single member list, with a permalink to a post listing the user's gear? The user could then maintain his/her own gear according to either a proposed format or a custom list.

It seems like the admin overhead would be much less important, and users like dudemanppl who change gear every 8 hours could keep their profile up to date more easily.
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I've had this idea about changing the format of the gear listing. How about having a single member list, with a permalink to a post listing the user's gear? The user could then maintain his/her own gear according to either a proposed format or a custom list.

It seems like the admin overhead would be much less important, and users like dudemanppl who change gear every 8 hours could keep their profile up to date more easily.
I've toyed with that idea actually. While I like the idea (POTN does something similar), it's nice to scroll through a list and see what gear everyone is using on a single page, rather than endlessly following links.

And I don't mind adding and/or changing gear lists (except for dude's ); it's nice to see what people are getting into.
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