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Originally Posted by iandroo888 View Post

if i were to take a film photography class... whats a good decently cheap nikon body? (i want an excuse to buy some lenses lol)

F100. If you want to go really cheap, there's the N70, but the functions are a bit complicated to learn.


A film photography class might make you use a manual camera though. In that case, I'm not really sure as far as Nikon. I'm pretty sure they still make one, but idk if it's good or not.

If you're shooting film in any serious capacity, you're going to want something bigger than 35mm though. 6x6 is probably the most versatile, but 645 systems tend to be better for the money. Pretty much anything from Pentax, Hasselblad, mamiya, contax, bronica, or Fuji will be good.

EDIT: Nikon FM10 - http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/filmcamera/slr/fm10/
Edited by foothead - 12/16/11 at 2:19am
 
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F100.. see one for about $185 on FM.. could consider. what film?
 
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what film?

That's up to you. I really like Neopan Acros for smaller formats, but T-MAX is great as well. I've tried some others with varying results, but those are the only two I really liked for 135/120.
 
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Add me a D7000
Tokina 11-16mm 2.8
MB-D11

Ty Gone smile.gif

I still need to get the hang of the D7000's new features, and coming from what I used to own, I think I've found the right compromise in features, price and size smile.gif
    
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I will never understand UPS.

I ordered another 430 EX ii last night (I had a decent credit at BH, they gave me a price adjustment on my 70-200 because it went on rebate on the 30th day after I bought it). Ordered it yesterday at about 3:15 pm. Free UPS ground had it here now. Technically, before 10am. UPS isn't usually here till early-mid afternoon. On an unrelated note though, sadly, the stand, umbrella and swivel mount I bought which should have shipped yesterday apparently didnt and I wont have them till Monday, but I can tripod mount this one for now. Now to figure out fun and exciting things to do with two speedlights!
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40D or T2i?

40D Pros:
Build
Price
Size
And for some reason I've always wanted to own a 40D

T2i Pros:
Video
Weight
Size
Plastic is less likely to crack if I drop it
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wut

I've seen a bunch of cracked polycarbonate bodies. Never seen one magnesium alloy body that was cracked. Just dented.

Though plastic is more resilient to impact.
    
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I will never understand UPS.
I ordered another 430 EX ii last night (I had a decent credit at BH, they gave me a price adjustment on my 70-200 because it went on rebate on the 30th day after I bought it). Ordered it yesterday at about 3:15 pm. Free UPS ground had it here now.

Ground from NYC to Boston should normally be a day, no surprise here.
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wut
I've seen a bunch of cracked polycarbonate bodies. Never seen one magnesium alloy body that was cracked. Just dented.
Though plastic is more resilient to impact.

Magnesium alloy doesn't ususally dent. It fractures. Plastic is much more resilient, at the expense of feeling mushy.
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The surprise is that it usually comes closer to 2pm, and it came before 10am. The suck was that the modifier stuff that I ordered at the same time (but in a different order) was ordered before the cutoff but didn't make it out.
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Pretty much this. Except when the majority of gifts are cash it takes one step out of the equation. tongue.gif

Aha, I'm debating between clothes and a 70-200 f/4L myself.

On one hand, very nice telephoto drool.gif

On the other, topcoat + dress shirts + shoes + gloves + scarf.

Decisions...

I can't believe this is a hard decision for you; of course go for the lens. Personally, if I could get either a free L lens or clothes, I would sooner wear a trash bag.

And besides, it's high time you had a second lens for a change. wink.gif
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