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what do you guys think of this camera? I'm looking to buy a new camera coz my kodak 5.1mp is worse than my samsung camera phone 3.2mp & they're both getting old anyways... so you reckon this canon a-1 with a 55 mm f/1.2 is worth it? i am a camera noob and this will just be for family photos, videos and occasionally taking nice pics of nature

thanks in advance ;D
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post #5882 of 29551
I'm pretty sure that's a 35mm camera.
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can someone explain to me what the diff is i dont know much abt cameras
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Originally Posted by HaXXoR View Post
Hi everyone, could use some help from the camera experts, picked this up for 2$ at a yard sale, from what i've been able to find out, this lens is suppost to have an m42 screw mount, but it appears to have some strange mount that ive never seen before, do any of you know what it is?, lens is a Carenar 135mm f:2.8[IMG]
Well, seeing that "Mamiya" is written on the mount, then it's probably one of the Mamiya mounts. This same lens might have been produced for different mounts. I would submit this query over at mflenses.com forums to find out for certain.


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can someone explain to me what the diff is i dont know much abt cameras
That is a film camera and not a digital.
Edited by GoneTomorrow - 1/22/10 at 5:40pm
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post #5885 of 29551
That's a film camera, not a digital model, so you'll need to buy film for it and take it in to be developed. Now the problem is that film is getting even less convenient these days due to the loss of (good) local processors. Either you have to develop it yourself or send it out to be developed... AKA it's really only popular amongst hobbyists, artsy people, and those who are shooting medium format.

Now while that's a pretty good film body from back in the day, a modern DSLR (aka a digital model) starts at around $450 for the body with a basic kit lens, and will give you the step up in quality that you're looking for.

@ HaXXor, going off of the fact that the mount says Mamiya, I'm guessing the lens was released in both the M42 Pentax mount and a Mamiya mount for their line of 35mm bodies, which would date it to early 80s most likely. It looks far too small to be for medium format.
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Originally Posted by LIU_ZOMG View Post
what do you guys think of this camera? I'm looking to buy a new camera coz my kodak 5.1mp is worse than my samsung camera phone 3.2mp & they're both getting old anyways... so you reckon this canon a-1 with a 55 mm f/1.2 is worth it? i am a camera noob and this will just be for family photos, videos and occasionally taking nice pics of nature

thanks in advance ;D
Film, so you'll need to spend more time and money buying film, developing etc...

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Up for sale is a Canon 380EX and CP-E4.

I'm second owner of both items, but both items are like brand spanking new and guarantee to work and look as new.

Canon 380EX: Includes Canon pouch and flash itself. It's an older flash but it supports e-ttl, and has no compatibility issues with 5D or any other newer bodies. After magnifying glass inspection it has one tiny1/32" inch scratch on it and not visible at all. Great littlle flash that I simply don't use. $75 shipped and paypal gift please.

Canon CP-E4: I thought I would use it and bought about a month ago from a fellow FM'er. Shooting birds there is no use at all + it adds weight when trekking in the woods. Tested it when received and works great. When you turn it on it makes a barely audible humming noise, but after consulting here and other forum, is a normal thing. Just putting it out there because at first I thought it was busted. IT IS NOT !! It comes with box, pouch, battery tray and case itself. $120 shipped and paypal gift please.

I have great rating here, ebay and other forums. Items are like new and guarantee and are also available for pickup in the Central Florida area.

Thanks

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This is a pretty cool camera mod, diy fine focusing knob
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This is a pretty cool camera mod, diy fine focusing knob
They also sell those, if you're interested in a higher quality version. They're popular in cinematography.
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Here are some from a very cloudy day in Florida. The day served as practice for manual shooting.

Enjoy



















BTW forgot to mention that I just got a Canon 70-200 f2.8 IS for $122 shipped. Don't hate... :-)
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