The Canon T90 is about as Hi-Tech as i wish to go, and I don't use half of it's facility s, I don't like cameras to do my thinking for me or I don't feel that I have created the image it's like painting by numbers.
I never thought that I would like automation in a 35mm camera. I used to shoot with a Minolta SRT-201 and a couple of X-700's.
Before those I shot with Exakta VX's which are still very nice manual cameras to use.
Then a few months ago I bought a Maxxum 8000i and was blown away by the technology. Quick to load, fast metering, AF and custom cards for different scenes. Total automation of picture taking.
Of course the automation can be turned off and the camera used in manual mode but why bother. The pictures I've taken so far are outstanding.
I use only B&W film and print them myself so no lab is involved to mess things up.
Have fun with your new automatic camera!
Yep. New cameras certainly feel foreign, and they do a lot of useless shit. I cannot pull from my memory any print in which using my EOS film camera has made the print any better than what I would have made with one of my F-1's.
So, why have the EOS camera? Well, it is nice and newish, very reliable, and it allows me to be exceedingly lazy with all of the details, like film winding, changing shutters and apertures, etc. In other words, it is great for shooting things that I don't really care too much about; kind of like a point and shoot. It was very cheap for such a nice and reliable camera. I paid $180 shipped for an EOS 3.
Six dollars???? Six dollars!!!!
I'm sorry, I can't get past that. :) You got a (nice) camera for six dollars! That is so cool.
I paid $4.50 for a medium soy latte the other day.
Six dollars! It's your I-don't-care, take-it-anywhere, camera. Embrace it!
Hey you guys cool it with the bitchin' about the automation! You will need the automation when you become senile! :p
Of course, there were the Graflex RB cameras as well........