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    The Canon EOS bodies are easy to find in excellent condition and they are a bargain, price wise. I have two pristine EOS 3 bodies that I'll eventually sell because I very rarely use them. I have never really forgiven Canon for ditching the FD mount in favor of EF. I have more and better FD glass than EF, so I mostly use my F1 rather than my EOS 3 whenever I shoot 35mm SLR.

    But the EOS bodies are excellent and highly capable film cameras and used and new lenses are plentiful, so it's hard to imagine a top 12 list that doesn't include them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vpwphoto View Post
    They sort of are...except the fact that the owners generally use them so much.
    Since going to my Leaf Aptus Back on mine it shows 38,000 odd exposures in the 5 years I have had it... and probably another 50,000 film exposures.

    It has CLA just twice... once when it was two years old and once about 2 years ago.
    >>..... they do keep going and going and going... like no other animal out there that can go outside the studio in a backpack without batteries.

    The pop photo article did say something about it being an aspirational brand. Just like a Land Rover, and I'd like one of those too. Not that there are not junkers out there... again Land Rovers and Hasselblads are kept in third and fourth and fifth hand circulation for a reason.
    They break. Many of the used examples I see are worked-to-death junk.

    There's an old joke about Land Rovers taking you there and Land Cruisers bringing you back after the breakdown.

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    Neither I nor the other Hasselblad owners who bought Hasselblad equipment from Samys or KEH.com had problems. Don't bother to blow smoke up our noses, all you have is blather and hot air. You got nothing.



    Lucky you. Enjoy the pissing contest with yourself. Newbs can't always sort what's what and get had in the process buying the brand. Where's the controversy in that?

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    [QUOTE=CGW;1177772]They break. Many of the used examples I see are worked-to-death junk.

    That's what she said!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark View Post
    Where are the LF cameras? I feel like such a bastard child.
    Yeah, if they really wanted to blow people's minds they could have suggested that a decent user Speed/Crown Graphic could be had for a couple hundred bucks.

    They also missed the hipster-oriented toy camera, but I doubt that's their demographic anyway.
    "People get bumped off." -- Weegee

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    A bit of a random list, I thought. They might has well just have said, "there are a lot of great film cameras out there for cheap, here are some bargains," and maybe that's what it is, rather than a "top 12" list. If it gets some digital photographers to look into trying film, it's not a bad thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb View Post
    A bit of a random list, I thought. They might has well just have said, "there are a lot of great film cameras out there for cheap, here are some bargains," and maybe that's what it is, rather than a "top 12" list. If it gets some digital photographers to look into trying film, it's not a bad thing.
    It's a reasonably informed sample, true. In many areas, though, the whole supply chain for film photography dissolved over the last 3-5 years. It's not so easy now for many to find basic process/print services and that discourages newcomers no matter how low camera prices fall.

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    I just think it is nice that they included so many 120 cameras. Anything they do to promote film use is fine with me. I think they were trying to span the low end to the high end and that list is as reasonable as any. The fact that I can think of probably another couple dozen they left out means there are a lot of great options out there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CGW View Post
    They break. Many of the used examples I see are worked-to-death junk.

    There's an old joke about Land Rovers taking you there and Land Cruisers bringing you back after the breakdown.
    Hyperbole that I'm not buying... too much testosterone have you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post

    No Hasselblads or Leicas were injured or killed in the process of making this post. Neither were Nikons, Canons, Mamiyas nor Pentaxs.

    Steve
    Right on...

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