Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 71,837   Posts: 1,582,439   Online: 692
      
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 23
  1. #1

    Join Date
    May 2012
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    428

    Compact Point and Shoot Camera advice..

    I'm looking for a P&S, compact, as a supplementary camera for color film.

    Features:

    Manual ISO setting
    Aperture Priority
    ~35-70mm zoom / ~45 .. 55mm fixed, and at least f/3.x
    HQ optics and useful viewfinder
    Manual Focus preferred, but not crucial
    Slim (preferably with pancake or retractable lens)
    Price, preferably not more than ~$100



    Any ideas?


    Thanks!!


    /J.F. Felinik
    Last edited by Felinik; 09-19-2012 at 02:13 PM. Click to view previous post history.
    http://street-photos.net/ | http://felinik.com/ | http://www.facebook.com/jf.felinik

    "The one with the most stuff when he dies wins"

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Bellingham, WA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    27
    An Olympus XA checks all the boxes if you can live with a 35mm fixed lens instead of a zoom.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    May 2012
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    428
    Looks like a nice little shooter, I would really like something less wide than 35 if a fixed lens, though the XA seems indeed to be a truly interesting gem!
    http://street-photos.net/ | http://felinik.com/ | http://www.facebook.com/jf.felinik

    "The one with the most stuff when he dies wins"

  4. #4

    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Aurora, IL
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    1,982
    Newer P&S do have zoom but so far I have found them only have programmed automatic exposure control and not aperture priority type. So many of them would check all boxes except that aperture priority one and no manual focus either.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Oxford, England
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    505
    Images
    35
    The Fuji Klasses [or Rollei AFM] have aperture priority, as do the Contax T2 and T3, Nikon 35Ti, and I think the various Ricoh R/GRs. Almost all of them wider angled than you are looking for. The Klasse S or Rollei AFM has a 38mm lens. All of them are going to cost more than your $100. Higher end film compacts still sell for more like 3 - 5 times that. Also, given your description -- manual focus, manual or aperture priority exposure, manual film speed, etc -- you don't sound like you want a P&S. You want a small all-manual camera.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    May 2012
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    428
    Quote Originally Posted by mcgrattan View Post
    Also, given your description -- manual focus, manual or aperture priority exposure, manual film speed, etc -- you don't sound like you want a P&S. You want a small all-manual camera.
    I want a pocket camera, small enough to actually fit the pocket, to always carry with me as a color camera (I shoot b&w mostly, using my Pentax SLR system)..

    http://street-photos.net/ | http://felinik.com/ | http://www.facebook.com/jf.felinik

    "The one with the most stuff when he dies wins"

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Oxford, England
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    505
    Images
    35
    I don't think you'll get the combination you are looking for: size, manual control, focal length. If the camera is under $100, it will probably have no manual control at all, and probably have a wider lens [e.g. the XA]. If it is under $100, and has the level of manual control you want, e.g. some of the 70s rangefinders, or similar, it'll not fit the pocket. Almost all of the higher end point and shoots that have all of these features will fit in a jacket pocket, but not a trouser pocket, and they'll cost a lot more.

    I've been through a similar quest myself, so I'm not being dismissive. It tends to be: small, manual control, cheap. Pick two of three. If you add in the focal length requirement, pick two of four.

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    florida
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    1,185
    Images
    2
    Although it probably runs somewhere close to $300 a Contax TVS 28-56mm + panoramic can be used program mode or aperture manual and auto focus or manual focus. A titanium body and Ziess lens. Pocket size.

    http://www.jeffreyglasser.com/

  9. #9
    ColdEye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    733
    Images
    50
    A 70's rangefinder that will fit the pocket is a Konica C35 (and it's many other variations). Give it a look, I love mine (a Chinon 35ee, essentially the same camera).

  10. #10

    Join Date
    May 2012
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    428
    Quote Originally Posted by ColdEye View Post
    A 70's rangefinder that will fit the pocket is a Konica C35 (and it's many other variations). Give it a look, I love mine (a Chinon 35ee, essentially the same camera).
    Interesting indeed, and the price is totally right!! How do you experience the optics on those babies?
    http://street-photos.net/ | http://felinik.com/ | http://www.facebook.com/jf.felinik

    "The one with the most stuff when he dies wins"

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast


 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin