I was given a Canon EOS 1000 F-N today. It has a Canon zoom lens EF 35-80 mm 1:4-5.6.
I need to get a new battery for it. I never used Canon before (always Nikon) but it will be nice to try.
Is this camera any good?
"Have fun and catch that light beam!"
Bert from Holland
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* I'm an analogue enthusiast, trying not to fall into the digital abyss.
* My favorite cameras: Hasselblad SWC, Leica SL, Leica M7, Russian FKD 18x24, Bronica SQ-B and RF645, Rolleiflex T2, Nikon F4s, Agfa Clack and my pinhole cameras
On Monday I was given a Nikon Coolpix 995. AFAICT it's working just fine.
Yes I know it's d****** but now I can post pictures of my analog gear. Or myself. Or myself and analog gear. Or I can subscribe and post pics in the for sale section.
F5 was partially dead, so no longer with me. My other latest new old camera is headed to Ralph. A Nikkormat FT3. He doesn't have one in his collection, and I need one like a hole in my head.
APUG: F4, F2AS, F, Nikomat FTn
Nikkors: 18-70/3.5-4.5G AF-S DX (f/D200), 24/2.8 AI, 50/1.4 AI, 85/1.8 K, 180/2.8 ED AIS, 300/4.5 ED AI
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I have tried (2 times) to get hold of the same camera but, each time, the lightmeter was dead and the general condition was rather sad. I could have them fixed but it was too costly. Having a lens f1,4, it would have been interesting to spend more money on them, though.
Originally Posted by elcabezagrande
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Picked up an OM2 Spot Program off of ebay with a 35-10mm. I thought of getting one when they came out but decided that a Nikon FA was better for me (The other camera I was thinking of at the time was a Canon T90). 12 Nikon 35mm bodies later my mind still drifts back to the OM2 SP from time to time & I took the plunge after seeing one at a good price on ebay. I am running the first film through it now.
Initial impressions are OK, but I made the right call for me in getting the FA originally. I miss the aperture in the viewfinder, find the 1/1000 top shutter speed a bit limiting & don't like the beeping. Will have to look at the manual on Butkus to see if it can be turned off. Other than that it handles OK.
Have added a 50mm lens for it for under £10 & will look for a few more bits on ebay to make a small outfit around it.
NAS sufferer with far too much Nikon kit.
Minolta X-570. It was my first SLR and I regretted selling it years ago. I still had a 50mm f/1.4 and a 100mm f/2.5 so it was an easy decision.
To create one's own world in any of the arts takes courage.
I used an OM-2S [the USA version] in the late '90s, and IIRC the only time the camera beeped was during battery check - could be the international version had a different feature implementation [???]. I liked the OM-2S for the most part: exposure accuracy of the TTL-OTF system delivered beautifully exposed slides in either AE or the spot metered manual mode [if only it could have overcome my shortcomings in composition], but the dedicated flash system, with its 1/60 X-sync limit [two stops slower than the FA] and related fill flash limitation is ultimately why I stopped shooting OM.
Originally Posted by Ap507b
Having just acquired an FA a few weeks ago and shot up a couple of rolls with it, I have to agree with your FA to OM-2S comparison. Nikon scored a major coup when they absorbed Copal.
Thanks and regards,
My OM-2S beeps if over exposed. Gives me a signal to close down the aperture.
It's a great feature since I've gone nearly blind and can't see the meter display.
* I can guess at focus fairly well *
A 1952 (?) Dacora 1 folder (120 format) with a F/3.5 75mm Westar lens. The camera was given to yours truly by a colleague who found said camera while going through her late father's estate. She recalled her father having mentioned purchasing the camera in Korea when serving there during the war. I don't know if the camera is operational - it looks to be complete - but it will make for an interesting knick knack...
An assortment of F-series Nikons (F to F6, excluding the F4) with quite a few Nikkors, a pair of M6s with some Leitz glass, a pair of 500c/ms with a wide range of Zeiss optics and, just to help keep Duracell solvent, a D800.
Favourite films: (1). KE ("Kodachrome Era"): 35mm: PKM25 and PKR64, HP5/Tri-X; 120: PKR64, PanF, FP4. (2). PKE ("Post-Kodachrome Era"): (a) 35mm: E100G, HP5 Plus/Tri-X and Delta 3200; (b) 120: E100G, PanF Plus, FP4 Plus, TMax 100.