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    I've heard of people getting rid of cameras because they have too many. I'm not sure what "too many" would mean for me.

    My latest purchases were from Goodwill.com. Got a very nice Canon T70 and a not very nice Yashica MG-1 Black body.
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    What's your latest new old camera ?

    A Canon EOS 3. Nice camera. I'm currently using a borrowed lens, and it's a joy to use.

    I've been a Pentax and Leica user for a fairly long time now, and it's strange to take pictures with this camera, because of how easy it is. We shall see if I end up liking it or not. It sure is fast, for better or worse.
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    Thomas, have you had luck getting the eye controlled focus function to work? I've tried many many times in many different conditions of light and never been able to have it recognize my eye movement with or without my glasses on.

    Also, yes, it is very easy to make images with that camera. Gets out of the way very well, once familiar with it's workings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fixcinater
    Thomas, have you had luck getting the eye controlled focus function to work? I've tried many many times in many different conditions of light and never been able to have it recognize my eye movement with or without my glasses on.
    I have not tried, and doubt I will. That metering system eats batteries like crazy. What I like about it is the spot metering in the viewfinder, point it at the area of interest, meter, shoot. That's how I plan on using it. The bright red indication of being in focus is exactly what my eyes are in need of.


    Quote Originally Posted by Fixcinater View Post
    Also, yes, it is very easy to make images with that camera. Gets out of the way very well, once familiar with it's workings.
    I find this to be a little bit disconcerting almost, that it is so easy to take the pictures. Every time I release the shutter I wonder what I missed, and whether I will ever learn to notice it. As it feels today, I much rather use the Pentax, but I know that in low light situations I'll be wanting the Canon again. It's a compromise to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Bertilsson View Post
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    I find this to be a little bit disconcerting almost, that it is so easy to take the pictures. Every time I release the shutter I wonder what I missed, and whether I will ever learn to notice it. As it feels today, I much rather use the Pentax, but I know that in low light situations I'll be wanting the Canon again. It's a compromise to me.

    You'll find the restraint and become comfortable with it, I believe. It may take some time (and film!) to adjust, but it's not like the camera is stuck in 7 FPS mode all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fixcinater View Post
    You'll find the restraint and become comfortable with it, I believe. It may take some time (and film!) to adjust, but it's not like the camera is stuck in 7 FPS mode all the time.
    I might. Time will tell. Good luck with figuring out the metering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fixcinater View Post
    Originally Posted by Fixcinater
    Thomas, have you had luck getting the eye controlled focus function to work? I've tried many many times in many different conditions of light and never been able to have it recognize my eye movement with or without my glasses on.




    I have not tried, and doubt I will. That metering system eats batteries like crazy. What I like about it is the spot metering in the viewfinder, point it at the area of interest, meter, shoot. That's how I plan on using it. The bright red indication of being in focus is exactly what my eyes are in need of.
    Thomas:

    Don't dismiss the eye controlled focus until you try it out.

    There is something really intuitive about being able to look at various parts of a scene and having the focus change as your eye moves.

    I'm not sure if the EOS 3 offers the ability to use eye movements to stop-down for depth of field preview - but I prefer a separate button for that function anyways.
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    One of my latest 'new' old cameras is a Minolta SR-7 with the lovely 58/1.4 that I found at an indoor flea market for $9.99. The light meter works as does everything else, plus the lens is spotless! I'll load it with film and take it out soon. The other is a Kodak Retina III S that I bought on the big auction site for $39.99. It has paint loss around the lens mount but otherwise looks good and works wonderfully as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post
    Thomas:

    Don't dismiss the eye controlled focus until you try it out.

    There is something really intuitive about being able to look at various parts of a scene and having the focus change as your eye moves.

    I'm not sure if the EOS 3 offers the ability to use eye movements to stop-down for depth of field preview - but I prefer a separate button for that function anyways.

    Thanks, Matt.

    If I gain an interest in that metering system in the future, I will try it out. I appreciate your input.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Les Sarile View Post
    So I had a perfectly good Nikon F with a plain prism as well as an F2A and F3 but wanted F2 plain prism too so I kept an eye out for that. Was checking out my local CL and spotted yet another F also with a plain prism and thought maybe I could use it to trade for a plain prism F2 since it was offered at a great price - one of those investment options. Just as I got it, a plain prism for the F2 also came up! Now I am not so sure I want to get rid of the second plain prism F since I am not one of those catch and release types.


    Besides being good picture takers, it also provides compositional symmetry . . .
    Nice rack. Maybe turn one of the F's into a motor driven F... I hear that one of your local camera shops just received a black F with F-36 motor drive within the past week or so. ;-) May not be on their site just yet.

    Anyway, suspect that KEH has a cheap F2 that you can put your DP-11 onto. Might be a good idea to contact Dan O. over there and see what he can come up with.

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