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    Cheap camera for slides

    Hi All,

    I showed some projected slides to my brother who never saw slides before. He said he definitely wants to shoot slides. Not too much, some rolls per year. It looks so awesome, he said.

    I'm looking for a nice camera for him. It should be cheap, small, simple. Forget about the slow zoom lenses, we're looking for something faster. Ideally it'd be a rangefinder with fast lens and matrix metering, if such a thing exists. Cheap is keyword here.
    I think it'd be nice if the metering would be optimized for slides like matrix metering in Nikon SLR-s.

    Any ideas?

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    Cheap WITH matrix metering? And with a fast lens? Does he need a zoom? If not, how about a Olympus Stylus Epic? 35mm lens, f/2.8, awesome metering, although not matrix I don't think you can really go wrong with it

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    Look up KEH used cameras.

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    The Nikon L35AF would be a good choice. Small, fast and cheap, with a great lens and accurate meter, and simple enough operation for the neophyte.

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    Nikon FA? It's not a rangefinder but it's small(ish) and has decent matrix metering even with manual Nikon lenses.

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    Define 'cheap', Nikon 35Ti?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegman View Post
    Define 'cheap', Nikon 35Ti?
    Nikon N80. It's cheap nowadaay

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    Got a like new Nikon N55 body for my son from KEH for $6 a few months ago. That has matrix metering and can accept the fastest Nikkor lenses. The last few consumer grade Nikon 35mm SLRs are some of the best point-and-shoot cameras made.

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    I second Nikon N80. You must have autofocus lenses though. I use one for traveling and it nails every exposure, has matrix, spot and center weight average.
    Can be shot full auto, Shutter or aperture priority, or manual.

    The only things it doesnt have is mirror lockup and the lack of manual lens use.
    "If its not broken, I can't afford it."

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    im empty, good luck

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