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    If she only has the one lens, I think that switching over to the F100 would be a great idea. It's a great camera and there are many great Nikon lenses. The F100, in my opinion, is very user friendly and feels good in the hand.
    Helping to save analog photography one exposure at a time

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    I select a good Canon since she has Canon glass already. Get a good hardy camera body.

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    The 50mm lens is a keeper if you want to stay with Canon, and Canon EF glass is about as cheap as it gets for good modern fast autofocus lenses. Staying with Canon is a no-brainer to start out.

    If you're going to change systems though... go to medium format.

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    I own a Canon EOS1-V HS and love it! If you're looking for portable medium format then the Mamiya 645 with the power drive and metered finder works like a big SLR. It's heavier, but the negative is much larger and glass is wonderful and cheap!

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    I have a Canon EOS 630 body I'd be willing to part with for shipping.

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    HOORAY FOR HER!
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    It is so subjective you need to take her to a camera shop and stay outside until she comes back out.

    Hand size and dexterity...

    Real Camera shop in Manchester loads of junk if you want you can borrow one and take it around the block for a quick 120... or two
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    Quote Originally Posted by wilfbiffherb View Post
    Alas with living in the north west of England there is nothing remotely like that round here
    You should think about a romantic weekend in the depths of Norfolk - Got three stores that sell second hand camera gear right on my doorstep (one is a treasure trove of gear and information).

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    IMO if she doesn't care about neg size get a nice EOS1. You can do so much more with an autofocus camera. I shoot mainly with an old P67 and love the big film size, but it's very limiting and I'm sure I miss a lot of divisive moments trying to focus. (mainly shooting portraits).

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    You knew going in you would get a bazillion recommendations, right? I like sending her into a camera shop and wait for her to come out, camera in hand.

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