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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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    Quote Originally Posted by wilfbiffherb View Post
    Hi all,

    Just after a bit of advice. I've been shooting film for just over 2 years now while my wife has been shooting digital. She has a Canon 7th but is fed up with the whole digital work flow. She wants to sell her digital and get into film because she prefers the look of b&w film and would rather work in the darkroom.

    I'm after advice on what kind of 35mm to look into getting her. I shoot entirely medium format so I have no clue on 35mm slr's.

    She will be shooting mostly portraits on both colour and b&w, she tends to shoot with wide apertures, mostly in natural light and some flash, and she needs the available lenses to be sharp. She's not too bothered about auto focus but she would like built in metering and perhaps some exposure compensation etc. Being a digital shooter I don't just want to throw and entirely manual slr at her.

    So any suggestions?
    I'm going to suggest something different.

    Fujifilm GA645.

    It's a natural portrait taking machine. Excellent film size, naturally set in the portrait position. The lens is amazingly sharp, even wide open at f/4 and the meter is virtually fool proof.

    Exceptionally easy camera to operate and is incredibly light weight. Has built in flash that works well!

    If you can live with f/4 as your maximum aperture, this camera is worth a look.

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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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