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    Best 35mm P&S

    Does anyone know of a 35mm P&S that has a good enough meter to shoot slide film properly, and focuses close enough to give good portraits with shallow DoF?
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    I've managed to create, in my view, good portraits with an Olympus Mju II.

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    Canon eos 300V/Rebel Ti set on auto! Might not be exactly what you had in mind, but this is what I use when I want P&S! Cheap to buy, fast autofocus, good metering. If you want shallow DOF, it can't be a compact.

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    I am not sure what is a P&S? Do you want a camera that has all the automation so you can simply point and shoot? Or you want a camera that is compact? Or you want a camera that is not expensive?

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    My old Olympus superzoom 120mm could get some sort dof back in the day, due to good zoom and close focusing distance. Meter was good and optical quality pretty nice for a p&s camera (water proof as well ).
    I shot color negs and not slides though, but I would think it was just fine for that too.
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    I'll second the recommendation of the Olympus Mju II (here in the US it was called the Epic Stylus).

    Really sharp f2.8 lens, great autofocus (both passive and active IR), and the metering was good. Shoot slow film through it though, otherwise it stops down pretty quickly. I had great luck with PanF+ and Portra 160NC.

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    Yashica T4 would be fairly reliable as a P&S
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    You'll need to clarify exactly what you're looking for in a PnS. Any PnS can shoot 'good'(?) portraits w/ shallow DoF if subject is near lens. Once you spend time working w/ a specific meter you'll get to know its' capabilities so the metering becomes simple. Probably best to find something with a fast 35-45mm or so lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chan Tran View Post
    I am not sure what is a P&S? Do you want a camera that has all the automation so you can simply point and shoot? Or you want a camera that is compact? Or you want a camera that is not expensive?
    Point and Shoot

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    If the definition is Point and Shoot then something like the Canon EOS-1V, Nikon F6 would do just fine.

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