Well, it's not that I've never used a camera at all.
I own the Praktica (fully manual)with 37, 50, 135 and 200 mm lenses, but mostly I use only the 50 mm lens , I know the basics of fhotography, I also have something more or less like a darkroom at home, It's not that I'm an utter beginner but there are some reasons I want to get a new camera:
*It's heavy (I know that theoretically it's good (it's harder to jar it))
*It's quite hard to focus precisely (compared to those SLR's that have the the split-image rangefinder, which I love)
* The mirror slap/shutter open and close is very jarring, and the shock is not absorbed
*The lenses I have are old and heavy, and I'd rather spend money on lenses that are really good, I don't see any sens of wasting money on lenses for a camera that's morally outdated. (which is one of the most important motives for buying a new camera and collecting some (I think, about 4 would be quite enough) lenses for it)
[sorry for my english]
Anyway, even if I had a camera that has the AE or P programs, most of the time I would use it as a manual camera. Just sometimes it's good to have those programs.
I use the Praktica, I can't say I dilsike it, but it's morally outdated .
I've used the Yashica fx-2000, which is also fully manual, and I can say it's more comfortable and more fun using it.
But only I haven't used a Canon or a Pentax, I can't judge them.
I assume that the difference between using a Canon and a Yashica could be the same than the difference between the Yashica and the Praktica.
How can I know?
So what I would need is a (don't know if it may be called so, but)- manual camera that has the split-image rangefinder, at least the AE mode, but if it had also other programs, it wasn't a trouble
The DOF preview button would be great, but that's not the most important thing.
Well, maybe there's something else, but I can't imagine just now.
So - I need a good camera that can be used as a fully manual camera, but has also other features, now I think I could afford about 170 Euro for the camera + a 50mm lens.
The features will not disturb me from learning fhotography, as long as I can use it as fully manual camera.
Hope You understood what I said.
And thanks for any advices again!
Last edited by reinis; 04-24-2005 at 07:03 AM. Click to view previous post history.