Quote Originally Posted by Bill Burk View Post
Not sure if I should drag him down with me...

My high school kid wants a camera. His idea of the perfect camera is a Minolta Freedom Zoom 140EX. He wants to shoot color.

But seeing Massimo's daughter's shots with SLR and Tri-X makes me think I should put something better in his hands.

He's an artist in his own right, drawing, but not that into photography, he just wants to take a few snapshots.

I don't think "letting him use one of mine" is fair, since I'd worry about the good ones and the other ones are hard enough for me to use. Besides, I still resent my dad not letting me "have" the Spotmatic II all those years ago...

Something he can toss in his pack and just shoot...
Let him do what I did. Mow lawns to earn the money to buy a Kodak 35, give him an old selenium meter, and let him mow more lawns to buy some Velvia.
If he can get good results with that combo, he'll be able to use anything.