The videomic is pretty awesome.
The videomic is pretty awesome.
I'd say the Rode videomic or videomic pro, haven't used either of them but everyone seems to use one
Not the pro, it's flimsy, the normal one is awesome.
I have the normal one, got it second hand. The battery lasts forever, even after the LED has turned red.
Dust Free since then.
That's actually a technology invented by Olympus with their E line of cameras. Most cameras have this built in
Yeah, Canon DSLRs have this too. I'm not sure how well it works. Maybe it works for minor dust particles and stuff but it doesn't seem to do much other than that.
Festival on at uni yesterday and a bunch of companies came in to show off new tech, one of them being Canon. 5D Mark III and 35 1.4 was nice, but using a Canon felt wrong in my hands. I sure wouldn't mind a Canon printer!
I bought a 52mm -> 95mm step up ring and a 95mm flower hood just to see how ridiculous it will look on a mirrorless sized camera, it's always fun to buy cheap accessories.
Bought an Auto Sears 50mm F1.7 for my K-r, my first prime lens! Apparently, there's two models. One has a 52mm thread, and the other is 49mm. The 49mm thread (the one I bought) has a far shorter minimal focus distance.
What would be a good introduction camera for introducing myself to film? I've been looking at a used Canon AE-1 or something quite cheap around that price, possibly an Olympus OM 10? It's quite difficult choosing with knowing absolutely nothing about film cameras, especially when almost all are sold as body only and then I have to find a lens that fits and actually works, I'm currently just browsing eBay.
OM-10, AE-1, and ME Super are all good options. I also particularly like inexpensive Zenits myself.
I obtained a Canon AE-1 Program from a customer at my workplace. Can control aperture and shutterspeed based on the metering system and ISO. However there is something magical about just setting everything yourself.
I love it
If you want something thats meant to be slightly better than a Zenit for the same price get a Praktica, the Super TL1000 is the one I use most often now. But zenits are not a bad choice, just I have a lot of problems with the 12XP models.
I don't like 12XP's, they aren't very durable compared to the Zenit 11. I use my Zenit 11 as my throw-around camera since it's so tough.
The TTL is a good choice but on the 12XP the soldering the ruskies did is shite.
Just ordered a Canon Speedlite 580EX II from Amazon for when I do my Dad's wedding photos.
the most important thing to consider when buying into old cameras are the lens systems
pentax K mount and m42 (same as zenit) will have the most amount of lenses, though name brands (fuji, pentax, takumar) are obviously more expensive
canon FD is a cheap option, though lens prices are increasing due to mirrorless cameras
Minolta MD/MC is another great cheap option, and their top of the line x-700 is very cheap, this system is probably the best price/performance (FD has generally better lenses, though rokkor's are very good)
olympus will be expensive, though not as much as nikon. olympus does have the largest viewfinders, which is why they are so popular.
I'll keep looking and see what I can find, I love the olympus's viewfinders.
me too, but the pricing and quality of the FD lenses made me ultimately choose to sell my om1n. just a lot more to shoot with on the FD system.
Any chance you would be interested in a Praktica?
Praktica LTL3 with fujica 55mm by CommunistWolf, on Flickr
It should have a pentacon 50mm lens but they have a lot of problems, so it has a Fuji lens instead.
I'll also include a new battery, and my cut down mini manual. and I may as well throw a roll of film in as well
How about £20 including postage
Wow, yes I'd love it, thankyou! Although I did bid on a Pentax ME super which ends in 40 minutes, if I lose (which is a large possibility) I'll buy that from you, Paypal I assume?
Paypal of course its the easiest way.
Ok I got outbid, I'll take the praktica assuming it's in perfect working condition! PM me your paypal and I can pay you the £20 tomorrow early morning.
I just bought a Minolta 28-135 f4-4.5, aka "the secret handshake"
God I have 4 minolta bodies, there's a problem with all of them lol. But idk what to do with 3 of them, gotta eBay a lot of gear again blahhh
It's not fun when things are worth under $10
So I've got a Canon 28mm f/1.8 and a Tamron SP Di 90mm f/2.8.
I feel like I've got an odd couple here but I've made it work thus far. Perhaps I'm missing out on certain compositions though and I'm contemplating getting a Canon 50mm f/1.4. I thought about the Sigma but I've had a couple Sigmas in the past and I'd rather not chance it with their poor QC.
Alright, do you think a tripod would be a good idea for me? I have a tendency to twitch my hand very finely but enough to screw the entire picture. That makes it near impossible for shots without any blur.
Tripods are a good idea for everyone
I think David Tennant should take note of this.
I need some help, were would I be able to sell old cameras and equipment?
The Nikon doesn't work, however I don't think it's unfixable.
Other than the Nikon, however, everything else is in excellent condition, just needs a good cleaning.
I'd love to keep these and use them myself, but unfortunately they would just be too expensive to run for us currently.
Full list of the what we have:
Sigma Zoom 70-210mm 1 4-5.6 UC-II
Tamron 70-150MM F1:3.5 Zoom BBar Coated Lens
Nikon Speedlight Sb-15
Nikon Lens Series E 50mm 1:1.8
Konica 28mm F3.5 Hexanon AR Lens
ALBINAR ADG 55mm 1:3.9 80-200mm
Konica AR 40 mm F/1.8 Lens
Konica Autoreflex TC
Meade Camera Adapter
Hoya 52mm Fog Filter (b)
Hoya 52mm FL-DAY
Hoya 52mm 8OB
Hoya HMC 52mm 81A
Hoya HMC 52mm O(G)
Hoya 52mm INFRARED (RM90)
Hoya HMC 52mm NDX2
Hoya 52mm UV (O)
Hoya 52mm SKYLIGHT (1B)
TIFFEN 49mm RED 1 (25)
TIFFEN 49mm UV HAZE-1
Sears SPOT 49mm
Sears DIFF 49mm
Sears C.S 49mm
How much for the Konica 40mm? And I'd say eBay without a doubt