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    John

    "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there � even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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    Re: Recommendations for AF film SLR

    Depends if you want to coerce him into the Olympus camp of not!
    I was going to say Canon as their EF lenses are readily available everywhere and surely the old film cameras can be had for peanuts. (Chatting to a guy in a hide a while back and he was using an EOS 5 he paid a tenner for). The budget should be ample.

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      Re: Recommendations for AF film SLR

      Originally posted by TimP View Post
      Depends if you want to coerce him into the Olympus camp of not!
      I was going to say Canon as their EF lenses are readily available everywhere and surely the old film cameras can be had for peanuts. (Chatting to a guy in a hide a while back and he was using an EOS 5 he paid a tenner for). The budget should be ample.
      Thanks Tim, he's already using an EM-5 for digital but with the exception of the OM707 there was no Olympus AF interchangeable lens SLR
      John

      "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there � even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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        Re: Recommendations for AF film SLR

        I think this was a leader in its day


        https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_f...dynax&_sacat=0

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          Re: Recommendations for AF film SLR

          I used to have one of these...……..

          Pentax SF

          https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pentax-Au...IAAOSwRhFb5Gr8

          This one has no lens, but they must be available...

          I loved the Autofocus, as I did not get on with Fresnel screens...…...
          Mark Johnson

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          • #6
            Re: Recommendations for AF film SLR

            Thanks all. I think he has pretty much decided on a Canon EOS 50E with a 24-85mm f3.5/4.5 lens, which coincidentally is a combination that I used to own many, many years ago! Shame I didn't keep it.
            John

            "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there � even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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            • #7
              Re: Recommendations for AF film SLR

              I thought the joy of film photography was that it wasn't auto-focus!

              There is nothing quite like seeing images snap in and out of focus in big bright viewfinders when using fast prime lenses.

              Can I suggest that your son looks at Nik & Trick Photographic Services who have a large and growing selection of film cameras and also supply a wide range of film and chemistry. If he is into FaceBook they have an active Facebook page too.

              Oh, and whilst I remember, there are several very active film photography FaceBook pages.
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              Naughty Nigel


              Difficult is worth doing

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                Re: Recommendations for AF film SLR

                Originally posted by Naughty Nigel View Post
                I thought the joy of film photography was that it wasn't auto-focus!

                There is nothing quite like seeing images snap in and out of focus in big bright viewfinders when using fast prime lenses.

                Can I suggest that your son looks at Nik & Trick Photographic Services who have a large and growing selection of film cameras and also supply a wide range of film and chemistry. If he is into FaceBook they have an active Facebook page too.

                Oh, and whilst I remember, there are several very active film photography FaceBook pages.
                Very interesting site and info on purchasing a replacement battery for my OM1n

                Thanks for posting

                Jax

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                  Re: Recommendations for AF film SLR

                  Originally posted by Jax View Post
                  Very interesting site and info on purchasing a replacement battery for my OM1n

                  Thanks for posting

                  Jax
                  I have bought a few things from Nick & Trick and have had films developed there. They are too far away for me to visit unfortunately but they seem to be a really good team. From what I can see it looks like a proper photographers' shop.
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                  Naughty Nigel


                  Difficult is worth doing

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                  • #10
                    Re: Recommendations for AF film SLR

                    Those from a further north may like

                    West Yorkshire cameras in Leeds
                    https://wycameras.com/

                    Real Cameras Manchester

                    https://realcamera.co.uk/

                    I been to and bought from both
                    OMD E-M1 OMD E-M5II MMF3 12-40 pro 12-50 EZ 14-42 EZ 9-18 f4.0 -5.6 40 -150f4-f5.6 R 60mm f2.8 macro Sigma 105 f2.8 macro Holga 60mm plastic Holga pinhole lens lens and a XZ-1 Olympus - 35 SP Trip 35 Pen EEs OM2sp

                    I nice view does not mean a good photograph. My FLickr

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                      Re: Recommendations for AF film SLR

                      Originally posted by alfbranch View Post
                      Those from a further north may like

                      West Yorkshire cameras in Leeds
                      https://wycameras.com/

                      Real Cameras Manchester

                      https://realcamera.co.uk/

                      I been to and bought from both
                      Or if you want to stray into the far north, almost beyond the Arctic Circle, there is Charles Eagles in Sunderland. I have used Charles Eagles many times and found them to be very good and enthusiastic.

                      Charles Eagles Website
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                      Naughty Nigel


                      Difficult is worth doing

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                      • #12
                        Re: Recommendations for AF film SLR

                        I love my Olympus IS-3000!
                        https://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=50888
                        Roger

                        E-M5, 20mm/1.7, 45mm/1.8
                        OM-1N, OM-10, OM-4ti, 24mm/2.8, 50mm/1.8, 85mm/2, Tamron 70-210mm/3.5
                        cariadus.com | flickr | tumblr

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                          Re: Recommendations for AF film SLR

                          Originally posted by Naughty Nigel View Post
                          Or if you want to stray into the far north, almost beyond the Arctic Circle, there is Charles Eagles in Sunderland. I have used Charles Eagles many times and found them to be very good and enthusiastic.

                          Charles Eagles Website
                          Do cameras work that far North?

                          jim

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                            Re: Recommendations for AF film SLR

                            Originally posted by Jim Ford View Post
                            Do cameras work that far North?

                            jim
                            Only if you defrost the batteries first Jim.
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                            Naughty Nigel


                            Difficult is worth doing

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                              Re: Recommendations for AF film SLR

                              Nikon F4 or F5 with the edge to the F4 as the most tactile delight of a camera ever made bar none. Also will work with old manual lenses.

                              Best build quality of any camera. Quite unlike anything else. F5 also nice.

                              Make sue he goes to a gym first as this helps with carrying them around.

                              Made myself want one again...

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