It’s funny, isn’t it, when you hear hi-fi enthusiasts singing the praises of their new valve-operated amplifier and their Garrard 401 turntable with SME 3009 tonearm? I for one am one those guys, too….I believe the sound you get from digital CDs is nowhere near that we used to hear from old valve set-ups. Well, transfer the same enthusiasm to film cameras and it’s the same old story again. That fab almost infinite tonal range, the grainy shots reminding you of greats like Brassai, etc. Just cannot be beat! So with that engaging idea in mind, I’ve chosen 3 film cameras that are my favorites, amongst 100s more! My first favorite is the unmistakeable Leica M6…aside of the screw lens Leicas, this one is refined and way simpler and cheaper than modern day Leicas. Look to paying around $1500 for a used one. The next one I like is the Canon AE1…very much cheaper, but just as good at taking superb shots as the Leica above. Very easy to use, solidly constructed. Around $100 including lens should bag you a very good one. The final favorite of mine is this Contax…the final word in film cameras and worth every cent of around $850, which is the price they are going at presently. Oozes quality and workmanship. Buy your film camera, whichever one you like or can afford, take your shots, and actually begin to love and handle the prints that arrive from the film processer, rather than just scrolling past them on a measly little LCD digital camera screen!😉
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