Three very nice film cameras that deserve your attention!

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! 1415138818525_film photography gq magazine november 2014 02 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. 1415138818529_film photography gq magazine november 2014 03 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. 1415138818531_film photography gq magazine november 2014 04 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! 😉

About filmcamera999

ME & MY PASSION! ok, you probably looked at the length of this "about me" page and thought, god, what's wrong with this guy!....does he have to start telling us his life story or something!!? well, youve come here now anyways, so why not hear what im like as a person, eh? ive been using film cameras for well over 30 first one being the family yashicamat twin lens! over the years, ive both bought sold and collected film cameras...too many to tell the truth! in fact, ive been buying and selling cameras well before the internet came on the scene, so anything you purchase from me is backed by my self-styled moneyback promise.....if you dont like what youve bought, send it back within 14 days and you get all your money arguments!! WHERE I STAND ON THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION! yes, i do use digital as well, but only as a ready-reckoner...i try and take most shots with my simple 2megapixel digicam....if the shot looks good, i pull out my film camera and shoot! i most defintely do not believe in digital manipulation of photographs....that in my eyes is not photography...its cheating! WHERE I USED TO LIVE, WHERE I AM NOW & WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO! i used to live in Ontario, Canada, but moved back to the UK a little while ago (its a long story..!)...but now i'm living in the one place i always wanted to be...Vancouver, BC..the next best thing to paradise on earth! as i work as a freelance writer as well as other things, i often find hat my work takes me to europe for short spells, so i get to travel a lot...not a blessing, as i just hate long flights! im a qualified Quality Assurance guy (you know...ISO 9000, auditing, documentation etc) ....99% of my skill-set is transferable so i can handle any admin or documentation-related roles....see you in BC! otherwise, i specialise in ISO 9000 auditing and documentation. my dream? to have my own thriving camera shop in Vancouver BC, whilst living in the mountains somewhere.....the best of both worlds!
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