13 Jan 2010


Need help with this one: It's a Kodak Gold 400, expired in September 1997. I have narrowed my camera options to 3...

1st option: Pentax ME + Pentax 50mm 1:1.7 lens
2nd option: Canon AV-1 with Vivitar 28mm 1:2.8 ef lens
3rd option: Canon EOS300 + canon Zoom 28-90mm 1:4-5.6 ef lens

I discarded the compact olympus trip and agfa silette because they are not working properly (light metering / aperture blades respectively), and the fisheye was also discarded because i wan't to shoot this film to it's full potential (including the full frame part of it's potential). Pinholes don't apply since i have none working 100% now and the minolta i still didnt test.

The big deal with the pentax is the wide aperture and nice, wide focus range (45cm to 15m in steps, and infinite)

Canon AV-1 has a wider angle, which is nice (28mm) and has also a nice focus (<30cm to 10m and infinite)

The Eos300 has wide angle, zoom, built-in flash, and allows me to make multiple exposures on the go, BUT the manual focus isnt that great, it's lots of electronic stuff and no cool mechanic winding sound.

So, please... vote 1, 2 or 3.


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