Author Topic: Budget DSLR  (Read 4682 times)

LEE

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Re: Budget DSLR
« Reply #50 on: October 25, 2017, 06:28:09 pm »
HP3? HP5 surely. Faster than FP4.

PITA to process though
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David Martin

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Re: Budget DSLR
« Reply #51 on: October 25, 2017, 08:32:10 pm »
HP5 or FP4? Both are quite straight forward.
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LEE

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Re: Budget DSLR
« Reply #52 on: October 26, 2017, 11:44:28 am »
HP5 or FP4? Both are quite straight forward.

You're correct, I was mis-remembering XP2 (it's been a third of a century)
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T42

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Re: Budget DSLR
« Reply #53 on: October 26, 2017, 01:15:22 pm »
HP3? HP5 surely. Faster than FP4.

Yeah, 5 it was.  HP3 I used in my misspent youth.
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LEE

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Re: Budget DSLR
« Reply #54 on: January 27, 2018, 12:06:46 am »
FYI.

I just bought a 2005 Canon 5D for £260 (the going price).

This was a £3,000 camera back in the day.  It's a Pro camera, built like a tank with a 13Mp full-frame sensor.  It's takes gorgeous images.

Strange to think, that after a year looking at upgrading my 6D to a 6D Mk2 or 5D mk4, I stepped back a bit and thought about what I actually wanted.  What I actually wanted was a traditional camera that took digital images.

People may moan that it's "Grainy" at 3200 iso (well so was my Ilford FP4 film).

Highly recommended and likely to become a very expensive classic.
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Jaded

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Re: Budget DSLR
« Reply #55 on: January 27, 2018, 12:48:12 am »
It is fun to look at what was considered "Pro" over a decade ago.

More so when reading the forms full of gear-heads.
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T42

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Re: Budget DSLR
« Reply #56 on: January 27, 2018, 09:31:09 am »
FYI.

I just bought a 2005 Canon 5D for £260 (the going price).

This was a £3,000 camera back in the day.  It's a Pro camera, built like a tank with a 13Mp full-frame sensor.  It's takes gorgeous images.

Strange to think, that after a year looking at upgrading my 6D to a 6D Mk2 or 5D mk4, I stepped back a bit and thought about what I actually wanted.  What I actually wanted was a traditional camera that took digital images.

People may moan that it's "Grainy" at 3200 iso (well so was my Ilford FP4 film).

Highly recommended and likely to become a very expensive classic.

I feel much the same about my old D200. It has a beautiful interface and good colour depth. I was delighted with it back in 2007 and am still delighted with some of the shots I took with it. That's what counts, in the end.

Now selling on Amazon UK for £120 used and £299 refurb.
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LEE

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Re: Budget DSLR
« Reply #57 on: January 27, 2018, 02:09:53 pm »
It is fun to look at what was considered "Pro" over a decade ago.

More so when reading the forms full of gear-heads.

Admittedly I wouldn't use the 5D if my livelihood was dependent on results today but, as Budget DSLRs go, it's a heck of a value proposition now.

If I ran a photography course at a college or university then I'd be buying them up ASAP.
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Re: Budget DSLR
« Reply #58 on: January 27, 2018, 04:22:42 pm »
Just to add to this thread, I reckon there's an important fringe benefit of budget Canon DSLRs which is their (almost) compatibility with vintage screwfit lenses. They just need an adapter ring.

Why is this a good thing? As manual focus prime lenses, the M42 fit glass lenses are fast compared with entry level modern kit. For situations where the camera is on a tripod and you have time to focus manually, they're a pleasure to use and can allow you to take photos in dim light (i.e. without special photographic lights). Product photography on a budget.