Decent film camera?

Started Jan 5, 2013 | Questions thread
CFynn Veteran Member • Posts: 5,224
Re: Decent film camera?

rrr_hhh wrote:

LincolnB wrote:

Consider getting a Twin Lens Reflex such as a Lubitel 166 or Yashica. They're fun to use and you get more resolution than just about any digital camera.

aren't those medium format camera ? The films would be pretty expensive both the film itself and the processing !

It usually works out just about the same -sometimes cheaper. With a medium format camera people tend to take more time to compose the shot and nail the exposure - and so get a much higher percentage of "keepers" with far fewer shots than with a 35mm SLR.

A roll of 120 film, which gives you 12 exposures on a 6x6 camera, costs about the same to buy and process as a 36 exposure roll of 135 35mm film. If you buy a fixed lens medium format camera you also won't have the temptation to start buying more and more lenses.

Prints from medium format film can be stunning - and you can get decent scans from medium format film with a relatively inexpensive flat-bed scanner.

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