Across the tracks

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Martin Francis, Oct 31, 2004.

  1. .... or "accidentally digital".

    A good fortnight, bargains-wise; picked up a chrome FM3a for £100 the other
    week, and this week found myself a D100 with MB-D100 for £400 (and 512Mb 80x
    CF for £50). Of course, I have no lenses yet...

    If it were simply a matter of film, i'd have no real hesitations- prime
    moderate wide, prime standard, prime short tele (probably 35/50/85). I think
    I will probably stick with the format in digital too, but replacing the 35mm
    with a 20-35mm f2.8 Nikkor- and of course having AF versions of the 50/1.4
    and 85/1.4 will help, too. The 85/1.4 will take some saving for, so i'll
    fill the gap with a manual focus Tamron 90mm (just for fun). A 180mm f2.8
    would round things out nicely, I think.

    Any thoughts or suggestions? Glaring omissions?
     
    Martin Francis, Oct 31, 2004
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  2. Martin Francis

    Joseph Kewfi Guest

    Any thoughts or suggestions? Glaring omissions?

    Yeah, you forgot to tell me where you're picking up these bargains?
     
    Joseph Kewfi, Oct 31, 2004
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  3. Guy in a pub :)

    Actually, the FM3a was a part-ex from a regular who bought an F5 on a whim
    (she's famous for dropping cameras, though this one doesn't have any marks-
    i'm going to run a test film through first, just to be certain). The D100
    was a part-ex for a D70- to my mind, a rather pointless swap, but i'm not
    complaining. Stingy git kept the EN-EL3, though...

    My £500 20-35mm f2.8 is in the post :)))
     
    Martin Francis, Nov 1, 2004
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  4. Martin Francis

    Joseph Kewfi Guest

    My £500 20-35mm f2.8 is in the post :)))

    Nice one, lucky fucker.
     
    Joseph Kewfi, Nov 2, 2004
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