Besides me, how many folks in this NG are still using 35mm film?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by dickr2, Sep 30, 2010.

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    dickr2 Guest

    Harold Gough wrote:
    Same here. But all my bodies and lenses are for the old Canon FD system.

    dickr2, Oct 22, 2010
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    Harold Gough wrote:
    Hi Harold,
    I'm still using a pair of Canon A-1s and a Canon T70 that still works.
    Lots of Canon lenses and also a 500mm mirror, a nice Tamron 28-70 and
    a Vivitar Series 1 28-90.
    I still grieve over my dearly departed Canon T90, the last Canon using
    all the features later to be found on the EOS system. Coupled with the
    300TL flash unit the possibilities were almost endless. Pre flash,
    slow sync, etc. The T90 also had several metering modes and other
    features that took me a while to learn. I still have the T90 but I can't
    get it repaired and I can't bear to throw it away. I also have a pair of
    300TL flash units with off camera connecting cords, but the 300TL doesn't
    work with newer Canon cameras. :-(
    So I'm back to the basics with the Canon A-1s. I have the 5fps motor drive
    on one and a power winder on the other. If I want to travel lite, I'll
    remove the power winder and attach the Tamron 28-70 lens.

    dickr2, Oct 24, 2010
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  3. My main "user" (apart from various "shelf queens" and other less
    practical cameras) is my A-1, bought used years ago from eBay cheap, in
    nearly perfect condition. Came with a FD 35-105 zoom which is what I use
    the most. Also have the 50mm lens which I almost never use, a Vivitar
    Series 1 100mm macro tele (*great* lens!), and a Canon FD 24mm wide-angle.

    The 35-105 is the best mid-size zoom I've ever had (out of several),
    especially in the distortion department: much less barrel/pincushion
    distortion than my old 28-200 Tamron (Canon AE-1) or the 28-90 Vivitar
    (Minolta XG-M). The Tamron was the worst.
    David Nebenzahl, Oct 24, 2010
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    dickr2 Guest

    Hi David,
    I've purchased much of my camera equipment at local camera "swap" meets.
    One of my A-1s was purchased from an older fellow who was a little bit
    shaky and needed a camera with image stabilization. The camera looked
    like new, but had the dreaded "shutter squeak". I found a fellow on line
    who specialized in Canon A series cameras and he fixed the problem.
    I also have the Canon 35-105, reportedly one of the best lenses Canon
    made, and I should use it more often.
    Too many cameras, too many lenses, it gets "confussing".
    dickr2, Oct 24, 2010
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