Recommendations for reasonable cost Canon film bodies (can be s/h)

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Rowan Crowe, May 24, 2004.

  1. Rowan Crowe

    Rowan Crowe Guest

    I recently purchased a 12-24mm lens for my 300D. While 12mm is
    noticeably wider than the 18-55mm kit lens, the 1.6X digital crop
    factor means I am not getting the most out of this lens. I'm looking
    to buy a Canon film body to exercise it to its full potential.

    What's available for up to $400-500? Doesn't need to be new, or
    necessarily that expensive. I would prefer that it has full manual
    plus aperture and shutter priority modes, as well as a
    "semi-automatic" mode (like "P" on the 300D, where the camera suggests
    suitable parms but allows you to change them)

    Also, where is a good place in Melbourne to get Velvia developed? I
    presume that the local Kmart are not going to do such a great job with
    this film. :)

    Thanks for any tips!
    Rowan Crowe, May 24, 2004
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    s Guest

    canon 300v.

    Basically a film version of the 300d in terms of features and modes.
    s, May 24, 2004
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    Scott Coutts Guest

    Or if you want to spend a little more (you might find one for $500) then
    I would definitely go for the EOS 30... fantastic camera!

    Scott Coutts, May 24, 2004
  4. Rowan Crowe

    Rowan Crowe Guest

    Buying a body plus lens is probably going to work out cheaper than
    buying them on separate occasions, right? I have an 18-55mm EF-S
    (digital) lens for the 300D, but for the film body I'll only be able
    to use the 12-24mm which means I would probably end up buying another
    lens soon anyway.

    Whatever I do I need to make sure I hide the receipt from my wife, she
    wasn't impressed by the cost of the 12-24mm lens. ;-)

    BTW what's the value of a 300D 18-55mm lens these days? If I get a
    28-something lens then I won't need it any more.
    Rowan Crowe, May 25, 2004
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    Ax Photo Guest

    Well not much really. The 18-55 lens will not fit any body but a Canon
    digital SLR. So it would only be worth anything to someone that has a Canon
    digital SLR without a lens. Someone with an older D30 or D60 maybe.
    Ax Photo, May 25, 2004
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    Ken Chandler Guest

    The EF-S lens mount is currently only suited to the 300D. The only markets
    for your 18-55 lens:

    1) Someone who bought a 300D without the lens
    2) Someone who's got a 300D with a busted lens
    3) Someone who wants to take a knife/dremel and 'hack' it to fit the EF
    mount per some of the wierd and wonderful mods doing the rounds.

    Unfortunately it isn't suited to any other EOS in it's current incarnation.
    Ken Chandler, May 25, 2004
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    redbears Guest

    Just curious, was that the Sigma 12-24 you bought? Did you get it from
    a Melbourne shop? I am keen to check one out.

    I use an EOS 33 as my film body, a nice amateur camera, I think you
    can still get these new for about $800. Other wise a second hand one
    should fit in your budget. Alternately have a look at the 30 or 5.

    Have you tried CPL in St Kilda / Windsor, they did a great job on the
    last few processing jobs I had, plus are competitive on digital prints
    too. The website is
    redbears, May 26, 2004
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    Rowan Crowe Guest

    Yes it is the Sigma 12-24mm, I purchased it from Camera Action in the
    city (cnr Elizabeth and Little Bourke streets). They had a display
    model last time I was there, but I am not sure if they have any
    remaining boxed stock. I talked them down to $1399 which seems pretty
    competitive when compared with online pricing.

    One problem so far is the fact that you can't fit a filter to the
    front. An 82mm one will screw into the lens cap adapter, but the edges
    show around 12-15mm even with the smaller digital sensor of the 300D.
    I've seen a site that shows you how to make an adapter to fit a
    smaller filter inside the petal but I've misplaced the URL. I'm not
    sure if that would let you go all the way to 12mm with a film body

    Thanks for the suggestions about the bodies and processing. :)
    Rowan Crowe, May 26, 2004
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    Rowan Crowe Guest

    Checking out their website now... what sort of processing have you
    done with them before? I'm interested in trying slide film and making
    large prints from that.

    One unusual quirk I noticed: if you want some 20x32 Pegasus prints,
    printing 3 ($99 @$33/ea) is considerably cheaper than printing 1
    ($126.50/ea). I've heard of bulk discounts before, but that is pretty
    out there! :)
    Rowan Crowe, May 27, 2004
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    Lionel Guest

    Kibo informs me that (Rowan Crowe) stated
    I'l bet. ;)
    Probably not very high - it can only be used with the 300D, as the rear
    element will foul on the mirror on other EOS cameras.
    Lionel, May 27, 2004
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    redbears Guest

    At this stage I have only used their B/W hand processing and Frontier

    The quality of the processing/proofs was well the money, no scratched
    redbears, May 27, 2004
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