Right i'm staying film, is this a good choice?

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by The Reids, Apr 10, 2005.

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    The Reids Guest

    I've decided to avoid non full frame bodies and wait until full
    frame gets to my price range, so am getting a Canon 300X with a
    28-90. Now, I shoot mainly wide angle landscape, so Sigma 15-30
    is on the cards. Sigma seem to say its fine for film and digital
    and users seem happy. But what about the 12-24? Sigma seem a
    little more reticent about it as a film lens, I get the feeling
    its really meant for use of the centre only on a "1.6" body?
     
    The Reids, Apr 10, 2005
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    Ian Riches Guest

    The Reids () wrote...
    You might be interested in this guy's review:

    http://194.100.88.243/petteri/pont/Reviews/a_Sigma_12-24_f4.5-
    5.6/a_Sigma_EX_12-24_f4.5-5.6.html

    (that URL may need re-forming)

    He has some full-frame shots on film, IIRC.

    Ian
     
    Ian Riches, Apr 11, 2005
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  3. If you've already bought your 300X ignore this note, otherwise it might be
    worth while checking out your local Jessops s/h stock for good prices on top
    end film cameras which they're trying to shift.
     
    Malcolm Stewart, Apr 11, 2005
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    The Reids Guest

    Following up to The Reids
    or pay a little more for a Nikon?
     
    The Reids, Apr 11, 2005
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    The Reids Guest

    Following up to Malcolm Stewart
    there must be a surplus, musnt there. New prices also look cheap
    to me(?) but I haven't been watching.

    In fact, the more I look at the cameras I was considering, the
    less I like all the battery powered features I dont need for
    landscape, I think i'll pick up a second Pentax body, what was
    the lovely one called, LX?
     
    The Reids, Apr 11, 2005
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    The Reids Guest

    Following up to Ian Riches
    This lens fascinates me, right up my street, it seems used
    stopped down the performance is OK.
     
    The Reids, Apr 11, 2005
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    john orrells Guest

    Lovely camera the LX, I use one, but make sure the mirror stops have
    been replaced otherwise it sticks.
     
    john orrells, Apr 11, 2005
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    A.Lee Guest

    They certainly need to do something with their secondhand prices - I was
    in their Head Office store last week browsing, they had a battered OM-40
    for £150, and a Canon 50mm lens for £24 - I couldnt sell my exc. cond
    OM-40 for £40 last week on ebay,(it's still for sale if anyone is
    interested) and I bought a superb condition 50mm Canon lens for £9.75
    inc. post.
    They dont realise that 2nd hand film camera prices have fallen through
    the floor in the last year.
    Alan.
     
    A.Lee, Apr 11, 2005
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    Microwave Guest

    They certainly need to do something with their secondhand prices - I was
    in their Head Office store last week browsing, they had a battered OM-40
    for £150, and a Canon 50mm lens for £24 - I couldnt sell my exc. cond
    OM-40 for £40 last week on ebay,(it's still for sale if anyone is
    interested) and I bought a superb condition 50mm Canon lens for £9.75
    inc. post.
    They dont realise that 2nd hand film camera prices have fallen through
    the floor in the last year.
    Alan.
    [/QUOTE]

    Seems to be the case for a lot of places. I've noticed the same prices in the ads in AP for the
    last two years, by and large. The seem to be creeping down slowly, at best.I wonder when
    they'll get the idea.
     
    Microwave, Apr 11, 2005
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    The Reids Guest

    Following up to The Reids
    the 12-24 completely changed my view on the viability of going
    part digital now. Used on my film camera it is amazing even if
    not for everyone, on a digital it gives a usable wide angle
    without paying full frame prices. So I changed all my plans and
    stayed with Pentax with their commitment to small cameras. Now
    have an *ist (How do you say it?).
    Using the two bodies I can range from 12mm to about 300mm now!
    Thanks for all the replies to my two questions. I'll be back in a
    few hours with something about setting up on PC no doubt!
     
    The Reids, Apr 13, 2005
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