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Thread: Help me choose!

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    Help me choose!

    So, I'm relatively new to this forum and film cameras itself so I was wondering if you guys would help me decide on a camera. The choices are:

    Olympus OM-1
    Olympus OM-1
    Pentax Spotmatic
    Konica Autoreflex
    Yashica FX3
    Minolta SRT-101

    If you guys could, please do give me details on why you think one is better than the other. Thanks guys!

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    Analog Photographer, Digital World Axle's Avatar
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    Milton, ON, Canada

    Re: Help me choose!

    Olympus, Pentax, or Minolta.

    The reason, you can get lenses easily and cheaply also.
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    Senior Shooter Greg McCary's Avatar
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    Re: Help me choose!

    I owned a Yashica FX3 though it is a sound camera it has quite a bit of mirror slap. If you are going to use a big zoom get a sturdy tripod.
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    Member cameron665's Avatar
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    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    Re: Help me choose!

    OM-1, a legend. I bought mine second hand 20 years ago - still going strong. The only issue is it takes the old mecury batteries (1.35V), but there are ways around this. Mine was recalibrated at last service for SR44 silver oxide (1.55V). The Zuiko lenses are fantastically sharp.

    If you don't want the battery hassle you could try and find an OM-2.

    Mamiya RZ67, Zeiss Ikon Nettar, Voigtlander Bessa 66
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    Pentax K20D

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