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Sold T1i and most lenses, what should I replace with for EOS 3?

 
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Apr 01, 2010 20:56 |  #1

Hey guys, I just sold off most of my equipment due to financial crisis, but I still want to be in the photography game! I would like some help choosing good lenses for portraits when using a canon film SLR (EOS 3) or 5d since they have the same full frame effect. Some of my limitations are going to be lower ISO films, 400 or below probably, because of concerns about excessive noise. First is this something reasonable to be worried about? So far I have only shot iso 100 or iso 200 film with this EOS 3 and have not noticed noise. I also imagine that it would be more pleasant to look at, but I don't know yet.

Second, I realised that most of my photography was taken with the 17-40 L when I used lightroom to see the distribution of my shots. This was on a T1i, so with this new lack of crop in mind, what should I replace this range with? The qualifications are : price, low light ability, and it working on full frame.

I do still have my 430 ex ii and 50mm f1.4, and which have helped me take photos in dark clubs and stuff, so maybe that will be able to help me get by with perhaps a less wide open lens.

Another question I have is, what kinds of films should I buy? I am really not too familiar with the different brands, although I have tried Fujifilm Superia 200 and it looks nice. I would like recommendations for black and white films, where to get them developed, and colour film recommendations as well please :).

Thank you everyone for being on this forum and helping people like me with their questions.




  
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Apr 01, 2010 21:21 |  #2

I don't have an answer for you as I could not imagine having only a film camera.
but I think that for the cost of film and processing that you could get a use xti or something and have a decent digital camera.

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Apr 01, 2010 22:42 as a reply to  @ MMURAD's post |  #3

I see older bodies (20d, XT, XTi) in $200-$250 range on local Craigslist. Given the circumstances, consider downgrading 50mm f/1.4 to 50mm f/1.8 Mk II and picking up one of the older digital bodies.


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Apr 01, 2010 22:48 |  #4

Do you really want to work with film, or do you see it as a way of saving money?
If the latter, you are mistaken - digital is far cheaper per frame, and I'd suggest that you get a 350D with an 18-55 IS.




  
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Apr 02, 2010 01:49 |  #5

Shooting film for making photography cheaper? :confused:
Don't think so.

I used a 400D + 50mm F1.8 solely for a couple of months.
For my purposes it was great


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Apr 02, 2010 05:23 |  #6

Shoot a couple dozen rolls of film, develop and print them and you could've bought a second-hand 5D (OK, rebel then..). My 'one body, one lens' combo on a 'budget' would be a 5D classic and a 24-105L. On a budget get a crop rebel and the 17-40L again if you liked it the first time around. it's what I shot with great pleasure for 4 years before upgrading.


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Apr 02, 2010 05:34 |  #7

flyboy89 wrote in post #9916777 (external link)
Another question I have is, what kinds of films should I buy?.

what is this thing you call "film" ?




  
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Apr 02, 2010 05:37 |  #8

I would like to work with film, so far what I do is just have a photo cd made for about 3 to 5 dollars, then choose any negatives I like to have printed. Its also a way of forcing myself to limit my shots to things I actually want, instead of the spray and pray method I used in the past haha.

I was actually considering getting a G series camera to use with my flash for more casual situations, as a way to keep the overall cost of the film usage. Maybe a G9 since its older and less expensive now...




  
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Apr 02, 2010 05:37 |  #9

mattia wrote in post #9918448 (external link)
Shoot a couple dozen rolls of film, develop and print them and you could've bought a second-hand 5D (OK, rebel then..). My 'one body, one lens' combo on a 'budget' would be a 5D classic and a 24-105L. On a budget get a crop rebel and the 17-40L again if you liked it the first time around. it's what I shot with great pleasure for 4 years before upgrading.

That's not really on a budget :lol:

18-55 IS wil do just fine I think.


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