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1. Posted by bibs (Full Member 89 posts) 11y

Hi
can any one suggest between film SLRs --- a fully manual SLR (like nikon F2) or a digital SLR like (canon EOS66,nikon F88)---which way to go.
Thanks

2. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 11y

I still like old manual film cameras where you have a separate aperature ring and shutter speed dial. But this is a very complex and personal question, bib. Sorry, I can't be of much more help than that. Maybe also consider the range of lenses that fit that body as well....

3. Posted by danalasta (Respected Member 519 posts) 11y

All this talk about SLRs and DSLRs...the + and - factors...remember you are not investing in a camera but buying a system...it's like talking about a manual or auto drive car...the most important thing is: does the camera body feel GOOD in your hands with all the buttons and dials easily accessible and easy to work with?

You dont buy a car just for its looks...You want to know how it "feels" around you. How a camera feels and works with you is no different from buying a car. You will probably use it under stress-filled conditions like vacation or holidays. The last thing you need in a camera is one that you have to struggle with...(ever seen the way how some people hold their cameras?)

Going digital doesn't just mean learning how a new camera and lens works. It means learning how to adjust the image within the camera; transport the image from the camera to the computer; manipulate, adjust, change, switch, compress, decompress, zip, zig, and dink with your image inside the computer; and then send, print, or display your image to the rest of the world...does that make SLRs look inferior ?

dana