Canon A2 & 50mm f/1.8 - If you want a film camera with autofocus on a budget this is the camera and lens to get. The camera was introduced in 1992 and was one of Canon’s first EOS bodies with a great autofocus system. Pair this camera with Canon’s 50mm f/1.8 lens and you have an amazing package. It focuses well in low light, can shoot wide open in sunlight (the shutter goes to 1/8000s), and can crank off 5 frames per second. While an EOS 1V is a better camera, and a 50mm f/1.2 lens is a faster lens, the A2 and 50mm f/1.8 is nearly as good and nearly as fast, and at around $100, one twentieth the price. On A Budget, Canon 50Mm, F 1 8 Lens, 50Mm F 1 8, Wide Open, Amazing Packaging, Low Lights, Shoots Wide, Film Cameras
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Bell & Howell Filmo ? 75 The beautiful Filmo 75 is a 16mm movie camera, produced in Chicago beginning in 1928. It was intended for amateur use, but the quality of its construction makes it easy to see why Bell & Howell cameras were the tools of choice for Hollywood studios in the early days of motion pictures. Although rather heavy by today's standards, the 75 was quite compact for its time, and was marketed as a ladies' camera. Its ornate leather covering was available in Walnut Brown, Ebony Black, and Silver Birch (seen here).
Leica M7 December 21, 2011 Taken with Canon 5DII The Leica M7 is the best 35mm film camera ever made. It is a manual focus rangefinder camera with an electronic shutter and a built in light meter. Manual focusing with a rangefinder is far easier to do than with an slr. There is a small square in the middle of the viewfinder that shows two superimposed images, one is fixed and the other moves when you turn the focus ring on the lens. When the object you are looking at in the square has both...
Yashica Electro 35 CC - This is the perfect film camera to carry everywhere with you. It has a very sharp 35mm f/1.8 lens, aperture priority mode (auto exposure), manual rangefinder focusing and is quite compact. It was produced from about 1970 to 1975 and although not common, can easily be found on ebay. This is one of the first rangefinder cameras I picked up and the one that really got me excited about the accuracy manual focusing provides. When loaded with 1600iso film (or 400iso film you plan to push to 1600iso) and set to f/1.8 it can take pictures in most lighting situations. For all those looking to start (or restart) shooting film, I would highly recommend this camera.