Thanks for all the tips! So far, I was gifted a Minolta Autopak-8 d6 and given a dirt cheap price on a Canon 814xl. Can't wait to start testing!
On Monday, July 30, 2012, Mike Kartje <mkar...@siu.edu> wrote: > I own a Minolta XL400 and Canon 512, and both are - or should I say "were" - fine cameras: the features that make them nice are some of the first things to fail. Internal metering and manual aperture control became unreliable and eventually stopped working all together. Shutter release becoming erratic is also a concern. Still usable cameras, just not as "feature-filled" anymore. Used cameras like this, unless professionally cleaned & serviced, will have accumulated 30+ years of grime and corrosion, so the chances for a manual aperture control/etc. not working (or failing over time with a lot of use) are pretty high. > > I was gifted Rollei SL 85 - a re-badged Bauer - and think its the best of the lot. Basic features and built like a tank. My kind of camera. Feels like it could be dropped off building and it'd still keep clicking away (I am curious but not willing to test this). > > Mike Kartje > > > On 07/29/2012 09:17 PM, Steve Polta wrote: > > The Canon 814 XL-S and the Canon 1014 XL-S are great cameras, although the "S" (for sound) is superfluous at this moment in history. Note that these are completely different (and superior) machines from the Canons 814 and 1014 that do not bear the "XL-S" tag. The Nikon R-10 is also a really interesting camera that has a lot of really cool options for super-impositions. I think it's the camera Paul Clipson uses if that holds any significance... > > Steve Polta > > --- On Sun, 7/29/12, David Tetzlaff <djte...@gmail.com> wrote: > > From: David Tetzlaff <djte...@gmail.com> > Subject: Re: [Frameworks] Super 8 camera recommendations? > To: "Experimental Film Discussion List" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Date: Sunday, July 29, 2012, 4:55 PM > > Since you want cost to come together with features and reliability, I'll assume Beaulieus, stock or rebuilt, are out. I'd say it hard to do better than the various iterations of Canon 814 and 1014. For something cheaper than that, you might look at a Sankyo, but I think they're not quite as reliable as the Canons. Minoltas don't have much in the way of features, but they should work pretty well... > > My thoughts are largely based on now distant recollections, I'm sure other folks will have recs about cameras they're using right now, which means they've held up quite some time past their dates of manufacture and expected life of service. > > Good luck. > _______________________________________________ > FrameWorks mailing list > FrameWorks@jonasmekasfilms.com > https://mailman-mail5.webfaction.com/listinfo/frameworks > > > _______________________________________________ > FrameWorks mailing list > FrameWorks@jonasmekasfilms.com > https://mailman-mail5.webfaction.com/listinfo/frameworks > >
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