I started analog photography a decade ago, with a Yashica Electro 35 GSN. A few years later I upgraded to a Bronica SQ which I've been very happy with, except for the fact that it's extremely big and heavy.
I want to buy a film SLR, but I have no idea where to start. In the digital world I use a Nikon D7100, so I've looked into Nikon film bodies. These aren't very expensive nowadays, but the lens are. Probably due to the fact that Nikon lenses are very usable even in modern digital bodies. None of my AF-S DX lenses would work with a 35mm body, so I would have to buy lenses for it as well.
Another system I've seen is Pentax K1000 which seems to be quite popular.
What SLR camera system would be a good choice in 2020, considering:
- Light meter: must be working. No "aged" meter technology that will not work anymore.
- Batteries: should be available and standard. No Silver 5.6V requirement that will meter wrong with 6V alkaline or require a special adapter.
- Auto Focus: desired, but not required if focusing will be easy to my eyes with mild astigmatism.
- Price range: Looking to spend $150 to $200 in a camera and at least one lens.