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If you want a nice camera, buy a nice camera. If you want a nice phone, buy a nice phone. Rule of thumb: specialized equipment is often much, much better than generalized equipment at what it does. For 700 euros (~$800 US at time of writing), you could get high quality used gear - a Canon 5D Mk. II + 2 basic lenses / 1 moderately good lens, for example - for ...


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I opened it again (stupid I know) and rolled the film back into the canister in a panic. I’m honestly not sure what happened, but can someone tell me if I ruined the whole roll? Yes, it's ruined. Film is light-sensitive. Extremely light-sensitive. Think about shutter speeds – a common one is 1/125 second. That's faster than one-hundreth of a second, to ...


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Usually opening the film door in dim light only ruins a couple of shots, as the rest of the film is tightly wound around the take-up spool, shielding it from light. So, the first time you opened the door shouldn't have harmed the latent images all too much. You say you opened the door a second time, after which you rolled the film back into the canister. ...


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The manual is online but quite tedious to page through online so I don't have the absolute definitive answer but what you want to do is to be able to release the shutter without focus being achieved. You might be able to do this by setting the camera to manual focus (pg 143) and trying a shot. There are other issues with doing this, the lens body combination ...


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I work in a photo lab and can tell you that you lost approximately 5 frames, the one you were on and 2 on either side. If your film didn't rewind then the rest of the roll that was still stored in the canister should b fine. Get it developed since most of the roll should turn out.


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In my opinion the lifetime is what really sets products apart. I used my Canon 20d (bought 2004) until two years ago, then I gave it to my 9 year old niece who got interested in photography. It still works just as it did when it was new, sure batteries has been replaced, and memory cards have been upgraded since it was new, but apart from that, as good as ...


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It can be said that you should purchase as much technology as you can reasonably afford. It will last longer, and not be superseded by newer technology as quickly. You should be able to find a decent brand name DSLR or mirrorless camera for the amount you are looking to spend. There is an important distinction to be made between “taking” and “making” a good ...


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