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I would like to buy a secondhand SLR camera. I'm not fussed about autofocus, but want decent metering and the highest optical quality possible. I have a budget of up to 300 ($490). Any suggestions? Alistair...

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    I would like to buy a secondhand SLR camera. I'm not fussed about
    autofocus, but want decent metering and the highest optical quality
    possible. I have a budget of up to 300 ($490). Any suggestions?

    Alistair
    A Crosby Guest

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    On 14 Jul 2003 11:46:16 -0700, [email]crosby9480hotmail.com[/email] (A Crosby)
    wrote:
    >I would like to buy a secondhand SLR camera. I'm not fussed about
    >autofocus, but want decent metering and the highest optical quality
    >possible. I have a budget of up to 300 ($490). Any suggestions?
    There are many excellent choices today. For about $150 you can get a
    Pentax Spotmatic. That is a pro quality camera (and system). All
    manual, though.

    Lots of top quality fixed focus lenses are available used. The 28mm
    and 135mm often go for quite a bit less than $100 on eBay.

    Back in the 1960s when I was a kid, I did not have such choice! You
    are lucky.

    Avogadro
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    "A Crosby" <crosby9480hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:f34c34d4.0307140716.211070bbposting.google.c om...
    > I would like to buy a secondhand SLR camera. I'm not fussed about
    > autofocus, but want decent metering and the highest optical quality
    > possible. I have a budget of up to 300 ($490). Any suggestions?
    >
    > Alistair
    Used Canon Elan IIe from KEH along with a new 50mm lens.


    Matt Clara Guest

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    If you are willing to look and sift through things.. I would reccommend
    going to EBAY. I just picked up a Canon Elan7e with a 28-90mm EF lens for
    less than $400. This camera is like brand new and takes beautiful
    pictures... (When I learn to use the camera properly, it will take
    beautiful photographs.. LOL).

    Danny


    "A Crosby" <crosby9480hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:f34c34d4.0307140716.211070bbposting.google.c om...
    > I would like to buy a secondhand SLR camera. I'm not fussed about
    > autofocus, but want decent metering and the highest optical quality
    > possible. I have a budget of up to 300 ($490). Any suggestions?
    >
    > Alistair

    Danny Guest

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    You can get a Minolta X-700. It is very cheap and it has almost the same
    function as Nikon FA, which is much more expensive used. And you can
    get some Minolta manual focus lens on ebay at cheap price.

    However, under your budget, I would recommend you to get a Autofocuse
    camera like Minolta Dynax 5 with a 24-50mm lens or 24-105mm lens. Dynax 5
    has "decent metering" and the lens are "highest optical quality" and not
    very expensive.

    Ming.

    b 14 Jul 2003 11:46:16 -0700, A Crosby <crosby9480hotmail.com> gD:
    > I would like to buy a secondhand SLR camera. I'm not fussed about
    > autofocus, but want decent metering and the highest optical quality
    > possible. I have a budget of up to G300 ($490). Any suggestions?
    >
    > Alistair
    >


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    This camera is like brand new and takes beautiful
    > pictures... (When I learn to use the camera properly, it will take
    > beautiful photographs.. LOL).
    >
    Oh no Danny....go back to chapter one, page one.


    Buzz Chandler Guest

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    For 300 quid you can buy a nice Nikon FE2 and a couple of nikkor lens the
    FE2 pay not more than 180 40 for a 50mm lens F1.8 or the F2 the rest on
    maybe a Nikkor 135mm F3.5
    B
    "A Crosby" <crosby9480hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:f34c34d4.0307140716.211070bbposting.google.c om...
    > I would like to buy a secondhand SLR camera. I'm not fussed about
    > autofocus, but want decent metering and the highest optical quality
    > possible. I have a budget of up to 300 ($490). Any suggestions?
    >
    > Alistair

    Bhup Guest

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