It comes down to what works for you, what combination helps you make the picture you want to make. Photographer Dan Winters agrees.
Here are their answers. Consider it the Rolex or Porsche of cameras.
We finish off with the cheapest option of all — disposable cameras. I take pictures on set with them. It just suited me well.
A fully manual camera, the Pentax K is a workhorse. Best disposable film cameras Film is expensive, slow, unpredictable and time-consuming. I feel completely connected to the process. Metering was carried out by a single silicon photocell offering centre-weighted meter. But the right tool in the right hands are both essential to achieving perfection. The first five are 35mm cameras, the second five are medium format roll film cameras. But he finds those attributes work in his favor. The AE-1 used Canon's FD breech-lock bayonet mount, which has since been superseded by its EF lens mount, though adaptors are available.
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