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How to Choose the Right Film Camera for You

Film photography is experiencing a real surge in popularity, and the beauty of it is that there are decades upon decades of used film cameras available, meaning you have a ton of options in which to find the perfect model for your needs and budget. If you are interested in film photography and ready to purchase a camera, check out this great video that discusses some good options and what to look for. 

Coming to you from Leigh & Raymond Photography, this excellent video will help you choose the right film camera. The nice thing about film cameras of the last few decades is that many of them shared the same mounts as popular DSLR formats, like Canon EF and Nikon F. This means that if you still have any DSLR lenses hanging around, you can use them just as you would on a digital camera. For example, I use an old Canon Elan 7E SLR camera I got eBay for just $20. Not only does it use all my EF lenses natively (including autofocus), its shutter is so astoundingly quiet that I can actually use it in classical music concerts. Check out the video above for the full rundown. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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