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Old 06-03-2019   #41
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Cheapest: Nikon F75 + 28-80 3.3-5.6 G - around $40.

Most expensive: D600 + 85/1.8 G -- around $1,000

Both kits purchased used.
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Old 06-05-2019   #42
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... the cheap F75 ...
Make no mistake; in the case of the F75, cheap merely equals inexpensive; I've found it to be the most enjoyable film-AF Nikon to use, with just the right balance between features and ease of use..
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Hmmm... I guess it would by my NEX-3 that I bought used for little money and my Leica Summicron-M 2/90 adapted to it.
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The angle is misleading. Here is the body cap:


Kevin Finney Pinhole Body Cap
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I have something similar, but in M39. I think the one I have is about f/144. I mounted it on my Cosina 107-SW (aka Bessa L).

Cosina 107-SW, M39 pinhole body cap, Ilford HP5+, developed in Compard R09 at 1+50 for 11 minutes.


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Also, I saw this article today, which I think is in the spirit of this thread. Even cheaper than a pinhole body cap.
https://www.35mmc.com/06/06/2019/tha...by-john-scott/
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Also, I saw this article today, which I think is in the spirit of this thread. Even cheaper than a pinhole body cap.
https://www.35mmc.com/06/06/2019/tha...by-john-scott/
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I have the same combo. In fact, the reason I bought the cheap F75 was to shoot my Sigma ART lenses (24, 35, 50 and 24-105) on a film body. The F75 is definitely my cheapest body. My most expensive lens would be my Nikon 70-200mm/2.8.
Ain't nothin' wrong with the N75. It is 85% (conservatively) of an F6, feature-wise (no, I haven't been drinking), a fraction of the weight, at .0033 of the cost (I used a calculator). It will take the same pictures.

Nikon made it (mostly) ugly gray intentionally so "pro's" and "advanced amateurs" (like Huss) will turn their nose up at it while not turning off soccer moms who it was aimed at. Photographers also have an irrational love affair with metal. Would you want a metal keyboard, laptop, calculatpr, or PC? (Boy those old forged in iron by blacksmiths Remmington typewriters that required a forklift to move -- so much better than these cheap azz modern plastic leyboards! They don't make'm like they used to!) That's why "transistor radios" were made of plastic. Did you want to lug a metal portable radio around? Aren't cameras inherently supposed to be portable? Photographers are a weird lot.

Ken Rockwell on the N75 -- "It's a plastic F5 or F6...the N75 has every trick Nikon has ever learned to put in cameras, at a very low price." That was "then" (new), now they're giving them away. And because they're relatively new ("a" decade on now, not decadeS on) made in this century, they don't suffer the myriad of maladies that many old film cameras have (light seals turned to goo, stuck shutters, jammed film advance, "pads of death" and similar, misaligned or fogged rangefinders, corroded battery compartments, toased electronics, broken meters, missing/destroyed battery doors, etc., etc., etc.)

The mid-00 "last gasp of the film era" consumer major mfgr SLRs are the best kept secret in film photography right now. Snap them up now before the lomographers and collectors catch on and they start asking $100's for them like the mediocre point-n-shooters of 90's.

Slap a 50/1.8 D on one of these (or even the 28-80 3.3/5.6 G that can be had for $30) and you have quite the capable if not "respectable" film kit practically for free.
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