I know a little about photography, but not too much about film or film cameras. I have a couple of old film point and shoots but I never think much about exposure, etc. I have never used a film SLR so am eager to address that gap!
I'd be getting it off ebay, not looking to spend much, and wanted to go for one of the Canon EOS film cameras (e.g. this one
) because I already have an EOS 450D (EOS Rebel Xsi) with the kit lens and an EF 50mm f/1.8 lens, and I was hoping to use those lenses, and any others I buy in the future, with the new camera as well.
Rightly or wrongly, it feels like a big shift in mindset to go from digital where taking a thousand bad shots doesn't really matter, to film where every bad shot is a shot wasted. It also seems a little difficult to get information on film SLRs because of the shift to digital. So I turn to the all-knowing hivemind. What things do you wish you knew back when you started out on film photography? I take mostly candid people pictures. I'm not specifically looking for camera recommendations but feel free to give me some if you like!