Help me buy a cheap SLR camera
June 5, 2007 12:06 PM Subscribe
I need the cheapest SLR possible.
posted by k8t to sports, hobbies, & recreation (29 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I am taking a photography class this summer. I am a student and have to be as frugal as possible, so buying used is okay. I can see this being a long term hobby.
My class reqs:
* 35mm camera that has full manual control of the aperture, shutter speed and focus simultaneously.
* the aperture and shutter speed should have a range of five stops each. This means that it must have five units of measure for the aperture (the adjustable diaphragm in your lens). A standard example of this could be f/4, f/5.6, f/8, f/11, f/16 or f/5.6, f/8, f/11, f/16, f/22.
* The shutters f-stop range will look something like this: 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000.
I have no idea what to do next. Help please!