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Real retro cameras

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by gurky, Apr 13, 2014.

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  1. gurky

    gurky Thread Starter

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    I would like to have a camera that is just like cameras were
    long ago, with manual focussing (Fresnel lens or split screen)
    and manual setting of exposure and aperture - but with digital
    function.
    I tried googling for this but all I find are cameras with a retro look,
    but otherwise quite modern and standard.
    Do there exist any cameras of the type I would like to have?
     
  2. Noyb

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    Why not make the "Reto Look" by editing the digital Image after you take it ???
     
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    Most DSLR lenses have a switch for AF and MF -- auto and manual focus. Instead of a split screen, the little red LED in the viewfinder blinks when the target is in focus. And of course you can set the camera to manual mode so you can set aperture and shutter speed independently.

    If you don't like the red light method of manually focusing, you can change the focus screen on many cameras (you have to buy the split screen). Here is a company that makes them. Here is another.
     
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    You're welcome.
     
  5. Guyzer

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    Um.... any decent DSLR camera will have all the manual functions that your used to in the " old film type bodies. ". You'll find it when you look at the dial. It will be under " M ". ;)

    You might have a harder time finding something with a split screen like the old trusty " Pentax K1000 " had but that's a small issue. You'll be able to get used to whatever screen the body comes with.
     
  6. Peano

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    Except for manual focus. See my post above.
     
  7. Guyzer

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    The manual focus switch is generally found on the lens itself. Keep in mind I'm talking about DSLR's and not P & S stuff.
     
  8. Peano

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    Imagine that! :rolleyes:
     
  9. etaf

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    whats your budget for the camera , and what sort of things will you mainly be photography

    potraits, landscapes, sport
     
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