Ok, so I shoot the occasional roll of colour film, not too often but still. I never purchased a film camera though and have always just used my dad's Minolta XG-M with a 50mm. Im good with the quality of the images and how they turn out, thing is that its kinda important to my dad, not that he would use it, but regardless.
So what im asking is for as much as I use it; would it be smart to pick up another Minolta XG-M with a 50mm? From what i've seen thats gonna run me ~$85 shipped.
Is that the best option or is there a better camera that will suit my needs for cheaper? I don't really know much about film which is why I
a. dont shoot it often &
b. am asking for advice
Thanks for reading and thanks in advance for any advice you may be able to provide below!
1) What is your budget? How much money can you spend right away, and do you think you can get more money to invest in the future?
Since I only shoot film "recreationally" and not very often, I wouldnt wanna go over $90
2) What experience do you already have with cameras? Have you ever even used one before? Have you helped your friend out with his camera? Have you owned your own?
Like I said above, Ive gone through a handful of rolls on my dads camera, but that and photo class at school is the only film experience I've got
2) What gear, if any, do you currently have? (tripod, old camera lenses, mics, etc)
Tripods, rigs, and more digitally oriented equipment that isnt relevant in this situation. I do not own anything regarding film other than rolls of film & the Minolta XG-M setup I mentioned above.
4) What are you planning to shoot and how do you want to use your camera? Are you going to use this with the sole purpose of shooting skiing? or do you think you might try other stuff as well (movies, documentaries, short films, etc)
Just recreatinolly, probabl won't ever come skiing, just a new toy when I dont wanna bring out a DSLR or camcorder
5) Do you want a camera that you can hand to your friends, that could or could not have film experience, and let them shoot you? or will you be doing all the filming?
Doesn't really matter, most of them are in my photo class at school and should know how to work it anyway, but yeah' doesnt matter
6) When filming skiing, how do you tend to shoot? (follow cams, leave it on record on a tripod and hike, film from a tripod, etc)
Wont apply to this camera
7) What computer do you currently have/use to edit (if not currently editing, what would you most likely use)? If you can provide specifics, such as hard drive space, RAM, processor size, that would be great.
Not shooting video, my laptop can handle any photo editing ill be doing regardless
7) What program do you currently edit on? How familiar are you with it (1- just learning; 10- I can make tutorials and know the keyboard layout)
Photowise I use photoshop and/or lightroom