Canon FTb c1971

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SLR's are so unfaithful. Constantly experimenting with new lenses. Never satisfied with the tried and true f1.8 50mm. Always hoping for some new thrill, they are willing to hook up with whatever they can. Lens and adapter makers exploit the SLR's low morale. Some SLR's will even sink as low as that terrible thing known as "The Zoom !"

My mint black FTb hooked up with four (!) lenses in less than half an hour recently. Two of them from outside manufacturers. I wish I was an SLR.

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Above photos at f16

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Three above at f5.6

Lens quality does not vary much between most lenses. Unless you look at photographs with a magnifying lens or make big enlargements, you're wasting your money buying expensive lenses. This is even more true if you're looking at your work on a computer monitor.

The above photos are far "sharper" on paper than they are on your monitor. All of the above were scanned at 400 dpi. Notice that the text on the sign in photos 6&7 is pixelated. It's clear and legible down to the third line of text in the actual photograph.

The photo below was scanned at 800 dpi. Film was Arista 200

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