Hi Folks, I am a longtime Nikon user. Used to have an EM and then an FG which I don't have any more.
Most of the last 25 years while on trips I have used a Nikon L35AF as it is a small easy camera to use and provides very good photos.
The photos from the L35 while nice, are lacking the real quality of a true SLR.
I am thinking about getting an N75 which is small and light to bring on a trip to London, because they are quite inexpensive now, and I think they far outperform digital on the cost of camera to photo quality ratio.
I would like to shoot some night scenes however and that would probably require a tripod for a longer exposure in manual mode.
I can get an N75 with 28-80 lens for around $100-120 give or take.
Any thoughts from anyone on this.
#1. "RE: N75 question" | In response to Reply # 0avm247 Charter MemberMon 30-Jan-12 03:14 AM
The N75 is a neat little camera, it was an upper end amateur camera than lacked several features found on the N80:
- Only had Automatic DX coding of film, no Manual overide
- Used an IR remote release vs. a cable or plunger type release
- Slightly smaller viewfinder
- Lower flash sync 1/90 sec vs. 1/125 sec (N80)
- Lower max shutter speed (1/2000s vs 1/4000s - one stop)
- No on-demand grid lines
Neither will meter with AI or AI-S Manual Focus lenses.
As far as use, I have not used one, I had an N80 and purchased an F100 after that one died. Before the N80 I had the lack sheep of Nikon's lineup, the N70 - such a funky user interface. I have used my B-I-L N65, great basic fundamental camera capable of great shots.
If you are looking for an inexpensive film camera, I think that you will be well served with the N75 and a good AF lens. The 28-80 were pretty good, I liked the 28-105 for its reach and image quality. Pair it with a 35 f/2 or a 50mm f/1.8 and you'll have a great low light kit.
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#2. "RE: N75 question" | In response to Reply # 0James23p Nikonian since 25th Apr 2004Mon 30-Jan-12 03:18 AM | edited Mon 30-Jan-12 03:20 AM by James23p
Got my daughter one last year and she loves it. It has a lot of features and is a solid performer. But I haven't spent a lot of time with it since she is at college.
If you want I can ask her a question if you have a specific concern on how it functions.
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