New Toy

A Canon EOS 50 film SLR, pictured here with my 50mm f/1.8 lens attached.

Came with manual, a roll of film loaded (Kodak 400, could be b&w), and a roll of Kodak B&W (C41).

I'll run a test film through it (presumably the one already loaded) to check to light leaks and may get the back latch fixed.

An awful "product shot" but I couldn't be arsed doing better this evening.

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  • -spam- said:
    Nice. New toys are always fun.

    So will this take the place of the T-70 on outings now?
  • picsbymac said:
    yes, new toys are fun - enjoy!

    p.s. I like the duct tape look. lol
  • yinyang said:
    i think black gaffer tape will look more stylish David lol!!
  • David de Groot said:
    Well until I get some long lenses, probably not... I'll just cart this one too :P

    Sure are. Yeah the duct-tape is a cosmetic issue.

    True, but this is how it came, and I don't have any black tape. However, once this roll is finished I'll investigate the latch and see if I can't repair it myself.
  • borealnz said:
    Have fun David!!!
  • photo by Alison said:
    oh you just gotta love film! ;) ENJOY!
  • looby88 said:
    mad !!! enjoy !
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Jill :)

    True - there's something exciting about the non-immediacy of film. I can take months to finish a roll and so when it gets developed I can't remember what was on it. Makes for some nice surprises :)

    This complements the other film SLR. The older one uses FD mount lenses and thus isn't compatible with the dSLR, but this new one is :)
  • -spam- said:
    I think you should throw the 10-20 on it just for sh!ts and giggles :P
  • David de Groot said:
    I plan to. There'll be some pretty series vignetting, but hey, it's worth a shot or two :)
  • -spam- said:
    Just tell everyone its a fisheye haha
  • ~Prescott said:
    Back to the future man! I gotta get my film roll developed too :)
  • theurbannexus said:
    Kinda exciting :) I got a film SLR recently and.. it's interesting how things are different on the cam, but also with me and how I use it compared to the DSLR. Only so many shots ;)
  • David de Groot said:
    hehehe Quite. Although I have been using the old T-70 recently (since I have a borrowed 300 f/4 lens in FD mount), but now I can just stick to EF lenses and use them for both film and digital.

    The EOS 50 is fairly similar to the 400D, at least in features and terminology. But yeah, I tend to shoot differently with film too. Much more selective before I press the shutter.
  • julesangel (Away with the Pixies atm) said:
    Oh how exciting, a new toy !! niceeee !! :))

    Have hours of fun with it David !!

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called 'For the totally Obsessive flickrites! 'See Comp thread', and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.
  • Vucko1000 said:
    so how are you liking the camera so far, dave? better then digi?
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Jules :)

    Well I wouldn't say better, but rather different. Sure they both that photos, but one has an element of surprise in it, and the other has instant gratification. :)