canon eos 1000f

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by scottwesterman, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. scottwesterman

    scottwesterman Member

    Mar 23, 2006
    hi there i am new to this forum and to photography really,i have always enjoyed taking photographs but decided when i noticed how inexpensive second hand slr s were on ebay that i would buy one and take better pictures.I bought a canon eos 1000f autofocus slr and a canon 38-80 lens and have since bought a sigma 70-300 lens.I wish to take pictures of my family and surroundings to wall mount the better ones and was convinced 1 month ago that i needed a digital camera (for the preview of image) so in haste i bought a fuji s5600 5.1mp.
    The digicam is ok but everytime i pick up my canon slr it feels much better,the viewfinder is so much better and the sound of the shutter action without lag is great ,also i have just come back from spain to find some of the shots i took with the digicam were out of focus(cant tell in the little viewfinder)and some had focus on other things other than my subject. so my question is do you recomend i go back to using the film camera ? and does anyone know how good this canon slr is as they make so many i cant figure out is it is bottom of the range(i expect it is )or if it was a top of the range.

    Any help in any of my queries would be wonderful and i really value you opinions.
    sorry it such along post but i thought i would try and give you as much info as poss !
    looking forward to some great replys
  2. Derek Lofgreen

    Derek Lofgreen Member

    Feb 8, 2006
    Multi Format
    Well, you will get the obvious answer here about using your film SLR over a digicam. SHOOT THE FILM. I don't know much about your slr but any slr will give you better quality images than a point and shoot digicam. Of course your mileage may vary with improving photo skills.

    Good luck
  3. mawz

    mawz Member

    Jul 22, 2005
    Toronto, ON
    Medium Format
    Any EOS body with a 4 digit model number is bottom of the range. Single digit numbers indicate top-end, double-digit numbers are semi-pro and 3 digit numbers are the low/mid range.

    I'd shoot film if I were you. Even a low-end SLR will produce better results than most P&S digitals (Barring high-quality oddities like the Sony DSC-R1).