The Best Film Photography Cameras of 2022
Let me help you sift through the wide ocean of information by introducing you to these film cameras
Film photography is a whole different genre than what I am used to since I started out on a SLR. I love my DSLR since it helped me gain an understanding of manual mode and how to use autofocus vs manual when taking photos out in the field. However, recently I was talking to someone who wants to do film photography and I put my reporter skills to use and did research on the best film cameras to help guide you in the infinite sea of interweb of options are out there when it comes to choosing the right film camera for your needs.
Disclaimer: Please take this list as a grain of salt. I’m looking for quality and user-friendliness and these are some of the best I came up with.
The Pentax K1000 is a good beginner quality film camera because it lets you learn on it as you go out and take pictures on the street. It has a lot of great specs for it; however, it only uses manual settings so that would make it harder for beginners to use if they are looking to learn how to take photos on a camera.
Canon has an SLR film camera that works well for beginners. It is not as high quality as the Pentax K1000 but it has made a name for itself in the film genre for good beginning cameras. For hobbyists, enthusiasts and students, they can find a good reach in the Canon AE-1 who want to start out on something inexpensive. It has a few drawbacks though, it has a plastic outside, it doesn’t work without a battery and it is difficult to find adapters for the lenses.
Leica M Series
I’m not biased when introducing the Leica M series as a great option for film photography. I’m just saying the greats like André Kertész, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Brassaï started out on a 35 mm Leica when doing their street photography. Not much has changed for the brand since it is still the epitome of quality when it comes to camera designs. It also comes with a price at that so if you are willing to reach a little deeper into your wallet for the quality that Leica offers continue reading.
The Leica MP has a lot of great things going for it when deciding which model to choose. It is still a little pricy but for all of the good specs, you won’t go wrong with choosing this model of Leica. It has a metal body that promises durability for 10-20 years to come. It also has features such as live view and video recording, as well as new ways of focusing. It is advised to those who want to use all the latest technologies in the field of camera design. This would be my personal choice when reaching for a Leica.