I am super excited to talk a little bit about the film cameras I own. I should start by saying I am honestly not very good at the technical side of things so I will keep things simple, because that’s how I understand them. I am also relatively new when it comes to film so I am very much still learning. Almost 2 years ago a friend of mine convinced me to buy my first film camera, which was the Canon EOS 3. It cost me about $250 on KEH. I bought it and did not touch it for months. I was so intimidated and afraid. So I just let it sit and collect dust. Almost a year later, about a year ago, I took my little camera with me to a maternity shoot. When I got those first scans something in my heart changed and I knew I wanted to pursue film. During the first few sessions I started taking my little EOS 3 and would shoot a couple of photos here and there. Soon, those were the images I was blogging and those were the images that brought joy to my heart.
The Canon EOS 3 is pretty good starting camera. I personally struggled a bit with the focussing, but when it nailed it, it nailed it! However, I have heard from other people who own this camera that their focussing system is amazing, so I might just have a copy that is not as great. The colors are beautiful and it was the perfect starting camera to get familiar with film. Shooting 35mm is significantly less expensive than shooting medium format film. One of my favorite things about this camera too is the fact I could use all of my canon lenses on it, which is a big big plus on my book because I love my lenses. If you want to start shooting or experimenting with film, this is the camera I would recommend.