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Best Camera every made,
This review is from: Canon EOS-1V Professional SLR Body (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Electronics)
For those of you that think your $10 camera in your iPhone 5 takes great pictures, you will never understand the quality of pictures that can be taken with this camera and canon's 35 mm/1.4 lens. Try blowing up one of your high definition pictures the size of a wall in Grand Central Station and see what it looks like. Well that has been done with a canon film camera and Kodak's 35 mm Kodachrome slide and it was grainless. Your high definition picture would have pixels the size of your head.
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Initial post: Dec 15, 2012 8:38:21 PM PST
Hi, would you mind if I asked a question? My girlfriend is a part-time photographer and already has a fairly high end digital camera, but I am a lover of real film, even if its just nostalgia. My question is, would it make sense for me to get the EOS-IV for her as a present, or would it just be redundant? Artistically speaking, would the difference be enough to justify the money spent, or would I just be sending quite a lot of money in vein. I know you compared it with an Iphone, but is there still an aesthetic quality that would make it stand out from a digital camera in the same price range? I know you're not a salesman, I was just looking for an honest opinion if you had the time. Thanks!
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2012 8:58:18 PM PST
Michael Rousselle says:
The canon Eos-IV is probably the best profession film camera ever made. It is built like a tank, with weather proof seals at every possible entry point. It is all metal. It certainly will never be made again and therefore its value can only go up in the future. You can take pictures with it that you can never take with a digital camera. The point I was trying to make in my post was that photographs made with a 35 mm film camera can literally be enlarged the size of a big movie theater screen with no loss of quality. With a film camera you have to take the time and effort to make a quality photograph but when everything is done right you have the one of a kind photograph. With digital cameras, people tend to take endless number of very poor quality photographs. Consider that you can buy a Eos-IV for $1500 while a similar quality Canon digital camera would cost you at $5000, it is an excellent value. The best pictures I have taken were with a film camera and with Kodak processing. I am sure she would appreciate the quality of the Canon eos-IV.
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