Posted 01 February 2017 - 03:10 PM
Leviathan -- you can get a decent prime for ~$50 used. The old 50/1.8 AF is a great lens. You'd need to focus manually, but it'd work okay.
I think you can even use manual focus. Put the D3300 in manual mode, focus manually, guess the exposure and shoot. Then use the display and histogram to get the exposure you want. But check me on this.
Digital: D610 backed up by a D1x. Quoted from an unknown source by a fellow planeteer, "Never get rid of a working D1x." I've got to agree.
Film: N90s, F3, F100, F4s, C330s. A few lenses.
Why film photography? I like shooting with the equipment. 6x6 Velvia slides from a C330 have an appeal all their own.
Why automated 35mm/Digital cameras? Event photography is about capturing moments. It often requires quick response. Well done automaton can be your friend or your enemy. It all depends on knowing what it can and can't do. "A man's got to know his (camera's) limitations." paraphrasing Dirty Harry...