If you shoot on film today (and especially if you're shooting black and white) what do you use?

I used to shoot mostly color reversal/slide film. I haven't done anything with film in something like 6 or 7 years.

I used to have a camera shop, I bought what the expert told me to buy.

I don't have a camera shop anymore, and now folks are going to expect me to be the expert.

Can you help me find some sane defaults?

Also looking for suggestions for vintage film cameras that use common batteries and have a decent aperture priority mode for the beginners.

Any tips there are also appreciated.

The k1000 was always my go to, but I think I have to use Zinc Air batteries to get one of those to work today? and even then, the light meter was never great, as I recall.

I usually carried an outboard light meter, and frankly I ended up winging it most of the time.


@ajroach42 minolta xg-m uses a more normal battery iirc.. one can also just get some light meters, and teach a course on how to read light. at this point i can just tell you the correct settings by looking in the air and the color temperature as well, so it can be trained..

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