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Vivitar V3800N 35mm SLR Camera with 50mm f/1.7 Lens

B&H # VIV3800N5017 MFR # 59880
Vivitar V3800N 35mm SLR Camera with 50mm f/1.7 Lens

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Product Highlights

  • Ideal 35mm SLR for Students
  • Manual Focus & Exposure
  • Manual Loading/Advance/Rewind
  • Accepts Pentax K Lenses
  • Self Timer & Depth-of-Field Preview
  • Allows Multiple Exposures
  • Built-In Centerweighted Meter
  • Simple Match Diode System
  • Shutter Requires No Batteries
  • Includes Fitted Case
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A basic, all-manual SLR combination for students, the Vivitar V3800N 35mm SLR Camera with 50mm f/1.7 Lens will help you learn the art of photography the old fashioned way.  Load, advance, and rewind the film yourself.  Determine exposure manually with just a simple match diode centerweighted meter, and enter the settings on the aperture ring and shutter speed dial.  It can use any Pentax K-mount lens which has an aperture ring.  You'll only need small, long-lasting button batteries for the meter (the shutter is all-mechanical) and some film.  The V3800N is a basic camera that's a great teaching instrument and fun, too.

Though the V3800N shares many traits with other student cameras from other makers, it does have a few advantages.  You can make multiple exposures on a single frame with the V3800N, there's a self timer as well, and a depth of field preview allows you to see the actual range of sharpness in an image before making the exposure.

This version of the V3800N includes a fixed 50mm f/1.7 lens that is bright, sharp, light, and shares the focal length preferred by many famous 20th century photographers.  Its large f/1.7 maximum aperture allows you to shoot handheld in much lower light than a zoom lens.

An ideal 35mm SLR for students
Fully manual focusing, exposure control, film loading, film advance, and film rewind
Accepts all Pentax K-mount lenses with an aperture ring
Features a self timer, depth of field preview, and multiple exposure capacity (unlike many similar student cameras)
Simple centerweighted metering and match diode system
Shutter requires no batteries
Includes fitted case
Standard 50mm f/1.7 lens covers broad range of subjects and allows low-light shooting
Type 35mm SLR
Lens Mount "K" Type Bayonet
Focus Modes Manual
Exp. Modes Manual
Exp. Metering Centerweighted LED metering +/0/-
Exp. Metering Range EV 2-19 (@ ISO 100 with f/1.7 lens)
Exp. Compensation None
Exp. Bracketing None
Flash None
Shutter Speed 1/2000th to 1 Second + bulb with flash sync at 1/125th second
ISO Range 25-3200 (manually set)
Film Wind Manual
Focusing Screen Fixed matte with horizontal split image
Diopter Correction None
Self Timer Yes
Remote Control Takes regular mechanical cable release
PC Terminal Yes
Depth-of-Field Preview Yes
Mirror Lock-Up No
Multiple Exposure Yes
Viewfinder Info LED (green & red) exposure indicator
LCD Information None
Power Source Two 1.5-Volt LR44/SR44 alkaline or lithium batteries
Dimensions 5.3 x 2.3 x 2.0" (135 x 58 x 51mm) WxHxD
Weight 0.98 lb (445g)
Vivitar V3800N 35mm SLR Camera with 50mm f/1.7 Lens
  • Two 1.5-Volt LR44 Alkaline Batteries
  • Case
  • Strap
  • Lens Cap
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    VivitarV3800N 35mm SLR Camera with 50mm f/1.7 Lens
     
    4.1

    (based on 45 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (20)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    85%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Reliable operation (27)
    • Comfortable design (24)
    • Strong construction (21)
    • Fast film loading (17)
    • Fingertip controls (16)

    Cons

    • Too few features (3)

    Best Uses

    • Home (20)
    • Photojournalism (17)
    • Travel (15)
    • Office (11)
    • Action shots (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual photographer (10), Photo enthusiast (9), Semi-pro photographer (7), Photography student (6), Pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (25)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Pretty decent for the price

    I bought this camera off of B&H over a year ago. For a while it was strictly my only camera. For what it is, it's pretty nice but most importantly works....Read complete review

    I bought this camera off of B&H over a year ago. For a while it was strictly my only camera. For what it is, it's pretty nice but most importantly works. The price is pretty much spot on for the camera. The first thing I noticed was the incredibly simple and lack luster manual. But again for the price, not a big deal. The camera is rather intuitive, it's simple to use and understand so I haven't picked up the manual since receiving the camera.
    I've had no issues with the light meter, which is surprising. Thankfully it uses an easy to find battery but what's even better is that since I bought the camera back in early 2010 and have been putting it through it's paces I have yet to have to replace the batteries.
    The lens isn't anything to write home about. It's decently fast at f/1.7 and works. The lens mount has been around for a while so you can pick up plenty of other lens as well if you see the need to. Personally a 50mm prime is all I need. The lens feels sort of cheap but has a rather smooth focus throw so that's nice. The lens cap is cheap but what do you really expect? It is a 52mm filter size so you can get a new one or plenty of different filters seeing as it's a popular filter size at any electronics or camera store. The lens has half-stops from f/1.7 to f/16 so that's a nice touch. One of the rings on the lens (the one featuring the distances in focus when at certain f-stops) has gotten loose on mine. It's really not a big deal but it's kind of annoying. But then again I don't expect much from a Chinese made lens (no offense).
    The controls of the camera are plastic and they feel plastic. The film advancing lever is nothing special and to expect something special from it would be strange. All the controls do their job and that's it. There have been a couple times where I thought the film rewinder was gonna break but I haven't broken it yet.
    The viewfinder is a pretty simple thing as well. There are three LEDs on the right side that display if you're overexposed, exposed properly or underexposed. The overexposed and underexposed LEDS are red while the properly exposed one is green. Again, pretty simple. It's not a 100% view viewfinder but that isn't expected for this type of camera. The eye piece on mine kept sliding off so I just put some double-sided tape on it and slid it back on. It hasn't moved since. There is a no diopter (that I know of) but I have good eyes so that doesn't bother me.
    Film loading with this camera is ridiculously simple. If you've ever loaded a film camera before you'll know what to do. If you haven't, it takes 3 seconds to learn. It's not a super fast process but I don't think this camera is targeted towards someone who needs super fast film loading.
    The camera itself is a lot smaller than I thought it was gonna be but I have large hands. It has some nice weight to it. The top of the camera seems to be made out of metal while the bottom is plastic. The build quality of it is pretty decent. You definitely get what you pay for. It's no Leica or high end Canon or Nikon that's for sure. The paint on the camera is pretty durable and shows no scratches. Because of the small size and my large hands holding the camera can be kind of awkward at first. I figured out a comfortable way to hold it while shooting though.
    The shutter is rather loud but again, that's no big deal. All shutter speeds seem to be accurate. If they weren't I would have had issues with the light meter, which I haven't.
    Included with the camera are so random little accessories. There's a rubber lens hood, which I lost, and some weird thing that screwed onto the filter threads (shows how much I know about it). I found the strap that was included uncomfortable and ugly so I use the camera strapless.
    The camera is absolutely no-frills. It works. I use it nearly everyday for everything. I really have no reason not to rate it 5 stars but I won't. It works perfectly fine. I would definitely recommend it if you are looking for a NEW 35mm film SLR to learn on or just to have. For the price though you may want to look at some used 35mm film cameras. There are some great deals out there. If you want something with a warranty though this is the camera for you.

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    Warning: Poorly made and no service

    I bought 35 of these for my high school photography program because we had Pentax K-1000's which lasted decades. They are no longer produced, and this is a knock-off that even has...Read complete review

    I bought 35 of these for my high school photography program because we had Pentax K-1000's which lasted decades. They are no longer produced, and this is a knock-off that even has the same lens mount to use the old Pentax lenses. 7 had problems right out of the box, and after 6 months, half of them are jammed, or the light meters don't work, the hook for the strap to the camera broke, or the wafer thin battery cover crumbled. You can't even get through to Vivitar any more for service. This purchase was a disaster!

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    5.0

    GREAT CAMERA!

    By Liz the amateur

    from Bowling Green, OH

    About Me Photography Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Design
    • Fingertip Controls
    • Reliable Operation

    Cons

    • Strap

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Office
    • Photo Class
    • Photojournalism
    • Travel

    Comments about Vivitar V3800N 35mm SLR Camera with 50mm f/1.7 Lens:

    This product is perfect for someone like myself that knows nothing about photography! Everything is manual but easy to use! I am very happy with this product, the meter is usually correct with fstops and shutter speeds! The only thing that was wrong with this product was the strap that came with it. The hooks aren't very sturdy and kept falling off of the camera, so I had to buy a new one. Other than that, a great camera!

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    5.0

    Great camera!

    By CJ

    from Ms.

    Comments about Vivitar V3800N 35mm SLR Camera with 50mm f/1.7 Lens:

    This camera is great. It has everything that I need as a beginner. I would recommend it for anyone, and would definitely purchase it again!

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    3.0

    Its functional!

    By Keefer Keith

    from NY

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Reliable Operation

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Vivitar V3800N 35mm SLR Camera with 50mm f/1.7 Lens:

        My only issue is the circle in the lens used for focus, just doesnt seem to be the best system :(

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        • No

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        4.0

        this is nice.

        By sloppy jo'

        from waukegan, il

        About Me Photography Student

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Vivitar V3800N 35mm SLR Camera with 50mm f/1.7 Lens:

              i used this camera in high school. its so simple to use. its cheap and awesome for people who are just getting into photography. focusing is tough though.

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              4.0

              Solid basic SLR

              By DougK

              from Northeast Ohio

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Vivitar V3800N 35mm SLR Camera with 50mm f/1.7 Lens:

                    I purchased this camera as a replacement for my old Pentax K1000. For the types of subjects I shoot (landscape, architecture, casual portraiture), the Vivitar gives me the basic controls and that's all I want or need from a camera. It's comfortable in my hands; all the controls fall naturally underneath my fingers. Everything works well, if not with the precision feel and finish I'm accustomed to from my old-time manual focus SLRs. Thankfully, it is possible to purchase a wide variety of excellent lenses at reasonable prices thanks to the K-mount. It seems reasonably solidly built, although time will tell how long the camera will hold up. I would definitely recommend this camera to someone looking to try a basic, no-frills film camera or to a photography student who doesn't want to take a chance on a used camera.

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                    5.0

                    Very quick delivery

                    By Mel

                    from Houston, TX

                    About Me Photography Student

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Photojournalism

                      Comments about Vivitar V3800N 35mm SLR Camera with 50mm f/1.7 Lens:

                      We were very happy with the quick turn around on our delivery. The price was just a little more that what we would pay to rent this from the school for my son's photography class. He is very happy with his camera.

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                      3.0

                      Great beginner camera.

                      By TeacherStew

                      from Long Branch, NJ

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable Design
                      • Fast Film Loading

                      Cons

                      • The Eyepiece Cover Slips

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Office

                      Comments about Vivitar V3800N 35mm SLR Camera with 50mm f/1.7 Lens:

                      Easy to use camera for the beginner photographer. Light-meter is really fast and easy to use.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great Beginers SLR

                      By Dave

                      from Ypsilanti, MI

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable Design
                      • Fast Film Loading
                      • Fingertip Controls
                      • Reliable Operation

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Action Shots
                        • Home
                        • Office
                        • Photojournalism
                        • Sports Photography
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Vivitar V3800N 35mm SLR Camera with 50mm f/1.7 Lens:

                        An excellent camera for students who are learning photography. The manual controls allow them to really grasp the meaning of f-Stp and shuttter speed and make them think before taking the picture.

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                        1.0

                        Agree with Poor Construction NO SERVICE

                        By Yvette-OVHS Photography

                        from Huntington Beach, CA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • No Servicecustomer Help

                          Best Uses

                          • Home

                          Comments about Vivitar V3800N 35mm SLR Camera with 50mm f/1.7 Lens:

                          I also agree with the high school teacher.

                          I purchase them as a new and updated Pentax K1000....NOPE....Piece of poop, though it feels good in your hands heavier than the Nikon FM10, yet 3 out of the 4 I bought soon jammed and worst - when I tried to called Vivitar and nothing!!!!!

                          This is a shame, I can understand things breaking down but the lack of service killed it for me. I seriously would have order 25 more camera......
                          HORRIBLE

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                          5.0

                          First camera

                          By dianna

                          from El Paso Tx

                          About Me Photography Student

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Reliable Operation
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                          • Too Few Features

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Vivitar V3800N 35mm SLR Camera with 50mm f/1.7 Lens:

                            I use my SLR for a photography class, and it's my first camera of this kind and it's useful because its simple to use and not so complicated. So far I have not had any problems with my camera, everything works fine and I'm satisfied with the product and with the delivery.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Great investment

                            By Juliie

                            from Sunnyside NY

                            About Me Photography Student

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Reliable Operation
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                            • Complicated Controls

                            Best Uses

                            • School

                            Comments about Vivitar V3800N 35mm SLR Camera with 50mm f/1.7 Lens:

                            I bought this product for a college course of photography and everything went great. The service at the store was unique and the product was exactly what i needed.
                            the only bad thing i will trade it in because the camera is with rolla and pretty much wont be using it for personal use.

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                            4.0

                            Excellent design and easy to use

                            By alpine

                            from australia

                            About Me Photography Student

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Fingertip Controls
                            • Reliable Operation
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Vivitar V3800N 35mm SLR Camera with 50mm f/1.7 Lens:

                                We use the product in school to teach students. It is a strondy and sturdy camera - perfect for this.
                                The camera is able to take many people using and handling it.

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                                5.0

                                "Great Product"

                                By Photochic

                                from Melbourne, Australia

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable Design
                                • Fast Film Loading
                                • Fingertip Controls
                                • Reliable Operation
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                • Only has a 50mm lens

                                Best Uses

                                • Great student camera

                                Comments about Vivitar V3800N 35mm SLR Camera with 50mm f/1.7 Lens:

                                I am using the Vivitar SLR camera to teach my students the very basics of photography. I like that it is very sturdy and solid in its design.

                                I would like to see it come with a 28 - 70mm zoom lens for the same price if possible as I would like to order more of these cameras for next year.

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                                4.0

                                Dont judge by its price

                                By asdfghjkl

                                from PR

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable Design
                                • Fast Film Loading
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home
                                  • Photojournalism
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Vivitar V3800N 35mm SLR Camera with 50mm f/1.7 Lens:

                                  Easy to use, awesome functions and "effects" .. worth it!

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                                  • No

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                                  3.0

                                  ok i would buy again

                                  By julie

                                  from Copperas Cove texas

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable Design
                                  • Reliable Operation
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                  • Easily Marked

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home
                                  • Sports Photography

                                  Comments about Vivitar V3800N 35mm SLR Camera with 50mm f/1.7 Lens:

                                  They product is great except the batteries for the metering does not work so I have to hunt for new batteries because i need then now.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  My Camera

                                  By Bri

                                  from Connecticut

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable Design
                                  • Fast Film Loading
                                  • Fingertip Controls
                                  • Reliable Operation
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home
                                    • Office
                                    • Photojournalism

                                    Comments about Vivitar V3800N 35mm SLR Camera with 50mm f/1.7 Lens:

                                    i love it; it works perfectly :)

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Amazing Camera!

                                    By Anthony

                                    from Purchase, NY

                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Comfortable Design
                                    • Fast Film Loading
                                    • Fingertip Controls
                                    • Reliable Operation
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                    • Eyepiece falls off

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Office
                                    • Photojournalism
                                    • Sports Photography
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Vivitar V3800N 35mm SLR Camera with 50mm f/1.7 Lens:

                                    This is the first manual camera I have ever used. I bought it for my photography class in college, and my teacher recommended B&H. The light meter is very easy to use, the focus works great, and it comes with a great strap to use so you don't drop the camera. The only complaint is the eye piece, which keeps slipping off. I lost mine but you don't really need it that much.

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                                    5.0

                                    Excellent Quality & Value[...]

                                    By College Student Callie

                                    from Baton Rouge, LA

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Comfortable Design
                                    • Fast Film Loading
                                    • Fingertip Controls
                                    • Reliable Operation
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Action Shots
                                      • Home
                                      • Photojournalism
                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about Vivitar V3800N 35mm SLR Camera with 50mm f/1.7 Lens:

                                      I needed a 35mm camera with a 50mm lens for a beginning photography course at my university and this camera does the job supremely well, for a very fair price. [...]The camera itself is fairly simple to learn, and there is a certain nostalgia in using film and manually focusing and operating it! It is well worth the effort when the prints are developed, as they have an aesthetic that digital cannot reproduce.

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                                      4.0

                                      decent student camera for basics

                                      By Ann

                                      from Fort Wayne IN

                                      About Me Casual Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Comfortable Design
                                      • Simple controls
                                      • Solid body

                                      Cons

                                      • Some mechanics plastic

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Basic photography

                                      Comments about Vivitar V3800N 35mm SLR Camera with 50mm f/1.7 Lens:

                                      Bought this camera for beginning HS photo student used to digital photography. Overall impressed so far with the basic functions of the camera and it seems like a solid body for the most part especially given the great price. Some of the mechanics seem plastic and slightly flimsy though so a little concerned about its ability to go the long haul but overall thumbs up if you are looking for a good beginning camera for learning.

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                                      4.0

                                      Pretty decent for the price

                                      By Pete

                                      from Santa Cruz, California

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

                                      • Reliable Operation

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Vivitar V3800N 35mm SLR Camera with 50mm f/1.7 Lens:

                                          I bought this camera off of B&H over a year ago. For a while it was strictly my only camera. For what it is, it's pretty nice but most importantly works. The price is pretty much spot on for the camera. The first thing I noticed was the incredibly simple and lack luster manual. But again for the price, not a big deal. The camera is rather intuitive, it's simple to use and understand so I haven't picked up the manual since receiving the camera.
                                          I've had no issues with the light meter, which is surprising. Thankfully it uses an easy to find battery but what's even better is that since I bought the camera back in early 2010 and have been putting it through it's paces I have yet to have to replace the batteries.
                                          The lens isn't anything to write home about. It's decently fast at f/1.7 and works. The lens mount has been around for a while so you can pick up plenty of other lens as well if you see the need to. Personally a 50mm prime is all I need. The lens feels sort of cheap but has a rather smooth focus throw so that's nice. The lens cap is cheap but what do you really expect? It is a 52mm filter size so you can get a new one or plenty of different filters seeing as it's a popular filter size at any electronics or camera store. The lens has half-stops from f/1.7 to f/16 so that's a nice touch. One of the rings on the lens (the one featuring the distances in focus when at certain f-stops) has gotten loose on mine. It's really not a big deal but it's kind of annoying. But then again I don't expect much from a Chinese made lens (no offense).
                                          The controls of the camera are plastic and they feel plastic. The film advancing lever is nothing special and to expect something special from it would be strange. All the controls do their job and that's it. There have been a couple times where I thought the film rewinder was gonna break but I haven't broken it yet.
                                          The viewfinder is a pretty simple thing as well. There are three LEDs on the right side that display if you're overexposed, exposed properly or underexposed. The overexposed and underexposed LEDS are red while the properly exposed one is green. Again, pretty simple. It's not a 100% view viewfinder but that isn't expected for this type of camera. The eye piece on mine kept sliding off so I just put some double-sided tape on it and slid it back on. It hasn't moved since. There is a no diopter (that I know of) but I have good eyes so that doesn't bother me.
                                          Film loading with this camera is ridiculously simple. If you've ever loaded a film camera before you'll know what to do. If you haven't, it takes 3 seconds to learn. It's not a super fast process but I don't think this camera is targeted towards someone who needs super fast film loading.
                                          The camera itself is a lot smaller than I thought it was gonna be but I have large hands. It has some nice weight to it. The top of the camera seems to be made out of metal while the bottom is plastic. The build quality of it is pretty decent. You definitely get what you pay for. It's no Leica or high end Canon or Nikon that's for sure. The paint on the camera is pretty durable and shows no scratches. Because of the small size and my large hands holding the camera can be kind of awkward at first. I figured out a comfortable way to hold it while shooting though.
                                          The shutter is rather loud but again, that's no big deal. All shutter speeds seem to be accurate. If they weren't I would have had issues with the light meter, which I haven't.
                                          Included with the camera are so random little accessories. There's a rubber lens hood, which I lost, and some weird thing that screwed onto the filter threads (shows how much I know about it). I found the strap that was included uncomfortable and ugly so I use the camera strapless.
                                          The camera is absolutely no-frills. It works. I use it nearly everyday for everything. I really have no reason not to rate it 5 stars but I won't. It works perfectly fine. I would definitely recommend it if you are looking for a NEW 35mm film SLR to learn on or just to have. For the price though you may want to look at some used 35mm film cameras. There are some great deals out there. If you want something with a warranty though this is the camera for you.

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                                          Bolt - VS-210 Mini On-Camera Auto Flash
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