Written on: 22/05/2003 by Tom Tiger.
Fully manual, durable, great optics, works with and without
heavy, limited speeds.
The 12xp represents REAL photography. If you truly wish to
learn photography then this is the way to go. No programs, no autostuf but a back to basics camera. It's cheap, it's durable and the lenses are excellent. It has a M42 mount which means you can get a lot of good and cheap lenses for it. There are even forums around the world to help you with this camera.
So... free support, a good camera, and it even has a TTL meter. Which, imho, is a good meter. The 12xp forces you to think about your shots and makes you think about photography. It is a great choice for any beginning photographer. It only has two bad things, it is heavy (all metal camera) and it has limited speeds. (B, 1/30th to 1/500th