For me, this is the camera that changed the game. I had been shooting Diana cameras for a while, and yielded some great results. I was also shooting anything from an antique store that I could find film for.
Toy cameras and simple cameras are fun. ESPECIALLY while you're learning. It gets you in touch with your ISO and you just have to feel the rest and hope for the best. What it comes down to, though, is that you do lack the sharpness that an SLR will give you.
When my dad put this camera in my hands for the first time, I will admit, I was intimidated. The thought of synching everything together to make a great shot involved less of my gut feelings (at first) and more of my patience. However, I was super happy to learn that it is an aperture priority camera by default. This meant that I just had to add aperture to my routine. Not so hard, right?
What a great stepping stone into SLR photography!
If you're just picking up film for the first time with a good understanding of your manual mode, it can be hard to wrap your head around having a set ISO. The best thing to do is just go for it. You'll have your good shots and your bad shots, but you'll get there!
You can pick one of these up for under 40 if you're doing it right, and the lenses don't cost much more. They are Zukio and Tokina lenses and are sharp glass for a low price.
Courtney Barnett - Pedestrian at Best