Those rebels are good cameras. My mother has one as well. It is very nice. Film SLRs have come down in price A LOT since digital cams have become popular. You can easily get a nice Canon or Nikon kit for less than $250 these days. B&H has the Rebel GII listed at <$200 w/ lens, <$140 w/o. ... The digital SLRs (what I want) are a totally different story!
I have two film cameras: A Pentax ZR-5n kit that my mother bought me as a gift years ago. It was selling for like $700 then, but she found it used at a pawn shop. Now it retails for less than $300, unless it's been discontinued! My other film camera is a Pentax K1000 that a friend here in the Ranger community hooked me up w/ for $8.50 in shipping charges! I bought a 50mm manual focus prime for $20 of ebay and I'm in gear! It's so much fun to use..
2003 Ford Ranger FX4 Level II - Silver - Stick - fuelly
2009 VW Jetta SportWagon SEL - Grey - Stick - fuelly
2001 Suzuki Bandit 1200 - Red
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