I currently have a Nikon FE with a 50mm 1.8 lens which gives me wonderful results. I also have some have some others like a Topcon 35s, an Olympus Mju Zoom 105 and a Yashica Electro 35 GS (which is currently in the shop for repairs) but the one I usually use is the Nikon FE. I used to have a Canon FT which I had great times with while touring around Europe but I have already let go of it for a friend who wanted to learn photography as well.
What I love about working with these cameras? I think it's because of a certain vibe that the different films give off. Varying types of film give off very diverse results which I just love because it feels very authentic, unlike digital photography wherein you can shoot millions of photos and in the end just choose from them. I like it better when I do not have much options or many buttons to press and room to take millions of pictures. It's a very cliche thing to say, but film really does slow me down and really think about my shot. If it's ugly, well, just try again another time. If it turns out nice, then good job, me! This makes me learn much better because of the very limited options I have, since I really have to think how to make a shot nice and how to think creatively to produce good results and not waste my film.
I was exposed to the world of photography at quite a young age, but my family was too poor to afford many things, including a camera just for me. So I waited, and waited until I could get a part-time job. I worked until I could get myself my first film camera which was a Sears KS-2 with a 50mm 1.7 lens. At first, I really wasn't all that good. My shots were mediocre level garbage. But I really took the time to write down at least some info on the shots I made. After countless videos on Youtube, many cameras that I have bought and sold, and lots of self-teaching, I finally settled with the few that I am truly happy with. Mostly self-taught, I always shoot alone on the streets of Manila, with people covering their faces from my camera, and in the hopes of me getting better results, I just keep shooting. And this is where I am now - still not very good, but I believe I will get better with time.
My advice for them is just to save up for a nice camera, but do a lot of research before buying it. Find something that you feel that you'd really like. It doesn't matter if you go through hundreds of cameras before you find that perfect one that you can connect with. But at least you learn which ones are for you and the ones that are not for you. Also, the internet provides much information on how to take good pictures, besides the cameras that you want to do research on. Since I am a self-taught photographer, the internet has helped me for the majority of my experience as one.