The history of purists

Started Sep 11, 2008 | Discussions thread
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The history of purists
Sep 11, 2008

A response to those who think that video mode in a DSLR is potent of the end of civilisation. With tongue in cheek

35 mm - you'll never get a decent picture on that (c. 1930)
Bayonet lenses - if you need to work that fast you're not concentrating
Zoom lenses - no fast apertures and you should use your feet anyway!
TTL Metering - can't do incident with that
Auto Modes - for beginners only
Programme Modes - for people who can't be bothered to learn photography
Autofocus - a gimmick and now I need new lenses!
Digital - it will never outresolve film (even I thought that!)
Video in a DSLR - not in a serious camera surely!

All of these things represent progress and after a while become standard. Personally I hope it does have a video mode, because if I get one I will definitely use it, as it will allow me to be creative in a different way.

Also, more features means broader appeal which means mroe sales which means cheaper cameras. That benefits everyone.

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