Will we ever get a small FF body?!? i mean D90 size....

Started Dec 13, 2012 | Questions thread
shigzeo
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Re: Will we ever get a small FF body?!? i mean D90 size....
In reply to radul, Dec 14, 2012

radul wrote:

I was waiting so long to get an FF and still i need to carry all this weight...

No. Nikon stopped making small 35mm size cameras in the 90's. Well, the FM3 is small, but it is basically the same FM design that begun in the 1970's. Every Nikon Automatic everything camera is large, heavy, and includes a grip. Some people love grips. I don't.

My FE is smaller than my wife's D5000. It has a bigger viewfinder and is made much much better. All controls are external and labelled, so that you never have to turn on the camera to see what shutter speed you are at, and since lenses that work with it are all Ai and pre-Ai class, you can see aperture right on the lens.

Nikon will never make another small SLR. Their current DSLR range is still massive in comparison to older film cameras. It's just how it goes. Auto everything needs bigger batteries, can't house as thin bodies because they want to throw everything in there - even things that most people will never use.

The day someone brings out a digital FE, I'm dropping my D800.

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