History & Future of the dSLR

Started Jun 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: History & Future of the dSLR

Actually, in the film era, there were few rangefinder cameras with interchangeable lenses, only really Leica in the era when SLRs took off.  Why: ability to change lenses quickly; ability to do rapid wind advance; ability to do macro well; ability to do longer lenses.  Then, of course, came auto exposure and, then, auto focus.  Interestingly, the dominant feature of the DSLR that can't still be done as well is the focusing mechanism. Macro, longer lenses, etc. have been superseded or equaled in other formats.

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