HUGE Df Apology!

Started Nov 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
Shotcents
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Re: HUGE Df Apology!
In reply to jjnik, Nov 12, 2013

That's not relevant. I'm talking about a GUT reaction. It doesn't look like a DSLR to most people. I've been shooting for many years, going back to a wood-framed large format. Without seeing the back I might have thought it was a film camera for a moment. That's the goal of the design.

It's relevant as it's likely the look of the camera will appeal more to older folks that have nostalgia for their old film cameras. I personally don't get the need to make a DSLR look like a film SLR? It has no benefit to IQ and in many ways it might make it even harder to change settings in actual shooting conditions. I would have rather seen a camera with the D800 body with the D4 sensor AND the 51 pt AF and metering from the D4.

We'll all have to actually shoot with one to really see what's what. I did want a smaller FX camera, but I'm not a fan of the D610. So, at least up to this moment, I'm rather excited by the Df announcement.

On the other hand, if I owned a D4, I'd probably care a lot less. YOU already have the two top sensors. I've only got one (sniffle).

You walk into a restaurant with your pretty wife. Standing near the bar is a 6' blonde bombshell that makes your wife look like Kathy Bates. And you say to yourself, "Yeah, but I bet she's bad in bed and a real b*itch"

I prefer brunettes and 6' is too tall for me. Besides, no woman could ever make my wife look like Kathy Bates, so I'd never say that to myself...

My wife is easy on the eyes...

...and she's the girl for me! But that doesn't mean I never saw a prettier girl.

You may be right. In fact I know from experience it is OFTEN the case on both counts. But that doesn't change the fact that the criteria for your assumption is emotional rather than factual.

I have a feeling that the Df is the blonde bombshell who IS good in bed and is most certainly not a b*tch. We'll know when the real reviews come in and we have a chance to try one for ourselves.

and now you've officially lost it...

Have I now?

Sort of - comparing camera bodies to beautiful women seems quite silly to me. I've never bought a camera based on how it looks and never will!

And you shouldn't and nor will I. But the look of a product does have an effect when things are otherwise equal or close to equal. Heck, a car is just a tool as well, but who wants an ugly car if they can have something that looks pleasing?

The automakers restyle and see quick trades based on little more than adjusted trim.

Apples and oranges - Cars are as much about looks as they are about features and performance and always have been = bad analogy, imho.

Okay! I'm trying to have some fun!

Robert

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