F31fd: Is this still the magical camera? Locked

Started 7 months ago | Questions thread
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Kim Letkeman
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Re: Nothing wrong with the F31fd
In reply to papillon_65, 7 months ago

papillon_65 wrote:

Great little camera, amazing battery life, sharp little lens and the images hold up to 100% magnification surprisingly well at low ISO's. If you want a small pocketable camera which is easy to operate and does what it says on the tin then it's a steal.

Except that it is misleading to call it pocketable. More like coat or cargo pants pocketable.

Are there newer options that do better? of course but that doesn't mean the F31 can't take great images in the right hands. There are also newer cameras which are not as good as this one and will cost more.

It can take great images at low ISO. And if you avoid things that produce wicked CA, like trees or lights or windows or buildings ...

It is slow, has poor range at the short and long end, and uses cards that are no longer manufactured.

But otherwise, it is a gem.

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