My dream full-frame camera.

Started Apr 3, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Lee Jay
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Re: Some of us have different priorities
In reply to Doss, Apr 3, 2014

Doss wrote:

I feel inclined to jump in here as RobinT & Rservello are not alone.

To the naysayers who say there'd be no market for such things: Well, yes there would. There are many of us out there who know our gear and know how to use it in such a way that we can hit correct exposure without the need to chimp, we can hit the correct focus using manual lenses (given a suitable manual viewfinder). For me, I practiced my technique and not wasting film depended on developing this skill. We see cameras as tools we need to depend on - so durability and battery life are two of the most important factors.

So, for some of you features like an LCD & AF may be an advantage, but to us they are just a battery drain, or extra things to go wrong or add to the manufacturing costs & weight.

But removing those features would make the camera more expensive rather than less.  That's because only a very tiny percentage of buyers would choose to purchase the version with the features removed, thus driving down the volume.  That means every one will have to pay a much larger portion of the fixed development costs.

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