thinkfat: That is most absurd. I have a smartphone, the ultimate mobility device, and I'm supposed to walk into a Polaroid store to have my photos printed?
They'd be better off canning their mushroom and selling that instead.
Or a 70 year old grandmother :-)
Ansel Adams used an 8x10 Deardorff for many of his photos, and Helmut Newton used an Olympus OM-1 with a 50mm lens for many of his. I shot the first digital ad for Anne Klein using a Kodak DCS 14n in 2003. These camera forums make entertaining reading (I started reading Popular Photography in 1959). I guess what I am trying to say is what you put in front of the lens is more important than what you put behind it. Gentlemen, choose your weapons!
As camera technology reaches new frontiers, lets not forget that it is what you put in FRONT of the lens that really makes the magic...
The era of still photography has finally ended!...Our cameras now shoot stills as an afterthought. We will always be in video mode and we will extract the frame(s) we need (have you seen the quality of a frame extraction from the new iPhone 4S?). Get your camera running....head out on the highway... Lookin for adventure and whatever comes your way!
lens keeps it from becoming a professional camera...aperture range not fast enough....