Condition. Timing. How well the auction was marketed. That's still a lot of money.
I hope all are GaerShop eligible, because of the discount and 2-Day Free Shipping.
Getting closer. There needs to be a standalone, downloadable translator program. No longer a subscriber, you can open and convert your files to another format.
Oh brave new world.
jonikon: With the A7s alongside their a99 and RX1, it appears Sony is aiming to be the king of of full frame niche cameras using two different lens mounts four different lens adapters and two different flash shoe mounts . Unfortunately for Sony, it is very unlikely that these niche cameras with their pedestrian performance and image quality that can be found in the much more popular Nikon lens mount cameras will ever be sold in quantities large enough to make them profitable for them. The only question is, how long will they keep trying?
It's good for us. Sony, Fuji, Olympus and Panasonic are showing new forms of cameras, whilst Canon, Nikon and, to a certain extent, Pentax refine the now-traditional DSLR. Wonder if any more Sony SLT cameras will appear.
Glad to see. Casio, Epson and Toshiba were full-in in the early days of digital. Still use my Casio QV-4000 and Epson PC850Z. In those days, components were alsoshared among manufacturers. The Canon lens on the Casio was used in 4-5 cameras, including Canon, Toshiba and Sony.
Easy for OEMs to introduce new cameras. All the subassemblies, buttons, etc. already ready.
Much like the Olympus XZ-1/XZ-2. One thing I like about Samsung EX and Panasonic LX series' is the 24mm widest angle focal length.
"Samsung's lens collection is relatively small at this point"
That simply isn't true. I stopped there. Not to mention that you can fit thousands of legacy lenses to the NX bodies.
See Viking79 below. And it is a very rational line-up that hits a great progression of prime focal lengths. Who else has such an affordable 24mm equivalent, or 30mm and 45mm equivalents.
LMNCT: One more point about the GX7. It has a setting for a "pinpoint" focusing target and it makes gaining focus on small subjects (eye of bird, etc.) a great deal easier than the large 'box' targets. Just a small point, but a very important one and one of the reasons that I purchase this camera.
Panasonic way ahead on focusing for YEARS. Spot and pinpoint focus, superb manual focus system. Never really ackowledged in reviews.
Would create a new award level for this astounding camera: Platinum or Titanium.
How many cameras allow you to move the enlarged manual focus box or histogram wherever you want?
Anastigmat: Nikon should be applauded for making this camera. There are, however, a couple things that could have been better. For example, the top plate looks plasticky, and is probably plastic. The FE camera, which is likely the camera the Df is aping, had a metal top plate. The PC flash terminal should have been put somewhere that is less conspicuous, because the camera looks ugly if you lose the cap for that terminal. The hand grip is too small. They should have made it bigger to be useful or just get rid of it. The mechanical shutter release cable also makes no sense. No one has those anymore, and they are a pain to use. I would love to see a DLSR camera that has interchangeable viewfinders, just like an F5, but with digital sensor. That would be a truly useful camera and not just a gimmick.
"I would love to see a DLSR camera that has interchangeable viewfinders, just like an F5, but with digital sensor. "
Yup. Despite all the advanced technology in these cameras, no one except Fuji with the hybrid viewfinder is thinking anew. These are all iterations of technologies and modules already available.
Looks neat. What size sensor for the Q-2/3."
Raymond Cho: it's retro you can put aside the price, many people are willing to pay big money for these. 16MP good enough, slower AF fine it's fine too not a sport machine. i am not that old of a guy. but these special edition package is a G lens couldn't they try to give us a manual AIS lens at least packaged at least they are still selling some new manual lenses. manual focus for pre Ai even ... sweet but no focus screens. the thing has more buttons than my D70. it supports WiFi, GPS, 120m radio receiver, consumer remote cable as well as the traditional one. it even supports live view and HDR. what's pure about that? i will continue to shoot with my FM2N. this is a bulkier camera than a discreet FM for street photography too .... it's just a D4 sensor in a remodelled D610 body.
No one is really rethinking the digital camera and its interface. Some of the new Sony cameras even look a lot like Samsung. I expect the truth is that OEMs are locked into many pre-existing sub-assembles, modules, etc. that pre-determine design. Even the icons and interface are shared among cameras it seems to me.
The more I look at this camera, the less it amazes. Love the sensor size and type, all the technology, fond memories of film era SLRs, but what is missing is that Nikon didn't try to re-think the interface for a digital SLR. Over the years, the digital SLR has come to resemble the flight deck of the space shuttle. Let's figure out how to simplify, yet gain ergonomic power, not simply patch on every conceivable interface control.
oselimg: This so called"retro" trend must be a very effective way of milking the vain and the shallow. Why not make even older looking cameras and put even more absurd prices on them.
But so many of those older cameras did marry form and function. It doesn't seem like anyone can rationalize or simplify the modern digital camera. In some respects, the Pentax K-01 is one of the best efforts so far. But Pentax went back to conventional DLSRs.
Focus. Set the shutter speed. Set the aperture. Take the picture. Cameras pre-auto exposure, auto-focus, auto-wind had a certain "elegant but sophisticated" simplicity. That never can be recaptured.
This is no doubt a wonderful camera but the digital age is anything but elegant, with so many layer cakes of buttons, dials, connectors, etc.
I know they are there with input, but it sure seems like even the major OEMs don't really design the cameras as much as pick from available subsets and modules. Most cameras share buttons, icons, I expect certain sub-assemblies. Thus, the new cameras come out fast and furious.
Wish someone would really try to simplify the modern digital SLR and advanced compact. Can the interface be streamlined and improved?
Thus, even this certainly desirable camera looks like a layer cake- digital upon retro upon digital.
These cameras are more attractive and, I feel, functional than the modern homogenous plastic blobs that digital SLRs have become.
Nikkormat FT3 I believe also had that fold-away indexing tab.