My latest gear actually is a Kodak Brownie N2 Model F.
OK, I have to admit, I didn't load a film into it. Yet. But I will soon..
So the second two last pieces of gear are a Lubitel 2 (film loaded, not shot - I'm a 120 roll film novice) and a Bessa L (3 films loaded, shot, 1st developped, 2nd+3rd I am waiting to get developped negatives soon).
So - in the end, I will see if talent is on my side or if I have to rely on the fancy modern gadgets where you can fire and crop away until you have a useful picture..
Although I do have to admit, that sometimes I am more interested in handling the gear and finding out about the technical possibilities or shortcomings, before I am interested in the final picture.. There's an abundancy of visual stuff around these days, so mastering the device is almost more fun than looking at the results ,-)
Well, that was a pretty decent offer Migros made back then. I remember the boxes being piled up in the grocery (!) stores *g*
Checking recent (used) prices, we're still about there.. That's quite awesome for such "an old" device ,-)
Well, actually I wrote so much more.. But I'm glad we've got over the whining/he said she said part ,-)
In 2012 the D90 was actually still in high demand. Migros had a set which they sold for CHF 499. Although the camera was 5 years old back then, I was tempted to get one. I kinda dig this particular box it came in..
For me, the winner clearly is Fujifilm (right from the X100, despite the issues the first X100 had) and Sony's a7 series was a clever move, as well. Olympus on the other hand (and Panasonic, not too familiar with their line) deliver as well, and Oly has some wonderful lenses. They lured costumers into their PEN line pretty cleverly (is that even a word?) and now they make us lust for those MFT Pro lenses, gradually rising their asking price.. That's where I am tempted. I might have a look at a Canon mirrorless system, but I think there's quite some action going on in the camera market. That's where I come back to my initial comment: consisteny vs. innovation (which might raise quality issues in the end)..
I mean, even that EOS-M was actually not bad, except for the horrible AF and speed issues. When I had one for a (short) while, I did like the built quality, the size, got used to the interface combined with the touch screen pretty quickly and that adapter for EF-/EF-S lenses was/is awesome, at that asking price. They should just have taken the task seriously and I feel they failed because they didn't want to concur their abundance of DSLRs.. So - we could call Canon half-hearted..
But, yet in the end, even Nikon does have issues delivering, although they do have a couple of good high end (ff) DSLRs, but that Df - nice attempt, but.. ergonomically a failure.
You wrote facepalm, I took that very personal *g* - And that urine comment was way off, really.. I just said fool, which is not so hard (at least not in my mother tongue), but you sounded like gear bashing..
But, easy on that.. It's sometimes difficult in written comments not to mis-understand the opposite..
I do absolutely agree upon the fact that Canon is not fullfilling their customers wishes and that some of their latest camera editions don't meet our expectations.
The 7D still was good and they have a bunch of other cameras that perform well.. There are just too many so quality is declining.
If you'd check my gear list you'd see I am not only using Canon. I do have to admit, that I have been using mirrorless systems over the last couple of years. This does not change my opinion about the Canon 7D. It is a good camera, despite it's age. Not all my pics are taken in dim light, so ISO or noise isn't always the only argument I consider when judging a camera.. Stop being so offensive, or are you some kind of (anti) fanboy??
@Marc Petzold That Nikon D90 was truly a lucky stike.. And stop gear bashing here, you fool..
perivalepaul: Something to convince me not to ditch my Canon gear in favour of the Fuji XT1...
Ditch it anyway.... ,-)
johtuomi: At Canon Finland site there is "Come and see"
That's what I was wondering (see post further down, same here in Switzerland). So from that point of view, Canon has got another chance to come up with something ..cool.. Although maybe still, that's it, 7D II microsite..
Would you know if this "Come and See" stuff that shows up on the European site has been up before?
Reading their text it could also mean, that they don't know what people are expecting or what they want, because Canon is already offering and delivering the "impossible" with some of the best DSLRs out there..
Even if that's Canon's opinion, I do have to admit than Canon has been and still is doing a decent job with their DSLRs. I am really happy that eg my 7D from 2009 is still a fabulous camera. So they suggest, maybe, that it is not essential to upgrade every 9-12 months.
Canon might want to remind us that innovation is good, but consistency even better..
Although I can't see how this would generate constant income.. Hm.
Canon Switzerland does show a dedicated page "come and see" under actual news.. Pics of European rugby (futball for Gladiators) players and deers at night plus workflow info and details about a Pixma printer (somewhere in the dots shown) and a dedicated 7D II info page..
Would that be it? -ehm- ok..
dbaechli: Nooooo Android ,-( Yet ,-)
Now I have to download and try it on my iPad and walk around blockheadstile..
I have high hopes, though, that it will be a huge success and come to other OSs soon. Well, maybe not to Windows Phone....
I don't think it is a general Android OS issue, but the problem might be that you have a great variety of Android versions and since it is a pretty open platform all the manufacturers can make their own ROMs and brandings. So a hard task to write the software, if the processing is so different from device to device.
iOS on the other hand is just running on pretty limited number of devices (in terms of variety, not units out there), so same kind of video capturing, same kind of image stabilisation and processing.
In the end I'd say I'd rather skip the app but have a wide choice of devices starting from 80 bucks going up to 800, instead of having the limited options starting at a couple of hundreds going up over a thousand that Apple are offering..
And in the end, if Instagram doesn't make it happen, someone else will find a trick for the Android lovers. In the mean time, I might give it another try on that iPad mini I've got lying around here. Somewhere ,-)
That would be excellent!! Looking forward to it. Who's got an iPhone anyway *lol* ,-)
Nooooo Android ,-( Yet ,-)
L Cato: I like everything I have read about the camera but why didn't they include a female screw socket on the bottom of the camera for mounting a small tripod?Maybe they will on the RX100M IIII.
I don't know about the tripod mount but I am sure the RX100 IV will have an additional hot shoe. Maybe..... on the bottom and also retractable, to keep the bottom compact.. ,-)
Actually Sony is doing pretty good with their latest couple of cameras, thinking of the a7/r/s and the a6000.. I love the minimalistic, sleak design of all of them and I really like the way they are going with their menus..
Besides pricing seems halfway OK, although the latest RX100 doesn't look like a bargain right now. But I'm sure the actual price will drop fast to a more appealing one *g*..
diforbes: f5.6/6.3 kit lenses? WTF? Where's the good glass, Olympus?
They have such fantastic fixed lenses! 12mm 2.0, 45mm 1.8, upcoming 75mm 1.8 and a new macro 60mm 2.8. Besides, I love the 20mm Panasonic on it, too. Spot on. I.. don't like zooms that much but you are of course right, a decent zoom à la 24-70 equal with 2.8 fixed f-stop would be cool. Maybe, that's what the 12-50 really should offer.. But - can you imagine the price tag?? Sigh.
alffastar: I have fuji X100 - marvelous camera! However, I have a small kid and I do not like the following - autofocus/manual focus is not good for kids; video mode is bad - only in manual focus and that means fixed focus point as you cannot focus manually!!; I miss portrait famyli shots! So I was trying to choose which m4/3 + 20mm + 45 mm primes. I decided none of the existing options is as good as the X100. And then - here comes E-M5! Woooow - this IS my next camera, if I have enough money and I will very happily replace my X100 with E-M5 + 20mm 1.7 + 45mm 1.8. I will have stabilised video with autofocus, portrait lens, fast autofocus. Sooner or later I WILL have this amazing camera!
I have an X100, too. And an E-P3. To be plainfully truthfull: I'd rather hit target instead of missing as many shots as I do with the fabulous X100! The X100 for sure is an amazing camera but it is not as much as an allrounder as the PEN is. Next: how often do you need the APS-C sensor's quality? If you do the X100 for sure wins. But I print out from my E-P1 (my other PEN) up to A2, particularely pictures taken with my beloved Art5 Filter.. Now, that said, I am very curious and looking forward to this beautifully designed OM-D. I do expect great things from it, so it'd better be good! I will sell my first PEN set in order to get some money to buy the OM-D ,-)
EduardoJB: I find very annoying that one can't focus (in AF mode) objects closer than (according to the manual) 28" unless Macro mode is not activated. Even though the manual says that it is possible but it would take more time, in my experience it just doesn't work well. I've tried it and maybe two out of twenty times the green rectangle lights up, but even then the photo is not focused (and I'm using f/5.6). Macro mode is essential for it to focus right. Can this be fixed with a firmware update or is it mechanically (or electronically) impossible? Is this a design compromise?
Khm.. sorry.. for the triple action.
It really is a range finder thing. My Zorkis focus from about 75-1.2m and an older Olympus Pen from 1.6m. I very much like the x100 for its limitations ,-) But there are a great features to really love. Only one issue: 2.2 sec to be ready for shooting.. Argh - OK, despite battery draining I will have to try this fast start modus (what's it in English?? *g*). Awesome camera and I am happy that it is not for everyone.