ThomasSwitzerland: I have no idea why Canon seems sleeping.
Seriously? Canon announces a "Hello Kitty" camera and we get 249 comments?
Oops. Make that 250 comments. :-)
I'm going to go make some photos. I think I'll use my G2. Just because.
The only reason this appeals to me at all is because I miss solid construction, good glass, and f-stop ring / shutter speed dial manual controls at an affordable price.
But I "miss" old muscle cars as well - until I get back behind the wheel of one and remember what sleds they really were, and with none of what we've come to expect in modern vehicles.
I guess with a digital back you could do the equivalent of an automobile "resto-mod" (classic restoration with modern components) on your old Nikon. I don't know if it would be affordable or truly competitive with a modern Nikon, but it sure would be fun.
Meantime, I think I'm going to dig out some of the old cameras and run some film through. Just for fun. Now where's that scanner?
Happy New Year, all!
I like the direction this camera is going from a usability standpoint, especially the shutter speed dial on top coupled with the aperture ring around the lens. That is a solid configuration that served photographers well for many years and I'm glad to see it making a comeback. I'd especially love to see theses features on non-"pro" cameras (at non-"pro" prices) as well.