TFD: Is there an optional retro Flash bulb flash taking big #5 flash bulbs.
I hope it has an analogue match needle exposure meter and a mechanical shutter cannot be retro without the sound of the mechanical shutter on long exposures.
Of course the original Nikon F's were manual focus so not sure that autofocus should be available on a retro camera, all you should need is a split screen viewfinder and your eye.
For me Retro technology in not logical. No one is going to buy a Tube TV or a x286 computer. the Df is just a silly marketing scheme, so given that it is a marketing scheme why not go all the way back - why not just let Form overtake Function.
Is there an optional retro Flash bulb flash taking big #5 flash bulbs.
you must have and awfully big pocket.
I guess it should really have match needle metering a mechanical shutter and a mechanical self timer. Maybe a hotshoe mounted flash with #5 flash bulbs.
Just too weird, retro cameras, why not retro TVs - how about selling a 27 inch tube TV for $3000, or maybe a PC with a 286 processor and a 10M hard drive.
I guess when you lack any new ideas you dig up the old ones, I guess to be complete it should have lenses with aperture rings and manual focus only. of course given Nikon's poor user interface perhaps a shutter speed dial IS a step forward...
This is just another blatant marketing attempt, like Fuji's retro looking, non-rangefinder rangefinder cameras to eke out sales in a stagnant market, Especially as the mirorless cameras are not flying off the shelves.
While I admire all these new niche camera each with their quirky feature sets and small collection of lens but their price points always leave me cold. Especially when you look at the lens prices - what is the point of an interchange lens camera if there are few lens, no third party lens and they are more expensive than their SLR peers.
$1400 would buy you a Canon 70D a Nikon 7100 or a Sony A77. You would have 10 times more lens options - including 3rd party lens.
Not quite sure I understand the fuss about interchangeable lens camera that have no/few actually lens to change, for which you get to pay a premium price.
Not sure I would be submerging this camera either $$$
Not small enough to make a difference, rather buy a Sony WX80 for the same price.
If you want small and trendy buy the Minox "spy" camera.
Panasonic does not appear to have gotten onto the BSI sensor train. If this is a non-BSI sensor it would be hard to compete with the others.
Not surprising. Today Popular Photography has about 15-20 pages of adverting from Camera stores. In the pre internet era there would have been 30-40 pages. Always something to lust over, buy and put in a drawer.
I have to laugh when I see gear with the oval gold Japan quality stickers still on after a decade or twol
There has always been a acquisition syndrome, on the whole the digital era is worse - technology changing faster and more planned obsolesce. Remember how long Nikon retained backwards compatibility to its lenses. Try using a manual lens today and the reduced functionary is not appealing.
It goes without saying that everyone wants a big, long lens in their pocket :)
I use Corel PaintShop Pro. I find the user interface better than Photoshop which I find unfriendly. it works with most plugins. it is packaged with Nix Color effect x3 plugins for a reason it does not work with the x4 release.
Everyone thinks the cloud is a great, no one knows what it is. I would not want to get tied into this one. I would guess that the performance would be less than exciting.
Personally I am now using Corel Paint Shop Pro, it as a better interface than Adobe and it does everything I need for about $100.
More interesting is the Minox micro digital spy camera
Camera makers appear to be unique in their desire to go backwards, wierd retro rangefinder cameras, fixed focal length odities like this Nikon, black and white only cameras. Sort of unlearning everything from the 1950's before the SLR, auto focus, etc.
I am waiting for manual only focus cameras, a digital twin lens reflex digital camera, mechancilly timed shutters. match needle metering and the re-introduction of flash cubes.
Of course if these oddities were at least cheap they could have a place but paying $1100 for an oddity is just silly.
Nothing new here, both of my Sony A700 have the same problem it is not dust and requires an agressive wet cleaning - i am guess all cameras have this problem.
Both the shutter and mirror move both have something to keep them moving, oil, grease who knows. Also do not forget that heat, changes in air pressure could cause out gassing.
There are too many moving parts in all DSLR to not create a problem.
•Stitch Assist are you kidding me, anyone who has ever used a Sony Panoramic camera would look at the Canon functionality as a joke...
Menneisyys: Guys, check out the official samples at http://fujifilm.jp/personal/digitalcamera/x/fujifilm_x_s1/sample_images/ . All samples start at f/4.0 (no 2.8) and are all ISO100 only (no higher-ISO ones).
Unfortunately, the first one I checked out (haven't checked out the others), http://fujifilm.jp/personal/digitalcamera/x/fujifilm_x_s1/sample_images/img/index/ff_x_s1_001.JPG , show:
- grainy (noisy) sky- over-sharpening (see the contours of the balloon)- not very good corner softness (check the grass in the lover left and right corner).
I REALLY hope the camera delivers better results than this.
I want to like Fuji cameras, they look good on Paper. I bought (and sold an FS100) It was the most maddening camera I have ever owned. First the CA and purple fringing were too much to deal with, but more maddening it would not go to sleep it went off and when it was turned on it dropped all of the setting, ISO, bracketing, drive setting etc. - in the end the camera was unusable. The battery was tiny and the picture quality, not withstanding the large sensor was - average.
If I were to try Fuji again I would keep my eyes wide open.
Adriano76: Finally!... With X-S1 perhaps we'll have the real successor of the great s100fs!
I had a sold the 100fs, one of the worst cameras I have ever owned. Terrible CA, bad controls and the only camera that would not retain setting when turned off. I would think really hard before buying another Fuji camera.
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