Anyone for separate FF & APSc DPR forums?

Started Nov 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP 1prime Senior Member • Posts: 1,108
Re: Don: your very I-st post to the DPR...

jpr2 wrote:

...eight months ago, was very much pro Nex-FF aka Nex-FF - may I ask what did happen in the meantime to turn you into so staunchly against FF positions?

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Also... perhaps you have been lurking here before that date, but... if not... you did miss to observe the fluidity and dynamics by which these forums do operate - the ebbs and flows: every time there is a new development, be it:

  • the fantastic, elegant and ground breaking Nex-7;
  • or... OSPDAF introduction in N5r and N6 (and the resulting disappointment, when it was discovered that the resulting AF'ing speed was nowhere close to what is needed for a successful fast action shooting);
  • and then the release [of again ground breaking) Rx-1;
  • followed a year afterwards by a sad and rather moronic scrapping of the very name of NEX;
  • slightly sweetened by the emergence of A7/a7r recently;

all these landmarks were characterized by a [very temporal] frenzy of pretty one-sided flood of posts, now (almost, witness the case of the RX-1's messages on this forum) forgotten and long gone!

frankly, to expect that DPR should follow these tidal waves each time with restructuring its hierarchy of public agoras is rather short sighted, and certainly much premature

jpr2

jpr, You have a great momory but as I recall, I was earlier interested in the 7? or 7n as we liked to call Sony's or the rumored NEX 7 replacement.  I put off buying a N6 to wait for the 7n. What a mistake. I also recall as the FF rumors started to surface, I thought of going along with the expected FF, but that was if the price was right. And, by golly, Sony did price it right, at least fair for all their R&D. But then I tried to figure my investment in E lenses, with only 1 Voightlander legacy lens, and the 5R captura suggested I buy. My conclusion was to remain content with my APSc system.  It was interesting when so many decided the same. So jpr, that's really my path to this point.

I understand how those going A7&r want to hang onto this convenient and familiar forum.  But their insistence, in the face of their 50 to 7 odds, just tramples over those of us who photographically or economically want to ride out our NEXes.  Does that make sense to you?

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