What's the big deal with the retro thing?

Started Mar 5, 2014 | Discussions thread
John Rausch
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Re: What's the big deal with the retro thing?

Les Lammers wrote

For me retro = simple to use. There is no reason for a complex interface that, if not used often, takes a refresher course.


I agree with you. There is no reason for a complex interface, but that does not mean a "retro", individual dial interface is the only answer. It's just that so many cameras have very poor interfaces. The Japanese designers have a thing about making every electronic device very difficult to use. Think about the blinking 12:00 on VCRs. It does not need to be that way.

I don't know how much you have used an X-T1, but all of it's quirks with settings, unless you are just going to set them on auto or make minor variations thereof, are complex too -- only in a different way. The dials are camouflage for underlying complexity. Not a Sony NEX, but complex none the less.

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