Cameras with manual dials, which cameras?

Started Dec 31, 2016 | Questions thread
Brisn5757 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,357
Re: Cameras with manual dials, which cameras?

mamallama wrote:

Brisn5757 wrote:

sirhawkeye64 wrote:

Herman Dijkhuis wrote:

Which cameras do have manual dials for ISO setting, shutter speed, aperture, focus?

Most cameras are menu driven.

I like the go and feel of analog cameras into modern digital cameras.

I do look forward to any replies, thanks in advance.

Happy New Year!

Best regards, Herman

Fuji for sure has this, as does the NIkon Df (but the Df is rather pricey). Fuji has this even on their sub-$1000 cameras (like the XT30; the XT100/200 can be programmed so it works similar to the other Fuji's for the most part).

Also, some Fuji lenses have the aperture dial (although it's electronic, not mechanical) it still gives you the feel of a manual lens.

The advantage of having a aperture dial is you can see what the camera is set to without using the view finder or screen and you know where to put your fingers to change the setting.

However a readout on a finder or screen is likely more accurate. A mechanical readout, even with stop indents, is not that accurate between stops.


However with the large range of apertures and shutter speeds these days it's difficult to fit them on a dial or a lens ring.
My older camera clicked in place when I  changed either the speed or aperture, so less chance of in-between aperture setting or knocking the aperture or speed to a different setting.

It's all lens quality and camera options these days where years ago it made the camera more attractive to the buyer to physically see all the settings on it's body.


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