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too many bells and whistles ?

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Old 23-03-18, 21:35
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Originally Posted by blackadder View Post
It shows the different needs of each of us Sassan, I do not need 80% of all the features on my camera. To me the sensor, dynamic range , viewfinder , focus tracking and colour reproduction are the most important.
I remember when the first camera came out that could also take video the government raised the tax on cameras that are thus enabled, this means that 75% of todays cameras have extra tax on them.
To take videos I have a video camera, I go back to the "super 8" film days with my "movie" making.
On another subject I saw a T.V. program last night from New Zealand and they showed BMW 5 series with doors like your sons (Lambo).
All the best Charles.
Although I have a couple of video (only) cameras I've never used either of them. I have used video on several of my DSLR/mirrorless cameras - but probably totaling less than 10 minutes for those. It's not a style of photography that appeals to me, but sometimes is useful to have it available. As far as other features I often end up having at least a quick play with many of them, though there are many I won't use beyond that. I'd much rather a camera had features available that I don't use than it knocked of something I find useful! All too often though it seems useful features are removed to add less useful but 'trendy' features. I could certainly live without in camera HDR, wi-fi (unless offering tethering control) and the in camera effects filters. Meanwhile keeping a mechanical shutter release (screwing into the normal shutter button as the Pentax ME) is a feature long ago lost that I find handy.

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Old 24-03-18, 10:47
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Those were the days, a wire press shutter release or a pneumatic release, I used them on Pentax film cameras too.
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