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Nikon Shmikon
« on: November 08, 2013, 08:50:30 PM »
C'mon Canon, let's see the AE-1D!

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Nikon Shmikon
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Re: Nikon Shmikon
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2013, 09:26:13 PM »
Why is the Canon guy the smoker/drinker?

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Re: Nikon Shmikon
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2013, 09:41:53 PM »
The Nikon guy already smoked and drank his.   ;D

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Re: Nikon Shmikon
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2013, 09:49:25 PM »
Since it's a retro camera. Question on the rewind knob - how many turns per megapixel?  ;)

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Re: Nikon Shmikon
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2013, 09:52:59 PM »
Or the Nikon guy didn't have any money left for cigars and cognac after he spent 3 grand on a fashion accessory?

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Re: Nikon Shmikon
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2013, 10:14:49 PM »
I hate to say this but I agree with Ken Rockwell on this statement:

Nikon has gone so far to show us an image with the Df and two F-Mount lenses, the 55mm f/1.2 (a good lens) and the classic Nikon 43-86mm f/3.5 (1963-1976), which is actually Nikon's poorest-performing lens of all time; a lens so optically awful that it single-handedly gave all zoom lenses a bad reputation for the next two or three decades.

But hey, it's all about the marketing and it looks good!

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Re: Nikon Shmikon
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2013, 07:12:51 PM »
I think Nikon had a great marketing idea with this camera - but failed completely in it's execution.
To me the allure of these old (but still good) cameras is their small size, light weight and handling - all of which Nikon seem to have missed.
I would love to see a Digital version of my Canon A1 - but only if it felt and handled like an A1, otherwise I would prefer a modern DSLR with it's better ergonomics.

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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2013, 07:12:51 PM »

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Re: Nikon Shmikon
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2013, 08:13:50 PM »
i would buy that in a heartbeat because i'm a sentimental bastard
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Re: Nikon Shmikon
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2013, 09:14:29 PM »
Why is the Canon guy the smoker/drinker?

I can't say for sure... but probably has something to do with dynamic range...

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Re: Nikon Shmikon
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2013, 10:48:07 PM »
Why is the Canon guy the smoker/drinker?

There are actually two versions of the Nikon image, one with a drink, and one without.
I still haven't seen any Nikon smokers though!
On a different note, I thought this picture was absolutely ridiculous and the entire feeling of the announcement was extremely pretentious.
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Re: Nikon Shmikon
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2013, 11:27:55 PM »
Imitation=flattery?
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« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2013, 11:27:55 PM »