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Is there such a camera


Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
6 Nov 2012 6:13PM

Quote:I've got a Nikon FM2 and wondered why there wasn't a camera like this on the market that was digital.


Because it's completely pointless. It is no more expensive to produce a camera with Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Programme modes, than to produce one with Manual only.

In the same way practically every stills digital camera now has a video mode, because it costs about tuppence to add it.

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Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
6 Nov 2012 7:03PM

Quote:Because it's completely pointless


No its not Smile

Why do you think I`m a big fan of the x10, x100 and the Fuji X range in general.

http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/06/fujifilm-x-e1-mirrorless-camera/
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
6 Nov 2012 7:10PM

Quote:Why do you think I`m a big fan of the x10, x100 and the Fuji X range in general.


Oh, so they are all purely manual.......... no auto modes at all? Don't be daft, Paul! Grin
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
6 Nov 2012 7:17PM
Don`t be silly CB
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
6 Nov 2012 7:18PM
What is silly about it? All the cameras you mention have auto modes and video as well. Not at all what the OP is talking about.
KathyW 11 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
6 Nov 2012 7:24PM
I would love a camera like that too... I like my camera but I find scrolling through menus and switching the video thing on by accident a pain in the you know what. I don't use even half of the functions, and I don't want them. I loved the 5Dmk1... no video, slow enough for me to keep up with it, and no daft "modes" Wink
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
6 Nov 2012 7:32PM

Quote:What is silly about it? All the cameras you mention have auto modes and video as well. Not at all what the OP is talking about


Go and do some homework CB, the x100 and newer fuji x series CSC work in exactly the same way as a film camera, there`s a real aperture ring including an A setting and there`s a real shutter speed dial including an A setting, setting both A mode S` together gives you a program mode, setting either of the other A modes gives you either AP or shutter priority, plus there is full manual control as well.

Go and look at the link I posted, all of the modes are clearly marked on the top plate.
Sooty_1 4 1.2k 202 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2012 8:33PM
To the OP..... Avoid all the rest, stick with Leica!

M digitals have aperture priority and manual. Shutter speed dial, aperture ring on the lens and manual focus. No arguments, no faff, just shoot the same way as you do with the FM2. I do.

Nick
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
6 Nov 2012 8:35PM
Yep as I said on page 1 Smile
Sooty_1 4 1.2k 202 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2012 8:41PM
Yep, but I said it first!

Tongue

GrinGrinGrin
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
6 Nov 2012 8:46PM
True Smile
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
6 Nov 2012 10:05PM

Quote:Go and do some homework CB, the x100 and newer fuji x series CSC work in exactly the same way as a film camera, there`s a real aperture ring including an A setting and there`s a real shutter speed dial


I went and did my homework and found, hey.................. my shirt-pocket digi-compact uses rings rather than buttons to set aperture and shutter speed, when in manual mode! Grin
strawman 10 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2012 10:56PM
My S95 has an aperture ring if that is your desire. I often use it in manual mode, aperture on the ring round the lens, shutter speed on the dial at the rear of the camera.
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
6 Nov 2012 11:00PM

Quote:I often use it in manual mode, aperture on the ring round the lens, shutter speed on the dial at the rear of the camera


Me too with my S100. It works remarkably well. Smile
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
7 Nov 2012 1:40AM

Quote:I went and did my homework and found, hey.................. my shirt-pocket digi-compact uses rings rather than buttons to set aperture and shutter speed, when in manual mode!


Not quite the same is it

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