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Just a thought...



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Just a thought...

16 Mar 2020 2:07AM   Views : 863 Unique : 478

One can tell a photography crazy guy if they think in their pre-sleep bedtime about cameras.

It was a couple of days now I read the review of the Panasonic Lumix GX880 camera. As in the case of Olympus Pen cameras I had the opinion that they reminded me of a very cool item of the bitnik era. The Ronson Variflame lighter!

One of the last image I commented on, was shot with the original Pentax KP film camera. the modern digital Pentax KP according Mattias Burling gives mirrorless cameras a run for their money. Earlier yesterday I was looking at the specs of another great value Pentax camera from 2013, the Pentax K50 (Editor's choice Enthusiast DSLR back then). I appreciate Pentax cameras, I have used the original Pentax Pentax MX (film) SLR, a very strong Olympus OM contenter.

The name Fujica may sound peculiar to some but earlier FUJIFILM cameras were marketed with the Fujica brandname. And since the arrival of Fujifilm X100 ten years ago, Fuji has been creating rangefinder style cameras (which still remind me that Ronson Variflame lighter) as the ones they had been producing during the Sixties.

Guess which other Japanese brands have been manufacturing rangefinders. Both, Canon and Nikon. And the latter, although it failed to win the purists with the Nikon dF, could very well have done this: introducing the Z series styled as a digital Rangefinder camera, and not as a pseudo-SLR.

The problems with the original film rangefinders were the parallax error and the inability to focus to anything closer to 50cm. The modern EVF can allow us to use the camera for subjects much closer! You can see through the lens as if you were shooting a DSLR! Modern functions with retro looks? Bring it on Nikon! The ZR (for Z Retro)

Tags: Pentax Nikon Lumix Olympus Canon

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