What camera do I buy? / general gear talk

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  • I'm very happy with them, I have two of the standard straps and one of the wrist ones (which I very rarely use).

  • For my X-Pro 2 I've had a look around and there are a number on the Wex website for £649, all of which have faults - lost paint, chips, wear. Mine doesn't, it's in great condition - would polish up to look new. So, with the grip, I'd like £649 for mine, collection in London.

  • Why are you getting a 3? The hidden screen would put me off.

  • The hidden screen is awesome

  • Who asked you?

  • Single pivot tho, so only good for low angle. Also, I really don't understand the hidden aspect:
    Don't like screens? - Don't buy this camera.
    Don't want to be tempted to look at it but still need it once in awhile? - Don't buy this camera, buy one that allows you to turn the screen off. Oh, they all do?

  • The screen part is possibly a bit gimmicky, I grant you. I do however really like the faux-film box end.

    I also like the idea of the incremental improvements, as they were meaningful from 1 to 2.

  • Whatever floats your boat. I'll take the 2 off you for £50, save you the time and bother. This weekend any good?

  • Only if you insist I post it to Latvia

  • Like that Leica digital camera with the film advance lever, it’s a film camera for people who don’t want to shoot film essentially

  • But isn’t shooting film currently an affectation?
    Are there any new developments in film stock and film camera’s which make them a meaningful alternative to digital ones?
    Genuine questions by the way.

    Trying to shoot on film now just feels like a bit of a faff and I grew up on it.

  • The thrill of getting developed pictures posted back to you, to find that your camera has developed a light leak...

  • Are there any new developments in film stock and film camera’s which make them a meaningful alternative to digital ones?

    There are some new instant cameras and films from Fujifilm.

  • point and shoot polaroid alternatives don't feel to me like a "meaningful alternative" to the digital process we're discussing.
    unless you're talking about something else.

  • Sorry? What digital process were you discussing?

    There are some new products. By far the biggest selling are the instant cameras. I think they’re actually the fastest selling cameras globally.

  • My questions came off the back of a brief discussion about the x-pro3, and why it was mimicking a film camera, with its film display and hidden led screen.

  • The understanding of social consumerism needs to be researched in the perception of reality.

    Luckily, films or sensors don't have perception.

  • PX’d it, chap in Park asked had I ever used it.

  • Also: I am excite, paid for the Dura Silver X-Pro 3, I have camera four of the ten that Park have coming in early December.

  • But isn’t shooting film currently an affectation?

    Are there any new developments in film stock and film camera’s which make them a meaningful alternative to digital ones?
    Genuine questions by the way.

    Trying to shoot on film now just feels like a bit of a faff and I grew up on it.

    So, of course that hasn't been any meaningful developments in (35, 120, large format) film tech for a while now. The last was probably Vision 3 in 2007 and the revisions to Portra using the same tech in 2010.

    Asking about tech kinda misses the point in why people shoot film. It's a meaningful alternative for me because I enjoy the faff - using a 60 year old camera, using the film itself, cycling over to Palm to pick up/drop off stuff (and end up chatting to Steve for a while every time as he's a really nice guy) etc

    Also, and more subjective, I prefer the photos I get back from film compared to digital. I realise that for most film is also digital as you're relying on scans, but for me enough of the character of the film is kept in the scan to make it worthwhile.

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