Analogy between cameras and cars

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  1. cliveh

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    If you were to make an analogy between cameras and cars, what may you suggest? I would suggest the Leica M2 is an Aston Martin DB5.
     
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    This would be a twelve-cylinder Ferrari...
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    I'd say my F4 is a Hummer.
     
  4. Andy K

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    I would suggest all film cameras are bicycles.
     
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    Well lets see, my M3 would be a Chevy 1/2 ton, the M5 a Buick Wildcat the Nikon F5 reminds me of a souped up Volvo and my behemoth Laborator enlarger would be likened to a Sherman tank. My Rollei TLR reminds me of a sexy German model as photographed by Helmut Newton.
     
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    I really like this idea.

    The Leica M2 is a bicycle, perhaps a nice rare vintage 12 speed. I don't know of any famous German bicycles, but there must be one.
     
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    My Rollei B35 is a VW beetle, small, but does the job. My Canon EOS 300's are Toyota Carollas, cheap and reliable, throw them out when they quit. My Spotmatic II is like a good pickup, built to do a lot of work and take a little abuse in it's stride.
    My digitals are like that Chinese car, the "Cherry". They work ok, but shortly after use, you're left hungry.........
     
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    The problem I have with digital is I never seem "full" in the first place. :munch:

    I go wider with the analogy thing and say

    Contax is like a finer luxury car
    Nikons are beefy, reliable, get it done muscle cars of the 60's
    Hasselblad (V series) is a finely machined eurocar like a Benz or…
     
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    It's not about the car, but the journeys you take. It's not about the camera, but the images you make. Most of all stop and enjoy the scenery.
     
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    Deffo not the cars

    Digital cameras are like cars - boring from point A to B comfortible (sit comfortably, ACed room, fart, pick your nose and listen music) body carriers.

    Film cameras are like two wheelers - you feel and experience everything between the journey. It's not about the destination, it's about the journey - they move your soul.

    :smile:
     
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    Exactly. And you see and experience much more scenery on a bicycle… :wink:
     
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    My suggestion:

    Rollei=Bentley, Hasselblad=Rolls Royce, Linhof=Maybach, Leica=BMW, Canon=Honda, Nikon=Toyota, Mamiya=Lexus, 8x10=American Musclecar
     
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    8x10 is 4 wheeler or at least dualie rear axles :happy:
     
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    wait!!! my 8x10 manages to do some corners!
     
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    When I'm shooting my 8x10, I hope think that people don't think that I'm compensating....For using my digital camera :wink:
     
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    Graflex cameras are like Ladas, the Argus brick is akin to an Indian motor bike engined rickshaw :D

    Ian
     
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    What? No one thinks the Miranda Sensorex is like a Dodge pickup? They both have the same grill. Even some of the new Dodge cars have the Sensorex type grill. Time for a resurrection of the Miranda Sensorex name, only this time with "Ram Tough" construction. Right? Marketing people are you listening?
     
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    In another thread I recently compared the New Deardorff as the Harley Davidson of cameras.

    My 1903 Eastman Improved #2 7X11" is a Thomas Flyer.

    My Chamonix 4X5 is a black Beemer with tinted windows.

    My 9.5X20" Indian Camera with modern Chamonix film holders is an Isotta Fraschini

    and my Ciro-Flex is a 1949 Ford shoebox
     
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    An Indian camera is an Isotta-Fraschini? http://theoldmotor.com/?p=41381
     
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    I was thinking of the fact I insist on a manual transmission in my cars (those outside the US may not realize how hard it can be to even FIND one here when car shopping) and like film cameras that are either all manual or at least have full manual over rides.

    I bought a car in Dec. 2010. Because I insisted on the manual transmission and a few other, much more common, options, the local dealer had to get one for me from a dealer in Florida.
     
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    Just one of ??? There was a connection. Don' aks me to 'splain everthing. Think exotic. Or at least, try to.
     
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    Nah, I think the F4 is a jeep instead of a hummer, the F4 doesn't suck that much juice.:smile:
     
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    To me it seem to be more of a Mack truck

    Ulrich
     
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    I'd say that the Mamiya 7 II is more of a Nissan GTR -- quick to use, technically perfect, but lacking a soul.

    My Nikon FE is like a Toyota Hi-Lux, it's perfect in it's simplicity and just will always work.

    The Pentax ME is like a Miata. Crisp, quick, but a bit adolescent in some ways.

    And finally, the 6x17 4x5 system....well, that's more like a Diesel Pickup with a giant camper shell on the back.