Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 68,688   Posts: 1,482,357   Online: 772
      
Page 5 of 18 FirstFirst 123456789101115 ... LastLast
Results 41 to 50 of 171
  1. #41
    Poisson Du Jour's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Victoria, Australia
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    3,377
    Images
    15
    Quote Originally Posted by freecom2 View Post
    That sounds possibly like the Pentax ME-F? With a 35-70mm f/2.8 autofocus lens, with the battery compartment on the underbelly of the lens?

    NO, I googled a pic of the ME-F; the one I had was all plastic (like the Nikon F401, another slooooow dud). The lens sounds about right. I wish I knew, but I tend to forcefully forget about unpleasant experiences, and those involving cameras are no exception.

    LATE ENTRY: Pentax SFX with 35-70. I found it goggling images and there it was!
    .::Gary Rowan Higgins

    One beautiful image is worth
    a thousand hours of therapy.


    "It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government
    to save the environment."
    .::Ansel Adams






  2. #42

    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Shooter
    Large Format
    Posts
    103
    Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post
    All the cameras that seem to have been designed for right-handed people - to the exclusion of the rest of us.

    Ever tried to hold and use either a modern AF film SLR or digital SLR with one hand only - the left hand?
    Southpaw here!!! I hear you, it's hard to use your less coordinated hand for something you need controle over. I manage to use my right hand, but it stil feels unnatural. On the other hand (pun intended) I taught myself to use my right hand for the computer mouse. Somehow that does feel natural.

    As for worst camera designs: to a non-apug-er, any analogue camera has a bad design. Where do you look at, right after you take a shot? And how do you remove a bad picture from the memory card? Ah well, at least we beat them all with the amount of MP's.

  3. #43
    Steve Smith's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Ryde, Isle of Wight
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    8,428
    Images
    122
    The worst design I have ever seen is the 5x4 camera I made a few years ago. It didn't fold up, had very limited movements and weighed as much as three anvils welded together. I hope MkII currently being constructed is better.


    Steve.

  4. #44

    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    148
    One camera I have always wanted but have never bought because of the design was the Fuji GS645 folder. I just know I would break the shutter linkage in the first ten minutes and don't forget the bellows. I didn't know bellows could be made out of tissue paper, but hey, the Fuji engineer that designed the shutter linkage didn't feel like stopping there. It was probably his last day on the job and was ticked off at upper management...

  5. #45
    David A. Goldfarb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Honolulu, Hawai'i
    Shooter
    Large Format
    Posts
    17,079
    Images
    20
    Quote Originally Posted by lxdude View Post
    I assumed it could mount in an accessory shoe-shows what I know about that!
    Here's the camera in question--

    http://www.speedgraphic.fr/Pressuk.html

    Not such a bad design in general, I'd add. Despite the size, it's fairly comfortable to hold and really quick to focus. Very impractical to shoot verticals with as an SLR, but there's no better way to get (horizontal) action shots on 5x7" film.
    flickr--http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidagoldfarb/
    Photography (not as up to date as the flickr site)--http://www.davidagoldfarb.com/photo
    Academic (Slavic and Comparative Literature)--http://www.davidagoldfarb.com

  6. #46
    Michel Hardy-Vallée's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Montréal (QC)
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    4,348
    Images
    132
    Any 35mm camera made by a Swiss looks like an ergonomics disaster...
    Using film since before it was hip.


    "One of the most singular characters of the hyposulphites, is the property their solutions possess of dissolving muriate of silver and retaining it in considerable quantity in permanent solution" — Sir John Frederick William Herschel, "On the Hyposulphurous Acid and its Compounds." The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal, Vol. 1 (8 Jan. 1819): 8-29. p. 11

    My APUG Portfolio

  7. #47
    Sirius Glass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Southern California & Virginia
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    12,635
    Quote Originally Posted by Steven L View Post
    Southpaw here!!! I hear you, it's hard to use your less coordinated hand for something you need controle over. I manage to use my right hand, but it stil feels unnatural. On the other hand (pun intended) I taught myself to use my right hand for the computer mouse. Somehow that does feel natural.

    As for worst camera designs: to a non-apug-er, any analogue camera has a bad design. Where do you look at, right after you take a shot? And how do you remove a bad picture from the memory card? Ah well, at least we beat them all with the amount of MP's.
    Check out the Exakta, a left handed camera!
    From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exakta
    Early Kine Exaktas had a fixed waist-level viewfinder, but later models, starting with the Exakta Varex, had an interchangeable waist- or eye-level finder. Examat and Travemat Through-the-lens metering prisms were introduced in the mid-1960s. Most controls—including the shutter release and the film wind lever—are on the left-hand side, unlike most other cameras. The film is transported in the opposite direction to other 35mm SLRs. In classic Exaktas—made between 1936 and 1969—two film canisters can be used, one containing unexposed film and a second into which is wound the exposed film. A sliding knife built into the bottom of the camera can be used to slice the film so that the canister containing the exposed film can be removed while preserving the unexposed film in the main canister. The knife was omitted in the Exakta VX500, one of the last "official" Exakta cameras.
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

  8. #48
    Ian Grant's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    West Midlands, UK, and Turkey
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    15,943
    Images
    148
    Quote Originally Posted by Michel Hardy-Vallée View Post
    Any 35mm camera made by a Swiss looks like an ergonomics disaster...
    Can we add American (US companies).

    UK companies were poor just after WWII, but so were many others around the world.

    Edixa (Wirgin) have to be the poorest design/manufaturing capability, potentially excellent camera's dependant on the assemblers skills.

    Ian
    Last edited by Ian Grant; 05-14-2012 at 04:42 PM. Click to view previous post history.

  9. #49
    tony lockerbie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Bega N.S.W. Australia
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    2,256
    Images
    366
    Zenits may be crude but they are extra cool these days apparently. The Exaktas have to be the very worst to use, ergonomics never entered into their equations at all! Funny thing is that I really like them...oh, and the Zenit too. Thing is I like being whipped as well

  10. #50
    Michel Hardy-Vallée's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Montréal (QC)
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    4,348
    Images
    132
    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Grant View Post
    Can we add American (US companies).

    UK companies were poor just after WWII, but so were many others around the world.

    Edixa (Wirgin) have to be the poorest design/manufaturing capability, potentially excellent camera's dependant on the assemblers skills.

    Ian
    Oh yes you can! Graflex and Kodak, the original Simmons Brothers Omega, I shudder...
    Using film since before it was hip.


    "One of the most singular characters of the hyposulphites, is the property their solutions possess of dissolving muriate of silver and retaining it in considerable quantity in permanent solution" — Sir John Frederick William Herschel, "On the Hyposulphurous Acid and its Compounds." The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal, Vol. 1 (8 Jan. 1819): 8-29. p. 11

    My APUG Portfolio



 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin