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    Analogy between cameras and cars

    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.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy K View Post
    I would suggest all film cameras are bicycles.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by hdeyong View Post
    My digitals are like that Chinese car, the "Cherry". They work ok, but shortly after use, you're left hungry.........
    The problem I have with digital is I never seem "full" in the first place.

    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.


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