Fitted ever-ready case
“Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”
Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2
DOF Preview Buttons :P
I have a Canon Elan7e ... the "eye tracking focus" system is just absurd ... but the camera is damn quiet.
I don't have anything against auto * features, as long as they can be turned off. The exception being my Contax G1 ...
and +1 on fitted cases of any kind. hate them.
Oh God, you're going to get your hide tanned mentioning that eye tracking focus is absurd. A few weeks back a thread went off like firecrackers with that single most irritating subject. But, ah, I too, as an ex-user of all of those ECF cameras (EOS 5, 50E), thoroughly agree — now let's go run and hide!! .
Canon EOS1N ('Brutus', 1993—), TS-E 24mm f3.5L, 20mm f2.8, 17-40 f4L, 70-200 f2.8L
Pentax 67 ('Pentaximus', 2010—) + SMCP 45mm f4, 55mm f4 & 165mm f4LS;
Zero Image 6x9 multi-format pinhole (2008—); Sekonic L758D;
Olympus XA, Nikon Coolpix P7700
"If you're not having fun, then you're not doing it right!"
I'll have to look for that, I like a good read
Originally Posted by Poisson Du Jour
Continuous auto focus, multi-point focus, and matrix metering.
Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?
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also, definitely not over-rated but quite useless none-the-less is:
-flash bulb sync
Last edited by timk; 04-26-2010 at 10:33 PM. Click to view previous post history.
FSTOPS and multiple shutter speeds ...
box cameras worked fine .
I am a little dismayed on the number of people who find Auto Focus as a useless option. OK, maybe its because I do a bit of sports shooting (even on film), but I find Auto Focus to be one of the best functions of my camera. The only time I don't use it is in bad light OR macro. Yes, AF on older models can be a bit hit and miss, but on a Modern Film SLR (such as the Maxxum 7 I use), AF is extremely good (IMHO). I am seriously wondering if quite a few of you have tried it once, found it hard and never tried it again.
For me, the most useless function that I have ever seen on a Film SLR is the panaramic function as found on some cheap Minolta's in the mid 90's. Basically, it was a mask that would crop the top and bottom of the frame.
That's why god invented the XPan
Originally Posted by hoffy