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ZoneV Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2005Mon 04-Nov-13 11:44 PM
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"Mark Dubovoy - in favor of simplicity (in camera design)"
Mon 04-Nov-13 11:44 PM by ZoneV

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Here's an interesting article that I think is similar to how a lot of photographers might feel:

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/essays/an_appeal_for_divergence_and_simplicity.shtml

An undeniable paradox: To think that there is any such thing as an absolute rule is at worst naïve, and at best, shortsighted. There is no such thing as an always-true, all context- or situation-salient, absolute rule that always holds true…including this one!

  

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Scotty Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Feb 2002Tue 05-Nov-13 11:25 AM
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Amen to that... good article...

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dagoldst Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd Dec 2012Tue 05-Nov-13 11:37 AM
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I don't disagree with the article when it comes to our personal pursuits, but it is mostly a "tempest in a teapot" sort of story, IMO - designed to drive some site traffic.

I have a D600, the best still camera that I have ever owned. Period. It has video, I have used it just occasionally in the last 11 months, have never activated it accidentally, and it's there if I suddenly need it. Maybe some cameras are worse about accidentally activating it than others, but we shoot Nikons here.

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Matto Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Jan 2007Tue 05-Nov-13 02:13 PM
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I agree with a lot of what he says, but I think there is a difference between having a lot of functions available and how they are organized. For instance with digital you might need some access to adjusting WB if not using raw. I returned a camera I really liked (Olympus OMD) because after three weeks I still could not get it to do what I wanted, even using the despicable printed users manual. (Olympus furnished a user manual on a CD with the camera, not very useful unless you carry a laptop with you on a hike). Apple does a great job of making products with a lot functions that are easy to use. Camera manufactures should take note.

Matthew

  

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