I read a message on these discussion boards that said something to the effect of..."I know the people running this site don't approve of the Pronea or Pronea 6si..."
I've been using a Pronea 6si for the past year as my first SLR as I dive into photography with both feet and I love it... Is there something I'm missing???
#1. "RE: Pronea 6si" | In response to Reply # 0jrp Charter MemberMon 02-Oct-00 12:02 AM
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It is not that we don't aprove of the Pronea. It is the APS format that provides frequent dissapointments when enlargements are to be made. In fact I say somewhere that "... if you must somehow (use an APS), at least increase your chances for some success with a Nikon."
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#2. "Pronea" | In response to Reply # 0
If it is the little silver camera then do not worry, it is an amazing cam. I have been using one for 2 months and in use with Fuji slidefilm it produces images of breathtaking quality though when enlarged to beyond 7 x5 grain is noticeable. That said the enlargements still look remarkeable. People do not know what they are missing. Buy one before Nikon discontinues it.
#3. "RE: Pronea" | In response to Reply # 2Lefty Basic MemberTue 27-Feb-01 03:54 AM
I am probably mistaken about this, but I thought that the 6i had already been discontinued, about 8-10 months ago. I agree with you Michael, it is a great li'l camera, it does nearly everything that my N70 does - and as a dealer, with jrp,"...if you must (APS)".
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#4. "RE: Pronea 6si" | In response to Reply # 0
What you're missing is the benefit of a larger image size which equates to image quality and sharpness of enlargements (APS is only 56% the image size of 35mm). Another thing you are missing is a wide choice of film emulsions at better prices. APS offers a grand total of one slide film choice, but good luck finding it.
If you love your Pronea I think you'd be even happier with a 35mm Nikon body. An N65 body weighs only 2.5 ounces more than the Pronea S (the only remaining Pronea camera Nikon offers).
Everything's relative. I often wish I had the resolution of a medium format camera, but 35mm is the most flexible format that I can afford to shoot. Here's another intelligent discussion of APS vs. 35mm: