Mark Dubovoy - in favor of simplicity (in camera design)
Here's an interesting article that I think is similar to how a lot of photographers might feel:
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#1. "RE: Mark Dubovoy - in favor of simplicity (in camera design)" | In response to Reply # 0Scotty Nikonian since 07th Feb 2002Tue 05-Nov-13 10:25 AM
Amen to that... good article...
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#2. "RE: Mark Dubovoy - in favor of simplicity (in camera design)" | In response to Reply # 0dagoldst Nikonian since 02nd Dec 2012Tue 05-Nov-13 10:37 AM
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.
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#3. "RE: Mark Dubovoy - in favor of simplicity (in camera design)" | In response to Reply # 0Matto Nikonian since 20th Jan 2007Tue 05-Nov-13 01:13 PM
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.