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Cool new Bessa w/ 50/2.0 Heliar

Discussion in 'photo' started by dan m, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. matthewr

    matthewr spɹɐʍʞɔɐq spɹoɔǝɹ ɹnoʎ sʎɐld

    An FM3-A is your precision crafted sniper rifle, Joe. Your coolness is restored.
  2. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy


    it's hard to believe that a flat earth namie like you continues to support nikon. after all this time, perhaps audio analogies are in order...

    canon = arcam (occasional quality, general competency, overall compromises)

    nikon = NAD (the half-informed think it's hi-fi; will deliver fundamentals although lacking in soul)

    pentax = rega (afordable, competent and often giant-killing)

    bessa/voigtlander = 47 labs (part mystery, part purism, generally good, possibly outstanding)

    contax = linn (consistently passes tune dem but always seems to be missing detail)

    leica = nothing this good in audio, although olive naim on properly set up mana hints at it

    gold-plated point-and-shoot digital = krell, audio research

    mirror tele-photo lenses = classe

    pin-hole cameras and IR photography = tube/valve amps

    any digital camera with zoom lens and excessive photoshopping = krell, audio research, wadia, etc.

  3. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    p.s. the red stripe on certain nikons is a tribute to bands like "aldo nova" and fuels the aesthetic vision of guys trying to emulate david niven in night-robe with ascot.
  4. RJohan

    RJohan pfm Member

    I find it rather interesting how the onslaught of digital cameras gives a renewed interest in classic style analogue cameras. Compare to when CD was introduced...

  5. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod


    I'd rather take pictures than concern myself over what pretentious wankers may think of my camera.

  6. guybat

    guybat [+]

    Comparing cameras to hi-fi is almost as bad as comparing hi-fi to cars.
  7. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Can you hear Talvin Singh?

    How about comparing cameras to cars?
  8. guybat

    guybat [+]

    I used to own a Citroen Dyane.
  9. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Can you hear Talvin Singh?

    The Citroen Dyane is the Hasselblad of cars.
  10. guybat

    guybat [+]

    Yes, but the corners dent easier.
  11. michaelab

    michaelab desafinado

    I didn't say that. He's beating Leica at their own game and for a lot less money.

    However, bringing out a 250th anniversary limited edition model when the only thing that's 250 years old is a name is a bit cynical. The idea that there's even the remotest connection between Cosina and the old Voigtländer company is quite laughable.

  12. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Can you hear Talvin Singh?

    Especially since the camera was only invented 150 years ago!
  13. dan m

    dan m pfm Member

    Michael - I see your point, though I feel Cosina have their heart in the right place. Limited editions are for collectors and not shooters - it's a pity they probably wont sell that lens on its own.

  14. Artioneer

    Artioneer tripath walker

    What's this a Trabant or Wartburg ?
    and this a Moscovitch ?
    and this a Zil ?

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