Why current silver DSLRs make people want to vomit

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by RichA, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    The Rebel and Rebel XT. Very rare Nikon D50s and Olympus E-500s.
    What they all share is a stigma in cameras that in humans is akin to
    leprosy. Silvered plastic. It looks so awful and cheezy that only
    the lowest forms of life (bottom barrel pocketable P&Ss) wear it like
    a badge of honour.
    However, mark my words. If Canon or Nikon released a metal bodied
    DSLR with a silver finish like the old FE or AE-1s SLRs, it would
    cause a sensation. IMO, it could possibly outsell black.
     
    RichA, Aug 1, 2007
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    ASAAR Guest

    You really need to fade to black.
     
    ASAAR, Aug 1, 2007
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    frederick Guest


    Nikon also made the "FA" in silver or black. IIRC the black ones were
    polycarbonate and better than the silver ones which were ABS. I had a
    silver one - and it's the only plastic camera I've owned where the
    plastic cracked. I should have bought the other plastic one.
     
    frederick, Aug 1, 2007
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    TRoss Guest

    The Hasselblad H3D cameras have a similar silver finish - I think it
    looks classy.

    So are you saying that this silver finish is attractive? (This could
    be a first, folks - a RichA redirection/misdirection maneuver in the
    OP.)




    Speaking of metal with a silver finish ... you're tin foil beanie
    needs adjusting. And while some may try to convince you there is a
    stigma associated with wearing one, don't let that dissuade you.

    Remember: the shiny side should point out.


    TR
     
    TRoss, Aug 1, 2007
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  5. Why don't you actually buy a camera so maybe you'll have half of a
    clue?
     
    Randall Ainsworth, Aug 1, 2007
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  6. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Another benefit of silver cameras, they stay cooler than black ones
    when exposed to the sun.
     
    RichA, Aug 1, 2007
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    l v Guest

    The color of the camera is irrelevant when you attach a big white
    L-series Canon lens.
     
    l v, Aug 1, 2007
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    Phisherman Guest

    I did not buy my Rebel because it is silver. In fact, I did not buy a
    new Tundra truck because it is silver, although I may not have bought
    it if it were pink. Apparently, silver is currently in vogue. Hi ho
    silver!
     
    Phisherman, Aug 1, 2007
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    Paul Mitchum Guest

    <http://www.dpreview.com/news/0706/07060101pentax50thdslr.asp>
     
    Paul Mitchum, Aug 1, 2007
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    JoeT Guest


    Are you seriously saying you leave your camera lying around in the sun long
    enough for UV exposure to become a greater heating issue than actual air
    temperature?
    Geesh man get a grip on something that resembles reality.
     
    JoeT, Aug 1, 2007
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    RichA Guest

    RichA, Aug 1, 2007
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    Paul Mitchum Guest

    Early K1000s were, but later ones had plastic tops.
     
    Paul Mitchum, Aug 1, 2007
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    JoeT Guest

    Why on earth would anyone spend more than a scant second of time concerned
    with such mundane issues as color choices of plastic bodied cameras?
    At the price point, you like silver, get it, you like black, get it. What
    mature individual give a rats ass what anyone superficially thinks in this
    regard?
     
    JoeT, Aug 1, 2007
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  14. That's odd. Makes me wonder where the traces of brass on my FA come from.
     
    Philip Homburg, Aug 1, 2007
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  15. Have you never sat at a table in the south of France with your camera
    next to you in August, and found you couldn't pick it up?

    Get a life!

    Every camera should be turned into a small oven from time to time, just
    to keep repair men happy!

    David
     
    David Kilpatrick, Aug 1, 2007
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    frederick Guest

    frederick, Aug 1, 2007
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  17. If you rub down many silver-chrome plated polycarbonate body cameras,
    the next layer which shows is copper (not true brass) because that is
    how they are plated - a conductive copper alloy is coated on to the
    plastic by a process akin to painting, and the chrome outer is then
    plated on to the copper in a fairly thick layer. This can feel like
    metal because it is metal, externally, but it's really a plated
    polycarbonate.

    David
     
    David Kilpatrick, Aug 1, 2007
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  18. Wow. Those engineers at Nikon are really something. They can build
    plastic cameras like they are make out of metal. Very impressive.
     
    Philip Homburg, Aug 1, 2007
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    frederick Guest

    I'm with RichA on this.
    If you're taking photos of people, it does make a difference as they
    won't take you seriously if you're obviously using a silver camera that
    looks like a toy. You can dismiss this as fantasy if you like, but you
    are wrong. If you aren't taking photos of people, then it doesn't
    matter a rat's arse.
     
    frederick, Aug 1, 2007
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  20. So silver plastic would be better than silver metal, as plastic doesn't
    transmit heat as fast.
     
    Not Disclosed, Aug 2, 2007
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