Why current silver DSLRs make people want to vomit

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

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Do you ever walk around with a camera or do you keep it stashed in a
    big bag until just before you shoot with it?
    Or, does yours have it's own little umbrella to keep the sun off? A
    dark car dash can reach 160 deg. F in the space of half and hour while
    the air temp is considerably cooler.
    RichA, Aug 2, 2007
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    RichA Guest

    RichA, Aug 2, 2007
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    RichA Guest

    Plenty of people consider the looks of a camera. Which is why they
    said the E-300 was ugly, the peaked Sony mock-up pro camera is ugly,
    etc. I'm not saying it's worth considering, but when you pay a fair
    bit of money for a camera ($500+) you're going to at least glance at
    its appearance.
    RichA, Aug 2, 2007
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    RichA Guest

    No, but it distorts more in the heat. Remember the Sony CCDs popping
    off their cheap plastic backing about 2 years ago? Another recall
    because of it.
    RichA, Aug 2, 2007
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    JoeT Guest

    The reality is all dSLR's look like plastic as well as look alike these
    days, so if that's the standard by which your professionalism is being
    judged it matters not whether it looks like silver plastic or black. Hell
    they even look like plastic in extreme close-up advertising photos!

    John Q Public couldn't care less what color your camera body is as long as
    the lenses you're using are suitably impressive. You're describing the
    likely reaction when shooting a group of photographers, in which case your
    biggest hurdle will likely be getting them to stop comparing gear long
    enough to look in the general direction of your camera so you can grab a
    JoeT, Aug 2, 2007
  6. I'm pretty sure I know what he's got a grip on...
    Randall Ainsworth, Aug 2, 2007
  7. It also doesn't heat up so much or so unevenly rapidly in the
    sun. There's a good reason why those big telephotos are white.
    Chris Malcolm, Aug 2, 2007
  8. Congratulations on the post with the largest number of serious
    scientific misconceptions in one sentence in 2007!
    How on earth would someone as far removed from reality as you be able
    to tell? :)
    Chris Malcolm, Aug 2, 2007
  9. No, but then I don't care.

    Dr Hfuhruhurr, Aug 2, 2007
  10. RichA

    RichA Guest

    I guess the question then is, why bother commenting at all?
    RichA, Aug 2, 2007
  11. Because I can.

    Dr Hfuhruhurr, Aug 3, 2007
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    Robert Coe 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.

    I think you're full of it, as usual. I got my wife a silver XTi so that we can
    tell it apart from my black one. Both cameras seem to work equally well.

    Come to think of it, it was my wife's camera on which I screwed up the
    firmware update and had to send it to the Canon shop in New Jersey. Do you
    suppose it was because of its color?

    Robert Coe, Aug 3, 2007
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    G.T. Guest

    Damn, you've stooped to new lows.

    G.T., Aug 3, 2007
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    JoeT Guest

    Reality? Or superficiality? I can't get serious about such issues as which
    color plastic looks more impressive. That *is* how the thread started off,
    regardless of how it has been subsequently morphed. Function & results are
    important everything else is just pissing contests...
    JoeT, Aug 4, 2007
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    Skinner1 Guest

    Personally I am awaiting the Advanced Carbonate fiber body that will
    be all but indestructable!

    Silvered of course.
    Skinner1, Aug 4, 2007
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    RichA Guest

    My guess is Canon may release a pro body like this in CARBON fiber at
    some point, but weight has its advantages so metal as usual, is still
    by far the best choice.
    RichA, Aug 5, 2007
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    Spinoza Guest

    Would a black M16 would kill better than one spray painted in silver? The
    enemy won't take a silver M16 seriously but the projectile would shoot akin
    to the black one. Perhaps then the silver M16 would have a higher kill ratio
    as the enemy would pause and gawk and get killed in mid laugh. But I suppose
    a black M16 would have a more authoritarian, swatty, control and scare the
    sheeple effect, and have a black matte nastiness about it.. making the
    enemy cringe and shots get missed. But black is kewl, even to the point of
    catching the eye of rent a cops and other authority figures stopping you on
    the street with your phallic black camera.
    Spinoza, Aug 5, 2007
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Carbon fibre is more difficult to form into complex shapes than
    polycarb, so high quality polycarb will remain the plastic of choice for

    Carbon fibre is a better choice for tripod legs which are straight and
    benefit directly from the longitudinal stiffness and lateral damping.

    Not that we haven't mentioned this to you before.
    Alan Browne, Aug 5, 2007
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    RichA Guest

    Your pink 30D is on it's way to your.
    RichA, Aug 5, 2007
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    RichA Guest

    Difficult, but not impossible to form into complex shapes. If the
    layers can be pressure stamped into shape, they will be. Also, I like
    your use of the qualifying term, "high quality" polycarbonate. You
    have no idea what quality they use in cameras, you simply added that
    to add weight to the idea plastic is "good" to use in a camera body.
    All the adjectives in the english language won't change the fact
    plastic is a money saving material implemented to raise profit margins
    and keep prices below a certain level.
    RichA, Aug 5, 2007
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