Dusty wrote:Oh gee! The (D)SLR is almost dead! NOT!
.......Why am I always the one who's looked to by friends and family to take better photos than they do? ........
bakubo wrote:Having said all that though, I have been surprised at how many young people who have never used film camera have been so impressed by the style of my E-M5 even though I am certainly not impressed by the style. I can't tell you how many times while in the elevator, walking around, etc. a young person has asked me about my camera and told me how cool they thought the style is. My impression is that although there are some older people who like the nostalgic styling it is mostly younger people who like it. Of course, that is what one would expect. It has always been common for later generations to look back through rose colored glasses at certain aspects of the past. I have also written here about how popular with young people old 35mm SLRs from the '60s and '70s are in Tokyo these days. Sometimes I think they are carried around more as a fashion accessory, but also lots of young people are using them. I also posted a photo of a Japanese magazine in Tokyo earlier this year that had an article with photos of young people using old film cameras in Tokyo.
Birma wrote:Good find on the Beeb there, Henry
If you like the Tokyo hipsters and their camera then I'll think you'll like what this chap is doing to old lenses. He has chosen a rather interesting name for his range of reconditioned lenses under the brand: 'Dog Schidt Optiks'
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