airfrogusmc wrote in post #18557164
I'm not saying that but name one other company making a B&W digital rangefinder camera? Name one other company making a camera without any automation and not even having an LCD screen so there's your break. Most of the other brands 135 and crop mirrorless and DSLR are mostly all auto and are not that different from one another as far a features.
Well I'd say most other brands ALSO have an auto mode, most have a manual mode too. Up to the user to choose how they use them. Or go buy a camera that has no modern features and not have to choose. I wouldn't say one is better than the other but as you say choice is a nice thing to have. For me I'd hate to have to go back to shooting blind for work (and mostly for fun also). Being able to see how the shot will look in the EVF before I press the shutter is amazing. Auto IOS and spot metering when I'm sniping the guests during the wedding ceremony, priceless. Setting the Auto ISO with multi metering and using the 10 stop exposure dial to change the ISO - so easy with the see all EVF - simply unbeatable for speed in a fast changing light. Setting the shutter speed to 1/32000 and shooting shallow in the bright sun, enlightening. Having lenses with 5 stops of optical stabilization is fantastic when using longer lenses. Having a couple of cameras, batteries & cards and a handful of high end lenses with change left over to get other things like tripod, bag, lighting etc... for less than the price of one camera and lens from the 'unique' brand is something I think lot of people will think makes sense.
Sometimes I choose not to use any of those features, sometimes I turn off the rear screen (and the EVF) but there times when my working life gets waaaaay easier with them on.
Just the way you wrote that sounded a little weighted.