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Why can't (or won't) Canon make cameras like this anymore?

 
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Jul 21, 2011 18:38 |  #31

Unregistered.Coward wrote in post #12800500 (external link)
And what's up with these cell phone now days? Tiny little multi-tasking devices. Give me the big old brick, something you could bash a head in with.

bw!

The size of DSLRs is justified, like everyone else has already said. They pack quite a lot of electronics in them.


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Jul 21, 2011 19:08 |  #32

You can keep your clunky looking AE1....I'm quite happy with my sleek, all metal 1DIV. You get what you pay for in nearly every situation. The 7D has a metal under the plastic surface as did my old 40D.




  
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Jul 21, 2011 20:21 |  #33

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Simply GOR-GEE-US!!! She even looks beautiful when she's dressed!!

Plus she fits into the hand like a glove!


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Jul 21, 2011 20:29 |  #34

After using my 5D Mark II, I bought an AE-1 and thought the AE-1 was a toy camera... I gave it to my dad since he's still shooting 35mm.


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Jul 21, 2011 20:35 |  #35

Magnus3D wrote in post #12800844 (external link)
Yeap, many of them do look like that under the plastic and faked leathery skin. Except for the cheaper lowend cameras such as 550D which have a plastic skeleton instead of a magnesium alloy one. That pic above shows a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV "skeleton". Pretty sweet! and it reminds me a bit of The Terminator hehe. :)

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What? Do you know what word skeleton actually means?

Rebel bodies are:

Stainless Steel and polycarbonate resin with glass fiber

550D skeleton is stainless steel chassis.


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Jul 21, 2011 21:04 |  #36

IMAGE: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/59/Canon_AE-1.JPG/800px-Canon_AE-1.JPG

I prefer the new style for comfort, but I think that old guy is pretty cool looking.

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Jul 21, 2011 21:55 |  #37

Blame the T90...


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Jul 22, 2011 01:36 |  #38

MikeFairbanks wrote in post #12800023 (external link)
I want to see a return to these solid, metal bodies.

The Canon AE-1 was clearly, definitely not a completely metal camera. Much of the body pictured in this thread was made from plastic, and not from metal.

One of the major controversies from the 1970's, when the AE-1 was introduced, was that there were large amounts of plastic used in its construction. (external link) The AE-1 had plastic top and bottom covers, which were manufactured to appear as if they were metal. At the time, it was fashionable to criticize the AE-1's use of plastic. 35 years later, many AE-1's remain as sold as when they were built.




  
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Jul 22, 2011 03:51 |  #39

MikeFairbanks wrote in post #12800664 (external link)
That's a valid observation. The first rebels weren't digital at all.

But they were made with cheaper materials.

I guess I'm just ahead (or behind) the times.

Most of you seem happy with bigger. The people have spoken?

Have you seen the size of the camera in your avatar pic? :p


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Jul 22, 2011 04:45 |  #40

MikeFairbanks wrote in post #12800825 (external link)
Is that really what they look like? Holy smokes. I like that.

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Jul 22, 2011 06:48 |  #41

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Does this answer your question? Sorry for the crappy picture.



  
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Jul 22, 2011 10:20 |  #42

Carlwashere wrote in post #12801099 (external link)
bw!

The size of DSLRs is justified, like everyone else has already said. They pack quite a lot of electronics in them.

Hmm, my phone takes pictures, recives wi-fi signals, makes calls, has built in GPS and can output music in stereo with it's headphone jack. Yeah, no way they could make a DSLR any smaller!




  
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Jul 22, 2011 10:36 |  #43

I'll bet that phone doesn't have the capabilities of shooting DOF like DSLR's and 35mm SLR's do. I know because I've tried. No DOF at all with a camera phone.


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Jul 22, 2011 11:12 |  #44

The older cameras have an infinitely better look than the new ones, there's no doubt about that. It would be really cool to see them go "retro" with a newer body or some sort of collector's edition.

In fact, I think it would be uber cool if Canon created and marketed a new body with the "retro" theme, not only in aesthetics but "getting back to basics" when it comes to features as well. Get rid of the video, automatic modes, articulating screens and all of that nonsense, and just make a pure camera that takes unbelievable pictures in a nice retro body.




  
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Jul 22, 2011 11:21 |  #45

Pentax already has some retro looking limited primes. I was thinking it would be pretty cool if Pentax make a digital K1000 clone to go with it.

It wouldn't be for everyone, but the success of the X100 shows there are a lot of people who just want a simple, but powerful camera.


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