Full Frame

Funny how so many photographers are spending £2000 on a full frame DSLR, when there are plenty of really well made 'original' full frame cameras out there. Like this little fella my dad found at a car boot and posted to me this week. Shot a test roll on Sunday, scanned on Monday, what an impressive lens and every exposure spot on. I know it's vulgar to talk about cameras but it's a very important part of the process of making photographs. I've yet to meet the right digital camera for me... had a fling with a G5 and an on/off relationship with an LX-2, but DSLRs just don't appeal.






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Spacedog44 said…
Its all part of the process, I see my Bronica like an easel, changes the way I work, my DSLR is a sketch pad in comparison, maybe its all down to the lens and having to understand the whole process......
Prov said…
yes Spacedog, also DSLRs seem rather macho, I prefer something with a bit more finesse...
It's hard feeling an attachment to plastic. there is something about the feeling of the metal, the mechanical sounds of winding on the film & looking through a solid viewfinder and not an approximated 'Liveview' on a LCD screen. Older cameras make for a more organic experience which much easier to get attached to!
Prov said…
Hey welcome Francesco! You've hit the nail on the head there, I'm surprised camera makers have been so slow to twig. Maybe that's why the Fuji X100 is so talked about?

I really like your blog by the way, great images and a beautiful writing style, I will follow with interest...
I guess so. The thing about the X100 and others that follow in It's steps is that although it feels nice to hold, it will always hide It's dirty digital secret. Maybe It's more than what It's constructed of, maybe It's also because it harps back to simpler times. Things that just work without all the jazz hands.

Thank you for the blog comments, very kind of you to say.
Lou said…
I love my new £2000 DSLR (although it seems to have more internal software than NASA which is gonna take a while to get my head around). IMO digital photography allows for greater margins of error for the inexperienced photographer, or those with a more haphazard approach to creating images. It also suits my impatient nature. Having said that, my poor Mamiya (or my Dad's old Olympus) maybe needs to be given more of a chance to change my mind?...................
Prov said…
Yes I totally agree, it's all about finding the right camera for you. Maybe we all have to dip into both chemical and digital photography...

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