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Do you still use an "obsolete" camera?
« on: June 30, 2016, 20:12:14 »
Do you still use an "obsolete" camera?
And does it show?
My idea to instigate a thread on the use of former, out-of-date cameras with images to show, matter of course.
Do they still hold up with the latest greatest?



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Re: Do you still use an "obsolete" camera?
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2016, 20:47:30 »
I'm using "obsolete" camera on a daily basis. among these are Nikon D2H (documentary work for studio etc.),  D200 (IR and multispectal), D300 (visible reference shots for my UV botanicals; combined with a Medical-Nikkor 120/4), D40X (IR), Panasonic models (GF, GH-2),  and last but not the least my Fuji S3Pro and S5Pro for emulated colour IR applications.

My Nikon 1V1 cameras probably are about to become obsolete too if they aren't there already.


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Re: Do you still use an "obsolete" camera?
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2016, 22:18:10 »
Sorry for being off-topic. Please delete.

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Re: Do you still use an "obsolete" camera?
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2016, 22:25:08 »
Off-topic.

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Re: Do you still use an "obsolete" camera?
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2016, 23:08:01 »
Please define obsolete.
Do you mean superseeded by newer and better cameras?
Or not up to the task anymore? In what respect?

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Re: Do you still use an "obsolete" camera?
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2016, 23:18:31 »
The marketing departments probably imply obsolete means 'useless' or 'rubbish' thus you just have to buy their newest models ...

In practice, "obsolete" should refer to some photographic device you cannot get film/media/batteries/spare parts for and thus is limited in its functionality. If it breaks it has reached end-of-life state. This is of course more severe for digital than for filmbased gear, but even the latter can become obsolete over time.

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Re: Do you still use an "obsolete" camera?
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2016, 23:21:11 »
Who are you calling obsolete? ;)

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Re: Do you still use an "obsolete" camera?
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2016, 23:23:48 »
The concept of 'obsolete' cameras is a true child of the digital era. I suggest we focus(sic) on digital gear in this thread from now on.

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Re: Do you still use an "obsolete" camera?
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2016, 23:35:32 »
The concept of 'obsolete' cameras is a true child of the digital era. I suggest we focus(sic) on digital gear in this thread from now on.

Also, as rule of an interesting "game" Fons started, it would be more interesting to limit ourselves to the images "newly shot" with the "obsolete" cameras rather than posing "older" images shot with the cameras that were "current".
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Re: Do you still use an "obsolete" camera?
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2016, 23:43:31 »
Following your suggestion, a favourite from my 'dystopia' series taken with the quaint Fuji S3Pro (UVIR) and the '73 version of the 15 mm f/5.6 Nikkor-QDC. The S3Pro is by far the most "obsoleted" camera still in regular use by me.

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Re: Do you still use an "obsolete" camera?
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2016, 00:07:21 »
The concept of 'obsolete' cameras is a true child of the digital era. I suggest we focus(sic) on digital gear in this thread from now on.

Fair point. I should pick up my IR converted D70s :)
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Re: Do you still use an "obsolete" camera?
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2016, 00:08:08 »
Fair point. I should pick up my IR converted D70s :)

That qualifies ...

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Re: Do you still use an "obsolete" camera?
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2016, 03:55:59 »
I have obsolete cameras but can't use them b/c I don't know where to get the film (what is film ??  :P), where to get them develop ... so now they are just holding down the shelves
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Re: Do you still use an "obsolete" camera?
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2016, 07:15:10 »
Yes indeed about cameras that are out of production and i think there are quite a few among us that still use them on a regularly if not on a daily basis.
Not everyone may care for the latest models, but can they still be serviced are parts still avalaible?



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Re: Do you still use an "obsolete" camera?
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2016, 07:18:07 »
If a D300s is obsolete it's my backup which I occasionally use by choice.
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