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Why we Love the Nikon Z7

Discussion in 'Talking Pictures' started by IvorCamera, Dec 18, 2018.

  1. IvorCamera

    IvorCamera In the Stop Bath

    I have just received a email from AP stating...... "Why we love the Nikon Z7".......I often wonder about some people! bearing in mind the new kit with lens will cost about 4k........ Just how many people love their cameras?.....
  2. El_Sid

    El_Sid Well-Known Member

    In the context used the word love is an example of overused media hyperbole...:rolleyes:

    Not sure I'd say I love any of my cameras but there are some I have an attachment to that's more far sentimental than logical - eg my old Nikon FM (first camera I ever bought) and my EOS D30 (first ever digibox) - meaning I doubt I could ever really part with them even if they stop working...:)
  3. IvorCamera

    IvorCamera In the Stop Bath

    Just thought I had better mention this.....The two cameras I liked (but never loved) was my Nikon F and my Nikon FM, I should never have got rid of these......and in those days it was just one lens a a 50mm 1,2......the one with the scallop type focusing ring......
  4. IvorCamera

    IvorCamera In the Stop Bath

    Only one reply, there's not much love in the photography world then, no wonder people are divorcing there gear so soon...
  5. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    I would never get rid of Dad's Autographic No2, bought either new or only just second-hand.

    Still works, though a bit creaky these days. I suppose I do love it, because of the memories.

  6. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Don't know about love, but I enjoy flirting with my various cameras. ;)
  7. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    I am just happy to click with mine.
  8. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Don't expose yourself!
  9. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    I'm no flash in the pan
  10. cliveva

    cliveva Well-Known Member

    I go everywhere with my D800, is that love or companionship ?
  11. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Do you feel it a duty or a delight?
  12. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    When it comes to hardware, loving only what you can afford avoids a lot of heartache.

    My wife refers to the reviews of very expensive stuff as 'camera porn' - lusting after what you cannot have.
    We have a small house with a minute garden, so her magazines about the large gardens of the rich are her 'garden porn'.
  13. IvorCamera

    IvorCamera In the Stop Bath

    Be careful...
  14. John Farrell

    John Farrell Well-Known Member

    A camera is a tool, like a screwdriver, or a spanner, or a car. No emotion need be involved in interactions with them.
  15. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    I drafted a reply on the same lines, then digressed a bit on the question of what age children grow out of the fierce attachment to objects that leaves parents turning the house upside down looking for the misplaced item. However, as a large part of our advice to beginners asking what camera to buy is to find one that they enjoy using, I would suppose that most of us do include our cameras within a circle of so-called favourite things. Calling it love is a step too far. I certainly don't "love" any of my cameras but I'd be seriously annoyed if one got stolen/broken. I still keep a bag of medium format gear that I put fresh batteries in this (?last?) year even though it hasn't had a film through it in more than 10 years.
  16. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Like my Pen F at present, although pressing fiddly bits and changing things accidentally does drive me mad. Love would be my old OM1n and OM2n, should never have got rid of those.
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  17. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    I agree completely with the tool comment, which implies it should be treated with care and only replaced when worn out or beyond repair - unless a 'better' tool is invented or you like collecting tools. But try telling that to to the car owners for whom their vehicle has gained the status of a fetish, and is worshipped and 'loved' more than their partner or children. Some of the 'car porn' and 'gun porn' magazines make AP look quite restrained.

    The 'porn' analogy is not mine - I read it years ago in a letter to a newspaper when W H Smiths decided to stop selling 'top shelf' magazines: a lady asked why the 'real porn' was on the top shelf but the 'gun porn' was on a lower shelf where young children could see it, because she was far more concerned about her children seeing the 'gun porn' than seeing pictures of ladies without any clothes on.
  18. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    My wife commented at the time that it was a pure sex discrimination issue. "Why aren't there lots of magazines up there with pictures of naked men?" was her complaint.
  19. SqueamishOssifrage

    SqueamishOssifrage Well-Known Member

    Michelangelo cornered that market years ago. Tell her to pop into the Sistine Chapel. :D
  20. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    I was tempted to write 'naked people', but they were mostly naked ladies, with perhaps the exception of H&E. If WHS had a 'top shelf' today I expect it would be minute compared to the shelf space devoted to the various types of 'lifestyle porn' magazines.

    Many modern DSLR and mirrorless bodies are so tactile, with rounded corners and lots of sensitive buttons, and it is acceptable to caress and fondle a camera in public (you can always claim to be 'changing the settings'), whereas some other public displays of love may upset and confuse. I suppose that some people fall in love with their cameras in the way that others do about cars, watches, hi-fi equipment or dogs. How these things feel or look has become more important than what they do.

    I once fondled a gold-plated Leica SLR and was so smitten that I had to sit down and have a rest. When reality (and budget) intervened I decided that my Pentax MX was still perfect for my needs and used it for 27 years until 'going digital'. The Leica didn't do anything that the Pentax couldn't do, but it was a beautiful piece of engineering.

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