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Classic camera??

Discussion in 'Classic Models & Marques' started by wheeliebug, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. wheeliebug

    wheeliebug Member

    When does a camera become a classic?

    My wife has a Nikon D1H and a D1X, both of which she is fond of.
    I have a Canon EOS 5D and a Fujifilm X100.

    All of these are worthy of being classics. So what are other peoples opinions of what makes a classic and how old does a camera need to be to qualify?
  2. 0lybacker

    0lybacker In the Stop Bath

    Some can become classics, I think, almost instantly. Of your home collection, the Canon 5D, I would suggest exemplifies that.
  3. El_Sid

    El_Sid Well-Known Member

    I suspect that only time really defines a classic camera as it's requires the passage of some considerable amount of that to show which cameras have the kind of long term 'want' factor that makes a camera classic.

    Of course the causes behind the want factor vary a lot form rarity through to popularity, being the first of a genre, being the last of a genre, being used by well known photographers, through being fantastically good, through being spectacularly awful etc. etc...

    Whether any digibox makes it to classic is an interesting question. In theory some ought to be but which ones and do they still have to work? After all lot of classic film cameras are still usable though only with a lot of fiddling to find/cobble up suitable film stock...

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