I call this photo "Generations" (i.e. regarding SLR cameras)

10 months 2 weeks ago #723198 by butcha61
Check this out...

LEFT: 1979 Canon AV-1, 35mm film SLR camera, 50mm lens, Aperture Priority camera (100% "old school" and almost fully manual).

CENTER: 2001 Canon EOS Rebel 2000, 35mm film SLR camera, 75-300mm zoom lens mounted, and a 28-80mm small zoom beside it. Incredible camera, P,A,S,M, etc... Do whatever you want, just like a digital SLR, but yet with 35mm film. Thanks goes to my son-in-law, who gave me his old camera from back when he took a photography course in high school and continued into college! Still works like a charm!

RIGHT: 2020 Nikon D3500 digital SLR, 35mm DX f/1.8G lens mounted, and the 18-70mm DX small zoom and 70-300mm DX zoom lens next to it. (The two zoom lenses came standard as a "kit" with the D3500, when I bought it at Richmond Camera).

Look at how much things have changed in each 20 year span!! B)


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10 months 1 week ago #723597 by Ozzie_Traveller
G'day mate

Yep - things have changed, and all over the world ......... esp in the world of electronics

You could also show telephones - from the old rotary dial to push button to today's 5G mobile. Similarly for computers / notebooks / tablets and so on

But coming back to cameras and your opening gambit - SLR cameras are much the same size and shape, and in fact often have become larger and heavier along the way.

I think also that an oft-bypassed camera design that was not around in film camera days, but which has been created following the advances in electronics and computer aided lens design is the Superzoom / bridge camera. The size and shape of the Nikon above but not needing extra lenses.

The Panasonic FZ-2500 that is my workhorse comes with a 24 to 480mm lens, the usual P-A-S-M as you point out, plus heaps of other stuff simply unheard of back in film days

Phil from the great land Downunder

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