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Its also very narrow, there is hardly anything on the left side. It looks like it would be an absolute pig to use. The grip is half hearted, the black trim on the pentaprism (I know the FM2 had it - but) ruins the look of the silver model for me and from the size of the standard lens it looks like a finger challenger. Its going to look terrible with current Nikon lenses on it and be seriously unbalanced as well.
I was hoping to get a useful work tool that would look good, feel comfortable to hold and have a pretty simple layout. Remember its just under 800g body only apparently, so its not light. Small and heavy. Mmmmm....... hardly my ideal camera. I was imaging that I would see a picture of it and have to have one. Fortunately for my finances, I pretty much hate it. Nikon seemed to have taken all the bad bits of retro and mashed them up into a dogs dinner. It reminds me of all those Eastern European and Russian attempts at Leicas back in the middle of the last century. I just can't see how it can be intuitive to use. Leica for example don't feel the need for an ISO dial and what's all that stuff on the front? Lens release, DOF preview and a sync socket I understand. What's the rest?
There is as well the whole thing about mechanical versus electronic. Do we really want lots of bits of metal that will wear and rust in a 2013 camera? For me retro styling is just that, styling. I wanted a camera from the 1980's I guess but it seems this is from a somewhat earlier era. I'm also not sure I want something that handles like a film camera. if I did I'd still be shooting film.
Amazon US have it on their site.
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