Might make a good "all-sky" camera for recording meteors.
The Moon Blad because you won't feel like a tasteless, tacky fool who proves money can't buy class when showing it to people.
The Nikon isn't weather-sealed, but its optics are outstanding. Better than the aging 18-55mm f/2.8 that most used to buy.
Cheap-looking. Would have been nice if it was f/4.0.
For those more interested in how their equipment "looks" than how it works...
The idea for this I think came from a movie where a similar camera was rolled into a tense stand-off situation to provide surveillance. I just can't remember what movie, but it was a few years ago.
Liquids also allow glass surfaces they mate with to be only partially polished. Been used in high-end refractor telescopes for decades.
Some consideration must be given to the fact the Panasonic GH4 and Sony A7 look like consumer cameras, this looks professional. Whether that means its build quality is better, its switches...
What is the point in the clear ball material around the lenses? To cause annoying refraction and diffraction effects? They should have used black.
Not quite authentic enough. Truly expired colour negative film does brisk business on Ebay.
Canon sensors in their cameras that are actually for sale are years behind the Sony's. So much so that Sony's APS sensors are almost as clean as Canon's FF sensors at higher ISO's.
Kudos to Fotodiox for having decided to develop the product, it was clever of them. Did the plastic thing have anything to do with the light leaks the mounting suffered, or were the leaks around...
It's easy enough to figure out. Take your fastest lens, figure out how much tilt it could tolerate before the image was noticeably effected, then find out how much flex there is in with the mounting.
This mount is for those who don't believe that every little bit of engineering that goes into a camera is to make it better, instead of making it cheaper. For those who think engineering exists...
A flexible lens mount on the front? Maybe Sony was trying to ape Lensbaby?
So you put a piece of lens tissue in front of it. Not everyone is a nervous nelly.
Maybe. Or maybe they saved $0.25 per camera by going with part plastic? Either way, it's pretty bad from an engineering standpoint.
People who claim they need something like a dozen lenses between 12mm and 100mm really do not know what they are doing with a camera.
Go look up Leica, Fujinon or Angenieux or Cooke cine lenses. The Canon is competitive.
I don't know what is so revolutionary about these devices. They've had remote-control toys for decades. The only thing new is they can strap on a $50 point and shoot with a wide angle lens. ...