Thursday, October 25, 2012

Style by association

An unlikely scenario?

As an overly concerned camera style geek, I think this photo from Nikon’s V2 webpage is ridiculous. iPhones, street cafes, and bretons are technically cool, but a young stylish guy is not the kind of person who would want to bother with Wi-Fi adapters and homely cameras. Well, not in my imagination, anyway. If you want your products to appeal to stylish people, your products should be stylish. You can’t set up a photoshoot to make something look cool and expect it to be convincing.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Nikon V2: One step forward, two steps back

The ugliest camera since the Pentax K-01?

Nikon Rumors now has the full story on the V2. What can I say other than it’s truly ugly? On the bright side, the controls are now much improved and a 32/1.2 is on the way. The angle of view and dept-of-field are equivalent to an 85/3.2 in 135, except the lens speed is, uh, f/1.2. Not too shabby. The press release unfortunately doesn’t say when the lens will be released or what it will cost.