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Yes, it is marketing, but it rings true to me. I think many people forget that most photographers resisted going digital for many years. They just didn't like the format, equipment, and initially the image quality. For years I was the only photog shooting digital at the newspaper I worked at. The AP NC2000 size was huge compared to my FM, and two F3HPs. I shot the AP NC2000 and the three film bodies from 1994-2001. They had different uses...color, high iso, black and white, and lower resolution for the digital. I also think that using the Nikon N90 film body on that first ever professional digital camera (the AP NC2000) was a huge mistake. I had beta tested prototype cameras for both Nikon and Kodak who were collaborating with the Associated Press (who wrote the software or acquire plugin) from 1992-1994. During that time the Nikon film bodies used were beefier...so when the plastic N90 was used for the final model...I was surprised. It put a lot of pros off, because the N90 wasn't considered a professional camera. However, I was highly motivated to get out of the darkroom on Thursdays...which was my main printing day. IF the initial roll out of digital had been in a body like the Df...it would have been the hottest thing ever! The very things I complained about in written reports...size and the crop factor are not issues anymore. It is an emotional attachment, and there are thousands of photogs that will get it. It is a very strong connection to the tools we learned to use. I'm surprised at all the cynicism, and negativity.
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