A new retro-look digital camera hits the shops!


I read somewhere a few days ago about a new digicam that’s hit the shops. It looks just like a retro classic camera! Yep, my thoughts exactly!

If you’re going to all that trouble to produce a camera that looks like a classic retro camera….um, why not buy a classic retro camera in the first place…?





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6 Responses to A new retro-look digital camera hits the shops!

  1. limr says:

    Are you talking about the Fujifilm X100? It’s gotten very good reviews. I get what you’re saying about the retro look, though. If I ever got one, it would be for what it can do, not for what it looks like. But who knows, maybe people will think it adds to their street cred if it looks like they’re shooting an actual vintage camera.

    Speaking of which, have you seen this? The Lubitel 166 is in production again:
    I’m not entirely sure how I feel about it. Actually, I sort of do. Deep down, I think it’s cheating. I don’t know how and I don’t know if I’m being a snob, but I’ve got an original Lubitel 166 and I feel like if you want to shoot a classic TLR, then learn how to do it properly. Yeah, I’m kind of being a snob, aren’t I? Meh.

    • hehe!
      no, youre not being a snob….youre just saying what all true film users feel…that if you wanna use something that lokks like a retro camera, why not use a REAL retro camera, not one made to look like one….simple!
      tnks for dropping in, sir!

  2. limr says:

    Well I thought I had just left a comment, but then it completely disappeared. Not even a “Your comment is in moderation.” note. So forgive me if this is a repeat and feel free to delete one of them if they original one shows up somehow.

    I’m not sure what digicam was just released. It’s not the Fujifilm X100, is it? It’s gotten very good reviews and seems like an excellent camera, though I get what you’re saying about the retro look. Perhaps people will think it will add to their street cred or something.

    But have you seen this?

    The Lubitel 166 is in production again. Lomography is manufacturing it, apparently using the original molds for the plastic body. I am torn about this. Deep down, I kind of think it’s cheating. If someone wants to shoot a vintage TLR, then they should get an original Lubitel and do it properly! Especially when a good one can be had for 1/3 of that Lomo price. At the same time, even though its return is once again probably about hipster street cred, at least the ones who get this are still buying a manual film camera, not a digital one.

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