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Pink Nikon anyone
« on: April 02, 2010, 10:38:12 PM »
Fancy a custom paint job for your camera
Some people need to get a real job
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Re: Pink Nikon anyone
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2010, 08:06:29 AM »
   Well. What else have you got to do this weekend?...I'll see you in the shed!
          Looks like an audition tape for a Top Gear presenters job.
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Re: Pink Nikon anyone
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2010, 08:45:06 AM »
Or you could just order a proper camera :) Fetch me my dark glasses
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Re: Pink Nikon anyone
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2010, 08:28:07 AM »
Interesting to watch, however I will not be having a go with my camera

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Re: Pink Nikon anyone
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2010, 08:01:47 PM »
Am I the only person who thinks coloured cameras are well cool? I'd defibitely pay more to have one (but not the pink), and I think the Pentax idea will totally catch on.

No different to all the other types who wear the latest camera as a badge.

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Re: Pink Nikon anyone
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2010, 10:50:17 PM »
My 350D was the silver (Jessops  only) one. Can't say I really liked the colour, and wouldn't pay for a different colour.

I see my camera as a tool and not a fashion statement. Well cool? Nah.

But as for the Pentax idea catching on, then probably it will, but only for those that think colour is relevant.
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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2010, 09:49:08 PM »
LOL, all these comments have reminded me of a workmate. His wife bought him a Sony Coolpix because if was a good deal for the money. Only it's bright red so he refuses to use it.  ;D
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« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2010, 10:15:27 PM »
I think this may ne an interesting discussion.

People are buying the iPad in the US right now, loads of money for a second rate tool that looks cool. Loads of people buy the top of the range Canikon and leave it on Program.

I'll certainly buy a camera that looks right. Ever since Contax got one of the Porsche designers to create the shape of the RTS back in the seventies, we've moved towards using kit that looks cool.

And what about the IXUS? Total cool lines, and a style that has lasted years.

How about cars? I'd sday they're pretty functional (for me, at least). But I'll still choose the colour.

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Re: Pink Nikon anyone
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2010, 10:45:22 PM »
What is cool?

People who need to look 'cool' as you call it are surely by definition not cool, since they feel the need to bolster their image by buying so called  'cool' accoutrement's. The attitude is "If that is considered cool then I must have one so I am considered cool."

I remember reading a comment on a camera that had been recently introduced where it said it looked like something designed in the '70's and for that reason they would not use it. Poor sad sod. :(
 
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« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2010, 12:03:23 AM »
Perhaps cool is the wrong word. Looking good - well, there's nothing wrong with that! I'd say many of our purcahses, especially cameras, are made based partly on looks. As I said, the iPad. Totally pointless, but looks and feels great:

The ipad perfectly fits the gap between full sized laptop and phone. The thing is, I call that gap free time and I use it to get on with my life.
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All the guys out there - tell me that you don't buy your car based partly on looks. I can say I honestly don't - I'm totally functional when it comes to sepnding thousands of pounds on something to get me from A to B.

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Re: Pink Nikon anyone
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2010, 07:13:20 AM »
Yeah, any car. Just as long as it's pink.
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« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2010, 07:29:17 AM »
I find it funny that you mention Porsche designing a camera (Or at a part of), implying that its "Cool" then say you have no interest in the design of a car!

I've just bought another car - its a Land Rover Discovery 2.7TDI Se - and yes I've bought it for many reason's, not least of which is that I think it looks good. But the prime reason is that it has 7 full sized forward facing seats and it can go anyware. Yes other cars do the same thing (well except perhaps going anyway!)

And that is much like cameras I guess.

As for the Ipad. How do you know it is useless? I doubt you've tried one, so it is based purely on other peoples views and looking at the specs. Now. I don't say that I don't agree with you, but I said that about the Iphone, but I have now got one and it is a fantastic too. But each to its own.
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« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2010, 07:31:56 AM »
  The concept of cool?
               It's a bit like the difference between Fashion and Style.

               Style is something you either have or you don't! It's in the way you carry yourself, the way you walk etc. It's nothing to do with the clothes you wear.
               You could dress me in the finest Armani suit and I would still look like a photocopier salesman from Rotherham.
               Fashion , on the other hand, is something so vulgar it has to re-invent itself every fifteen days.
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Re: Pink Nikon anyone
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2010, 07:40:38 AM »
Hasselblads are cool........
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Re: Pink Nikon anyone
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2010, 07:42:22 AM »
Hasselblads are cool........

   Yes. Because they have "Style"!
            See post above.
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