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Retro Look Cameras

Nikon, Olympus and Fujifilm have all released new retro-look cameras recently. Why has camera design gone backwards? David Hay attempts to take us down memory lane

The design of DSLR cameras had reached a plateau. All the models from the different brands looked very similar. Indeed, if you covered up the makers’ logo, you wouldn’t be able to tell most cameras apart. Like laptop computers, the designs had reached ergonomic perfection and thus they all looked the same.

Digital SLR cameras still look just like the film versions that preceded them, yet there is no need for the space for a film cassette at one side and a film chamber at the other. But we had…

Read this and many more articles in High Definition inside issue 38 of Landscape Photography Magazine.

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David Hay

I took up photography at the age of eleven and have been passionate about it ever since. As a retired biologist I still marvel at the beauty of the natural world and try and capture the colours and forms of natural things around me.

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