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07-24-2009, 01:34 PM   #1
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Nikon's 1998 vintage "full frame" DSLR

Just came across this one today, interesting design to say the least.

Nikon E3/E3s Digital Still SLR Camera, 1998

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That looks painful to hold in extended shooting situations. Of course, I can only guess, but that camera looks awfully unbalanced.
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Does it take 5.25 floppies?
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No, it punches cards.

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Reduction Optical System "ROS" which enables Nikkor lenses to capture "virtually" identical "full frame" picture angles and aspect ratios as they do when mounted on conventional film cameras, even with wideangles and fisheye lenses.
that is an interesting bit of information. I wonder if nikon is still working on this bit of technology? as for the camera.... man what is nikon thinking with its body designs? I know electronics have shrunk considerably since the late 90's, but nikon bodies haven't! id rather carry my 6x7 than lug that unbalanced and oddly shaped monstrosity around all day.
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This would be even worse to hold!


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