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10-05-2010, 10:28 PM   #76
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But why not state it clearly? Of course it doesn't have to be that big, not *istD size but also not much bigger than e.g. the K10D. I completely agree with that.
What I disagree with, is effectively using such old bodies, for cost cutting.

10-06-2010, 01:15 AM   #77
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
The *ist was a smallish, plastic (Canon-toy-like) film camera. It didn't had a pentaprism, but a pentamirror; it didn't had the solid stainless steel chassis the *istD had; it didn't had room for a DSLR electronics &sensor.
I don't use strawmen when arguing, I'd like to think I have arguments in my (point of view's) favour. And what I'm saying is not that the *istD body can't be adapted; but:
- it would have to be adapted - here making room for the SR (not the pentaprism) could be the most difficult task as I don't think there is enough room for it; remember, the K series was bigger because of the SR.
- it doesn't make much sense, a K-7/5-like body would be preferable. Even if it would work (not without effort!), identifying your latest&greatest creation with an outdated design is not a bright idea, IMHO.

The MZ-D prototype - now that is an outdated design!
Touché, Kunzite.
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