Which "kind of fan" are you?

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Herman, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Real Name:
    Herman
    For example: mft fan, full frame fan, Sony NEX fan, Sony Alpha fan, Ricoh fan, Sigma fan, SC fan, 3D fan, DPR fan, Leica fan, Pentax fan, X100 fan, X10 fan, Nikon fan, Canon fan, Oly fan, Pan fan, no fan.

    I'm a photo fan with interest in 3D.
    Currently taking pics with the G1 from Pan.
    I like ultra wide zoomlenses, compact sized and low weight cameras, retro cameras like the X10 and X100.
    I take a daily look at 43rumors, DPR, SC.
    I'm waiting for MINUS to fix their forum code issue, once fixed I can start new threads here at SC.
    David (soundimageplus) makes me to have a serious look at Sony NEX !

    How about you?
     
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  2. snake

    snake SC Regular

    194
    Oct 4, 2011
    My aspirations should be higher, I know, but the Prosumer class is really what I'm a fan of. I like cams with larger sensors and higher ISO thresholds and endless bokeh, but in the end, the prosumer class is where I'm at. If the rest of the class can come up with high ISO performance like the S95 (which needs it due to the relatively slower lens), it would be fantastic. I also like how a couple have finer steps in ISO, and I've been complaining on that other forum for it in the EX1.

    If Ricoh-Pentax can come up with a GXR-like cam with a built-in viewfinder, that can also take Pentax primes, that's where I'll go. The Nex7 is the most enticing cam for me right now, along with the K5.
     
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  3. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    I'm a High Def WWE fan that is currently on the GXR platform.
     
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  4. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet SC All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    Scotland
    Real Name:
    Heather
    I'm an NEX fan but mostly because that's what I'm familiar with and it feels good in my hands. I did have a play with an X100 at the airport and I see how I could be wooed, but the fixed length lens doesn't do it for me. Too much like hard work!
     
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  5. snake

    snake SC Regular

    194
    Oct 4, 2011
    LOLOL Streetshooter 3:16, corner of know your role blvd. and jabronie drive.
     
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  6. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Ahhhh my friend, it takes one to know one....
     
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  7. soundimageplus

    soundimageplus SC Top Veteran S.C. Charter Member

    578
    Jul 6, 2010
    I've only ever let myself become a (lifelong) fan of Birmingham City football club. (Yes I know... no sympathy please!) And I couldn't bear the amount of torment and heartache that has caused me over the years to be a part of anything else in my life. However in the spirit of Hermans thread.

    Professionally, I like gear that gives me good IQ with simple positive handling. I like viewfinders and simple menus. I like style, yet choose to use a Sony NEX, so work that one out! I like retro, though mostly as a look rather than having to fiddle with 20 different knobs and a hand held light meter. I like lightweight yet decent size, I don't like touchscreens much, I don't like mobile phone photography. I like leather and metal..... Oh sorry we're talking about cameras aren't we, I got carried away there for a moment!! I like 40mm lenses (35mm/FF equivalent) I like APS-C as a format best, but then I also like m4/3 and FF. I prefer Olympus to Panasonic, Nikon to Canon and Photoshop over everything else. I think film cameras are prettier than digital cameras but I'm not going back to them. I prefer colour to black and white, chrome rather than black, Fender to Gibson and natural light to flash.

    This however is the second love of my life. (And to be honest by quite some distance) but if we are talking inanimate objects this is my favourite. Its the real thing between us and I'll forgive it anything, including 12MP and a UI designed by a crossword puzzle enthusiast!

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  8. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Real Name:
    Bill Palmer
    To be honest, I'm a fan of good, imaginative creative imagery. The camera is simply a brush, the lenses your bristles of choice. The whole world is your canvas. Cameras are tools. I am fortunate to use some particularly fine examples, but they don't make me a craftsman, merely a traveller with the means to express myself through my view of the World.

    That said, there are things I am not a fan of; Chocolate-box HDR, fluffy kittens and puppies, gadgetry for the sake of it, X Factor, Ugg Boots, iPhones, queuing in post offices, wobbly tripods, clichés, Eurocrats, flimsy excuses, blue cheese, soggy toast, poor tailoring, prawns and reality television... :rolleyes:
     
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  9. Djarum

    Djarum SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member Subscribing Member

    Jul 10, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
    Real Name:
    Jason
    I've been sporting an E-PL2 lately. So far, mFT it is. I personally find the Oly UI's intuitive. Enableing the super control panel makes everything right there for me.
     
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  10. soundimageplus

    soundimageplus SC Top Veteran S.C. Charter Member

    578
    Jul 6, 2010
    With you all the way apart from soggy toast! I just love it when the butter soaks through!!
     
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  11. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    I see a lot of discussions about Fujis and Ricohs and iPhones at the moment ... and I never read them ... they don't interest me & I can't see myself ever acquiring any of them, because whenever I see my E-P2 I just want to pick it up and take pictures with it ... at that point, DR, sensor, noise, "interface" and the rest just don't begin to matter ... yes, I'm so very very shallow ...
     
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  12. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    I'm a full frame, normal lens fan, living in a compact world :(

    An Oly Pen plus the new PL25/1.4 is the closest I can get. I also like the pen styling, and the overall kit size (I do have other lenses). So, I guess I'm an MFT fan. I'll jump on a FF CSC, though, if it was released (that doesn't cost $10K for body and lens. Sorry no budget for Leica for me).
     
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  13. flysurfer

    flysurfer SC Top Veteran

    791
    Aug 31, 2011
    I'm not a fan of any equipment.
    I'm more interested what people make using it.
    I might become a fan of a few of those people.
     
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  14. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Real Name:
    Jack
    Take the boot. Shine it REALLY good. Turn it sideways. And shove it up ...!!!! :rolleyes:
     
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  15. snake

    snake SC Regular

    194
    Oct 4, 2011
    Honestly, I like seeing people post pics from supposed "lower end" cams, which look amazing and professional, at least on a computer screen. Someone posted on that other forum some pictures and made people guess what they were. They guessed Leica and 1-2 other high ends. It turned out they were iPhone pics.
     
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  16. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    David, Fender over Gibson for sure. I like long scale.
    Bill, toast with soggy butter...mmmmmm
    We need no rethink the toast thing....
     
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  17. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    Real Name:
    bart
    I'm a fan of cameras that are jacket-pocketable or smaller, so that leaves me with compact cameras and CSC's with pancake lenses (although the new Panasonic X 14-42 is a great development from my point of view). At low ISO's, the IQ of my EX1 is good enough for me, although I sometimes wish for some more dynamic range and more DOF control.
    I'm a fan of good ergonomics, I held a Samsung NX10 in the store and absolutely loved the way it felt in my hands.
    I'm a fan of waterproof or weatherproof cameras.
    I'm a fan of rotating screens.
    I'm a huge fan of wideangle lenses, I'd love to go wider than the 24mm equivalent I currently have.
     
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  18. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 8, 2010
    I am an obsessed fan of photography... learning about it, viewing it, talking about it, and taking pictures.

    I am a fan of dark, grainy B&W imagery. I am a fan of woodsy landscapes. I am a fan of deep, rich color of a certain form.

    I am a fan of photography books.

    I am a fan of 28mm, 50mm, and short tele focal lengths. I am a fan of prime lenses, but appreciate good zooms.

    I am a Ricoh fan.
     
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  19. rbrtkrskmp

    rbrtkrskmp SC Regular

    29
    Oct 8, 2011
    I'm a "lo-fi" fan. I don't like pictures that are too clean, too perfect. Perfect is boring. In my analogue years I loved to shoot with my Lomo (and I probably still would, if I had the budget for film and developing).

    For me, photography is not about brands or gadgets. A camera is just a tool. Having said that, my GRD III suits my photographic likings very well.
     
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  20. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Real Name:
    Jack
    I'm more of a gear head and addict than a photographer. But I love photography nevertheless. I just do it for fun and creating memories. My old man has always like photography. So when I first got into it (about three years ago), we got to "connect" on another level. So it's been lots of fun for me. And the credit card companies.
     
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