Nikonrumors is fun and I especially like the design studies they are writing about, like this one here: http://nikonrumors.com/2011/05/03/nikon-d5r-concept-camera.aspx
Besides our habit how our SLRs look like, is there room for improvement?
Let’s start to analyze why they look like the way they currently do. Of course the history is the 35mm camera:
- Aspect 3:2 (100 year old tradition, Oskar_Barnack used this “hack” to get cheaply film for his new invention)
- Room for the film rolls
For a SLR it turns out that the prism should be located on the long side of the frame to gain space. Look at you SLR and you understand. But wait: Read the rest of this entry »