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abmann
Tell me what you photograph and I'll tell you what you are.
Holga lens on a Canon DSLR. Finally! Something a Canon was meant to do. :P
Actually, this concept is really neat and I'd love to outfit my Nikon with a Holga 60mm lens. The hard part is getting it to infinity focus without being able to take test pictures easily
100 Abandoned Houses
Leica X1 and M9 to be released on 9/9/09?
Film for the SX-70 should arrive today but the ND4 filter is who knows where. I'll tinker a little with the light meter to see if I can tone down the over-exposure to play around a little tonight.
Deadline went swimmingly this morning too.

Going back to yesterday's random question on style, I thought I'd make a poll of it!

Style is important to me when I buy non-clothing items.

Strongly agree
3(23.1%)
Agree
6(46.2%)
Disagree
3(23.1%)
Strongly disagree
1(7.7%)

I would buy something more stylish sooner than something with more features.

Strongly agree
0(0.0%)
Agree
1(7.7%)
Disagree
9(69.2%)
Strongly disagree
3(23.1%)

I would buy something more styles sooner than something with more features that I would use.

Strongly agree
0(0.0%)
Agree
1(7.7%)
Disagree
5(38.5%)
Strongly disagree
7(53.8%)

I consider myself way more stylish than assfingers

Uh, hell yes!
9(64.3%)
Oh no. He so sexai.
5(35.7%)

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tyskkvinna From: tyskkvinna Date: September 3rd, 2009 02:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think it depends a lot on what the "thing" is. For my cell phone, I consider some aspects of design/style part of the function: size, shape. If it has every feature I could possibly need and then some, but won't fit in my pocket or is going to break the first time I drop it, I'm not going to buy it. On the flip side, if it's pretty much exactly what I need and super pretty but has some major flaw- say, the screen reflects too much and I can only read it indoors - I'm not going to get it either.

For other things, style is much less important to me. These are usually things that have a standard life span (like my shower curtain), aren't expected/required to be pretty (my kitchen pots and pans), have a large gap in the function vs. pretty area (my refrigerator), or I simply don't care what they look like (which is why my washer and dryer don't look anything alike).
abmann From: abmann Date: September 3rd, 2009 02:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cell phones in particular are an interesting beast as most cell phones have all the same features lately. Plus, the styles tend to converge of the iPhone now which I find interesting.

As technology reaches equilibrium, style starts to be the differentiation I think.

Unmatched washer and dryer? Ludicrous!
tyskkvinna From: tyskkvinna Date: September 3rd, 2009 03:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
They are, though I think that is a trend and will pass and something else will be the standard for cell phone design. I am not personally fond of the iphone's design.

I've been phone shopping last week and found that the features are not as universal as I expected. My provider (Sprint) has quite a few phones available that don't even have cameras. Which, any more, is astounding.

As far as the washer/dryer goes, my dryer kicked the bucket a few years ago. I couldn't find any good reason to hunt around for a dryer that matched the washer that came with the house.. :)
abmann From: abmann Date: September 3rd, 2009 03:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm looking forward to the next generation of phones. For my uses, I don't expect the overall shape to change much as, for a smartphone, you really need about a palm size interaction device for keyboards and display. So, maybe the phones I use will be essentially stagnant for a good, long while.

Camera phones. Ugh. I always want them to work better so I stop carrying my DSLR everywhere. Which won't likely happen....

What don't you like about the iPhone design?
tyskkvinna From: tyskkvinna Date: September 3rd, 2009 03:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
I want the cameraphone to work well enough to be useful. I don't make art with it, but it'd be nice to use for documentation purposes.

I think the iPhone is too simplistic. Minimalism pushed a little too far.
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