Ugly speckled finish on many cameras

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  1. Treymac

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    Hey guys. What is up with the ugly speckled finish on many cameras? It actually makes a slight degree in my deciding factor on which camera I want. The finish almost looks like somebody had a spray paint gun in the air and it landed on the camera. Flat smooth finishes are so much nicer. What do you guys think on this look?
     
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    who cares how it looks? It's easier to grip, especially on lenses.
     
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    flat and smooth -> less grip, you might see every fingerprint, every little scratch looks like a nightmare.

    oh, and in case you are talking about light plastic, that looks horrible flat and smooth :p
     
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    to my view, what really makes cameras ugly rather than the finishing (and here I might agree) is the color... those silverish plastic bodies are just horrible! and they have lenses as well. I know it sounds stupid and you'll suspect that it's not precisely photography I'm interested on, but I would feal uncomfortable with one of those bodies...

    the looks of a camera matters. It's something to consider when you think on its design, which is something that definitely matters. In this sense, an old MF body, with leather covering (which you can customize nicely, by the way), is far above any newer design.
     
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    I agree with the silver finish, It's impossible to take anyone seriously using a silver camera, unless it's an old Nikon F, now that's a camera that I dont' mind being silver.
     
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    After reading this thread, I realized that I have no idea if my camera is smooth or spotted. I know it is not silver.

    Smooth or spotted, I love it just the same.:hug::
     
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    And to sw1tchFX........but for a pebbled finish, mmmm......Nikon F2t
     
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    How about a gold one? It's Mr. T's camera of choice. I pity the fool who doesn't take Mr. T seriously as a photographer.

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    Or how about a transparent one? It's impossible to take someone seriously using one, because you won't know they are. Can you be sure the invisible man isn't taking snaps of you in the shower?

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    :lol:
     
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    WOAH!!!

    That gold is DELUXE!
     
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    Talking about finish, does anyone know why Canon switched from the black finsh on there telephoto-zoom L lenses to the beige finish? They look much less conspicuous in black.
     
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    I have seen them sold in both colours. As I have the Nikkor IF-ED series goldring lenses.
     
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    yeah, only noobs use silver bodies ;)

    personally, more than the silver bodies, I dislike white lenses. It is really annoying to me that Canon has so many white L lenses.
     

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