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The whole LCD display has to fit more smoothly into the back of the camera for that to happen. If you could make the LCD a touch screen a la the iPhone you could eliminate the buttons entirely--individual icons for ISO, Exposure Comp, etc--and make the whole thing flush with the body. Not sure you could incorporate enough processing power to have that level of interface without making the camera larger.

 

While the flip-up door on the film Ms stuck out it was somehow better integrated.

 

Actually touch screens don't require a "lot" of processing power. Not compared to a PC or Mac for example..

 

My company makes a small controller that has a small 160x120 touch screen,

 

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and while this is black and white, apparently you could get a color screen about the same size (actually you could have a manufacturer tool up whatever you want, theoretically).

 

So, there is no reason why you couldn't make the entire back of a camera one big touch/display screen. Might work best on an SLR with a large battery capacity, but look at the iPhone. An iPhone shape with minor variations would form the back of a digital SLR or high end video camera quite easily.

 

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So, there is no reason why you couldn't make the entire back of a camera one big touch/display screen. ]

 

Kill that suggestion asap. My nose will be re-formatting the SD card, or changing ISO.

 

Rolo

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Kill that suggestion asap. My nose will be re-formatting the SD card, or changing ISO.

 

Rolo

 

Oh please... This is progress. I suggest you get used to a little inconvenience so the rest of us can spend our god-children's inheritance on quickly obsoleted toys.

 

Mine! Mine! Mine!

 

-Dana

 

You could grip it by the husk!

 

What? Carried under the dorsal guiding feathers?

 

PS - Pictures of Harley touring bikes are so 20th Century!

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I'm with the Duke on this one Rolo:D .........the Harley is a bit horse and cartish

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I'm with the Duke on this one Rolo:D .........the Harley is a bit horse and cartish

 

Now you mention it Imants, I can see what Duke meant and have put it right.

 

Thanks for the direction, both swell guys.

 

Rolo

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Jaap,

I think it looks wonderful and I'm so glad to find the definition of chuffed to be positive.

g.

 

 

Glad somebody noticed the ambiguity in the thread title:). Chuffed is one of these contextual words, that have opposing meanings depending on the way they are used. In this case either 1. pleased or 2. disgruntled. I was happy to find a thread title that would do justice to all posters

 

At any rate, here is a slightly more careful image of the offending camera, this time instead of a slam-dunk Digilux2 shot, the DMR/macro-elmarit 60, ringflash and reflection screen....

And I can only repeat, in real life the camera looks fabulous......

 

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Now if I can just get by bit horse and cartish my vocabulary will be expanded to be able to communicate in a whole new way.

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OTOH, British urban slang "chuff" and "up the chuff" have different meanings entirely.

 

I'm familiar with chuff as an alternative to bum, arse, etc. but I've never heard it used in the context "up the chuff". Are you sure you're not confusing it with "up the duff"?

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Jaap, what about the fit under the viewfinder window - is the leather too thick or not sticking properly?

 

I saw it on the photo and gave it its final push.

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...Chuffed is one of these contextual words, that have opposing meanings depending on the way they are used. In this case either 1. pleased or 2. disgruntled....

Japp, there was no ambiguity for me.

 

I live in a community that uses "chuffed" as in, for example, "chuffed to bits" to mean "as pleased as could be" but I don't remember it being used in a negative context to mean disgruntled. In fact, if someone did then I think I'd be a bit confused. "I'm chuffed that I was stopped and searched by the police while shooting on the street." (Eh?!)

 

On the other hand I would expect someone to get a 'kick up the chuff' if he wasn't pulling his weight. And 'stick it up your chuff' is a slightly less aggressive alternative to a much cruder term.

 

Pete.

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I'm familiar with chuff as an alternative to bum, arse, etc. but I've never heard it used in the context "up the chuff". Are you sure you're not confusing it with "up the duff"?

 

Yes, I am sure I'm not confusing the two and it's probably best to draw a veil over the exact meaning.

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Japp, there was no ambiguity for me.

 

I live in a community that uses "chuffed" as in, for example, "chuffed to bits" to mean "as pleased as could be" but I don't remember it being used in a negative context to mean disgruntled. In fact, if someone did then I think I'd be a bit confused. "I'm chuffed that I was stopped and searched by the police while shooting on the street." (Eh?!)

 

On the other hand I would expect someone to get a 'kick up the chuff' if he wasn't pulling his weight. And 'stick it up your chuff' is a slightly less aggressive alternative to a much cruder term.

 

Pete.

 

 

The Oxford Dictionary contradicts....

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The Oxford Dictionary contradicts....

Hmm .. curiouser and curiouser. The compact OED online (AskOxford.com) only defines 'chuffed' as "delighted".

 

AskOxford: chuffed

 

Pete.

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I'm familiar with chuff as an alternative to bum, arse, etc. but I've never heard it used in the context "up the chuff". Are you sure you're not confusing it with "up the duff"?

 

Mark is correct, you must have lived a sheltered life Ian:)

 

Steve

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Oxford Illustrated Dictionary, second edition. I see it like "I poked him in the nose and he seems a bit chuffed" But maybe it is obsolete or regional.

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Oxford Illustrated Dictionary...

 

As a Camrbridge man, I couldn't possibly comment...

 

I certainly would not be interested in seeing an Oxford illustrated definition of the word...

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