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#1 FujiGlitch

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 10:12 PM

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I have a soft spot for "well used" camera gears so after my X70 got it first "scratch"... Well now you know what happens next.

Edited by FujiGlitch, 10 May 2016 - 05:36 PM.

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#2 Pierre

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 11:02 PM

Can't understand why you did this to a new camera. If you want a used camera, make it because you're traveling and shooting a lot, not because you think it is stylish. For me it is stupid to have a fake used camera. 


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#3 d750guy

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Posted 10 May 2016 - 01:15 AM

did you scratch up the LCD screen too?? lmao.  


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Posted 10 May 2016 - 01:43 AM

Can't understand why you did this to a new camera. If you want a used camera, make it because you're traveling and shooting a lot, not because you think it is stylish. For me it is stupid to have a fake used camera.


Wow. I'm new to this forum, but I'm on a few other hobby related ones. I'm always amazed by people's negativity. Photography is an art, and the camera is the tool. If someone chooses to personalize their tool and share it, let them. If you don't care for it, then keep your snippy little comments to yourself.

If you don't have anything nice to say, than don't say it all. Something we all should have learned in kindergarten.
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Posted 10 May 2016 - 05:23 AM

Wow. I'm new to this forum, but I'm on a few other hobby related ones. I'm always amazed by people's negativity. Photography is an art, and the camera is the tool. If someone chooses to personalize their tool and share it, let them. If you don't care for it, then keep your snippy little comments to yourself.

If you don't have anything nice to say, than don't say it all. Something we all should have learned in kindergarten.

 

 

No, Pierre pretty much nailed it.  Unless we are misunderstanding the OP, that camera is a fraud.  It does not sound like it earned its scrapes and dings through actual use.



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Posted 10 May 2016 - 08:39 AM

Wow. I'm new to this forum, but I'm on a few other hobby related ones. I'm always amazed by people's negativity. Photography is an art, and the camera is the tool. If someone chooses to personalize their tool and share it, let them. If you don't care for it, then keep your snippy little comments to yourself.
If you don't have anything nice to say, than don't say it all. Something we all should have learned in kindergarten.

When you write on a forum you expose yourself especially if you destroy a camera as he did!

Edited by Pierre, 10 May 2016 - 08:40 AM.

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#7 FujiGlitch

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Posted 10 May 2016 - 10:35 AM

Writing this with a smile I thank everyone of you for their non sugar coated comments on my latest "crazy act".
Pierre comments is no surprise and understandable , my dad actually act the same way, slapping on my 40 years old head when he saw what I did.
But let me explain why I did it beside the fact that I like to do it. I'm a modeler, scale car modeler that is. Replicate the old worn out look of old cars on to 1/10 scale. When I was young I was fascinated with old cameras especially those from war photographers. So yes you're right that what I did is not real and fake but I know for sure being just a enthusiasts, my gear won't look like that even when I'm dead. So I replicated to my taste. I loved I even more now and it's a keeper.
Digital cameras comes and goes, I'm not destroying it just cosmetic enhancements, every scratch I have made is well thought and calculated.
Writing this is by no means to win Pierre or anybody over to like what I did. You don't like? Me happy ;) Meaning there won't be any other like mine.

Here's a picture of my other hobby beside taking pictures.
Thanks for watching and feel free free to comment.
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Posted 10 May 2016 - 03:56 PM

Kind of makes my heart race, but if you're happy with it then have at it.

 

I prefer my camera to get scratched the old fashioned way, so I try not to baby them in the field, but no matter how hard I try, they still look fantastic.  I still don't have the guts to take some sand paper or something to them though.  Still, they do look cool when they "appear" well used.

 

Clearly, it's a thing.

 

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The Lenny Kravitz Edition...


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#9 FujiGlitch

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Posted 10 May 2016 - 05:37 PM

Kind of makes my heart race, but if you're happy with it then have at it.
 
I prefer my camera to get scratched the old fashioned way, so I try not to baby them in the field, but no matter how hard I try, they still look fantastic.  I still don't have the guts to take some sand paper or something to them though.  Still, they do look cool when they "appear" well used.
 
Clearly, it's a thing.
 
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The Lenny Kravitz Edition...[/size]


That's Xpro2 is actually my inspiration.
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Posted 11 May 2016 - 10:00 AM

I actually think it looks awesome. The OP is obviously an artist. What he does with his gear should be his business. Calling the camera a 'fraud'...really? Does that mean all the pics he takes are fraudulent images? Lol. I'm loving my x70 more every day and if I had his skills I might take a crack at personalizing mine as well. Thanks for sharing that @fujiglitch.


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Posted 11 May 2016 - 10:14 AM

That's the great idea for travel use.
More scratches = less chances to be stolen.


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Posted 11 May 2016 - 10:35 AM

Make sure to apply multiple scratches to the lens in order to also get a nice organic vintage look on the images themselves. :)


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Posted 11 May 2016 - 02:00 PM

Hey, it's your camera. I think it looks awesome.  I also wish it came from long-term use.  But thats neither here nor there.  In today's "buy new" world, most of our gear will never look like that.  I shoot with an X-T1.  I've owned it since February 2014;  It's worn a bit, some brass is showing, i've used it literally IN saltwater, wet sand, mud, rain, sleet and snow, but it still looks new.  And trust me it is NOT attributed to any of my housekeeping attributes.  

Now, my 1978 Minolta X-E7 which I still own, that thing looks worse than your camera does -- and it still functions!!  And if you think that would like bad, the prism, where the word "Minolta" is printed, is held in place by black electrical tape with a small cutout for the light meter.  If you take the tape off, the entire meter, prism, and wires just dangle outwards.  The results of four very rough and tumble years in Alaska from Valdez to North of Fairbanks!!!

 

Anyway, to each his own.  I like the look; I prefer it were natural, but either way, it's rocks.

 

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#14 mjcmt

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Posted 11 May 2016 - 10:30 PM

I think it looks really cool. Maybe a little heavy handed at aging it, but still attractive. Now you can be daring with your photography and just use it as a tool.


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Posted 12 May 2016 - 12:59 AM

still waiting for pictures of the LCD screen and photos without the "vintage" instagram photo filter applied. haha


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Posted 12 May 2016 - 08:25 AM

To each their own.  I'm with your dad, FujiGlitch, and would be giving you a slap on the head (even though I'm only a few years older than you).  ;)  I don't necessarily baby my equipment, but I do like keeping it look as new as possible.

 

To a non-Fuji owner - and someone who doesn't know what the camera really is - the beaten up looking X70 will look vintage and well used as per the intent of FujiGlitch.  So while we wouldn't be fooled, more than 99% of the public will be.  And this is a photography forum.  We take pictures that are either seen as good or not good based on a bunch of subjective factors.  Like HDR, this camera may not be to everyones taste, but what WE do isn't to everyone's taste either.


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Posted 25 May 2016 - 12:07 PM

I think the scratched up camera looks great.  It is now a conversation piece.  It is nothing but cosmetic, so who cares if it has a an old weather look of if you custom painted it purple!?


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Posted 25 May 2016 - 12:14 PM

I think that looks great (and very well done) !

People that think they gear is like precious and cannot bear a scratch need to think again about photography.

 

My X-T1 has some scratches, my 18/2 lens hood is in a bad shape and cannot be removed form the lens.

But being careless about the gear is what lead you to get great pictures. If you worry about the scratches, rain, dust and other problems, you may loose a shot. Maybe you're fine with it, but I'm not :)


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Posted 25 May 2016 - 01:19 PM

I like it a lot, well done!

 

I'm a big fan of worn out items, and jlmphotos is right in saying that most of our actual electronic stuff won't get used long enough to get this kind of look from use only.

 

I bought a second hand X-E1 which doesn't look good at all when scratched though, just boring dark grey under the scratched light grey.

I would like to see a "real color" photo of your modification if you don't mind, perhaps I could go with a black camera next time if the scratches are more aesthetically pleasant!

 

On the other hand, I hate scratches on some of my electronics, like laptop, smartphone, tablet.

For this old look, I go with leather cover on my phone which takes every ding and scratches, and the mix of brand new screen surrounded by worn out leather is somehow fascinating.

 

Anyway, to each their own, and keep the photo coming!


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Posted 25 May 2016 - 01:55 PM

i think your camera looks beautiful!


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