Say, Is That a Plastic Camera You've Got There?

One of the greatest parts of being the Online Technology Editor for Pop is that I get to test (read: play) with all the newest gear. It's not uncommon for me to be wandering midtown Manhattan with a brand-new lens or the hottest new DSLR, sometimes even before it gets onto the shelves.

Only in New York...

One of the greatest parts of being the Online Technology Editor for Pop is that I get to test (read: play) with all the newest gear. It's not uncommon for me to be wandering midtown Manhattan with a brand-new lens or the hottest new DSLR, sometimes even before it gets onto the shelves.

It was an unseasonable sunny day in Manhattan yesterday, and I decided it was a perfect day to escape from the office do some "field work" while looking for something for lunch.

I loaded up my camera bag with the brand-new Nikon D3, and the equally new Diana+. One's a top of the line pro DSLR that shoots 9 frames a second, and the other is a cheap plastic replica of a cheap plastic camera.

No one looked twice at the Nikon D3 and me, even as I was machine-gunning off 10 frames a second for "research."

But not two minutes after I switched to the Diana+, two people came up to me and started asking if that was really a Diana I was shooting with!
—Jack Howard
Online Technology Editor

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