While digital appears to be the way of the future, going old school is not a bad thing. In fact there are photography enthusiasts out there who still love film cameras and use them to take photos, even though it means that they are unable to “delete” their mistakes and that it would cost them money and time to get their film washed. Either way there’s something very retro about using film cameras, and if you’re a fan of said technology, you might be interested to learn that a listing on eBay has revealed a certain Nikon FA camera, except instead of your normal Nikon FA, this particular model is a limited edition one that comes with a 24k gold plated finish with lizard skin.
According to the eBay listing, the seller is asking for $12,000 for the camera and despite the eBay listing stating that it is used, the description states that this is a camera that has never been used before. Nikon’s own description of the camera reads as such, “In commemoration of winning the “Camera Grand Prix” prize, Nikon FA Gold was released in Japan (Nippon). This was based on the FA, and its silver color parts such as top and bottom covers are gold-plated and the lizard skin was used for leather cover.” Apparently only 2,000 units were made and while we reckon it’s still in great working condition, we doubt many photographers will be using it to take photos!
Remember we reported on how a man’s Samsung Galaxy S4 caught on fire, and how Samsung tried to cover up the incident by offering a replacement but only if he were to keep quiet about the it? Not only did this move not sit well with the owner of the phone, Richard Wygand, but apparently many on the internet did not take too kindly to Samsung’s decision on the matter either. Given the backlash, we’re sure Samsung would be more than happy to go with an alternate decision if given the chance to do it over again, but in the meantime Nokia has decided to capitalize on Samsung’s PR screw up.
The Finnish handset manufacturer has tweeted a response to Wygand, in which a Nokia rep by the name of Jason wrote, “.@ghostlyrich we want to help you out. Let me send you a Nokia Lumia so you can experience how customer service should *really* work.” This is not the first time that Nokia has taken the opportunity to poke fun at Samsung. The company has released ads in the past where they made fun of Samsung’s products and compared it to theirs. Of course we’re not sure how serious Nokia is about replacing Wygand’s busted up Galaxy S4 with a Nokia Lumia device, but it’s a nice PR move nonetheless.