View Full Version : Besides camera & lenses, whati is your current wish list?

05-28-2007, 12:56
Ok folks, assume that your're DONE.
So, besides cameras and lenses, what do you need to complete your kit?

I for once need a good exposure meter and a good tripod....

05-28-2007, 13:12
just bought a NG medium backpack today, hope it will live up the design.

05-28-2007, 13:12
I'm good for meters and a tripod, so I think the list is fairly short:
Film--I have my basic needs sorted but there are a few I'd like to be able to try, specifically Fuji is/was(?) making a C-41 BW film that seems to be home market only. I want to try some of that and the Rollei C41 BW I've heard about(don't know if that's really available or not), a few more filters(yellow-green, ND 4, maybe a big(72 or 77 mm?) polarizer and modified step rings so I can use it on my RF cameras, a better bag, and I need to sort out one decent flash unit.

05-28-2007, 13:28
Vespa! :)
I know it's not really a piece of camera gear...but :)

05-28-2007, 14:16
365 B&W films for every year + chemicals + paper .

05-28-2007, 14:20
portable film scanner usable at home

Steve Bellayr
05-28-2007, 14:54
Nikon scanner

05-28-2007, 15:05
Vespa! :)
I know it's not really a piece of camera gear...but :)

Actually I need a Vespa for scouting out good potential photo opportunities. I have been considering the need for one for a few months now. I think I can even say that for me a Vespa is essentual to the whole process of creating better photos. ;-) Jim

05-28-2007, 15:24
Also not camera gear - (being done is an assumption I'm unable to make)

I'd like some new pickups for my 1981 Fender Bullet, and some pickguard material, maybe black pearl to make it nice again.

05-28-2007, 15:39
looking for some studio lighting and a GOOD color/B&W printer

05-28-2007, 15:45
More film, paper and chemistry.
I didn't vote because for the foreseeable future I am done buying more equipment to confuse myself with, period. Been in that boat for a couple of years and I like it.

05-28-2007, 15:46
A Corbin seat for my beamer.


05-28-2007, 15:50
There are a couple items on my list at the moment.
Small clip-on cds meter, second 35mm finder, Winchester Supplemental chambers for .303 Savage, Nelson Eddy sings Gilbert & Sullivan, BMW R50/5, graphite spinning rod blank, Helin Fishcake with black (RH) spinner, 3/4 in. roughing gouge, the sequel to "Haji Baba of Isfahan", and a bicycle bell.

05-28-2007, 15:51
TIME!!! One would think that, being retired, I would have time for my interests (flying, photography, gardening), but that's not true.
With aging parents, and people that think I have nothing to do, I find it hard to get to my own interests.
Oh well, an artist has to suffer... :cool:

05-28-2007, 16:45
I wish my family health and prosperity and safety from any dangers.
Then ... I wish someone would call one of these TV programs in which they overhaul a car as a surprise gift. My old MB 450SL needs a good overhaul.


05-28-2007, 17:23
Equipment...I don't need anymore gear...but that never stopped me from getting more...for now "just looking"...but if the price is right...well you know how that goes...

Film and Time is what I can use...

05-28-2007, 17:28
We need a new living room set and air conditioner.
The car is overdue for a new timing belt and
my work clothes are getting pretty worn out.


05-28-2007, 17:43
I would like to get a larger living space and a generous helping of spare time....;-)



05-28-2007, 17:50
I need a decent & cheap :bang: large format backpack...


05-28-2007, 18:02
LPL 4x5 enlarger.:)

05-28-2007, 19:58
An old-fashioned 2nd-hand Suzuki 1100 to drive the rest of the kit around on.

05-28-2007, 20:55
Just dropped three grand on studio gear, and gained one light, some modifiers, two stands, and a PW transceiver. Talk about a slippery slope of the scary kind. :D I definitely consider this kit incomplete...

05-28-2007, 21:24
What I need, is that one day, after I threw the Leica and the Voigtlander in the same bag and shook it around a bit, out came a Leilander..

Most silent shutter (L), sweetest viewfinder (L), best film loading (CV), exposure meter (CV), and feel (CV)...

Of course with my luck, I'll probably end up with a Voigtca..

Michael I.
05-29-2007, 04:41
tripod. a spot meter would sure help.

05-29-2007, 04:59
Another four-blade easel ( I want to keep one set up for Ilford postcards), a *glass* negative-carrier enlarger that stays aligned, and a decent waterproof stopwatch for timing print development.

05-29-2007, 05:03
Nothing material. Please, no more stuff ...

Maybe better artistic vision and courage to shoot (what may not come out, in my critical mind ... afraid of ...)

05-29-2007, 05:19
My wishlist...

2 Gitzo carbon fiber tripods - one big and one small
Darkroom with condenser and diffuser enlargers, in my basement
Some robots to scan and proof my negatives

05-29-2007, 05:25
A holiday, and a bulk loader that doesn't scratch film.

05-29-2007, 05:38
I really want a 39mm rubber hood...heck of a time finding one. And my portable victrola needs a new mainspring. If anybody knows anybody in the Philly area for help with that...lemme know! (hmmm...maybe a clockmaker?) :)

05-29-2007, 07:18
The Watson (or clones) should not scratch film, if you use concentric cassettes.

What I need is some talent and everlasting youth.


05-29-2007, 09:08
I need to buy a new film scanner. My Canon FS4000US seems to have died. Too bad, it was a great scanner. I am considering a Nikon Coolscan V ED or 5000 ED. The latter would kill my photo budget for a couple of years.


Richard Black
05-29-2007, 09:30
As others have written, TIME! I can't use what I have let alone more. I want to travel and the time to take the pics I want to take.:bang:

robin a
05-29-2007, 09:48
I've got enough gear,now,I must learn to use it.........Robin

05-29-2007, 11:52
Film--I have my basic needs sorted but there are a few I'd like to be able to try, specifically Fuji is/was(?) making a C-41 BW film that seems to be home market only.
Isn't the Fuji C-41 BW film made by Ilford (XP2)?

05-29-2007, 11:58
Isn't the Fuji C-41 BW film made by Ilford (XP2)?
Could be, I don't know. i like Fuji BW film in general and I also like the C41 BW film I've used(Kodak and Ilford) and would like another choice.

07-05-2007, 00:49
I need a better camerabag to carry all my stuff. Something that would take my OM-2, two lenses, flash and film. It would be nice to carry my notebook and pen with me too. Oh, better keep looking.

07-05-2007, 01:08
I want an anti gravity tardis bag weighs a few ounces on me arm looks fairly small from the out side caries full cam kit change of clothes, magic coffee machine, food and laptop. It woud also only be pick up able by me or people i allow, for others it would be imposible.
seriously, I want more film a light meter and a few other bits

07-05-2007, 01:13
you can never have enough camera bags, but i'd really like a coolscan 5000, although i'd settle for a coolscan v. i have a couple of light meters, but probably another one couldn't hurt, a refurb'd weston maybe. oh, and one of those old leitz tabletop tripods with the long head that you can chest mount.

07-05-2007, 02:52
I voted "other" - what I need is FILM! FILM! FILM!

07-05-2007, 10:19
Other: the time to shoot, the good health to enjoy it, and the new V8 BMW M3 to get me to the photo ops. :D

07-05-2007, 10:27
Isn't the Fuji C-41 BW film made by Ilford (XP2)?I'm informed this is so, by one with contacts inside Ilford. And indeed the processed film does look the same.

07-05-2007, 10:33
An as yet undiscovered stash of refrigerated Fujichrome 36-exposure Velvia or Sensia film.

jan normandale
07-05-2007, 10:33
more film please

07-05-2007, 10:36
I voted bag. Mine's coming apart, but it's got to be cheap and ugly.

john neal
07-05-2007, 11:00

What nowhere to vote for the Rolex Explorer !

I need one so I can work out where the sun will set - honest ;)

07-05-2007, 11:25
May the Photogods not strike me down for saying this, but I've pretty much got all the photo gear I want or need. However, a Time Machine, Gravity Negator, or Cloak of Invisibility would be nice.

07-05-2007, 11:28
I wish I had a house.. so I can have my own darkroom.
major drawback of living in the big City.

07-05-2007, 12:07
2 internal AA battery packs for a Vivitar 192/292. I think these were only sold in Japan but I am not sure.

More time to shoot.


07-05-2007, 12:17
Nikon scanner

Make it a "120 film -capable" Nikon scanner.

07-07-2007, 06:09
A Jupiter 9 or CZ Sonnar 85/2 for my Contax/Kiev cameras, and b&w film...lots of film.


gb hill
07-07-2007, 07:11
I voted for filters because thats the really biggest thing i'm lacking in. Never really got into the filter thing especially during the slr days when they sold filters to do nearly everything creative. I do though need to pick up a red 25a filter to use with some infered film that I have stored away.

07-18-2007, 19:20
What else is there besides cameras and lenses?

07-18-2007, 19:23
How about world peace and an end to world hunger and disease?

07-18-2007, 19:38
either jobo reels for 2500 series
1500 series multitank with reels

eli griggs
07-18-2007, 23:10
A beater case for my Minolta Autocord, a decent cable release, lens hoods for A36 lenses, Yashica GTN and a bay 1 hood to share between my Autocord and Sawyer's Mark IV, or at least cardboard templets for making my own.

Series VII filters for b&w, an adjustable 11x14 easel and a shinny metal nozzle for canned air. Several 4x5 film holders for my tramp and tattered Speed Graphic, so it can make like Elvis and leave the building, and a small disk type reflector with which to amaze local dogs and small children.

A new small, old bag for cameras, that doesn't look too much like a camera bag is somewhere on the list, I just can't put my hands on it a the moment to say for sure but let's pretend I did.

If I could put a lens and camera on my list it would be a 35 mm or wider lens for a FED and a user IIIF just 'cause I'm headed in that direction anyway, eventually, inevitably, definitely... doomed forever for trespassing into the Leica LTM Forum, where I don't belong, no how, no way, no sir!:bang: 90mm ltm, 90mm ltm, 90mm lt...

As you can see, I've miles to go before I sleep...

Did I mention those little filter style auxiliary lenses for a Minolta 16II and a Gitzo Reporter style tripod for the cameras mentioned above? If not, remind me tomorrow after lunch.


Lou Iaquinto
07-18-2007, 23:22
I bought a LPL 7450 this week. I am happy.


07-18-2007, 23:57
Can I have Christina Aguilera Please

Doctor Zero
07-19-2007, 01:11
Good poll!

I would also like more time to shoot and more experience to see the beautiful in the mundane. And the know-how to be able to capture it on silver halide properly.

And I would like a new pair of trousers, since I tore mine falling off my bike this morning on my way to work :bang: . A new front wheel for the bike would come in handy as well. Oh and a new job would be good too!

And while the wish-fairies are listening, I will ask for more global prosperity, understanding and cooperation.

Doctor Zero