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Which camera do you want that isn`t currently made?
Old 03-31-2019   #1
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Which camera do you want that isn`t currently made?

Wide open question... but keep it sensible. Film or digital, doesn`t matter. But include what the camera would be like and the reason why you`d love to have it.

I have two... one is simple. I`d like an Olympus XA in digital form. Exact camera (as much as this is possible). Basically a pocket-able digital rangefinder camera.

Another is a Ricoh GR (or Fujifilm XF10) with a 45-50mm lens. I want a true pocketable camera with a large sensor, a 45-50mm lens, and fast autofocus.

All of my other gear is great... but I want that true pòcket camera that fits exactly what I like. Something about pocket cameras does it for me and I`m ready for a 45-50mm option that works well in low light.

PS: I mean cameras that have never been made...that are not available to buy anywhere.
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I want a Plaubel Makina 67. And preferably a W67 to go with it.

The 6x7 format is my jam. I shoot a Horseman Convertible 842 (which I love dearly) and which is very portable. But to have an 80mm 2.8 lens on a portable camera to go along with that, that would be awesome...
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I always wanted a Nikon SP

But then again I always wanted a mid 1950s Gretsch Duo Jet guitar.

These things are very much possible for me to physically acquire , but I rather leave them to the realms of dreams and wishes, as it is better that way.
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Leica Monochrome RF at RP price tag.
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Sorry guys, I meant cameras that have never been made... but you would like someone to make. Let`s not get into pricing.
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OK, how about a digital monochrome full frame Leica IIIf with no rear screen (like the M10-D)?
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I would love a digital SP with M mount around 2000 bucks.



There are nikon S to Leica M mount converters, so you could still use old nikon glass while having an absolute raft of leica m mount lenses to use, as well.
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I would like a Leica M3 in black paint without a self timer.

I would like a Leica I with black knobs and black lens instead of nickel. (all the nickel parts in black paint in fact)


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OK.
Leica Monochrome economy version. EOS like plastic body, limited interface, limited resolution, limited framelines. No ports. First generation Sony A7 sensor with removed what-ether to make it Monochrome. And made by same factory where Leica makes batteries in China. Or at KMZ in Krasnogorsk. To keep it at minimum price.
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An OM1 with attatchable, compact digital back (a la R8/R9 but full frame and way smaller).
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Ok, thanks guys... now we are getting to the real answers. Some cool ideas...
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Old 03-31-2019   #12
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Not a specific camera, but any digital with Canon's old DEP mode. Not the useless A-DEP. Because sometimes you want more control over DoF and you don't want to do it by trial and error or use a tape measure and a DoF app on your phone.

An Olympus OM-1 in digital that uses the old OM lenses, but not with an adapter if it is mirrorless. And if mirrorless, then focus peaking like a Sony (which I think is better than Oly's peaking).
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I love this thread.

1. Panoramic camera, 1" sensor stretched out to 2.40:1 aspect ratio.

2. Square sensor camera, full frame image circle, tilting LCD screen with a waist-level folding hood, short flange distance.

3. A Micro 4/3 technical camera like an Alpa.

4. Something like the Zeiss ZX1 with an APS-C sensor, $1300.

5. A vertical grip for the Panasonic GX9. Just the grip!

6. A 1" sensor vlogging camera that doesn't suck.

7. A perfect Leica M10:


8. As always, a long base length Voigtländer Bessa:
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- Fuji X100 with 35mm lens (50-ish mm eqv.)
- Digital rangefinder with APSC sensor (Epson RD-2!)
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Old 03-31-2019   #15
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I would like a Leica M3 in black paint without a self timer.
Like this one?

https://www.35mmc.com/wp-content/upl...3-1080x608.jpg

More at https://www.35mmc.com/22/07/2018/lei...ustom-cameras/

I would like to see a digital Olympus OM or Nikon FM, full frame and great manual focus.

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Old 03-31-2019   #16
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I would love a digital rangefinder like the Leica M10 with an articulated screen like a Canon G11.

I would love a digital SLR built like a Nikon F2 titanium 35mm film camera but with an articulated screen like a Canon G11.
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Like this one?

https://www.35mmc.com/wp-content/upl...3-1080x608.jpg

More at https://www.35mmc.com/22/07/2018/lei...ustom-cameras/

I would like to see a digital Olympus OM or Nikon FM, full frame and great manual focus.

-Thomas

Yes, but then in the original Leica black paint from the sixties.


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Old 03-31-2019   #18
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A Ricoh GR1s sized Ricoh digital or even a Ricoh GR1s that will work for years
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Old 03-31-2019   #19
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OK, how about a digital monochrome full frame Leica IIIf with no rear screen (like the M10-D)?
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Which camera do you want that isn`t currently made?
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Which camera do you want that isn`t currently made?

A flexible, scratch and dust resistant digital sensor with storage that can be swapped with film pressure plate in any 35mm film camera.


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Old 03-31-2019   #21
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I am in the Ricoh GR with a 40/50 equiv. Lens boat!

28 is a little wide for me!
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Old 03-31-2019   #22
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Leica III or variant with 1/2000th shutter speed and titanium body for lightness, and single viewfinder.
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An updated Epson RD1, using the same old CCD sensor but in full frame.

Also a truely pocketable fixed lens camera (that will easily fit into the front pocket of a pair of slim fit jeans). Perhaps using a micro four thirds sensor to achieve it.
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My desires for "a camera which has not yet been made" are modest: A Leica CL with a socket for a remote release, and the remote release, would do nicely. I already have the CL, the only thing it's missing is a wired remote release capability. Using a WiFi app as a remote release just isn't the same thing at all.

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I would like a Leica M3 in black paint without a self timer.

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Well, that's pretty much the original MP. With a manual resetting frame counter, it is the MP.
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A Hasselblad SWC with a somewhat wider lens, say about 32mm, with a horizontal angle of view equal to the 21mm on 135 format. and a special film back with 2:1 aspect ratio, 27 x 54mm.

Maybe better yet, a 32mm lens that will cover that format using the 500CM.
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Old 03-31-2019   #27
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Something that’s never been made? I’d have to say an Iskra without light leaks.
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Old 03-31-2019   #28
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Rangefinder Polaroid that has a film type that produces a print and a negative (I recall they made a film like this).
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I want a full frame 6x6 TLR. Hybrid viewfinder with the standard TLR mirror but also a projected set of data and focus peaking. This data needs to able to have its brightness adjusted as well as turned off. The viewfinder could have a little shutter built in behind the viewing lens and that would also be screen for image review/menu etc.
Interchangeable lenses not needed. This will decrease dust on the huge sensor for which there will be a built-in cleaning function. We can get by with a wide angle version, normal and tele.
I would sell my beloved car in a heartbeat in order to fund such a camera.
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I want small size, simplicity, excellent image quality and the availability of superb optics. I want something akin to the Leica M10 but autofocus...yet cheap enough for a mere mortal to afford. APS-C or larger format. Closest I've come are the Fuji XPros.
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I would like a 135 film slit scan 0-360 degree rotating camera with a Leica M lens mount.
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I would like a 135 film slit scan 0-360 degree rotating camera with a Leica M lens mount.
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Old 03-31-2019   #33
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I would love a Nikon Z7 that is actually compatible with Nikon AIS and D mount lenses, not the bogus claim by Nikon that it is.
A freakin Nikon D7000 from 2010 works better with those lenses than the 2019 latest and greatest Z7.
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Old 03-31-2019   #34
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I would love a Nikon DF - the DF2 - that has better build than the current plasticky one, has a real focusing screen that works with manual lenses (take it from the F6), has decent autofocus when needed (take that from the D750 or D850), has the D850 sensor, does not have any panels/screens/buttons on the back like the Leica MD, or Nikon F3!
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Well, that's pretty much the original MP. With a manual resetting frame counter, it is the MP.

It is not that simple. The original MP derived from the M3, but is also the ancestor of the M2, in fact more than the M3. There are M2's with a self timer and without. I've also seen original MP's with a self timer, but most are without. However, I've never seen an original M3 without a selftimer. Weird.


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A brand new Nikon SP would be sweet.

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A Leica M6 with a Nikon SP shutter, titanium curtains and all. Joe
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A Leica M6 with a Nikon SP shutter, titanium curtains and all. Joe
It would be much louder. What would the benefit be? The SP shutter does not have a greater shutter speed range.
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It would be much louder. What would the benefit be? The SP shutter does not have a greater shutter speed range.
It's more durable, needs less maintenance and won't get burned by the sun.
My titanium curtained SP was VERY quiet, at least the equal to my M4. And much louder in the world of rangefinders isn't loud at all so it shouldn't make a difference anyway. I shoot mostly with a NIkon F2 or Konica T3, neither camera is known for its stealthy shutter, but the noise has never gotten in the way of shooting nor cost me a photo. If you're a professional photographer who shoots images of orchestra musicians during performances or works in the assembly chamber of the UN, maybe stealth is your thing but for almost every other person on the planet the difference between the characteristic of the sound of the SP and a Leica M shutter is really inconsequential. For that matter, the Leica is even too loud in good symphony halls. This is where the silent point and shoots like the Hexar prevail.

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