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jsrockit 03-31-2019 07:00

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.

johannielscom 03-31-2019 07:11

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...

xayraa33 03-31-2019 07:21

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.

Ko.Fe. 03-31-2019 07:25

Leica Monochrome RF at RP price tag.

jsrockit 03-31-2019 07:27

Sorry guys, I meant cameras that have never been made... but you would like someone to make. Let`s not get into pricing.

c.poulton 03-31-2019 07:34

OK, how about a digital monochrome full frame Leica IIIf with no rear screen (like the M10-D)?

Hogarth Ferguson 03-31-2019 07:35

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.

Erik van Straten 03-31-2019 07:36

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)


Erik.

Ko.Fe. 03-31-2019 07:39

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. :p

santino 03-31-2019 07:40

An OM1 with attatchable, compact digital back (a la R8/R9 but full frame and way smaller).

jsrockit 03-31-2019 07:43

Ok, thanks guys... now we are getting to the real answers. Some cool ideas...

TXForester 03-31-2019 07:47

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).

aizan 03-31-2019 07:53

I love this thread. :D

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:

anindyo 03-31-2019 08:07

- Fuji X100 with 35mm lens (50-ish mm eqv.)
- Digital rangefinder with APSC sensor (Epson RD-2!)

trisberg 03-31-2019 08:31

Quote:

Originally Posted by Erik van Straten (Post 2878645)
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.

-Thomas

narsuitus 03-31-2019 08:32

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.

Erik van Straten 03-31-2019 08:38

Quote:

Originally Posted by trisberg (Post 2878659)
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.


Erik.

Dralowid 03-31-2019 08:38

A Ricoh GR1s sized Ricoh digital or even a Ricoh GR1s that will work for years

xmas_one 03-31-2019 08:44

Quote:

Originally Posted by c.poulton (Post 2878643)
OK, how about a digital monochrome full frame Leica IIIf with no rear screen (like the M10-D)?

Great minds think alike!

maigo 03-31-2019 09:01

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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B-9 03-31-2019 09:02

I am in the Ricoh GR with a 40/50 equiv. Lens boat!

28 is a little wide for me!

CharlesDAMorgan 03-31-2019 09:15

Leica III or variant with 1/2000th shutter speed and titanium body for lightness, and single viewfinder.

Sym101 03-31-2019 09:33

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.

Godfrey 03-31-2019 09:39

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. :angel:

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Rob-F 03-31-2019 09:49

Quote:

Originally Posted by Erik van Straten (Post 2878645)
I would like a Leica M3 in black paint without a self timer.

Erik.

Well, that's pretty much the original MP. With a manual resetting frame counter, it is the MP.

Rob-F 03-31-2019 09:57

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.

Orbiter 03-31-2019 09:59

Something that’s never been made? I’d have to say an Iskra without light leaks.

james.liam 03-31-2019 10:17

Rangefinder Polaroid that has a film type that produces a print and a negative (I recall they made a film like this).

Phil_F_NM 03-31-2019 10:20

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.
Phil Forrest

Dogman 03-31-2019 10:41

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.

FrozenInTime 03-31-2019 10:46

I would like a 135 film slit scan 0-360 degree rotating camera with a Leica M lens mount.

Phil_F_NM 03-31-2019 10:55

Quote:

Originally Posted by FrozenInTime (Post 2878690)
I would like a 135 film slit scan 0-360 degree rotating camera with a Leica M lens mount.

This shouldn't be too hard to make.
Phil Forrest

Huss 03-31-2019 10:57

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.

Huss 03-31-2019 11:02

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!

Erik van Straten 03-31-2019 11:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rob-F (Post 2878683)
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.


Erik.

Timmyjoe 03-31-2019 11:09

A brand new Nikon SP would be sweet.

Best,
-Tim

Livesteamer 03-31-2019 11:16

A Leica M6 with a Nikon SP shutter, titanium curtains and all. Joe

Huss 03-31-2019 11:20

Quote:

Originally Posted by Livesteamer (Post 2878700)
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.

Huss 03-31-2019 11:22

Quote:

Originally Posted by Timmyjoe (Post 2878695)
A brand new Nikon SP would be sweet.

Best,
-Tim

Tim you can still buy those - SP 2005 - on ebay.
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw...imited&_sop=15

Phil_F_NM 03-31-2019 11:30

Quote:

Originally Posted by Huss (Post 2878703)
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.

Phil Forrest


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