What camera are you lusting after, and why?

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  1. J_calow

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    I've always really lusted after a Pano-camera so a Fuji 617 or Shen Hao 617. one day I will.. Course since I just got back into film, I think I need to remember things first :wink:
     
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    Viscawide because i find them very intriguing.

    And an alsaflex or C.O.M.I because they look very pretty and im very shallow. Thankfully both completely out my price range so im saved from my own vanity.
     
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    I think I would love to use a mint condition Hassalblad again, it was my favorite medium camera.

    Why ?? well it just felt so dam good to operate hand held.
     
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    I do not lust for any more cameras, I have the cameras which I want. It is so nice to satisfy ones GAS. :D
     
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    Now I want an XA or a MJU 'lil tiny clam-shell. Prices are waaaaaay sky high for a fixed focal clam-shell style camera.
     
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    Olympus XA2 with 35/3.5 for $50-$70 or less on the 'Bay.
     
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    Show me the way Captain Theo, can't seem to find a working example that comes out to $50 including the shipping. All are listed either as untested or for parts and even those are going to $30-50. A solid working example goes for $100 plus $25 shipping.
     
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    A Pentax 67III. Obviously there's no such camera, but I wish there was. The improvements I'd like it to have over the 67II would be a soft mirror action and a second tripod thread (like on my Pentax 645NII) so the camera could be used in portrait mode without having to tilt the tripod head, with the added instability that incurs.
    If you're reading this, Mr Pentax...
     
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    I picked up an XA3 (XA2 + DX coding) in a box of 4 compacts this summer. Excellent condition, flash, pouch, instructions. £15 the lot. I prefer it to my MjuII. The DX coding can be manually overridden. Less fiddly than the XA IMO.
     
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    Kirk used to make a L-Plate for the Pentax 67II, that would solve your second issue...but yeah finding one might require some luck.
     
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    A LeCoultre Compass camera. Just for it's jewel-like beauty..
     
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    Lucky find. I'd take any of the XA or MJU family. I don't have a pocket-able 35mm at this point. I have a Pen half-frame but It doesn't cut it for indoors in the winter months.
     
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    I would like a camera that makes me fifty years younger and fifty pounds [weight not money] lighter.
     
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    I had my OM-4 since new 1983, and a lust for a fully mechanical camera for a long time. The electronics is not reliable and the lens is little hard and not so precise to use anymore, and its har to find some CLA.

    Therefore I have search for a long time for another one. The dream camera is Leica M-A with one or two lenses, but its hard to justify the price and the ambivalent market for film in the future. Leica,n must live as long as my Olympus did.

    Maybe a Nikon FM2 who you can buy relative new, with Zeiss 35 and 85mm lenses will I have a camera for long time for relative justifying price.

    I will buy a new or so new I can therefore are medium cameras not in my radar, to old and used.
     
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    +1. Don't need any movements. Just enough focus to handle my 500mm Meniscus or 450mm normal.
     
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    If i'd really have to 'lust' for a camera i think it would be something like a Cambo Ultima 45 or another all-geared-5x4
     
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    are there people still shooting these or are they display items only now?
     
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    My needs are relatively simple these days. I really really really want a Mamiya 7ii and a Sony α7III. A few Contax primes would also be nice. I seem to have everything else I care about.
     
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    Cases of new old stock everything! Frozen cases of Kodak and Agfa Paper from the 50's 1,21 Gigawatts !
     
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    Pretty much - though I'd like some rise & fall on the front standard - essentially a horizontal only, 11x14 version of the Ebony SLW810 sort of idea. Possibly with a reducing back that gives me a vertical 8x10...

    I'd settle for seeing if the current state-of-the-art of photo engineering could make functionally similar versions of Medalist, Ektalure & Record Rapid/ Portriga without their environmentally problematic components - I suspect that they could, if it was economically viable...
     
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    i wish i had something like miroslav tichy used
     
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    I want a Fuji GF670. No rational reason. I have so many cameras that come close (Rolleiflex, Fuji 645S and GW690II, many nice folders), but none that have everything the GF670 does - meter, bellows, coupled rangefinder, silent shutter, switchable format (6x6, 6x7).
     
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    That nasty man Les Sarile has gotten me lusting after a Pentax LX. Beware he's a bad bad man.
     
  25. Steve Smith

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    I thought I had all the cameras I wanted. Then, a couple of weeks ago, I saw a nice looking Ricoh 500G on eBay which I had to have.


    Steve.
     
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    Same here with his picture of a Minolta XK and 58mm f/1.2 MC Rokkor ...
     
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