November 29th, 2012, 07:29 PM
Now that the dust has settled, what are you waiting/looking for?
Now that we have had a massive avalanche of cool camera releases this year, what are you waiting for -- either announced, or rumored, or maybe already shipping, but you can't yet afford?
I was waiting for the Fujis, but now I don't think they are for me. The NEX new bodies don't interest me. The RX100 was the surprise of the year for me -- I wasn't planning on getting that one, but I did. The new Pen bodies are interesting, but Oly prices drop quickly, so I'll wait them out. Nikon D600 interested me, but I'm OK with my 5D for now.
I think the only thing I'm waiting for (and have on pre-order) is the NEX 35/1.8 AF lens. I'm a sucker for "normal" lenses, so I'm going to give it a whirl, though I have my doubts, not finding many of their AF lenses to my liking. But that's about it. I'm pretty much set and shooting with my current stable -- 5D w/28, 85 and 70-210, EPL3 w/17 and 20 (deciding which to keep), NEX5n with CV 40 and RX100. I think only a mirrorless FF 50mm would get me to spend more.
What about you? Are you happy with what you have, or are you waiting/hoping/saving for something shipping/announced/rumored?
Last edited by wt21; November 29th, 2012 at 10:57 PM.
November 29th, 2012, 07:35 PM
Happy with my Ricoh GXR, but I want to know what the future holds for the system and for Ricoh cameras in general. They have not had any news in more than a year.
November 29th, 2012, 07:41 PM
wondering if there will be an X200?
November 29th, 2012, 07:42 PM
hmmm I'm probably not going to wait for these to appear, but I'd like to see a weatherproof Panasonic GX2 or similar, with a weatherproof 20/1.7 (which is not going to happen)
Other than that, a high-quality waterproof compact (with raw capability and a faster and / or longer zoom than currently available) is really missing from the marketplace.
In reality I'll probably be getting one of the current CSCs, with the E-M5 looking the most likely candidate at the moment, along with an Olympus TG-1 and some cheap travelzoom camera.
 Luke, if that X200 of yours is as small as the X100 and is weatherproof, sign me up for one!
November 29th, 2012, 08:19 PM
OK, if there was a leaf shutter X100-type Fuji with a 50mm equivalent lens (even if APS-C sensor), I might have to go for that.
Originally Posted by Luke
November 29th, 2012, 08:24 PM
I'm waiting on the Fuji 23mm f2 (or is it 1.4?), But I'm still debating with myself as to whether is it worth it or not. I'm a one focal type of person and it's always been a toss up between a 35 and a 50. I am quite content with the current 35 1.4 (52mm equiv) but there are times where is just feels a "bit tight". I haven't taken any images lately as I have severely injured my ankle and am out of action for awhile and shooting images when your mobility is limited really tests what can you fit into a frame, hence I'm finding the famelines of the 35 a bit tight.
I guess is depends on a couple of factors: How good will the 23mm be? or Once I start being able to get up and about again, I may change my mind and just stick with the 35mm.
November 29th, 2012, 08:31 PM
I'm waiting on a lottery win.
November 29th, 2012, 08:36 PM
Fuji 14, 23, 27, and 56. When those are released I will sell off the Nikon FF gear and buy a second Fuji body. Right now I would miss my 35mm F1.4 and 85mm F1.4 too much. It would be hard for me to be happier with a camera than the Fuji's. I even bought a low shutter count S5 Pro so I would still have a DSLR in case I had withdrawal symptoms...... For that one I'll keep two Nikon lenses I like since it uses a Nikon mount. It's actually a really amazing camera. It writes very slow but the highlight recovery is nothing short of staggering. Check this out:
ryanbrenizer: S5 Pro Review Part 1B: Dynamic Range Stress Test
November 29th, 2012, 08:57 PM
Back when I bought my first film SLR in the mid-1970's (a 100% manual Minolta SRT-200) I got by with one lens - the 50mm f/2.0 Rokkor-X prime - literally for years. But my favorite focal length on a 35mm camera was 35mm. Today, I still like 35mm or the equivalent. But you know what? I like 40mm even more. In fact, for me, 40mm or equivalent is just about perfect for me. Not too wide and not too tight. That's why I love the Lumix 20mm f1.7 pancake on my micro four-thirds cameras.
Originally Posted by Phoenix
But what am I waiting for as we near the end of 2012? Probably a Panasonic GX2 or an Olympus Pen E-P3 replacement with built-in EVF. Weather resistance would be even better but I can live without that. After that, maybe big price cuts on Fuji's X100 or X-E1. Or on Sony's RX100.
But, at the end of the day, the camera I really want right now is the Sony RX1. Yeah, like that's going to happen.
Panasonic G5 and GX1; Lumix 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6, Lumix 45-150mm f/4-5.6, Lumix 100-300mm f/4-5.6, Lumix 14mm f/2.5, Lumix 20mm f/1.7
Olympus E-PM2; Zuiko 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6, 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R, Zuiko 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6, Zuiko 40-150 f/4.0-5.6 R, Zuiko 15mm body-cap lens, Zuiko 17mm f/1.8, Zuiko 45mm f/1.8
Pentax Q; 01 prime, 02 and 06 zooms
November 29th, 2012, 09:07 PM
Possibly a Canon SX50... and perhaps an Oly E-PM2 with 14/20/45 lenses...
If Panasonic (or someone) were to come out with a quality WCON for the LX7, I'd give that combo serious though.
It comes down to $$, though, and there simply isn't enough.
Pentax K-01 and sum lenziz
Crazy cat dude, m30w.
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