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2013 - Tell me what you want, what you really really want

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by BillN, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    Crap song .... really really is...... sorry about the beginning .... but persevere

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    This year I want one of these - I'm just a child at heart, even though I now collect my "winter fuel allowance" from Her Majesty

    Been looking all year, (2012), maybe I'll be lucky in 2013 - I want to hit the "off road" tracks in the New Forest and nip into Winchester for lunch when we are back in the UK

    Landie.


    What do you really really want in 2013, (of a frivolous nature of course!!!)
     
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  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I want to ride "shotgun" in your cool new ride....that is all.
     
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  3. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    I want way too much. So I'm going to settle for updating my Macbook Pro with these

    1) Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid drive

    and

    2) 16GB of RAM (currently have 4)

    It should be noted that I also want a Fuji X-Pro with all 3 lenses. That aint happening.
     
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  4. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Sweet ride... just make sure yours has a diesel powerplant, Bill.

    What do I want in 2013? Tough call... I'm still busy absorbing my Christmas haul. But, small picture: a full Fuji XE-1 kit. Big picture: a lottery win big enough to retire to a middle-class lifestyle (doesn't have to be the top prize). Of course, neither will be happening... :rolleyes:

    EDIT: I'll take a Sony RX1 with all the accessories if I can't get the Fuji.
     
  5. Iansky

    Iansky SC Top Veteran

    782
    Dec 8, 2011
    Cotswolds, UK
    To the age old song of:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dt6zsE1RJmM

    "Flash bang wallop, what a picture what a photograh!!!!!!!


    I want a camera the size of the Panasonic GX1 with the following:
    Build quality of Leica with manual shutter speed dial / EVF control (similar to Fuji X's)
    Interchangeable lenses of prime focal lengths at 24/50/80mm equvalent with manual aperture ring and manual focus option
    Full frame sensor with the IQ of Nikon D800E
    OVF/EVF such as that in Fuji X100 but with interchangeable lines for lenses automatically.
    Contrast & Phase detection fast & accurate AF
    ISO range that is usable between - 50 - 6400
    Leaf shutter for silent use ( up to 1/4000)
    No shutter lag
    Fast write times with good buffer for up to 20 Raw images at 5 FPS
    Built in flash for fill work / remote triggering
    Dust/moisture sealed all metal body
    Battery life of around 500 Raw/JPEG images with review
    Cost Less than £2000.00 with 1 lens

    I know I am dreaming but also feel the day is not too far away before we are offerred something similar!
     
  6. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    still sticking to my Landie dream!!!!

    (camera wise I really want a new Nikon DX ..... waiting for a 25mp cam to replace the D7000 ........ will it ever happen ........ I need to get as many pixels as possible onto my mega crops of most of my bird images, (don't suggest I crawl through the undergrowth as some would on the Bird Forum) ....if not the D7000 is now being sold at a "give away" price ......... if a new DX is not announced in the next month I'm getting a D7000 at under £650 - bugger my 2013 budget ....... I've just gabbed a V1 and an FT-1, again the V1 is being "given away" by Nikon now that the V2 is on the shelves, so I have started the year with an adverse variance)
     
  7. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    I want to be satisfied with what I have.

    Failing that, my demands are a million dollars and a parachute.
     
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  8. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    I'll look it the loft for a parachute ........... can't help with the "other"

    (Paul - I eagerly taking images of local female Turdus merula as a few comments from the "great and the good")
     
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  9. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    Maybe I should add that you need to post a Utube song with each of your wishes ....... to make the thread interesting ....... as well to show your appreciation, (or lack of it), of music, if that's what it's called these days.
     
  10. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    While it's true that the best things in life are free, I could use ......
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  11. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
  12. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    for the lazy amongst us

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  13. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    I always thought that song was written by The Beatles - but I am wrong!!!
     
  14. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    lazy, Bill? You just have to click on it ...
     
  15. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    the embed code is nice. why leave the site if you don't need to?
     
  16. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    Oh nothing much, this setup will do fine -

    IMG_0497.

    Alpa 12 with a PhaseOne IQ180 back.

    According to my calculations it should be a measly 60K.
     
  17. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    I have no unfulfilled needs and not a whole lot of wants that aren't pretty well under control (at least for myself - many hopes for my kids that are stories in early stages). Don't want for anything in terms of cars or clothes or housing because I don't care about those things beyond my already satisfied simple tastes. I have a couple of nice guitars and bikes and my current passion is down to photography and I have damn few wants there. I'd take another lens or two for my m43 and X-Pro systems, but nothing I couldn't happily do without.

    But what I'm REALLY psyched about and just plain WANT is the group of small-ish cameras that will follow on the heels of the RX100. I ultimately disliked that camera a great deal, but that sensor is amazing and put in a real camera and continually improved, could be the basis for a LOT of my future shooting. Make the LX-8 or X30 or ZX3 big enough to make that sensor work with a good 24-90/110 or so zoom in the f1.4/1.8 - 2.3/2.8 range with controls along the lines of the LX7 or X10 and I could see using that camera for the VAST majority of my shooting. It might have to be larger than the X10, maybe about the size of the X100? That'd be more than fine with me. I don't care about a horribly compromised camera that fits in a tight pants pocket, but one fine do it all camera that's fairly small and that's what I'd grab almost every day. If you make it identical to today's LX7 (gotta have that multi aspect sensor, step zoom, great manual focus controls and memory, aperture ring, etc.) but add the flip/touch screen from the XZ2 and I'd pay whatever you'd charge and never look back. The only downside would be that such a camera would really marginalize my current cameras and I REALLY like those cameras. I'd still use them but the m43 gear would probably be used for highly specialized shooting where I'd just need a specific lens and the Fuji would remain a nice change of pace but would be used far too little. I'd probably sell quite a few m43 lenses. But I could live with that stuff - such a small camera would/will blow my mind if done right and would almost certainly be my main rig and the one I'd grab without a pretty particular reason to use something else.

    That's what I WANT. World peace would be nice but is slightly less likely and might take just a wee bit longer to achieve.

    -Ray
     
  18. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    Cameras aren't allowed unless you are going to take bird images ......... you can have a 500mm or 600mm f4 Tele....... but a Nikon, definitely NOT a Canon
     
  19. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Missed the part about cameras not allowed. I don't think I've ever purposely taken a photograph of a bird, although I've had the damned things fly through some of my shots from time to time. So that exemption doesn't apply.

    In that case I just want the Italian language to magically pop into my head sometime before July, with no work or discipline required on my part. Can anyone help me out with that?

    -Ray
     
  20. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    that's fine - I've just made it up - (anyone would think that this is a camera forum!!!)

    Ciao