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Photokina 2010 WishList

Discussion in 'Philosophy of Photography' started by Herman, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    Photokina 2010 is from September 21 - 26 in Cologne, Germany.
    What's on your Serious Wishlist ?
     
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  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Item number one is that I wish that the Photokina was a bit earlier.:wink: I wish for a great upgrade to the Leica D-Lux line and hope it will include some of the suggestions others have discussed. If it is not a serious upgrade that interests me, then I may have a nice shot at buying the current version, if I go that root, as self centered as that sounds.

    What is it that you wish for Herman?
     
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  3. JoepLX3

    JoepLX3 SC Regular

    41
    Jul 11, 2010
    Me?
    • Panasonic GF2 with build-in (if possible even tilt-able) EVF at same or even smaller form factor of GF1 (with build-in flash)
    • Panasonic GF2 with better High ISO performance + out of camera JPG performance (like Olympus)
    • Pentax K-7 Super with better High ISO performance
    • Pentax to join m43 with K-5 combining the best of GF2 with best of K-7... (compact + weather sealing + performance + functionality)
    • Sigma & Tamron to join m43 with ~50 mm F ~1.5 primes as well as full range zoom 14-200 mm, all with in-camera lens corrections like Panasonic lenses on Panasonic bodies...

    Am I asking too much?
    • Nikon / Canon also targetting the more serious compact market (with exchangable lenses) to further reduce the price premiums currently being asked...
     
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  4. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    • Panasonic will say that the m4/3 14mm is in production and will be available any day now!
    • Panasonic will announce additional HQ m4/3 primes, and so will Olympus!
    • Zeiss will announce m4/3 lenses!
    • Ricoh will say the 28mm A12 is in production and available any day now!
    • Ricoh will announce 21mm and 35mm A12s!

    And continuing the dream... Olympus will announce the more durable, more performant E-P3 with improved dynamic range, no anti-aliasing filter, built-in and improved EVF, and an available m4/3 12-60mm zoom kit.

    Actually, I'm really curious about the rumored modular Olympus 4/3 camera.
     
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  5. JoepLX3

    JoepLX3 SC Regular

    41
    Jul 11, 2010
    I think the LX5 and super fast bridge zoom of Panasonic are very good moves, hopefully they also bring interval / elapse software functionality...
    - Support of optional external EVF is good news for many (potential) customers
    - Maybe some would have hoped for GPS
    - I am curious how much the improved sensor will bring high ISO / dynamic range

    Sounds like Panasonic is pretty much ready to fully focus m43 :wink:
     
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  6. soundimageplus

    soundimageplus SC Top Veteran

    578
    Jul 6, 2010
    Panasonic GH2 - 14MP - Weather sealed - Selectable Video Codecs and frame rates including High End Pro Spec. - Optional Battery Pack/Grip - Improved High ISO performance to 6400 ISO - Less fussy layout.
     
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  7. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    3D cameras (Pan & Sony)
    Modular camera (Oly)
    Small DSLR (Canon)
    Mirrorless camera (Nikon)
    Rangefinder camera
    "Simplified" (retro) mft
    New afordable lenses
    Projector camera (Nikon)
    Fuji, Pentax, Rollei joining mft
     
  8. :jacobin:pigeon:

    :jacobin:pigeon: SC Regular

    49
    Jul 8, 2010
    Panasonic GF2 14-18MP weather-sealed with a tilt-swivel screen, improved low light capability with higher dynamic range. A range of low light lenses (1.4 and 1.2). Battery grip for added speed. PASM, or just SAM. A concerted effort among many manufacturers for standardization, with mix and match M43 lenses, flashes, remotes, etc.. If Nikon and Canon were to enter the M43 fold, adapters that would auto-focus their lenses on M43 would be desirable.
     
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  9. Boyzo

    Boyzo SC Veteran

    258
    Jul 14, 2010
    From Panasonic
    A fast (f2 -f3.3) wide angle zoom 24-80 mm effective for m43
    A very fast 25mm m43 prime f1.4 or faster
    A very fast 40mm m43 prime f2.0 / f1.8
     
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  10. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    Hoping to see:
    • Autofocus Micro 4/3 lens at 40 or 50mm and f/1.8 or faster
    • GH1 replacement with an improved sensor and smaller than current GH1
    • Sony NEX camera with an integrated EVF
    • Very small Panasonic or Olympus camera with 4/3 sensor and fixed 17mm f/1.8 lens
    Dreaming about:

    • Zeiss and Cosina Voigtlander lenses for Micro 4/3, Sony NEX, and Samsung NX
    • Ricoh GRD IV with new 1" Fuji sensor
    • Zeiss Ikon Digital
     
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  11. Björn Utpott

    Björn Utpott SC Rookie

    18
    Jul 17, 2010
    I'm moving in the direction of using the Micro 4/3 for all my photographic needs, so I'm most interested in new µ4/3 products.
    But competition is good, so I'd like to see Nikon or Canon introduce competing systems.

    Specifically, I'm hoping to see the following µ4/3 products:
    - A more rugged, fully featured GH2 with improved sensor
    - A very compact µ4/3 body - no larger than than the NEX-5 - that can serve as a backup to the GH2 or for outings when a light kit is necessary
    - f/1.4 or brighter prime in the range of 25 to 30mm
    - f/2.0-2.8 18-50mm (or similar) zoom for shooting indoor social events

    I'd also like to see another camera manufacturer joining µ4/3 and launching their own products.
     
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  12. pictor

    pictor SC All-Pro

    Jul 14, 2010
    I have ordered a E-PL1 with the 14-150mm as a set and the 9-18mm today. Why should I wait for several months when there is such great gear available?
     
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  13. burro39

    burro39 SC Regular

    26
    Jul 20, 2010
    Santa Fe, NM
    Paul
    I would like to see an inexpensive, maybe 4megapixel camera with basic auto functions made for a young child (7-12 years old). The kodak brownies sold for just a few dollars. Inflate that and we should be able to provide one for around the $20 range. Shouldn't have to wait to save a bundle before unleashing the creative juices. Might do us good to see the world through a childs eyes and perspective. I have let my granddaughter use one of my less expensive cameras from time to time and the results are pretty interesting. A couple of films have been made about cameras and kids in India and such which are also very interesting and have produced some very creative results. All those were with film cameras. The latest and greatest is fine but we should not forget the basics
     
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  14. duffer49

    duffer49 SC Rookie

    19
    Jul 9, 2010
    UK
  15. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB