The camera I would like...

Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by wt21, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    I just listed the last of my m43 gear (and already sold most of it). Nothing wrong with m43. Think I just got a little bored with it.

    What I REALLY want is a nice "normal" range set-up. Currently, that's a NEX5n + CV 40 1.4. But I do miss AF.

    Still waiting for SOMEONE to come up with this camera:
    VF built in
    Tilt LCD
    Good shallow DOF possibilities (so, either a 50/1.8 or faster in FF or a 35/1.4 or faster in APS-C)
    Good low light capability.
    Reasonable AF
    Preferably in the $1000 range

    Basically, a Fuji X100 with a "normal" lens (in the 50-60mm range)

    I thought about the GXR, but it feels like a dead end system to me.
    I thought about a DP2 Merrill, but I understand they are weak in high ISO
    The m43 PL25 is close, but not quite there for me
    I might try the XE1 w/the 35/1.4, though I didn't like the Lens noise on the XPro1 when I rented it

    I'm thinking of buying an X100 to try out 35mm for a while, or maybe just sit with my MF NEX and my 5D. <sigh>

    50mm used to be so common, but even the Sony RX1 is at 35mm. 35 is the new 50 :)
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  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
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    I think the X-E1 is as close as you can come, but still no tilt LCD and the price is more like $1,600 with the body and 35mm that you remember as noisy (Which I don't, but it's been awhile).

    The X100 also doesn't have the tilt screen and is the "wrong" focal length, but if you're buying used is well under your target price.
  3. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
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    Samsung NX20 with 30/2.0 seems to come close, except in terms of DOF.
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  4. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    What about new Sony E 35mm 1.8? It has slower aperture but it has IS and is smaller then both Fuji 35mm & Panaleica 25mm. So it will be a smaller package with 5n, while it has the same dof with panaleica.

    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.56 x 2.16" (65 x 54.9 mm)
    Weight 6.60 oz (187 g)

    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.48 x 2.15" (63 x 54.5 mm)
    Weight 7.05 oz (200 g)

    Diameter x Length 2.4 x 1.8" (62.2 x 45mm)
    Weight 5.5 oz (155g)
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  5. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    Yeah, I'm going to possibly try that out, but it's just a ways off, and Sony's inability to get new stuff to market could push it even farther. But I am thinking on giving it a whirl.

    I wish Sony would make 1.4 lenses for their system, instead of just considering 1.8 as fast.