The Resurrection Shuffle

Discussion in 'Film Camera Forum' started by Lightmancer, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    I have been musing lately about which film camera or cameras I would like to see brought back to life in digital form.

    If you assume that the X2 is Leica's reincarnation of the old Leica I II and III, that accounts for the top of my list, a digital version of my Leica II, albeit I would like it in interchangeable lens form with a reworking of the old 5cm Elmar...

    More practical (and more affordable, I suspect, would be a digital Olympus XA; what a camera that could be, particularly in full-frame form.

    What would you like to see?
     
  2. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    hmm well i'd rather see the E-P2 rebuilt as a film camera but then i'm funny that way ... are ashton gardner and dyke still going i wonder?
     
  3. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    hmm well i'd rather see the E-P2 rebuilt as a film camera but then i'm funny that way ... are ashton gardner and dyke still going i wonder?

    edit oh heavens i just googled them and ashton and gardner both died in 2001
     
  4. Phoenix

    Phoenix SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 28, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix Gonzales
    The Contax G2
     
  5. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    Nikonos, no doubt about it
     
  6. Phoenix

    Phoenix SC Top Veteran

    508
    Dec 28, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix Gonzales
    The Canonet series were also beautiful looking cameras in its heyday, I wouldn't mind seeing the digitised version of it.
     
  7. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    There's a bunch. For the life of me, I can't figure out why we haven't seen a digital TLR camera (other than that silly little Minox toy Rollei). I want to see a Kodak Brownie priced for the masses. And then something like a real Rollei and if it needs to be priced a bit on the luxurious side, then so be it. But it should look exactly like a real one.

    And as long as I'm dreaming, I'd love to see the return of the folding MF camera (thanks Paul for putting that foolish notion in my head).
     
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  8. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Don't hang it on me, you've been wanting a fuji 670 before I ever mentioned folders
     
  9. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Bill,

    Back when I shot film, I had a Canonet QL17 fixed lens rangefinder. I'd love to have that in digital form, with really simple controls.

    BTW, a while back I sent you a private message but got no reply. Did it get through?
     
  10. Adam Quek

    Adam Quek SC Regular

    88
    Oct 5, 2012
    +1 for this.

    I wouldn't mind a digital hassy xpan or an actual Oly OM DSLR (remember the close to 100% optical viewfinder?)
     
  11. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    This. I would love a TLR with a MF sensor. Heck there's enough real estate in there to stick one in!
     
  12. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    A Rolleiflex or TLR type camera and a Folder like the more recent Bessa III.. though there really are no digital reasons for a bellows [hm other than macro :D] and all that boxy room in a TLR though Boid has a point, MF guts room.
     
  13. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    Nikon F, the camera that has captured more history than any other camera.