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Which camera you're 'dreamin' of?

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Herman, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    I was dreamin of the Sony Bloggie 3D.
    It still is not in stock in Holland.
    Therefore I cancelled my pre-order of last March (!).
    So my dream is over. I simply don't know what to purchase next.

    How about you?
     
  2. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Herman, I dreamed about a special camera that would fill all my desires for many many years.
    It was a very special camera that lived in a dream state. I feared waking up for in reality, I would long for my dream camera....

    Then one night I drank some Single Malt. I was very tired, to tired to dream.
    I slept my normal 5 hours and when I awoke... Lo' an behold...
    There, there right in front of my weary eyes...

    I saw the X100.

    Of course Tanya saw it too and that was a nightmare...
     
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  3. Travisennis

    Travisennis SC Regular

    69
    Jan 17, 2011
    If the rumors are true and it doesn't turn out to be too far out of my reach then I think I'm going to have a hard time resisting the Nex-7. I was just thinking yesterday that one way or another I needed to find a way to buy me one when they were available. Of course, I haven't explained all of this to the wife yet. But it's okay to dream until an announcement actually puts a price on all of it and she tells me no way.
     
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  4. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    I was rather hoping I'd wake up and the digi-fairy would have changed my E-P2's sensor for a Leica full-frame, added an X100 viewfinder and transformed all my manual lenses & adapters to autofocus ...
     
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  5. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    It's good to dream!:flowers_2:
     
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  6. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    Oh I live to dream.

    In my persistent nightly sojourns I wander carelessly with my M9, out front the Cron 35/2 ASPH and in my little bag its sister Cron 75/2, a Nocti 50/0.95, and Summi 21/1.4. But in this dream I also have staff to do my chores back at home and my better half is so successful with her equestrian life that I am on the road most the time capturing priceless shots on self-generated assignments.

    There is another dream but this one occurs persistently during the day now. It started as a curious niggle about a year ago - one that made me smile, then it came and went, but now I cannot shake the vision. I look for solace and distraction but there it is like a chimera. It now engulfs my perception stronger than reality itself. The beast, this Godzilla, has a tattoo on its neck, at first I had to squint to make out the "Fujinon Lens System" but now clear as day is emblazoned "X100".

    AAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!
     
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  7. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Mark,
    "be careful what your dreaming or
    your dreams will be dreaming you".....
    After Willie
     
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  8. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    Not a truer word was spoken Don. I will temper myself...I mean "staff to do my chores". Pfft perish the thought.

    Meanwhile, I now know I must succumb to the beast it's Siren's call is far too strong. ...and , yes, I do blame you! :crying:
     
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  9. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Guilty as charged. The Fuji demon has cleared many a camera bag. It has caused strife amongst us mere mortal married men. Yes, let it be known the demon has crossed the sexual barrier to woman kind.
    Be careful Mark lest ye fall prey to the demon.
    The world will change. The camera bag will change... You will change....
    Da wife.... No way!
     
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  10. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    News Flash for Mark!
    Confirmed word is in.... Brian Mosley has given in to the Fuji....
     
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  11. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    WHAAAAT? Brian Mosely has succumbed to The Siren's song?! Brian here's to you!:drinks:

    Mark, fret not thyself for ye are about to act upon your dreams and there is nothing more fulfilling.:cloud-9-039:
     
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  12. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    I thought Brian would get the camera. He's the kind of guy that will fall in love with it ans then his images will show that love....

    Mark is on the hit list.....
     
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  13. defektive

    defektive SC Veteran

    375
    May 4, 2011
    Tasmania, Australia
    Sam
    My dream keeps popping before I wake up so I can't quite make it out. I think it involves an M9, an M something film camera and some wet plate gear. And a stocked dark room. Maybe a plane for aerials.
    :cool:
     
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  14. lovinglife

    lovinglife SC Regular

    40
    Jul 25, 2011
    The 21 Summilux would be an AMAZING lens if it were not for the MFD.
    It's still amazing of course ;-)
    lol
     
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  15. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    My dream camera don't exist yet, and might be one of the following;

    1/ Canon APS-C mirrorless.

    Let's see what happens when a traditional camera company has a go at designing a larger sensored mirrorless. The recipe should be simple. Take your existing sensor tech and IQ, don't @#&$ with the controls or interface, make it look like a proper camera, make it something that I want to use, release it with a logical set of compact lenses, and make it backwards compatible with EF and EFS lenses (including fast AF).

    Easy.

    2/ Ricoh to make...something. That I want to use.

    Your cameras have great controls. Your camera bodies are solid, business-like, utilitarian. Your cameras are niche products...which is where you lose me. How about a proper, flexible system camera. Don't give me lensors. Don't give me a re-badged Pentax. Just release a m4/3 body and make me happy :smile:
     
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  16. retow

    retow SC All-Pro

    Jul 24, 2010
    A Ricoh GXR with integrated VF, 40mm equiv. f2.0 prime pancake and Foveon sensor inside!
     
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  17. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    I'm with you on this one! Canon did let it slip that they are looking into the idea of a CSC but no idea if it would take EF/EF-s lenses. Wouldn't it be great if they did and it was APS-C too!!!!
     
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  18. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    Don's right. During this week a mate from work is bringing his X100 in for me to play with, and if it feels right then I'm to be counted among the elect....well once I can find one in stock here in Australia. :doh:

    So the day-dream might just become a reality. The bigger Leica dream, well that will have to wait until my superannuation comes in....in 25-30 years time :dash2:
     
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  19. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Antonio
    I had a dream once... It looked like a Contax G2 with a full frame digital sensor. But it was not meant to be... The X100 came extremely close, but alas, no interchangeable lenses...

    Regards,

    Antonio
     
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  20. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    I'm dreaming of winning the lottery so I can add to the collection without hearing

    "You haven't done anything you shouldn't have, have you Bill?"
     
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