What camera would you bring back?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by scottz, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. scottz

    scottz Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 18, 2011
    Littleton, CO
    I was thinking the other day how great it would be to have a modern digital version of the Rollei 35. Not just a similar size camera but the same style body. What camera would you like brought into the digital age?

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  2. swampduck

    swampduck Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 29, 2013
    Taneytown , MD
    Dan
    The only film camera I am familiar with is the Canon Elan IIe. I got into photography late.
     
  3. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
    Jim
    The Olympus Pen FT .... oh, wait...:D


    (I'd like it if the aperture controls were on the lens and I'd like a split prism viewfinder on my O-MD, just like the Pen...or a built-in viewfinder on my EPL-1).

    A Rollei would be nice too.

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    Jim


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  4. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    How about a modern version of the collapsible Polaroid Land Camera.

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  5. cpt000

    cpt000 Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 11, 2012
    Olympus xa2: a digital full frame version, with aperture control, ovf (no evf) and a f2.0 lens.
     
  6. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
  7. brianb032

    brianb032 Mu-43 Veteran

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    N.Carolina
    I have to second this. Although an APS version with a f/2.8 lens would be fine also. I think the XA2 was only a f/3.5 so even that would be okay if it had image stabilization. When you look at the GR and the Coolpix A, it doesn't seem like we're too far away from an XA-like digital reincarnation.
     
  8. rich9cinti

    rich9cinti Mu-43 Veteran

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    Rich
  9. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    Essex
    John
    I've owned many film cameras in my time and admired many more but I can't think of any that I'd like to bring back, even in digital form, in preference to my E-M5.