What is your dream camera body?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by wlewisiii, Jan 26, 2017.

  1. wlewisiii

    wlewisiii Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 16, 2011
    Hayward, WI
    William B. Lewis
    I was reading some of the threads and realized that, for me, the PEN F is really quite close to the ideal camera for me. Very similar to the rangefinders I loved and miss. All I would need for it to be perfect is:

    1) weather seal it
    2) remove every video function making it a stills only camera
    3) perhaps a dedicated monochrome only model? Or have a RAW monochrome mode switchable by the front knob?
    4) sell it as a set with the three "classic" primes - 17/1.8, 25/1.8 & 45/1.8 for less than $2000

    Anyone else?
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  2. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    An EM1mk2 with the battery grip and a 200 mm F1.8 lens
    We are all different
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  3. longviewer

    longviewer Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Oct 22, 2015
    SW Washington (Longview area)
    Jim R
    A sealed GX85 for me please! :thumbsup:
    Oh heck I will take the 20Mpx sensor too, why not?
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  4. wlewisiii

    wlewisiii Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 16, 2011
    Hayward, WI
    William B. Lewis
  5. DoofClenas

    DoofClenas Who needs a Mirror! Subscribing Member

    Nov 9, 2012
    Traverse City, MI
    The ones in my signature...along with all the pro lenses (which I don't own).
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  6. greenboy

    greenboy Mu-43 Top Veteran

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  7. CyVan

    CyVan Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 9, 2016
    A G85 Body , with GH5 photo-centric features and a GX8 tilting EVF :)
    Lenses would be the O7-14 f2.8 , P12-35 II or O12-100 f4, Nocticron 42.5, O60mm, P100-400

    The only one thing I have currently is the O60mm Macro :p
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  8. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 13, 2014
    Central Ohio, USA
    You've basically described the Nikon DF for me.
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  9. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Legend

    A hybrid between the GX85 and the X100. I want Fuji's OVF, fast 35mm pancake, and film simulations, but I want Panasonic's AF, 4K, OIS, controls and UI.
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  10. Gerard

    Gerard Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    May 12, 2015
    Vleuten, Utrecht
    An EM5 smaller version, sixe pana GM 1
    I could live without the screen, I only need a VF.
    No video. Only Aperture mode.
    Is not happening. Not in a hundred years.
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  11. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    I'm on the fence. My dream body would be either the Hasselblad X1D or the Fuji GFX50.
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  12. lcsolla

    lcsolla New to Mu-43

    Jun 3, 2014
    In the m43 world? Simply a GX10: exactly like the GX8 - especially as far as the viewfinder is concerned - but with a slightly smaller body, and a tilting rather than a rotating screen. Rotating screens are best for selfies and vlogs, two things I never do. Tilting screens are better for photography, and can also be used in most video shots.
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  13. nancyr

    nancyr Mu-43 Regular

    May 17, 2014
    San Diego
    I have modest wants:
    EVF (maybe tilt), tilt screen (maybe 2-way like that recent Fuji), silent shutter, touch screen. No SS, good AF, focus peaking. Pretty sure there are one or two out there already... :rolleyes-38:
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  14. MichaelR

    MichaelR Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 15, 2016
    Denver CO
    I really want a theoretical GX9. GX8 form factor, tilting evf, weather sealing, tilting LCD, but with the sensor from the GH5, and shutter/stabilization expected with the GH5 or of at least GX85 quality.
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  15. Repp

    Repp Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 27, 2011
    Seoul, South Korea
    Range Finder Body w/ optional grip.
    Weather sealed.
    EM1ii Sensor
    Oly IBIS w/ Pany Dual IS2 compatibility
    GX8/GH5 EVF
    PEN-F Style
    ProCapture support for all m43 lenses!
    GH5 video abilities... just to appease the video guys.
    Pany menus
    Oly focus stacking, live composite, and live bulb.
    6k stills from video
    1/320 shutter sync
    100 or 50 base ISO
    Godox flash compatibility :p
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  16. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    I don't mind if the video functions are there as long as I can ignore them most of the the time Otherwise, my wishes are capabilities. Essentially noiseless high ISO (100000-500000) that doesn't affect the low ISO results, 20 or so stops of DR, top SS of 1/50000, 10 stops of IBIS etc. You get the idea. Why did I pick these numbers? I had to pick some numbers so I shot a bit high. You can put that in any of the smaller mirrorless bodies (EM5 mk XX, Pen F, Fuji X-T10, etc.) and I'll be there with $1000-$1500. Of course, I show up with that money for the current offerings so I'm a cheap date.
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  17. MichaelR

    MichaelR Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 15, 2016
    Denver CO
    I want what you're having only better ISO, better DR, better shutter speed and for half as much! :)
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  18. DaveEP

    DaveEP Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 20, 2014
    How about an irrevocable menu item that removes all the video functions which are pretty much software only anyway - then perhaps people will stop complaining about extra functions that don't really cost anything. Add to that the same ability for me to remove the photo functions that you may use & love that I find completely pointless ;)

    In reality, for me:
    1) 20 Stops dynamic range
    2) Better high ISO

    After that, I pretty much have everything I need already.
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  19. TNcasual

    TNcasual Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Dec 2, 2014
    Knoxville, TN

    Body: Size of the Pen F, EVF from Leica SL in center, ISO, Shutter, Aperture wheels, Multi-angle LCD, touchcreen with touch focus point moving, film emulation wheel, several function buttons.

    Sensor: Full Frame, variable aspect, Oly 5axis IBIS

    Mount: Adjustable - Flange distance would be short so that full electronic AF adapters could be created for many different lens mounts. Sensor could be programmed to expose the image circle best suited for the lens (Full Frame, APS, MFT,).

    Extras: Fuji film emulation, or open source film simulation, Oly Live Composite/Bulb/Time, really good focus peaking

    I am sure there is more.


    Pen F with weathersealing.
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  20. Moula

    Moula Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 9, 2016
    Back to roots photo-centric PEN. Range-finder like EVF, fixed LCD with off-switch, IBIS; dedicated aperture, shutter speed and ISO dials; no video, no "art" modes, no scn modes, no built in flash, no other ballast. Rainproof. And set of compact, opticaly corrected (unlike 17/1.8 barrel) and rainproof primes with mechanical MF (12/2 & 17/1.8 style): 10/1.7, 16/1.7, 42/1.7. All of them as affordable as can be.
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