In search of the ideal camera
It is so frustrating that I cannot find a camera that ticks all the boxes for me. You would think that with the plethora of cameras on the market you could, at least, come close. But no - the majority are so similar in concept and very few are prepared to go out on a limb and re-define the "serious" camera.
I like dials - the more the merrier. I find it a superior method of camera control, unlike all these fiddly buttons we see today. We have never improved on the old set-up of a shutter speed dial on the camera and an aperture ring on the lens. Full marks to Fuji for going the way of the X-Pro1 - not perfect but certainly a step in the right direction. They have a monumental task with producing an entire new lens system with aperture rings. Oh, how I wish the major players would go this way, but, of course, they cant - far too many lenses already in their systems and out there to change now.
BUT THEN I HAD AN EPIPHANY! Since the aperture is controlled from the camera body - why not put an aperture dial on the camera??? I can envisage the ideal camera having a shutter speed dial and an aperture dial side by side on the top plate. This would particularly suit the mirror-less systems as they do not need the prism hump which compromises space. And all the existing lenses can still be used. I like the Fuji's exposure compensation dial too, and would also like to see that incorporated in the ideal camera. Any serious photographer should be constantly making adjustments.
So, everyone, I would be most interested to hear your opinions on this topic. I am currently using a Lumix GH-2 and have most of the lenses available. I would love for Panasonic to produce an alternative body with these 3 dials on top. Then I would be getting close to happy.
Anyone have any other ideas of what's missing from your "ideal camera"?
- Canon EOS M58.8%
- Panasonic G85/G803.3%
- Panasonic FZ2500/FZ20001.9%
- Panasonic LX10/LX151.2%
- Panasonic GH5 development3.6%
- Sony a99 II15.9%
- Nikon KeyMission 170 and 801.0%
- Fujifilm GFX 50S development28.3%
- Olympus E-M1 II development18.7%
- Olympus E-PL80.1%
- Olympus 25mm F1.2 Pro1.5%
- Olympus 12-100mm F4 IS Pro1.9%
- Olympus 30mm F3.5 Macro0.1%
- Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art3.6%
- Sigma 12-24mm F4 Art2.6%
- Sigma 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport2.4%
- YI M12.2%
- GoPro Hero50.8%
- GoPro Karma drone2.2%
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