Which camera body and lens that you dont own would you most like to try out ?

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Sony Influencer Regular Member • Posts: 159
Re: Which camera body and lens that you dont own would you most like to try out ?

Canon 50mm f/0,95

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Re: Which camera body and lens that you dont own would you most like to try out ?

Hasselblad X1D II 50C, Hasselblad XCD 45mm f/3.5 Lens

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dinoSnake Veteran Member • Posts: 3,482
Re: Which camera body and lens that you dont own would you most like to try out ?

Fuji GFX100

Bronica GS-1

Rolleiflex SL3003

Pentax 645D

jayrandomer
jayrandomer Senior Member • Posts: 1,052
The Hubble Telescope
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A few different choices in college and I probably could have been using it...

If I had infinite time and film, I'd like to play around with a view camera.  Maybe I can figure out to how make a view camera out of my old scanner (when I have all that infinite time).

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The medium format stuff mentioned, sure. I also have zero hands on experience with any Zeiss or Leica lenses for my format, and I would love to try them on my existing mounts to see if they are worth dreaming about.

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Rexgig0
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Phase One

The camera body answer is easy, a recent-production Phase One. (It has bee a while since I read about these, so I cannot quote an exact model.) I would have to do some homework on which lens to choose. At a cost of tens of thousands of dollars, I have no realistic hope of ever being able to justify buying such a system, and even the price of a month’s rental would be daunting.

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mujana Veteran Member • Posts: 7,026
Re: Phase One

Rexgig0 wrote:

The camera body answer is easy, a recent-production Phase One. (It has bee a while since I read about these, so I cannot quote an exact model.) I would have to do some homework on which lens to choose. At a cost of tens of thousands of dollars, I have no realistic hope of ever being able to justify buying such a system, and even the price of a month’s rental would be daunting.

I also said Phase One (without winning a lottery I' ll never be able to buy this). You have an impressive gear list. What would that all be worth? Probably a right step in the direction of a Phase One?

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Dexter75 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,397
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Phase One IQ4 with Schneider 50mm f/2.8

n3eg
n3eg Veteran Member • Posts: 3,217
Re: Which camera body and lens that you dont own would you most like to try out ?

TRIODEROB wrote:

Which combo of (1) camera body and (1) lens from a system you don't own- would you most like to use at no cost for one month ?

The new Sony 61 MP camera with whatever the best lens is in the 70-135mm range.

No, you don't get to keep it - it's like a free rental.

Wouldn't want to anyway.

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marcio_napoli Senior Member • Posts: 1,636
You can get the DMF experience "cheaply"
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Hi,

I've seen DMF being mentioned quite a few times. "Recent" DMF that is.

I'll be honest here, I'm probably wasting time suggesting this, as DPR users are usually obsessed with sensor performance rather than the actual shooting experience.

But for those willing to consider this advice, I seriously suggest to take a look at older DMF.

Sensor performance from those old, super selective CFA, CCDs is downright amazing.

It really, really is.

But I won't try to convince you about that.

Let's not waste energy focusing on sensor DR bla bla bla, at least not for now.

The shooting experience itself you get is reason enough to own these monsters.

The VF size, the shutter sound, the feeling of owning a "muscle car" of the camera world, the whole experience is massively satisfying.

A Hasselblad like the H3d-II 31 is not really that expensive anymore, and satisfies all your DMF needs for those not obsessed with 15 stops of DR.

Here's a shooting of mine back in 2012.

You can assume I'm having a blast from my smiles alone.

https://youtu.be/2eiVpQAghYc

You want to go out of the boring mainstream and experience something entirely else without selling the house?

Try these out.

If you're a "good" light shooter, you'll never look back.

Best regards,
Marcio Napoli

supersargas Regular Member • Posts: 445
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fuchsia sony nex f3 with that state of the art 16 50 pz. i would use it to stomp karl taylors work to ashes

mandm Contributing Member • Posts: 940
Pentax 67; wide range of lenses
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Rexgig0
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Re: Phase One

mujana wrote:

Rexgig0 wrote:

The camera body answer is easy, a recent-production Phase One. (It has bee a while since I read about these, so I cannot quote an exact model.) I would have to do some homework on which lens to choose. At a cost of tens of thousands of dollars, I have no realistic hope of ever being able to justify buying such a system, and even the price of a month’s rental would be daunting.

I also said Phase One (without winning a lottery I' ll never be able to buy this). You have an impressive gear list. What would that all be worth? Probably a right step in the direction of a Phase One?

Well, I bought most of it pre-owned, with some of the cameras being two or three generations old when I bought them, and worth less than nothing, now, unless I were to donate them to a beginner. My Canon 1Ds III, cost $8K US when I first lusted for one, in 2009, but I paid only $888 US when I actually bought one, in 2018. My pair of 1D Mark II N cameras have no real value, as nobody wants to care for, and feed, the heavy, bulky Ni-Cad batteries.

But, yes, all of it, together, would add up.

I could, if necessary, buy a Phase One system, by raiding my retirement savings, but it would not suit most of my shooting. It would, however, be sweet to pretend to be a portrait artist, for thirty days, using a Phase One camera and lens.

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mandm Contributing Member • Posts: 940
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8x10 negatives are spectacular when done right and it's worth the time and expense. I do shoot a lot more 4x5 as I've aged to cut down on the weight of the equipment I need to haul and set up.

I shoot with a guy who shoots purchased dry glass plates and makes his own on site wet glass plates, yes, he wears the 1850ish outfit and gets lots of people to watch.

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KCook
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One of the new Panasonic L-mount mirrorless.

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Phase One IQ4 system
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Raymond Cho Senior Member • Posts: 2,143
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Phase One IQ4 and that more portable unit that got annouced recently which takes the IQ4 back.  With a 80mm ish lens and perhaps a 50mm ish.

And, a Fuji GX617 panorama film camera.  With just the standard 105mm ish lens.

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dinoSnake Veteran Member • Posts: 3,482
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KCook wrote:

One of the new Panasonic L-mount mirrorless.

I've handled it at the shop.  What a beast   Apparently someone at Panasonic doesn't have any sense of sizing.

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I'm not a fan of the Atomic Mirror Slap ;)
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(hence the rangefinder)

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Re: Mamiya 7

absquatulate wrote:

Smaug01 wrote:

...and whatever equates to a 35 mm lens in 35 mm film.

I'd like to try it, experience the image quality, make a couple big prints, but not be in to tune of a nice used car.

There's plenty of medium format gear that'll do what it does, and better, just not as small. The Fuji GW690 will give you a 6x9 negative in 35mm equivalent focal length, it's definitely a hell of a lot cheaper and the lens on it is pretty amazing.

I thought about this, but I prefer 6x7 aspect ratio. 6x9 is good for landscapes, but would be awkward for most portrait format shots. I could crop, but it will waste film.

Who am I kidding though? I'm not getting back into medium format film. I'm only set to scan 35 mm and I won't print big enough for it to matter.

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