Photokina wishes.

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  1. Claire Senft

    Claire Senft Member

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    We are, if I be not mistaken, about to have another bi annual Photokina.

    Were you to be given but one choice what would you like to see introduced this year?

    Hey, I get to go first.

    I would like to see all of these nice new lenses developed by Zeiss for Nikon etc. to be available in Contax C/Y) mount. I understand why it has not happened in the past but this is my wish.
     
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    The re-introduction of a Nikon's film SLR aimed at the advanced amateur with a price point of about $500US. I l know I'm dreaming, but since you asked...

    Time to go watch Bill Clinton's speech at the DNC.
     
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    New Zeiss lenses for Canon EF and FD mounts.

    Since we're wishing, 8X10 Kodachrome in 10 sheet boxes.
     
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    A 6x9 camera similar to the veriwide, but with a modern (rodenstock) 38mm or (SK) 47mm. It needn't be rangefinder coupled (although i'd love it to be), but it would need to be small like the original, use a single stroke advance, be more ergonomic and cost under 2k. Additionally I'd like to see a modern RF to replace the Mamiya 6. It could be the same as the original with the addition of a wider base line, a 38mm f/4,5 and a 180mm f/4,5 that focused closer then the 150mm.

    I'd also like to see RFholder like Sinar's Zoom, but at 1/4 of the price. A reintroduction of the Kinematic (a 10 sheet graphmatic).
     
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    A better mood within the industry...

    Agfa, Ilford Photo, Ferrania, Filmotec... are not coming

    Thus neither me.
     
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    It would be wonderful if Fuji were to give us more news about it.
     
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    A 6x7 rangefinder with interchange backs with the following lenses, 50mm f4, 65mm f2.8, 80mm f2, 110mm or 120 mm f2, and 210mm f2.8. All manual.
     
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    I second that, though I still secretly wish they'd make it 6x6 or 6x9 instead...
     
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    You mean you wouldn't complain that it wasn't in a 25-sheet box? :smile:
     
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    I've got two Kinematics, but I'd rather see a 10-sheet Grafmatic (Grafmatics being less wonky in general than Kinematics).
     
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    I would be elated beyond words IF Kodak actually started making the Kodachrome again in sheet in any size, packaging, etc, etal, ...

    But you're right - I'd have to complain about something just for general principles. Anything else would be sorely against my nature. I'm a whiney-butt and I admit it!:tongue:
     
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    True. Its the 10 sheets per that I want.
     
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    A new film camera. Of any kind. From any manufacturer.
    You know, just for the statement.
     
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    Better battery powered strobes, at lower cost. Ideally this would match low end monolights. I would even be happy with slightly long recycle times, as long as the output is strong and useful.

    A lower cost intro level Linhof rangefinder. Of course, I don't ever expect that, so I am designing my own, and already built one prototype. So with a little luck, maybe I can make the 2010 Photokina.

    Ciao!

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    I agree with the Canon FD mounts, but I'm just dreaming again.:tongue:

    Jeff
     
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    You mean, like the wonderful Linhof 220? I loved that camera! It's only fault was the film advance, which was prone to breakage. Well, so was the handgrip, for that matter... but it was a great camera!

    My wish is for the return of both the Technika 70 and the Press 70. And while I'm dreaming, how about the camera and a set of three lenses, all for under $2,000??? :surprised:
     
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    Nikon F7, 120 Kodachrome.
     
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    Ain't it wondermous to be a Luddite?:wink:
     
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    How about a Nikon F7 which takes 120 Kodachrome?
     
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    I think the 220 was a nice concept, but poorly executed. Got to handle one a few years ago, and it was definitely weird, though I could see how a different approach to the design might make for a better camera.

    The Technika 70 is cool, but heavy for what it does. My preference would also go towards a 4x5 camera, since you can always add a rollfilm back.

    So ideally it would be a simplified Linhof with more limited movements. This could reduce construction and manufacturing costs. Linhof already address the one-camera-for-every-use market, so why not a more limited, or entry-level Linhof . . . Anyway, that was my idea, though it led me to making my own precision camera.

    Ciao!

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    I'd certainly go along with the Fuji folder and I think it may just happen. Now I don't suppose we could persuade someone to make a batch of sensibly priced 5x7 film holders to save the format from extinction, could we?:confused:
     
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    I don't get why 5x7 is pushed over 5x8. Seems there would be less film wasted for 5x8, since you just cut 8x10 in half. Then if you really want a 5x7 final image, you crop that. What am I missing?

    Ciao!

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    I would like to see a company produce a long life lithium 1.35 volt version of the banned Mercury PX 625 battery for all the classic cameras, and light meters that use them .
     
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    I don't think you're missing anything, it's just a case of what film is available. 5x7, 13x18cm and half-plate are all pretty much the same, but unfortunately not all films are made in all sizes. I know where I can get reasonably priced half-plate filmholders (approx 4.75x6.5 inches) but I believe I can only buy 1 film that size in the UK and that is NP22 from Retrophotographic.

    Now it may be a perfectly fine film (I haven't tried it) but I'm then totally reliant on that company importing it in future, whereas the same company stocks Ilford FP4+, HP5+, Adox 25, 50 & 100, and Rollei R3 in 5x7. As far as 5x8 goes, I'm not aware of that as a size of filmholder at all.