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    Designing an "ART" camera?

    After many decades of 35mm cameras designed for Pros and the "common folk", how about a camera for Artists? I, for one, would like to see autofocus sensors in the corners and around the edges of the focusing screen. Any other ideas? Chip

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    A TLR with Night Vision technology built in so you can focus and compose in dark settings (especially if you are going to shoot flash).

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    An electronic digital preview of depth of field at your working aperture, but as the finished bright image may appear. Also a viewfinder that will at the press of a button show your viewfinder image X 4 with each one rotated 90 degrees.

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

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    A Leica M series camera.

    A Nikon F series camera.

    A Hasselblad 500/200 series camera.

    Any large format camera.

    Fuck it, any camera.

    They make pens designed for artists too, but my friend Adam does these drawings with a garden variety Sakura ink-liner.

    See my work at my website CHRISTOPHER LANGE PHOTOGRAPHY

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    A camera that will pay your rent/mortgage for you?
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    “Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”

    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

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    I've had Leicas, pro Nikons, Contax G, but none of them is a Tool that really does the job (I shoot cars from a few inches away and like to focus in the corners of the viewfinder). My idea for this thread is realy a Hail Mary to Nikon & Cosina.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chip j View Post
    I've had Leicas, pro Nikons, Contax G, but none of them is a Tool that really does the job (I shoot cars from a few inches away and like to focus in the corners of the viewfinder). My idea for this thread is realy a Hail Mary to Nikon & Cosina.
    Fair enough...I can agree with you on that point as far as AF is concerned. If we can have 5000 AF points clustered in the center, would it kill them to put one more in each far corner?
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    I've got what I need - a pair of Rolleiflexes. Those, and for when I really really really just have to change lenses, large format cameras. Everything else is either icing or a distraction. If I could get my hands on a ground glass back and a trio of film holders for 12x20, I'd make myself a dedicated vertical portrait 12x20 sliding box camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chip j View Post
    After many decades of 35mm cameras designed for Pros and the "common folk", how about a camera for Artists? I, for one, would like to see autofocus sensors in the corners and around the edges of the focusing screen. Any other ideas? Chip
    Get a holga and focus differently; definitely an ART camera.

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    A camera that would allow you to swap as many lenses as possible regardless of make would be great. Variable picture formats too.

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