My mamiya 6 is as close as I've found. I would like a shorter lens.
I have in my mind the thought of what I could do with a Plaubel SW pro shift but Ive never used one and the grass is often greener...
I love my sinar and need to add just one more lens and a 6x12 RFH and it is done. Unfortunately, it is 50% a studio camera and I gave mine up for a darkroom.
I would love a M3/4/6 and the lenses, but I hate the tiny neg.
For 35mm, a manual focus Nikon with interchangable viewfinders AND interchangable film backs - no more rewinding mid roll to change from neg to chromes.
Medium format, I have it already, my Bronica system.
Large format field camera, a Canham Traditional wood field with both 5X7 and 4X5 backs.
Large format studio camera... hmmmmm.... I need to think about that some more...
Some people are like Slinkies. They're really good for nothing, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.
To approach this a different way:
A MF SLR camera, with:
- controls that can be operated with either hand;
- choice of replaceable backs, offering a choice of either 6x6 square format, or rotating 6x4.5 format, with easy to load inserts;
- choice of viewfinders and prisms, including a 45 degree prism, all with bright and contrasty screens, showing at least 97% of the image area, and automatically showing the size and orientation of the film back;
- built in (to the body) metering usable with all finders, including a spotmeter, and a centre-weighted meter, and averaging meter, all with manual and aperture preferred autonatic options, all with OTF capabilities, including for flash;
- focal plane shutter, with manual speeds between 16 seconds and 1/1000 second, with 1/250 flash synch speed;
- uses commonly available household type (AA??) batteries, and offers a range of useful manual shutter speeds if batteries fail;
- a variety of grip choices, for left and right hand options;
- a variety of winder choices, including power winders as well as winding cranks and speed grips (as in Bronica ETRSi) which can be set to operate from either side;
- a wide range of sharp, contrasty manual focus lenses, including specialty lenses such as macros, soft-focus, leaf shutter lenses (that maintain automatic operation) and zooms;
- an effective, add-on auto-focus option;
- a wide range of easy to use accessories that work well with each other;
- light weight, but robust build quality, that is easily maintained and serviced; and
- most importantly, owned by me.
You did say that this was to be my Dream camera
I have most of my dream cameras already!
35mm RF - Leica MP
MF - Hasselblad
LF - Ebony SV810U
Would still like: Linhof MT2000, OM-4T, and Nikon F2AS
Just trying to be the person my dogs think I am.
in 35mm, a Minolta XK. For the 'dream'; a Minolta XK with a detachable motor drive...
LF 4x5 - Super Graphic.
LF 8x10 - Century Universal.
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Gandolfi again. In particular the 5x7" Traditional.
In 35mm cameras the Bessa-L comes pretty close.
-- Ole Tjugen, Luddite Elitist
I'm a gearhead, I don't have [SIZE=4]A [/SIZE] dreamcamera, Ill take anything
i'd like something like a graflex superD 3x4 with a rollback and a POS portrait lens ...
How about a camera you made yourself? You cut your wood and machined your brass/steel? That will be my dream camera when I complete it.