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    Your Dream Camera

    I just got to wondering, if you could have your dream camera then what would it really be? We can all say "oh a Leica" off the top of our head or "oh a canon eos 1ds mk2" but is that really our dream camera or just a piece of expert marketing. I suppose I ought to say therefore 'which camera is the very essence of camera-hood? which one comes to mind when you hear the word "camera" and which one has a special place in your heart?'

    Hope this isn't a bit too theatrical :rolleyes: - Mat

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    Quote Originally Posted by matchat
    I ought to say therefore 'which camera is the very essence of camera-hood? which one comes to mind when you hear the word "camera" and which one has a special place in your heart?'
    That would have to be my Toyo 45AII, with its complement of Schneider lenses.

    BTW, when I hear Canon EOS Ds MkII, I think of doorstop.
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    easy: I got it.

    Rolleiflex SL 66 E!

    beat that!

    ......and of course the tiny Gandolfi.....

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    In 35mm, the Pentax LX, or a Contax. In MF a Hassie, or a mint 2.8 Rollie. In LF, hard to say really love to have a great 8x10 MasterView, or a Deardorff. A couple Leicas would be nice if I HAVE to take them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matchat
    . . .which one comes to mind when you hear the word "camera" and which one has a special place in your heart?'
    I can't limit it to one, as they're good at different things: Leica M6TTL for 35mm, the Hassy for MF, Toyo 45AX for 4x5 in the field, and the Tachihara for 8x10 field work.
    [COLOR=SlateGray]"You can't depend on your eyes if your imagination is out of focus." -Mark Twain[/COLOR]

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    Quote Originally Posted by gandolfi
    easy: I got it.

    Rolleiflex SL 66 E!

    beat that!

    ......and of course the tiny Gandolfi.....

    His!
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    My OM-1. For auto, an OM-4t. For RF, I'd love to have the new ZI, but if I could convert one of my Oly 35SPs to interchangeable lenses...

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    Quote Originally Posted by matchat
    I just got to wondering, if you could have your dream camera then what would it really be? We can all say "oh a Leica" off the top of our head or "oh a canon eos 1ds mk2" but is that really our dream camera or just a piece of expert marketing. I suppose I ought to say therefore 'which camera is the very essence of camera-hood? which one comes to mind when you hear the word "camera" and which one has a special place in your heart?'

    Hope this isn't a bit too theatrical :rolleyes: - Mat
    Can't say I could choose just one, but I do know what I would not choose....

    Canon 1DS MII would be at the very bottom of my list.

    Dave

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    I saw a 20x24" Lotus recently that was pretty fancy, but I think I'd need to set up my dream darkroom first, and then there's the dream lens, and the dream filmholders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gandolfi
    ......and of course the tiny Gandolfi.....
    Sounds like some sort of sick euphemism, doesn't it?

    I have a problem in that I have many, many dream cameras. In no particular order:

    Nikon F6
    Pentax LX
    Mamiya RZ67
    Ebony 4X5 and 8X10 and 11X14 etc
    Rollei 35
    Rolleiflex f/2.8
    Voigtlander Bessa II 6X9 Folder
    Pentax 110 SLR
    Any Leica M series
    Olympus XA
    Pentax 67
    Olympus OM 4Ti

    I will likely think of a few more in a minute or two!

    I am pretty darned happy with my Mamiya 645 and ersatz Shen Hao, however. In fact, I consider myself pretty lucky to have them.

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