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    Which Camera would You Like to See Again?

    Nikon reintroduced the SP rangefinder for a limited production run several years ago. Maybe they did it for nostalgic reasons, who knows. I wonder why they chose that particular model? This got me thinking about how cool it would be if the camera companies would bring back one of their classic models for a limited production run, maybe with a few slight improvements. So, the idea of this thread is to share what we would like to see again, even if for a limited time.

    For Nikon, I would love to see a new production of F2AS bodies. This time though it would be even better with improved metering cells and all titanium body (even the metered prism in Titanium). Also, better weather seals.

    For Canon, the F1N, this time with shutter speeds up to 1/4000, maybe all in Titanium.

    For Pentax, probably the Spotmatic SP this time with improved metring.

    I would love to include Minolta and Contax, but I don't think they are making any 35mm cameras anymore, not sure.

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    Olympus XA.
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    Almost forgot about Olympus! How about an OM4?

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    just a plain olde 4x5" box camera, like the delmar.
    nothing very sophisticated -- guillotine shutter, milk glass finder
    meniscus lens, "I" + "B" shutter speeds, tripod mount ... would be a great entry level camera for someone who didn't want to spend any money, but wanted a big-negative camera to fool around with.

    if i could make a shutter like that or equally as simple, heck, i would make and sell these cameras myself ...but then again, i have wanted to ride a velocipede too ...

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    The Pentax ME Super!!!!!

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    Maybe a full-frame digital body for Canon F1 series would be nice for some work. Many fixed-focal FD and NFD lenses are wonderful, but they are hardly practical in today's standard. I'm not a big fan of EOS cameras.

    I personally don't have any desire for another new film camera because there's already more than enough in the market.

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    Any pentax screwmount, with better metering
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    Linhof Press 70..and a full set of lenses in updated shutters.
    Claire (Ms Anne Thrope is in the darkroom)

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    Plaubel Makina 6x9; not with the 100/2.9 Anticomar, though, and preferably able to take a more modern back. Actually the Japanese 80/2.8 Nikkor version (6x7) could be reintroduced without significant change.

    Cheers,

    R.

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