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    OH dear, I have enough problems with DSLR's with it, but a film camera with live view......... That would be scary
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    Quote Originally Posted by ContaxRTSFundus View Post
    While I too am happy with all my old Contax and Yashica cameras - I bought dozens of dodgy RTS/RTSII/139/137md/137MA bodies to ensure a copious supply of spares for my better bodies -
    So you're the one. Will you PLEASE stop bidding against me.

    Quote Originally Posted by ContaxRTSFundus View Post
    I was so pleased to buy a brand new camera with a C/Y mount here in the UK, marketed under the Braun brand. It's nice to see a very basic, mechanical SLR still being made and I have got some odd looks when shooting with my little Braun (it's basically the FX-3 Super) attached to a Zeiss 55 1.2 Planar.

    Can you give us a model number. I would love to have one of these.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poisson Du Jour View Post
    Still haven't found the answer to the question: why do we need new SLRs when the fundamental design of 35mm film as a tiny canister with celluloid in it has remained unchanged for eons? Leaving the current nauseating crap of digital far aside (that place is a sickness all of its own), as I see it, all a camera is is a light-tight box to hold the film and do a host of auto or semi-automatic observations that really should be done by the photographer wising up to his craft. In a nutshell, I couldn't give a two hoots if another new camera is never released with a huge glut of beauties just waiting to be snapped up. I'm very happy with my 1994 vintage workhorses and picking up occasional gems from years ago.
    Well, no one NEEDs a new slr, but there are some useful features that never made it into film cameras. One example would be automatic reciprocity failure compensation.

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    Maybe a warning light (and/or a polite buzzer) to advise the photographer when bending over for low scenes is likely to cause back pain.

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    This looks like an FX-3 as well

    http://www.firstcall-photographic.co...-nikon-f-mount

    update - comes from here

    http://www.phenixoptics.com.cn/cn/product.aspx?gp=210

    35mm available new!!
    Last edited by mr rusty; 05-26-2010 at 07:49 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr rusty View Post

    Would you dare to compare these qualitywise to the last low to midpriced Nikon/Canon 135 SLR's which came out in the early 2000's?

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    Give me some more E6 film…

    please...

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    Quote Originally Posted by elekm View Post
    I hesitate to say "never," but I think "for the time being" is likely.

    I didn't think that I'd ever see vinyl back in production, but there they were: New pressings of 12-inch 33 1/3 rpm albums for sale at Barnes & Noble.
    Actually in the underground music realm (electronic music, hip hop, etc.) vinyl has been continually pressed for quite a while now. It didn't just come back (albeit to pop music maybe).
    Stop worrying about grain, resolution, sharpness, and everything else that doesn't have a damn thing to do with substance.

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    For a camera company to make a "new" camera they have to truly have something new to offer. Can anyone tell me what new feature they would want on a new 135 SLR? If I had to guess what was going to happen next here is what I would say. First those disposable cameras are going to get better than they are now, not by a lot, but expect to see them have a few nifty features that are more than just gimmicks figure indoor, outdoor, and flash settings. Better entry level point and shoot plus type cameras with zoom, flash, focus, the ability to add filters, and several program options like a pocket digital point and shoot. As for a "new" SLR my guess wouldn't be something at the pro level, but somewhere in the middle. My reason for believing this is that the problem with film right now is that younger people are not taking it up because their choices are disposable cameras, "toy" cameras, or high end pro cameras and not a lot in between if they want to buy new. Used is another story, there is a lot of really good used stuff out there, but there is a lot of junk on the market as well, why risk it. Thats my blurry vision on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhmimac View Post
    Would you dare to compare these qualitywise to the last low to midpriced Nikon/Canon 135 SLR's which came out in the early 2000's?

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    I think it compares pretty well, metal top plate and mount, I think its probably better build wise than the FM10.
    I have a blog post here...

    http://photo-utopia.blogspot.com/200...enix-dn60.html

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    Reading a 1950 BJP Almanac summary of the Photo trade in the UK, written by a retailer who also wrote books on 35mm photography, there's nothing new today except it's now Global.

    Back then the post WWII austerity measures in the UK put heavy restrictions on the import of new Cameras, so like now people where buying 10-15 year old second hand models. There's a comment about poor quality copies/imitations of pre-WWII German cameras and few good new products.

    Although the reasons and circumstances where entirely different the end result were similar - few new cameras available.

    The current problem of new sales in the 35mm market was predicted in the BJP well over a decade ago and even a big upturn in 35mm film sales would take time to impact on new camera demand as there's still a glut of high quality second-hand cameras available.

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