Winter in Connemarra
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+1!!I guess "pure photography" might be something like William Henry Fox Talbot's idea of the "Pencil of Nature" – images drawn by nature with the photographer being just a servant to the sun. But I suspect that's not what we are talking about here.
If its retro we're after, lets go for some real innovation.
A button/switch on every camera that engages the sensor. If you forget to turn it on, you can shoot pictures the whole day, but not one will be recorded. And, while we're at it, let's make sure that the button "slips" once and awhile and even though you think you hit it, it won't record any pictures. That way we can resurrect the "pure" film experience of forgetting to check the rewind knob to verify that there is film in the camera and that the take up spool has actually engaged the film.
How about separating the ISO display from the actual ISO on the sensor, so that you have to select both. That way, you can recreate the "pure" experience of putting ASA 100 film in the camera and forgetting to change the meter dial from Tri X.
Or maybe, there can be a random feature where all the images on the card appear as though someone inadvertently opened the back of the camera without rewinding the film.
While were at it, let's extend the experience to Lightroom. Maybe every once and awhile when you upload your images, several of them will have chemical-like blotches on them or be undeveloped in the center, so you can recreate the "pure" experience of film sticking together on the developing reels.
Maybe have shots taken at ISO 100 have the same noise as ISO 100,000 to simulate the experience of someone developing the film using Dektol.
Better yet, sometimes the entire upload can be blank, simulating the experience of accidentally pouring in the fixer first.
I'll think I'll stick with today's photography instead of some retro "pure" experience.
The new EOS-1 body is amazing and a big step over the 1D X. I like it.Am I just not reading this right?,…are you referring to the current EOS 1Dx or a different 1 series body out in the wild somewhere?
I really liked the 7D, it's a fantastic camera for it's day except for the very poor quality sensor. It was noisy at low ISO's and it lacked the micro contrast and sharpness of it's full frame brothers of the similar era. Every other part of the camera was excellent. It's handling and UI were a big step forwards for Canon. Certainly better than the XXD which pre-dated it. If there wasn't a 7D then I doubt the 5DIII or 1DX would have been quite as stunning.+1
I'll probably get one to accompany my 5DIII's and offer me that extra reach which a 1.6x crop does so well. Pop a 400mm f2.8 on it and it's a very useful 650mm.
Hilarious! I have an AE-1 Program that I used for years and would love to see that happen. I would love to see Canon do a retro body/rangefinder style with a full frame sensor and a EF mount for my glass collectionThis is a very interesting/nice development ... I really wanted Canon/Nikon to come up with a full frame DSLR coz I'd feel a lot more comfortable in investing in Nikon gear than Sony ... if Canon does not announce something similar I'll happily buy the Nikon FF mirrorless ... but if Canon announces one before the Nikon is available for purchase I'll wait for Canon ... and I don't really care if its a retro design or not as long as it is relatively small size with small prime lenses ... putting zoom lenses or bigger lenses on mirror less cameras defeats the purpose of "small form factor".
I'd really love a digital AE-1. I don't really care much if it's mirrorless or dslr. As long as it has the look, IQ and competitive price, it'll be one thing to consider. It's like somebody revived Elvis.