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I Had a Dream...
« on: May 25, 2013, 07:07:25 AM »
This is going to sound a bit sad or obsessive.

I had a dream the other night, in which I had some digital camera - a small, rangefinder-ish-sized one, or like the Fuji X ones that are coming out now.

It had a manual-focus, wide-aperture lens on it, and I manually focused it, and got a great picture, with great bokeh. It had blossom or something in it.

I think the lens was probably one of my Olympus OM film camera lenses; probably the 50mm f/1.2.

I woke up, remembered it, thought about it. It was one of those dreams that changes your mood about something.

I found I really WANTED such a nice, small digital camera I could fit my manual-focus lenses to, even though logically, AF is better and more reliable and usually faster.

I realised that actually there isn't a lot out there at the moment that I could buy that would let me do that. I could buy a current Fuji one and a Fuji->OM adapter, but the newer ones still seem to be fixed-lens ones. The X-Pro one is a bit old now, and I think I would prefer to get its successor, if one comes.

I could get the EOS M, and the EF adaptor and then use my OM to EOS adaptor, but given the bad press the EOS M has had, and the fact that a better one appears to be imminent, it would probably be a bad use of funds to buy that now.

It has made me search for somewhere I can get decent film (Velvia, for example, seems to have a good reputation). I have a nice film camera I could use; I think I'll have another play with film in the near future.

For now, it's a lovely day, so I'm taking my 5D3 and 24-105L out.

 
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I Had a Dream...
« on: May 25, 2013, 07:07:25 AM »

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Re: I Had a Dream...
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2013, 07:14:15 AM »
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Re: I Had a Dream...
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2013, 07:18:40 AM »
Thanks for sharing your dream.  It's good to know I'm not the only one who dreams about this shite.

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Re: I Had a Dream...
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2013, 08:40:54 AM »
What you seek is named the Olympus PEN E-P5.
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Re: I Had a Dream...
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2013, 08:42:40 AM »
What you seek is named the Olympus PEN E-P5.

and with the PEN E-P8 you will also get a display with more then 420k pixel.....   ::)

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Re: I Had a Dream...
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2013, 10:31:34 AM »
and with the PEN E-P8 ...

By that time Olympus (and Panasonic) will have figured out all the little nags and snags of mirrorless ... enabling them to upscale the sensor in the (mentioned) E-P8 effortlessly to "full-frame" size ... with Canon all the while still dicking around with the mirror-box (and its complications) and the same 18MP sensor.
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Re: I Had a Dream...
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2013, 10:31:34 AM »