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Desired fantasy gear
« on: May 07, 2013, 07:04:20 AM »
Am wondering what gear we all want that is not being manufactured yet but we wish it were.

I start:
A focusing screen (for cameras that accept interchangeable screens eg 1dx and 5d2) with proper split screen focusing aid. This will help me use Zeiss lenses better and focus manually Canon lenses in low light etc.
And, if I could: 24-105 f2.8 IS with good corner sharpness. This will be my ultimate travel lens.

Thank you.

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Desired fantasy gear
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Re: Desired fantasy gear
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2013, 02:36:36 AM »
Am wondering what gear we all want that is not being manufactured yet but we wish it were.

I start:
A focusing screen (for cameras that accept interchangeable screens eg 1dx and 5d2) with proper split screen focusing aid. This will help me use Zeiss lenses better and focus manually Canon lenses in low light etc.
And, if I could: 24-105 f2.8 IS with good corner sharpness. This will be my ultimate travel lens.

Thank you.

I agree with you ive longed for a 24-105 f2.8L IS for ages

I'll add my
35-85 f2L IS with IQ as good as the sigma 35 f1.4
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Re: Desired fantasy gear
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2013, 03:44:08 AM »
I want some sort of tracking device built in which can help find lost/stolen cameras. Like they have in cars...

But a proper focusing screen for now would make me so happy. :)

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Re: Desired fantasy gear
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2013, 04:32:06 AM »
EF-S 12 2.8
EF-S 400 4 IS

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Re: Desired fantasy gear
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2013, 12:22:00 PM »
trying to keep it real

  • 400-600 F5 IS zoom with built in 1.4 (probably would cost close to $20,000 which is way out of my price range)
    100-400 F4 IS zoom w/o 1.4 buit in (to save $ and weight).  Sharpenness on par with 70-200 F2.8 II and rumors about 200-400.  Price $5000-7500, though probably closer to 8000.

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Re: Desired fantasy gear
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2013, 03:39:15 PM »

Full-frame cameras with:

  • The same pixel density as crop bodies so that you can get that extra little bit of zoom without swapping bodies.
  • EF-S lens mounts and modified mirrors that slide at an angle before they flip so that they can become crop bodies when used with EF-S lenses.
  • Built-in Bluetooth networking for AGPS, photo uploading, and remote control.
  • Built-in flash for that occasional "Oh crap, I really have to have a flash and don't want to drag a real one out of my camera bag" moment.
  • Straps designed to hold the camera horizontal with real-world lenses so you don't get that bruise line across your stomach.
  • Ability to change the color balance setting after the fact (at least for RAW).
  • Ability to lock specific settings so that you don't bump them with your face.
  • Eye-tracking focus/exposure modes.
  • Flip-down plenoptic microlens array.
  • A pony.  :D

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Re: Desired fantasy gear
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2013, 09:23:37 AM »
I've been waiting two years for Manfrotto's tripod that dispenses super dry, slightly dirty martinis.

I think it's the Queen Olives that are holding the whole thing up.  When are they going to know their customers?  We'll take it now, with Manzanilla olives instead, just put it out already!

We won't wait forever . . . we'll have to sell all of our Manfrotto and go to Miller  ;D
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Re: Desired fantasy gear
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2013, 09:53:09 AM »
Weather sealed RX1 with built in viewfinder.
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Re: Desired fantasy gear
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2013, 10:01:59 AM »
1)  Easy, interchangeable focus screens for the 5D3
2)  Depth-of-field mode, like on the EOS3
3)  Eye control focus, like the EOS3
5D mk3 with grip, 300 f4 L, 100 IS Macro L, 50 f1.4, 50 f1.8, 40 f2.8 pancake, 35 f2, 1.4x TC III, Zeiss 15mm f2.8, 24 f1.4 L
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Re: Desired fantasy gear
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2013, 10:12:10 AM »
...3)  Eye control focus, like the EOS3...
+1
I donĀ“t understand why Canon did not follow using the amazing eye control. Love my EOS 3 and EOS 5 (A2e). I really miss this feature.

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Re: Desired fantasy gear
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2013, 10:21:28 AM »
I agree with you ive longed for a 24-105 f2.8L IS for ages

I'll add my
35-85 f2L IS with IQ as good as the sigma 35 f1.4

I've heard you mention that lens before, and I think it's a pretty interesting and unique idea.  From a size standpoint, I believe it might be reasonable (although, since I'm not an optics engineer, I'm not sure how difficult such a lens would be to design).  Sigma (with the 18-35mm f/1.8) and Olympus (with the 14-35mm f/2 and the 35-100mm f/2) have proven that zoom lenses can be designed and sold with apertures greater than f/2.8 (albeit with a smaller image circle).  The lens you have proposed is probably the ideal candidate for a larger aperture zoom with a 35mm image circle (wider than 35mm or longer than 85mm would probably start to make the design prohibitively large).
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Re: Desired fantasy gear
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2013, 10:43:01 AM »
I would love a 35-85mm 1.4 for wedding work.

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« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2013, 10:46:04 AM »
24-135 f/2.8L IS
50 1.4 True USM
14-24 L
200-400 2.8L

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Re: Desired fantasy gear
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2013, 10:53:14 AM »
Am wondering what gear we all want that is not being manufactured yet but we wish it were.

I start:
A focusing screen (for cameras that accept interchangeable screens eg 1dx and 5d2) with proper split screen focusing aid. This will help me use Zeiss lenses better and focus manually Canon lenses in low light etc.
And, if I could: 24-105 f2.8 IS with good corner sharpness. This will be my ultimate travel lens.

Thank you.
This may not quite impossible judging from Tamron's AF 28-105MM F/2.8 LD Aspherical (IF)

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Re: Desired fantasy gear
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2013, 11:01:19 AM »
new type of IS that uses the 1DX 3D tracking AF to compensate for an objects motion an not camera motion.
So the IS would be able to help out on moving objects.
I think that is just software ? or I am wrong ? ( lens-camera communication might be a problem ? )

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Re: Desired fantasy gear
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2013, 11:01:19 AM »