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This is the Way a White Camera Should be Done
« on: November 26, 2013, 08:59:37 AM »

Canon P Imperial Edition

Canon Rumors reader Bernard sent me a few photos of his custom Canon P rangefinder. He had it redone in Tokyo with the help of The Japan Camera Hunter.


The camera is fully customized with a new paint job and striking red grip. I personally think this is a nicer rangefinder than the one that just went for $1.8mil :)


What do you think of Bernard’s P?


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What if this was a digital P?


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This is the Way a White Camera Should be Done
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Re: This is the Way a White Camera Should be Done
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2013, 09:04:59 AM »
Very nice!

And yes, I would totally want a digital version of it. Make it full-frame, give me a 28, a fast 50 and 90mm lens and I'm done. No AF, no gizmos - basically a more affordable Canon version of the Leica M. Just like in the old days.

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Re: This is the Way a White Camera Should be Done
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2013, 09:10:39 AM »
In your post, if you are referring to the EVER-SO-UGLY-AND-PRETENTIOUS 1932 gold-plated Leica that was auctioned off in Hong Kong a couple of days ago...it only sold for about $620,000, (estimates for the auction, were at about $1.2million, I believe), ick...I don't get it...I guess it is valuable, but not an object that I would enjoy looking at.
I like white cameras, love them (don't own one at the moment, but I have had two white MFT cameras in the past).
Although the red is a little much..the black kind of counters that, so I think that this is a really smart looking camera.
The renovator in Tokyo did a kickass job on the overhaul....Hey...it is something different!!!!!
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Re: This is the Way a White Camera Should be Done
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2013, 09:13:21 AM »
It's absolutely fabulous! I love it! Canon should do this as a optional color for the EOS-M II. It would fly off the shelf. And, I'd buy one too.

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Re: This is the Way a White Camera Should be Done
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2013, 09:25:10 AM »
Canon, if you are reading...Stick the 70D sensor in a body like this and make some EF-M mount lenses with aperture rings!
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Re: This is the Way a White Camera Should be Done
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2013, 09:34:02 AM »
Generally I don't care for retro designs, but I do like this one a lot, aesthetically.  I don't know that I'd want to shoot with it, though.  Canon, if you're listening, DON'T stick a 70D sensor in this and sell it.  Instead, make us a modern MILC body with a more-advanced dual-pixel sensor.

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Re: This is the Way a White Camera Should be Done
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2013, 09:37:23 AM »
Canon, if you are reading...Stick the 70D sensor in a body like this and make some EF-M mount lenses with aperture rings!

+1 or better yet, put a fixed lens 16-75 zoom on that baby and call it good.
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« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2013, 09:37:23 AM »

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Re: This is the Way a White Camera Should be Done
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2013, 09:41:57 AM »
In your post, if you are referring to the EVER-SO-UGLY-AND-PRETENTIOUS 1932 gold-plated Leica that was auctioned off in Hong Kong...it only sold for about $620,000, (estimates for the auction, were at about $1.2million, I believe), ick...I don't get it...I guess it is valuable, but not an object that I would enjoy looking at.
I like white cameras, love them (don't own one at the moment, but I have had two white MFT cameras in the past).
Although the red is a little much..the black kind of counters that, so I think that this is a really smart looking camera.
The renovator in Tokyo did a kickass job on the overhaul....Hey...it is something different!!!!!

No they are referring to this one http://topnews.us/content/259066-leica-m-camera-co-designed-apples-jony-ive-fetches-1805000-sotheby-s-auction
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Re: This is the Way a White Camera Should be Done
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2013, 09:50:21 AM »
In your post, if you are referring to the EVER-SO-UGLY-AND-PRETENTIOUS 1932 gold-plated Leica that was auctioned off in Hong Kong...it only sold for about $620,000, (estimates for the auction, were at about $1.2million, I believe), ick...I don't get it...I guess it is valuable, but not an object that I would enjoy looking at.
I like white cameras, love them (don't own one at the moment, but I have had two white MFT cameras in the past).
Although the red is a little much..the black kind of counters that, so I think that this is a really smart looking camera.
The renovator in Tokyo did a kickass job on the overhaul....Hey...it is something different!!!!!

No they are referring to this one http://topnews.us/content/259066-leica-m-camera-co-designed-apples-jony-ive-fetches-1805000-sotheby-s-auction
Oh...for a GOOD cause as well!  My mistake...I LOVE this Leica...more than this Canon P. Plus, the Leica is up-to-date.
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Re: This is the Way a White Camera Should be Done
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2013, 09:58:51 AM »
For retro style, combination of Silver/Black works for me.
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Re: This is the Way a White Camera Should be Done
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2013, 10:24:43 AM »
I like it! This would make a very neat little FF mirrorless digital camera if it were at all possible! Not into the whole retro thing but it would be lot nicer looking than the Nikon df I bet.

I was thinking it's a bit too red but if it had a small touchscreen LCD at the back it would be damn near perfect looking!
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Re: This is the Way a White Camera Should be Done
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2013, 10:36:50 AM »
Not too sure about the "Imperial Edition" moniker.  But it looks great.

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Re: This is the Way a White Camera Should be Done
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2013, 10:49:29 AM »
"Imperial" as in "Imperial Leather".  Looks like a bar of soap with a lens  ;)

Would no doubt appeal to the Chinese as it is red.

Saying that, it has been very nicely done  :)
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Re: This is the Way a White Camera Should be Done
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2013, 10:59:54 AM »
Smashing!

Problem is that even if you gave it to me I would not use it any more than my ae1-p which is never

I agree, 70d sensor, m mount, electronic viewfinder, I am getting all tingly just thinking about it!

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Re: This is the Way a White Camera Should be Done
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2013, 11:17:48 AM »
  I'd love to get a Canon 7D Mark 2 in this color.  A black camera in the hot summer sun gets too hot fast.  I'm sure the reason the larger Canon lenses are off white is to prevent malfunctions and other problems in the sunlight.  Color adds spice to life.  Black camera's are not always practicable if at all.  I would settle for the off white camera matching the lens color too.

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« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2013, 11:17:48 AM »