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Revolutionary digital camera?
« on: September 12, 2012, 02:44:19 PM »
Here's one for you photo geeks.  How about a simplified digital body that would accept native FD lenses.  Sort of
a digital AE1 - no autofocus, no video, no frills, just a base camera that is completely controlled by the user. 
Should be priced at or below the price of the cheapest Rebel (T3 is currently about $500).  Would appeal to
"basics" crowd, owners of legacy lenses, excellent intro to photography tool for education users, and possibly
others.  Oh yea, need not weigh a whole lot more than a mirrorless with eos lens.

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Revolutionary digital camera?
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Re: Revolutionary digital camera?
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2012, 03:14:48 PM »
It's called a Rebel with an FD to EF convertor, been using that combo for a while works ok but in all honesty modern lenses are better edge to edge with better coatings more suited to digital sensors imo.


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Re: Revolutionary digital camera?
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2012, 03:32:03 PM »
Here's one for you photo geeks.  How about a simplified digital body that would accept native FD lenses.  Sort of
a digital AE1 - no autofocus, no video, no frills, just a base camera that is completely controlled by the user. 
Should be priced at or below the price of the cheapest Rebel (T3 is currently about $500).  Would appeal to
"basics" crowd, owners of legacy lenses, excellent intro to photography tool for education users, and possibly
others.  Oh yea, need not weigh a whole lot more than a mirrorless with eos lens.
Those old FD lenses are not so good optically, there were excellent ones, but they seldom come on the market.  Besides not being up to par resolution wise, they do not have anti- reflective coatings needed for use with digital sensors.
Its more Common to adapt a old Nikon lens to a Canon DSLR, they have the same IQ issues, but adapting them is easier.  Old Canon lenses are also commonly adapted to micro 4/3 cameras, where they adapt easily.
 

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Re: Revolutionary digital camera?
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2012, 03:45:56 PM »
I would like to see a camera with a interchangeable lens mount. Something similar to the Ricoh GXR. Granted the GXR really only changes lenses, but if you had a body with a remove part that had different lens mounts you would get something similar. You could have a camera with the ability to use almost any lens, but it would probably be dificuilt  to manufacture.

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Re: Revolutionary digital camera?
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2012, 04:52:56 PM »
It'd be nice if people would realize that video reduces the cost of cameras.

What, you think a 5DIII could push a couple dozen megapickles at six frames per second if it weren't for all the R&D that went into video in the first place?

Or that any camera that does live view isn't also capable of video?

There's no marked for a modern camera with the limitations of old ones. It'd cost more to produce -- R&D would have to start from scratch. And nobody would buy it at any price, rightfully claiming that it had been crippled. It certainly wouldn't sell at the inflated prices manufacturers would have to charge to offset all that R&D.

Besides. Canon just released a camera that does everything you really want, and more: the EOS-M. And they released it with lenses that mop the floor with anything they ever made in the FD days. What more could you ask for?

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Re: Revolutionary digital camera?
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2012, 06:42:50 PM »
Seems like you are asking Canon to make a digital equivalent of the Pentax K1000.  Its a nice idea, but I doubt there is really a market for such a camera.

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Re: Revolutionary digital camera?
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2012, 06:42:50 PM »