If money was no object...

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Angel, Dec 17, 2003.

  1. Angel

    Angel Guest

    Taking the cost out of the equation, is there a widely accepted 'best'
    digital camera, ie, the one everybody wants to own? I imagine it would be a
    DSLR?

    Unfortunately for me, money is an object, so I stick with my Fuji S602Z!
     
    Angel, Dec 17, 2003
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  2. Angel

    PhotoMan Guest

    No doubt in my mind whatsoever! Canon EOS 1DS. I'll have one in my hot
    little bag in a few days.
    Joe Arnold
     
    PhotoMan, Dec 17, 2003
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  3. Angel

    PhotoMan Guest

    OOPS - sorry for the misquote.
    Joe
     
    PhotoMan, Dec 17, 2003
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  4. Angel

    Don Coon Guest

    How about the Hubble Telescope? The maintenance would be quite costly
    though.
     
    Don Coon, Dec 17, 2003
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  5. Angel

    Ron Andrews Guest

    A spy satellite (like the Hubble but pointed towards Earth) could be
    more interesting.
     
    Ron Andrews, Dec 17, 2003
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  6. Angel

    Don Coon Guest

    Woner what focal length we're talking about? Thousands of mm?
     
    Don Coon, Dec 18, 2003
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  7. Yes. The Fuji GX645AF (sold as the Hasselblad H1 in your neighborhood) with
    the Fuji 20MP full-frame digital back.
    Yes a bit cheaper. With a film back, the GX645AF is a US$7,000 camera, and
    that digital back will be over US$15,000. Of course, you can always use that
    back on your Fuji GX680, but then you get a crop factor.

    David J. Littleboy
    Tokyo, Japan
     
    David J. Littleboy, Dec 18, 2003
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  8. Have you ever held a 1Ds? It is significantly heavier and a lot more awkward
    than any MF camera I have ever owned: Hasselblad (many many years ago),
    Mamiya 645 Pro (current), Rolleiflex TLR being the three heaviest. The
    Hasselblad H1 has worlds better ergonomics, although it is heavier than the
    1Ds.
    I think you're right on this. I'll be happy with 10D noise levels at ISO 800
    and 1600, but a full-frame camera should have lower noise than the 10D.
    I'm saving frantically...

    David J. Littleboy
    Tokyo, Japan
     
    David J. Littleboy, Dec 18, 2003
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  9. Angel

    Don Coon Guest

    Don Coon, Dec 21, 2003
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    Think ya' might need a tripod for that one?

    LOL

    Journalist
     
    Journalist-North, Dec 21, 2003
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  11. Angel

    Don Coon Guest

    Maybe not in zero-gravity : )
     
    Don Coon, Dec 22, 2003
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  12. Angel

    Don Coon Guest

    Not in the weightlessness of space; just give me lots of handholds.
     
    Don Coon, Jan 2, 2004
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