The ultimate camera...

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Dallas D, Jul 10, 2003.

  1. Dallas D

    Dallas D Guest

    ....will have the following capabilities:

    1. Ability to "hot swap" between full frame digital still, miniDV and 35mm
    film backs.
    2. Offers a wide range of fixed focal length and zoom lenses with USM or
    Silent Wave motors and image stabilisers.
    3. Has 100% infallible eye-control autofocus and spot metering at any point
    of its 100% viewfinder.
    4. Has remote control features that extend beyond simply tripping the
    shutter - in other words, a remote that you can control every camera feature
    with using a handheld PC (including seeing what is in the viewfinder,
    zooming, panning, etc.).
    5. Can be operated manually as a 35mm film camera without batteries (meter
    operates with solar energy like a calculator).
    6. Weighs about 700g.

    Am I asking too much?

    Wake me up when it costs less than $1000...

    Dallas D, Jul 10, 2003
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  2. Yes. The Mini DV part? if you think DSLR users have a problem with
    wideangles, the mini DV back would have EFLs beginning around the 100mm

    But other than that, yeah sure. I'd be shocked and appalled if Cosina didn't
    have one out by Christmas...

    You can't make people happy by law. If you said to a bunch of average people
    two hundred years ago "Would you be happy in a world where medical care is
    widely available, houses are clean, the world's music and sights and foods
    can be brought into your home at small cost, travelling even 100 miles is
    easy, childbirth is generally not fatal to mother or child, you don't have
    to die of dental abcesses and you don't have to do what the squire tells
    you" they'd think you were talking about the New Jerusalem and say 'yes'.

    -- Terry Pratchett
    Martin Francis, Jul 11, 2003
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    Peter Chant Guest

    Hmm, does it make a nice cup of tea?
    Peter Chant, Jul 11, 2003
  4. Nahh... next year! LOL!!!

    How about a subcutaneous attachment that will record images seen by the
    human eye in sufficient resolution that would allow exterior mural size
    enlargement where one cannot put their nose on the image and detect either
    grain or blurred detail.

    Oh, and issued gratis to each of us (in the future, at birth)

    No, I don't have too much time on my hands: was at the beach all afternoon
    chasing bird shots and doing closeups of driftwood texture!!! And now it's
    time to order more film from B&H...... <grin>

    Bill Tallman
    William D. Tallman, Jul 11, 2003
  5. Dallas D

    Dallas D Guest

    While you're at B&H ask Henry when the DallasCam will be available...
    Dallas D, Jul 11, 2003
  6. Dallas D

    Alan Guest

    All lenses would have an aperature of at least f1.0, including
    constant aperature zoom lenses, at least one of which is a compact
    3-6,000mm with no distorion.
    It would take film formats from APS to 8x10 sheet film.
    Alan, Jul 11, 2003
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