Feb 16, 201710741 views

What's your most wanted camera?

As you've read the title, what's your most wanted/dream camera, ignoring the funds.
One camera you could pick, what will it be? state it, and drop a image/photo and or video link of it. Include lens too to go with the camera, just one.
For me, its this beastly gorgeous little bad boy:
Alpa PhaseOne IQ3 100, Alpa Rodenstock 35/4.0 HR



Curious to know what you want and desire; This includes video cameras too.
Do share!
Esteban Bonilla, Nuffer, and 91 others

Fujifilm/Hasselblad X-pan

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Leica m10 as a camera that actually exists. My true dream camera would be a modern TLR for approximately 2-3 grand. Something small and light weight with a square sensor about the same length as aps-h. 35mm f2 equivalent lens. Maybe a second one with a 135mm 2.8 or 85mm f2 equivalent lens. Ideally manual focus with proper dof scale. Alternatively it would be cool to see the top lens with the mirror do proper dslr level phase detect AF maybe with some built in parallax correction to account for the taking lens being at a different distance when angled up or down for a shot.
red monstro 8K with cooke anamorphic lenses
Canon 5D MarkIV or the Canon C200
Canon 5D Mark IV
In the sport of baseball, a blazing fastball moving at more than 100 miles per hour (approximately 161kph) can be released through dynamic pitching form. Such speed is one of baseball's attractions. But did you know that the speed of the pitched ball is becoming faster and faster every year? According to MLB (Major League Baseball) statistics, for the 10 years from 2008 to 2017, the average speed of a pitched ball increased from 91.8 mph (approximately 148kph) to 93.6 mph (approximately 151kph). The number of pitchers who can throw a ball at more than 100 mph (approximately 161kph) rose from 18 to 40. The keys to throwing faster balls are pitching form and training methods. Recently, training programs that utilize motion capture technologies for recording body movements are becoming more widely employed. Such techniques are also used in various other sports besides baseball, but, because a motion capture system is expensive and hard to install, adoption up till now has been limited to professionals or top athletes. Currently though, Nikon is developing a posture analysis system that is intended for practical use in more familiar scenarios. Conventional marker-type motion capture systems record images of the human body by attaching light reflective markers at key locations on the body. It requires time and effort to attach these markers, and they can sometimes prevent natural movement. Also, because these systems are large, an exclusive studio for taking images is usually required. Nikon's posture analysis system integrates 3D sensing technologies and image processing techniques that have been cultivated through industrial measuring instrument and digital camera production. Without attaching anything to the body, special cameras designed exclusively for measuring take images of the body, obtain three-dimensional indexes, and process images for conversion to digital data. Developing a camera capable of capturing images regardless of whether it is day or night, for indoor or outdoor use, and lenses that offer different angles of view suitable for each purpose, Nikon has tried to create a system flexible enough to obtain the analysis data required during sport events or practice sessions. In baseball, for example, it can be used to analyze a player's pitching form on the mound, then utilize the acquired data to increase the power of a pitch or reduce a movement pattern that might damage the body, while also considering that correcting a posture habit depends on the kind of ball thrown. The current fastest pitching record of the MLB is 105.1 mph (approximately 169kph), which was achieved by Aroldis Chapman, pitcher for the New York Yankees, on September 24, 2010 and was recorded as a Guinness World Record. Even this record is likely to be broken someday as performance continues to improve. In many sports, form and performance are closely connected with each other. Converting body movements into 3D data, then enhancing the form or creating a more effective training menu is based on data analysis, and is indispensable for raising the performance level of athletes. Nikon's wish is to support and improve sports through this posture analysis system and provide even greater thrills for both players and supporters. Bearing that future dream in mind, Nikon is advancing the further development of systems that as many people as possible can commonly use. As the overall development leader of this posture analysis project, I am integrating both the hardware and software. Once you actually try it, you will intuitively understand the utility and effectiveness of this system instantly. So, I am proceeding the development by establishing a demo system as soon as possible to confirm users' requirements based on it. I am trying to create values that have never existed before in the world, and that's why our team members are really doing their utmost, however, I would like to achieve effective system productization as soon as we possibly can. Since the technology used for converting body movements into 3D data can also be utilized for body measurement, we are planning to develop a system that enables the results of training or losing weight to be seen at a glance. I have also been receiving requests to potentially employ this system for recording traditional performing arts as well as for sports purposes. So I imagine that it will be expandable in many directions in the future. I am in charge of software development. I feel that what I do is an extremely important part of technology and very worthwhile doing whenever I hear people saying such things as "I've always wanted something like this." On the contrary, since this technology has not really yet been fully appreciated or demanded in the world, it is not easy at all to transform it into a tangible form. It is very difficult to simplify the software structure, which tends to be complicated, but I feel that it is an expert's great privilege and is extremely worthwhile doing. What I am aiming for is to create a simple system that anyone can use, anywhere and at any time. So I would like it to become a standard, commonly used tool almost like the weight-measuring scales you can find in many homes. As well as this, I would like to contribute to improving not only the performance of athletes, but also the quality of life for everyone. As a marketing group member, I meet many customers and am focusing on discovering unmet needs. I am also involved in promotions such as at external conferences. In order to succeed in this business, I believe that carefully listening to our customers' voices is the most important factor, so I meet many people outside of the company. Through this, I felt that it would be worthwhile to propose new values using Nikon's optical and imaging technologies to a wider variety of people including sport associations. Looking ahead into the near future, I would be very happy if one of our customers was to become a gold medalist. Service robots, pet robots, humanoid robots... unknowingly, robots are increasingly becoming a part of our familiar everyday lives. What's more, in manufacturing fields, industrial robots are already helping us with their smooth movements as if they are living, intelligent creatures, in such ways as selecting merchandise, sorting operations in distribution warehouses, as well as manufacturing. Our lives and society as a whole cannot effectively function without the work of robots any more.he demand for industrial robots due to factory automation and for labor-saving is drastically increasing worldwide amid a background of labor shortages. Nikon contributes to the development of the robotics industry by providing sensors called encoders, which are essential components for supporting the control of movements such as those required for robotic arms. Encoders are the equivalent of the nerves in the human body. Nikon's encoders are mainly integrated into joints such as those in the movable sections of robotic arms. They can detect rotation angles extremely precisely, outputting this information as digital data to support a robot's highly accurate movements. In particular, encoders that are able to detect absolute location, that are known as absolute type encoders, and are being employed for many kinds of industrial robots. Multi-turn absolute encoder "MAR-M50A" irradiates LED light onto a disk where patterns are created extremely precisely. The location is detected from the signal of the absolute pattern through reflected light, while a magnetic sensor counts the rotation times of the disk. Applying processing to the obtained signal realizes high definition. As the earth's circumference is about 40,000km, this level of positioning precision is equivalent to approximately 2.4m intervals on the earth's surface. This is the key factor in realizing a robot's precise movements. By creating a reflective type encoder that integrates photodetectors and an LED, Nikon has achieved a thinner result (height of 12.74mm). Also, to detect the location with absolute value, Nikon employed an M-sequence pattern*1, which was developed uniquely by Nikon. Conventional high-resolution encoders require several tracks of patterns, which leads to a larger size. On the other hand, an M-sequence pattern needs only one. The external diameter is as small as 35mm, attaining the level of miniaturization that is essential for today's robots such as industrial and humanoid robots. Opto-electronics technologies and precision technologies. Encoders are a product made possible by these two fundamental technologies of Nikon, accumulated through the processes of camera manufacturing and FPD/semiconductor lithography systems over a long period of time. Industrial robots that support manufacturing are further advancing. One of them is a "Human collaborative robot" that works with people in the same room, such as during assembling operations and the conveying process. For safety reasons, humans and robots have been working in completely separate environments so far, but this is expected to change. However, employing robots is expected to be an effective way to resolve production issues such as future labor shortages and small-volume production with great diversity. A key element that will help to realize human collaborative robots is an "integrated actuator" that Nikon is developing. This product integrates not only an encoder, but also essential components for robot joints such as a motor, motor driver*2 and speed reducer*3. A prototype of the product was unveiled at a robotics technology exhibition and has been highly evaluated. Nikon's integrated actuator features a double encoder structure that employs encoders in two locations, input and output sides of the speed reducer. This arrangement attains highly accurate locating, enabling much more advanced operation than previously. Also, thanks to the integration of a motor driver and hollow structure that can store cables, space-saving is realized. Nikon continues to further improve the level of completion of its integrated actuator, and will propose manufacturing high-flexibility design robotics systems to a range of companies including robot system integrators*4. Research and development taking into consideration the service robots that will soon become more and more familiar in our everyday lives, and applications in humanoid robots, will be advancing. I've never forgotten the first impression I experienced when I first touched an encoder. I thought it was extraordinary technology. Since then, I have continued pursuing how we can develop and drive our efforts into improving on such perfection. I have contributed to enhanced performance by optimizing the LEDs and light receiving sensor which are key elements of encoders. I am also extremely pleased to know that the encoders we have developed are being employed in many robots, supporting the effectiveness of their motion control* systems. I believe that we successfully achieved effective design considering trustworthiness and productivity because our team is unified and open-minded, so that discussions are enhanced. Now I'm working on the development of the integrated actuator.

Nikon D3400 AF-P DX 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6G VR lens
Canon 1DX with canon 24mm f1.4 l series lens
1dx mkii is the dreeeeam (until a better sports camera comes out)
D3s with 400mm f2.8 is a winning combo for my sports action images. Can't go wrong with the Nikon D3s at a reasonable price if you need fast acquisition especially if you find yourself in low light action. At 400mm at fixed 2.8, football (I'm talking not American football but actual football - "soccer") action can be captured at a distance without sacrificing stop action or amazing fine detail. It's saved my bacon on sports shoots quite a few times.
Hasselblad X1D, it just seems the be all end all of cameras
Fuji XT-3 (With complete flip out screen though... so that would be the XT-4
Nikon Df. I am an old school SLR guy, and have a Nikon F2. The Nikon Df is the absolute most pristine digital camera that reminds me of my F2.
I got very close to my dream camera last week. While I want a Fujifilm Xpro2, I could not rationalize that purchase with the XT3 sitting next to it on the display shelf. The features and specs of the XT3 are that much more. So this XT3 I just purchased is a place holder for the putative Xpro3 which should show up in 2019. Please?
Mint SLR670 - (SX70/680 camera with manual control) MiNT InstantKon RF70
Fujifilm instax SHARE SP-3 printer - almost like a camera
Instax Square 10