Jun 30, 20166801 views

What's the next piece of equipment you want to buy

I am always fascinated by the wide array of equipments/lenses/cameras available on the market, as well as the ones that are on the horizon.

Wondering what's the next piece of equipment everyone here have their eyes on.

I am currently lusting over a Hasselblad X1D (http://www.hasselblad.com/x1d). I've been wanting to experiment with medium format photography for many many years. The versatility of the raw image, tonality, and the dynamic range for an average digital MF sensor is just completely on a different level vs. the best of the 35mm digital sensor.

Barrier to entry for digital MF photography has always been very high due to the cost and the size of the equipment. I have very high hope that X1D is a sign that digital medium format cameras will become more approachable and common in the near future.

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I'm an old Hassy owner... there is something indeed special with these cameras.
But smaller is better for the type of photography I do.
In the 80s on my honeymoon I decided to leave the big cameras at home and bought a used Olympus XA. No regrets, in fact some of my best shots were taken with this camera.
If anyone has one kicking around let me know.
I'm in a holding pattern waiting for Canon to release a Full Frame mirrorless to compete with Sony's. The Sony stuff is really great, but I like the Canon combination of color rendition, ergonomics and great glass. Sony stuff can be kind of muddy even if it does get better DR and low light without noise. I was all stoked for the 6D MKII. But that camera has problems. And the 5D MK IV isn't doing it for me either. The Hassleblad mirrorless is pretty sick, but man the lenses are even more than Canon L. In the meantime I'm looking at a M43 camera. There are a lot of interesting lenses for that format. And many that can be adapted to work. Also much lighter and more compact to carry around for spur of the moment shooting.
32" 4K wide gamut monitor, probably a BenQ SW320.
I have the Panasonic G7 and am interested in the Panasonic 14-140mm lens as well as a low light prime. I think the 25mm 1.7f.
Would love to get some more prime glass. Have had my eye on both the Canon 50mm 1.2 and the 85mm for awhile. Will probably be investing in a good slider rig before anything else though.
Exactly what I also want to have Nelson! If I ended up with one I can see a lot of gear from other systems being sold, however the initial purchase cost of just the body is the killer. I have the Pentax 645D that satsifies me very well at present and I also shoot 35mm and MF film (the latter using Pentax 6x7 and Hasselblad 503CX).
Going to beg getting the Samyang XP 14mm f/2.4 within a month's time. Really excited for a nice wide-angle, never have had one to my name.
nikon d7500
A nice E-Mount f1.4 Lens.
fischele
You should look at getting an m42 lens with the 18mm mount, they have some really nice and clean bokehs FOR CHEP
Don't get it. I've used it a lot, like a lot; and I'm not a fan. The images are amazing and the glass is "getting better", but it's a studio camera disguised as an all around mirrorless camera.
It routinely overheats, and if you shoot fast it won't save each image you take, if you're shooting in continuous mode.
Go with the Fuji GFX, it's more concise and functions better
ThisAlexTakesPics
Those are very interesting user observations. Thanks for sharing them.
Leica M10. I'll have to sell off a bunch of gear to finance it, though.
fazalmajid
ain't that the truth :'(
The Sony a6000, if I had the money.
looking at either the Sony A9 or the Fujifilm x-t2
I don't know much about cameras but that camera is beautiful AF...
I have an older Nikon D90 that I used in college, wouldn't mind getting some new nicer lenses for it.
Burned out on digital 6 years ago after about 8,000 images over a decade. I am a landscape/garden photographer, and while digital is useful for very, very close shots, I do not like the look of digital landscape shots. Digital images are flattened, trees look like they don't have any branches pointing at you, and mountains look like canvas backdrops. This is easy to see if the lens/camera angles are perpendicular to the subject, more difficult to see if the lens/camera is at an oblique angle to the subject. So I shoot medium format film with a Pentax 67II, and 4 x 5 film with a Shen Hao. Just my opinion and preferences for gear. I have Pentax digital gear (I like the robust build quality and weather seals). The X1D is a very attractive camera, I will be interested in learning more about it. Enjoy photography everyone, there are many roads to Rome!
it seems like the main categories of demand are bodies and lenses, with new whiz bang gadgets like drones as a third.
But for me, frankly I'm looking at tripod heads.
Finally committing to an arca-Swiss standard for me means droppig some serious cash on a heads and at least 4 plates For each of my bodies, and big zooms. I'm actually a little surprised i don't see any drops for good ball heads or paN heads.
full frame camera. be it Nikon D750 or Sony smth ( they current ones are way overpriced)
Fuiji GFX
The Sony a6500 is what I want so bad :)
I'm just waiting for sigma to make a 24-70.. hopefully.
I am planning on getting a camera slider.
I am thinking of getting a Nikon D500 for some time. And a Nikon full frame ultrawide lens like 14-24. I have a D750 and a D5300 but I am willing to sell the latter for the D500. The specs of D500 are awesome barring the facts that it's a crop-sensor (why, Nikon, why?) and only 20 MP. Doesn't have built-in flash too but I am not into flash photography anyway.
I've been looking into getting a fast, compact, sharp wide angle lens and the Voigtlander Ultron 21mm f1.8 looks pretty good, but its so wide it may be hard to compose with it. The Samyang 24mm F1.4 looks great, except that its a huge lens that I don't really want to carry around.
I've preordered a Fujifilm X-T2, and I'm super excited for it. I've been hunting lenses for it for a while and picked up a 18mm and the 18-135mm for pretty great deals. Good deals come when you have time to wait.
I'm just in love with the way that the Fujis render color. I shoot in raw+jpeg, but more often than not, for me, I just go with the jpeg and minor tweaks rather than spending an hour or more to get back to the same spot with Lightroom and the raw.
With all the love for the Sony Mirrorless series cameras, I'm surprised there's not more drops for the E-mount lenses. I, myself, use the A-mount on my A58. Would definitely like to see more options on here for that. The Sigma 18-35mm 1.8 that was about $200 less than retail was a definite buy but it wasn't Sony, shame.
can we please please please try to do a pre-order drop for this? :) https://www.light.co/
Pentax K1 (full frame one)
Any film shooters out there? Just started contemplating the Konica Hexar AF for better ability to capture scenes on the street. The autofocus and silent mode features seem pretty great on this camera...
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OTOH part of me wants a more old school 35mm SLR like a Nikon or Leica. The EOS film SLRs kind of look like cheap digital cameras to me.
Calaverasgrande
yeah, you're not wrong there. although it makes switching between your digital and film cam feel a bit more seamless because the feel and buttons are all almost identical.
My next realistic purchase should be a quality flash for my portrait photography. My next dream purchase would definitely be a full frame Canon DSLR. While my Canon T3i is perfectly capable of taking great pictures and serves me well in all the professional work I've done, getting my hands on a full frame DSLR would be an absolute dream.
I honestly want to save up to buy the successor to the Sony A99.