New Reflex Film SLR

Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by Biro, Nov 7, 2017.

  1. drd1135

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    There is a small but diehard film community. A look at B&H film camera offerings (35 mm) listed a Nikon F6, a Leica MA/P, and a Voigtlander Bessa Rangefinder.
  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    I'm not sure the film camera needed to be "updated". In addition to the handful of fine cameras that are STILL BEING MANUFACTURED, there are a GAZILLION old ones that work fine.

    I'm sure this will be "successful" with Kickstarter dreamers, but at a price of $638 for "the starter kit" of a reflex body and a standard prime, I'm not sure who is the target....surely not kids signing up for an introduction to photography class.
  3. Biro

    Biro Super Moderator

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    The interchangeable mount sytem is what I find interesting.
  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    If they made this thing as a digital camera, it would be a LOT more least to me.
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  5. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Top Veteran

    Feb 6, 2015
    Central Ohio, USA
    I agree with Luke. From everywhere I have been looking online and such, the clamor is a traditional, analogue controlled(dedicated dials for exposure controls instead of generic dials or menu diving) camera body with a good digital sensor(1" to 135 size) in it. SLR style or even more is a rangefinder style with true rangefinder focusing. Leica you say? Yes, I know of it, but I know of very few that afford a proper one like an M9.

    I believe this is why there is such a rush to see what Yashica was doing with the Y35 on Kickstarter. Even plastic, if it has a decent sensor and the analog trappings....there is a want for that.
  6. It looks interesting but well beyond my meagre finances. I'll stick with what I have but will follow with interest.
  7. tonyturley

    tonyturley Hall of Famer

    Nov 24, 2014
    Scott Depot, WV, USA
    I'm not in the target audience, but I hope it succeeds. I enjoy shooting film, but I prefer simplicity in my cameras. A digital Olympus 35RC, with the bare minimum controls and no video, would be my dream camera.
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  8. Covey22

    Covey22 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Feb 3, 2012
    Well, the interchangeable film backs open the possibility of one of them eventually being a digital back of some kind/size. Coupled with the ability to switch mounts on the fly, plus modern acknowledgements like continuous LED lighting, you've got the makings of what many photographers have been looking for - an interchangeable mount, programmable camera with analog controls and a good optical viewfinder. Even awkward solutions like "I'm Back" are drawing money:

    Get digital images and video with an "old times" flavour...
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  9. 480sparky

    480sparky Regular

    Aug 24, 2015
    My thought exactly.