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    What New Product would You Buy , . . .That is NOT made Yet?

    What piece of Large format equipment would you buy?

    Think of something you would like to see made that is not offered now. A new idea or a discontinued item . . .anything.

    I will start:

    From another thread here . . .I would like to see a newly designed and manufactured rangefinder in 4x5. An enlarged Bessa-II or a new Polaroid-ish 110XXX; something based on a Mamya-7 . . .or a Leica-M4 . . .or a Graflex KE4 (the so-called "combat Contax") . . .but in 4x5.


    To go along with that dream camera: A plastic/alloy Grafmatic. The old ones are (well, they're OLD) heavyier than film holders and take up about the same space.


    I don't bend over as easily as in the past and so another item I'd like to see would be a Pelican-type case with large-ish wheels and a set of fold out legs to bring it all up to just below waiste height.
    It could be a supplimental add-on kit like the Pelican shoulder straps.

    What about a digital camera/video sesnor to fit behind the lensboard. It would look backward at the dark slide for focus and TTL metering? The dark Slide would have a white reflective surface. The e-possibilities are wide and deep here. Bluetooth and iPhones apps etc.

    I am sure that these ideas have some non-commercial bits in there . . .and some that are worthwhile doing.


    OK: now what would YOU like to see that is not yet built?
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    Re: What New Product would You Buy , . . .YThat is NOT made Yet?

    Ready load envelopes that I could reload..........
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    Re: What New Product would You Buy , . . .YThat is NOT made Yet?

    A 5x7 Wanderlust Travelwide.

    A 5x7 Crown with coupled RF, at no more than half the weight of a 5x7 Technika.

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    Re: What New Product would You Buy , . . .YThat is NOT made Yet?

    +1

    Quote Originally Posted by Oren Grad View Post
    A 5x7 Wanderlust Travelwide.

    A 5x7 Crown with coupled RF, at no more than half the weight of a 5x7 Technika.
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    Re: What New Product would You Buy , . . .That is NOT made Yet?

    A nice light-weight zoom for 8x10 -- say from 150mm to 600mm. Might as well make it telescopic in nature so that the lens-to-film distance does not need to be changed when zooming.

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    ILFORD Pan F Plus in 8x10 and 4x5

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    Re: What New Product would You Buy , . . .That is NOT made Yet?

    t-max in packfilm

    4x5 and 5x7


    that packfilm deal needs a fresh look

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    Re: What New Product would You Buy , . . .That is NOT made Yet?

    Phillips 6-1/2 x 8-1/2 "Compact II" with matching Fidelity plastic film holders and a 225mm Apo Sironar N. Now back to reality.

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    A studio stand with an old-fashioned, cast-iron bottle-opener on the side. Now that would be practical! (hmmm, I may have to make my own...)
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    Re: What New Product would You Buy , . . .That is NOT made Yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Bedo View Post
    I would like to see a newly designed and manufactured rangefinder in 4x5.
    Perhaps a simple solution would be the Travelwide by Wanderlust Cameras. Their Kickstarter got funded this past May. Looks pretty simple and straightforward.

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