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I probably have more Stephen Shore books than anything else. In an ideal world, I'd scoop up William Eggleston's multi-book editions of The Democratic Forest, Los Alamos Revisited, and Chromes.
Toggle Commented Jul 19, 2017 on Book Update at The Online Photographer
I've owned my Mamiya 7 since 2008. It's the only camera I've kept for that long and haven't had second thoughts about at any point. It's just dead simple and make amazing photographs with the tack sharp leaf shutter lenses. As excited as I am about the new Fujifilm GFX-50s, I still dream of a 'digital Mamiya 7'. Maybe Fuji will simply make a larger X-Pro2? The future is unclear but, I know that I'll continue to get this camera CLA'd and rangefinder adjusted as long as possible to keep it going.
Toggle Commented Feb 8, 2017 on Unboxing at The Online Photographer
I dream of a 'digital Mamiya 7'... leaf shutter lenses and all. For me, it's about the rangefinder experience and the lenses. I don't actually like lugging it around often, changing film after 10 shots is a pain, and it seems a it fragile. I've dropped it twice... that's two rangefinder adjustments I've had to pay for. Will Fuji give us something similar in experience? I hope so. I don't expect it to be cheap. But, I do expect it to be smaller than a Mamiya 7 or a Texas Leica for that matter. This is really a photographers dream though. I don't think many of us even as working professionals need this. I think were past needs here. Photography is as much about the interaction with the camera as it is the end resulting image. Some might argue that but, as the years have gone on, the more I value the shooting experience as much as image quality. C'mon Fuji... throw us a bone.
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