The zombies have been resurrected! If someone can now revive the Plaubel Makina, or the Fuji 120 rangefinders with a cheap digital back maybe we can have zombies vs vampires ...
I'm imagining it now:
2 different models:
•GW690'D': 90/3.5 lens(fixed)
W690'D': 65mm 5.6 lens (fixed)
•40mp 56x86mm X-trans sensor(iso 100-6400)
•6x9(2:3,native), 6x8(3:4), 6x7(4:5), 6x6(1:1), crop modes(in-sensor, similar to the X-Pro/XE-1 models)
•3" hi-def display on the back
•VERY FEW buttons(keep it simple: WB, ISO, PLAY, DELETE, etc..) SIMPLE
•same integrated bubble level(just like film predecessors)
•same mechanical leaf-shutter(T-1/500, just like film predecessors, whole stop increments)
•keep film winding crank(to cock shutter, like on film predecessors)
•takes SD/SDHC cards(2 of them, for redundancy in the field, or for RAW+Jpeg, etc.)
EVF/confuddled display, just the image frame and the r/f window
basically: BASIC, just like Fuji made the film cameras
TOUGH, they can take a beating
WEATHERPROOF(like, or better than 645D), can work in -20C(-5F) to +45C(113F) without issue.
INEXPENSIVE(relatively): $11,999USD (GW690D), $12,999 (GS
I'd bet that they'd sell like hotcakes!