H. P. , Apr 01, 2004; 01:33 a.m.
"What do you guys think of my idea? "
Not a lot. There is a reason why the Alpa is so scarce: it was expensive, quirky to a fault and somewhat unreliable for a camera costing at least 25% more than a Nikon F in 1965.
The few people I've known who bought Alpas seem to have regreted it. The Alpa's shutter is a martyr to tapering and it isn't cheap to get it adjusted.
"very unique and clever design"
That it is not. Quite apart from 'very unique' being meaningless, the Praktina did it first, and some would argue better, with both SLR and direct vision viewfinders combined. The Praktina was also the frst SLR to have a production motor drive. All right, it was clockwork powered but it did work and it effectively gave you an instant return miror several years before Pentax.
Oh, right, April 1st. Ho ho ho.....