I know—not according to Mick. At least not always.
For many years I had a camera I enjoyed using with a good 35mm ƒ/2 and 85mm ƒ/2. That's still what I want—only in digital. Don't really care about the sensor size, as long as it's at least 4/3.
You'd think I could get that. And with today's burgeoning "full-frame" craze, my prospects have gotten better. But there's a "new technology" twist that has sent my prospects for happiness tumbling, alas.
Understand, I'm hardly a technology freak, and when it comes to features I'm comfortable in a hair shirt, almost contrarian—I've never owned a car with an automatic transmission or power windows, don't have a home theater or cell phone or camcorder, don't own an iPod or a personal organizer (not that I couldn't use one of those! Except I'd probably lose it) and don't get cable. I'll bet there are whole categories of modern essentials I don't even know about. When it comes to cameras I can ignore or resist plenty of technologies that make the checklists of others. Even AF. But...and aye, it's the rub...I love IS. It's really been a boon to me and I'm a sucker for it.
So—can I get a digital camera I enjoy using, with a good 35mm ƒ/2 and 85mm ƒ/2 (equivalent)—and IS, with any sort of sensor 4/3 or larger?
I'm not entirely sure, but I don't think so. Not yet.
How about you—can you get what you want?
P.S. By the way (to respond to some of the comments), please don't worry about me "using what I have." For the past 2+ years I've used a very capable 6-MP DSLR that is too big and heavy for my taste, with one zoom (when I like primes) that is too long (for me) on APS-C. I've taken very many nice pictures with it and made many nice prints, some of them quite big. I've gotten very used to it. I still don't enjoy using it much, but the results are what count. I'm not at all unhappy to use what I have. It's just that it's not what I want.
MJ, Luis with Zander in the back yard. K-M 7D, K-M 28–75mm ƒ/2.8, ƒ/9 @ 1/640th.