XF56 f1.2 released and specs

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Aethon
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Re: XF56 f1.2 released and specs
In reply to Krich13, 7 months ago

Krich13 wrote:

Absolutic wrote:

For anyone who thinks the $999 price of 56/1.2 is too high, let me put it perspective. Panasonic just announced the price for its 42.5/1.2 (same 85mm equivalent, althoough DOF more like 85/2.4 on a full frame). Price in the USA - $1599. Makes that Fuji feel like a bargain, no????? Oh and it weighs more than Fuji, even though it has to cover a smaller, m43, sensor. $600 more for what? Image stablization?

My point exactly. FF is becoming the cheapest system to own, and since introduction of A7(r) (which will no doubt be followed by smaller cameras from Canikon, after all even the mirrorless A7 is bigger than the film FF SLR Olympus OM-1) is becoming comparable in size and weight.

You may be able to build a decent FF system that is cheaper than an equivalent Fuji X system, but you would have to go with Canikon and be very limited in your lens selection if you wish to stay under Fuji's pricing. Alternatively, Sony's A7 will give you a compact body but with higher priced, larger lenses.

The point about Fuji is that it's the right set of compromises (obviously a subjective view. you're perfectly entitled to have a different set of priorities):

APS is a good compromise between FF and crappy-tiny and Fuji X lenses are a good compromise between true pro-quality and cheap plastic lenses. Even their pricing is a good compromise between Canon L glass and the low-cost stuff.

For me, Fujifilm gets it about right. Canon, Nikon and Sony have lost the plot. YMMV.

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