I think the Canon M is not a bad camera, but I also have the feeling that Fuji is achieving more with a firmware update than in this case Canon with a new camera release.
Put a Hasselblad batch on it and ask for 7999 USD. >:)
Ok, no inovation, but just 100 bucks more for those who like it. That is at least reasonable, even if I will never get the sense of such "limited" editions.
Very nice. And Fuji is also thinking about the "minor" issues.
i.E.: The exposure compensation dial now goes from -3 to +3 instead of -2 to +2. That's a great thing.
I am still fine with my X-Pro1, only hoping for an FW-update for the minimum shutter-speed in auto-iso (what is also finaly fixed on the X-E2).
I myself do not and have never owned Pentax camera and do not plan to change. Nevertheless, I am really wondering why they are not more succesfull. They are building really nice lenses, and absolutely competitive bodies with some really unique offerings - and btw also a very nice design.
Well done Pentax, I wish you will sell a lot of those to give Nikon and Canon a bit fire under their lazy buttocks.
Finally!Ok, a bit on the expensive side, but if it is near to perfect I am fine with it.
And yes, I know several people not buying into the Fuji System because that lens was missing - some of them are lost now.
For this kind of system and the adressed clients, the 35mm equiv. is the most important lens, if not the only one which counts.
Now bring fast and in sufficient quantity into the shops and everything is fine.
P.S. And please do it right with the apperture-ring, so that we can avoid discussions as we had them on the 14mm lens (too loose etc.)
Thanks Fuji. That's great news. Focus Peaking for my SLR-Magic 23mm, faster AF, easy movement of the AF-field (waited desperately for that one).Determining a second FN-Button - wow!That's all great news and if they just would add a better Auto-Iso implementation I would be in heaven.
But even so, this is great and I highly appreciate the attitude shown by Fuji with these two major FW-updates. Great!
I am very sure that many Leica-guys with legacy glass will now start to think hard what to do, especially the ones who started analog, have Leica-glass, but don't want to invest in a M9 or so.
Thanks and Regards,Daniel
Wow! Really, they are serious about that. First Hasselblad with the Lunar, now Leica with small apperture premium price APS-C compact cam.
There is no viral marketing necessary from the competitors - this camera is easily doing that job.
That price with that camera with the current competition is really, really ambitious.
these prices are very reasonable, competitive and much more realistic then the latest rumors.
I already have the 14mm and the 35mm from Fuji and I am more the 21mm than the 18mm Fullframe guy. Therefore I am not in. But in general these two lenses are welcome additions to the lens lineup - especially the 12mm lens. Very nice.
And in the past I have never been dissatisfied by Zeiss lenses for my Canon 5dmkII.
It´s good to have more choices.
I cannot really believe that. They cannot be so ... hmm ... blind.There are very nice mFT cameras with very nice primes, there are also very nice Sony Nex cameras - ok, very few primes and finally there is the Fuji X-System which brings nearly everything what stands for Leica: OVF plus EVF, very good primes and a extremly interesting roadmap plus a very good standard zoom.And Leica? Leica thiinks they can win market shares with an expensive (but nice looking) system with a dark zoom and no primes. For them, I don't hope so and whait curiously for the announcement - even when I am already sold to the X-system ;)
Nice. But I am still using my DSLR for Tele-stuff. So not interested.
But I really, really want to have the 1.4 23. That's urgent. Q4 2013 - oh why o why.
They look great and I loved my X100, but now I will hold my breath for the 1.4 23 for my X-Pro1. I will not buy another camera, no! I won't buy another camera ..... no, I will not! Still, what a nice camera.... !nope!
abolit66: technology, shmenology, learn how to make a decent camera first, Fuji!
I can only laugh on that polemnism. The focus of the X-Series is not the fastest yet, but for sure it works very good, is meanwhile fast enough for the most stuff and is the most accurate I've worked with so far.
I still not get why people like to bash on different brands and writing up such nonsense. If you write something you should be able to at least share substantly experience with these cameras and you should be able to proof it somehow. Otherwise it is just fart in the wind.
And Canon continous to fullfill little movie-makers dreams .... But does not bring competitive products for the stills photographer since long.
500$ and no lens hood, that's ridiculous.
What happend to Olympus?
No need to upgrade from a 24-105mm lens. ok.
The price is just ridicolous, also for the f2 35mm. I can get a Zeiss 2.0 35 ZE for that money...Canon, that's not the way to rise market shares, that's the best way to loose them.In the head of somebody who thinks about his first FF-DSLR:"Hmm, should I buy the Canon 6d with 24-70 IS for 3.500 Euro, or should I go for the Nikon D600 with 24-85 for 2300 Euro?" --- yeah, that's a tough decision.
My father does have a lot of very good glas but is also a big fan of the 18-200. Therefore he instantly bought the new 18-300 and sent it back after a few days. He will stick on his 18-200 vrII. The 18-300 is in his opinion optical worse, much heavier and much bigger.
Why did they brought out the mini?Quite easy, because some customers demand them, what the success of the Samsung Galaxy Pad clearly shows.I am a iPad2 user, but my wife would like to have a Mini, because it fits easily into her handbag - and she demands it for quite long now ;-)I refused to buy the Samsung for her, because I don't want to learn a new device. I am a Apple guy, with not much time ;)
So I will buy the iPad Mini for her. Perfect fit.
I just compared it to 5dmkII and the Fuji X-Pro1 (as I have these two) to bring it in some context for me.So the results for the D600 are very good, a tat better then the mkII and in Raw from 1600 on also better than the mkIII - but it is clear visible that the improvement of the SN-ration is not as fast as in the last years. With one exception: The Fuji X-Pro1 with it's APC-sized x-trans sensor really shows to big two what is possible nowadays. Kudos Fuji - great job against the FF-sensors! In RAW it keeps up with the most recent FF-DSLRs up to Iso3200, and only looses margins after that. And in Jpeg it is just easily ahead up to Iso6400. Wow!
Now, please Adobe, get rid of the last bit of folliage issues in RAW, and the X-Pro1 is near to perfect in terms of image quality, especially regarding the sensor size!
SheikYerbouti: A zoom lens on a rangefinder type of camera seems to be going against everything that rangefinders were originally designed for. But, as Fuji have demonstrated with their X-Pro1 and X-E1 cameras, it can be done quite elegantly. Still, I'm wondering how useful and how intuitive a zoom will be on these cameras? To me a zoom makes much more sense on an SLR because its through-the-lens view is more suitable for framing and composing an image with a zoom. I think rangefinder photographers are better off with 2, 3 or 4 excellent prime lenses in the bag ...
... which gives me an idea: Wouldn't it be nice if at some point in the future Fuji introduced a high quality, compact, K-5-style SLR that made use of their amazing X-Trans sensor? Maybe Photokina 2014 would be the right time to announce such a camera?
That's fine. If the optical qualitiy is what I expect I will buy the zoom for sure.
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