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About me:

Nikon D7000
Nikon D90 (modified for infrared by

Previous DSLRS: Pentax K10D, Nikon D300, Nikon D40X

Nikon Lenses:
10-24mm AF-S
10.5mm Fisheye
16-85mm VR AF-S
18-55mm AF-S
18-105mm VR AF-S
18-200mm VR II
24-70mm2.8 AF-S
28-300mm VR

50mm 1.4G
55-200mmVR AF-S

70-200mm VR AF-S II
70-300mmVR AF-S
85mm 1.8D
105mm 2.8 Micro VR AF-S

300mm f/4
1.4X Teleconverter

Non Nikon Lenses:
Sigma 17-50mm O/S
Sigma 85mm 1.4
Tamron 17-50mm HSM

Pocket Wizard FlexTT5 & MiniTT1
Orbis Ring Flash
Bowens Studio Lights

Epson 3800

Benro KJ-1 Ballhead
Benro C228 Carbon Fiber Tripod

AWS-II NatureTrekker
Slingshot 200
Belt Pack


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JackM: I'm out.

It is surprising to see how many people complain about the weight of DSLRs and how much they will pay to reduce the camera size by what seems to be a relatively minor amount. ~1lb for the Fuji vs. ~1.7lbs for a Nikon D7000 (without lenses) doesn't really seem like such a big deal. The Nikon D3100, an excellent camera for the money, weighs but 2 ounces more than the Fuji.
If you wish to take discrete photos of people on the street without their noticing you, perhaps the Fuji is a bit more inconspicuous. If "stealth" street photography is your goal, however, it would seem that a Canon S95 or S100 would serve the purpose just as well and be far more economical.
For any other type of photography, the reduction in size and weight don't seem to be much of an advantage.
But apparently, Fuji seems to believe the size/weight reduction will sell at such a high premium. The market will determine if they are right.

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Jogger: should have gone all the way and made it full frame if they were going to price it like that

Too expensive for the benefits.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2012 at 03:09 UTC
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