The 77 filter is likely needed for the wide view at 16mm. I know some are complaining about it.
Vlad S: I can't see how light source less than 1 inch wide could possibly be discussed in terms of softness. Without a modifier, you'd have to keep it just 1 inch from the subject. What's the point?
It's just one tool and won't be the right one for every thing.
nerd2: If we consider just the DOF and price
85mm f1.8 for FF = 56mm f1.2 for APS = 42.5mm f0.95 for m43(4/3 stop and 2/3 stop difference between FF - APS and APS - m43)
NIkkor 85mm 1.8G = $499Fuji 56mm 1.2 = $999 Leica 42.5mm f1.2 = $1499
I heard that all lenses are quite sharp at wide open - so this fuji lens has pretty good value, even compared with larger format lenses.
It has the DOF of a 1.8 is all he saying, it is a 1.2
matt k: Since when did a decent camera grip become an 'extra'? Was a time when they were designed to have decent grips.
Not every one needs a grip. Shot a lot of years without one.
Nice one. They did a good job setting this one up.
nplanet: The Sony RX1 is such a big step forward that no other company is even close to releasing something similar.
If thats what you need, One on the market is all thats needed.
I Have this Camera and being an older guy that remembers MF and having Canon FD lenses its great to shoot them and the files I get are great. Is this camera for you? I don't care. The DP review is 90% on the mark, Maybe a bit to negative. After they come out with a X Pro 1s and X E 1s AF will be right up there with the DSLR's. but isn't bad now at all.
andrew turner: I don't mind an EVF - my first digital camera, a Dimage 7, had one (arguable far inferior compared to what's out there now) but I liked it.
Which leads me to my question - can I preview IR through it?
The Dimage 7i added an IR filter which killed this functionality. I'd hope that I'd be able to preview IR in something like this.
Most cameras have a IR blocking filter
Muus: i see no mentioning of any kind of lens hood for the 18-55mm zoom at all. unavoidably a lens hood would block more of the OVF image than the lens itself does, but i still think a little, nifty lens hood (with length wise 'see through' sides like the one on the X-100) would be nice. especially at the tele end, where there is more reason to restrict the bundle of light reaching the lens to the light that actually reaches the sensor and less blockage of the OVF within the framelines.
I sure hope it comes with one, Likely they didn't have one to show yet?
Absolutic: why not make it right from the get go? Fuji had to do firmware upgrade to fix something in every X camera now. Are they rushing products?
Making a new camera system has to be costly and likely Fuji just need to sell cameras and unforeseen the software wasn't 100% Fuji isn't Canon or Nikon size wise and I see the X line as a risky endeavor at concept. I don't think they planed it this way, Who would? needing coffee!
PortlandOR: I was curious about the EVF so went to the local photo store and demo'd the Sony NEX 7 which allegedly has the same EVF specs as the X-E1. It was definitely higher res than the X-Pro EVF but there's still no way I could use it. Feels very disconnected from the scene, and unnatural. That makes the X-E1 a non-starter for me unfortunately. Everything else in the specs looks sweet, however. I prefer the OVF on the X Pro but the frameline inaccuracies bother me quite a bit (anyone find a good workaround here?).
BTW, AF lag on the X Pro didn't bother me as much as the shutter lag. Hopefully the firmware update will correct this, but it wasn't directly addressed in the PR. We'll see.
You just like seeing 125% not to seeing 100%? I need zooms as I can't move forward or back I will like it as I will have longer lens's on it. I often shot a bit wider for cropping later.
Astaindasy: Well. It seems that all of my friends give it an attention. It's a beautiful camera. Only problem is price. I hope it sells in good price.
$999.00 US 1400. with zoom Thats getting the zoom 18-55 for $300.00 off whats not to like??
Bruce Crossan: They still call their company "Fujifilm". . . what is "film"?
Dropping film from the name would cost a lot and lawers would be the only ones making cash from it. And they still make Film.
forpetessake: Let's see. I bought Kiron 28-85/2.8-3.8 full frame lens, reasonable quality, size, weight. Porting this lens to APS-C image circle would produce 18-55/1.8-2.5, and porting it to micro4/3 would produce 14-42/1.4-1.9 lens. I paid $15 for Kiron, I'm sure many people would be willing to pay 100x more for a modern lens, so why are the manufacturers still producing ridiculously slow lenses for ridiculously high prices? Has the industry degraded so much since 80-s?
That lens is a 42-127 on an APS-C camera. X1.5=, X2= on an M4/3's.
forpetessake: It's still too slow for a midrange zoom, where are the zooms with constant F/2.8 or F/2? Even in film days good 3x zooms in that range were readily available, I'm still using an excellent Canon FD 35-105 F3.5. Now with much smaller APS-C image circle and shorter flange distance I would expect them to make a const F/2 or at the very least F/2.8 zooms of approximately the same size, and instead we are fed with these slow lenses.
I too have the same zoom you do, I hadn't had it out in a long time and boy is that BIG! I planed with a Novaflex adapter to make it my zoom on the X-E1 but rethinking that with the 18-55 so small, Faster, and is IS on top of that. F2.8-4 is slow if you have an F1.4 to F2 primes. My self I will keep the small LIGHT zoom and slap on a prime if needed.
nawknai: I don't mind a few zooms being introduced, as long as Fuji continue making those sweet, sweet primes!
I'm looking to get into this system with a 35 mm, then 18 mm, and then possibly the 27 mm pancake because it's tiny and a good focal length.
They will have 3 zooms the rest are primes!
What no lens shade with Zooms? Not in the package at B&H
Gesture: Can non-Fuji lenses be used on these cameras?? Thanks.
Yes, they make an adaptor for Leica M and Novaflex makes them for everything else out there almost.
herebedragons: Nice try Fujifilm, Sony, Pentax, Panasonic, etc. ... these are toys ... upgraded point-n-shoot cameras that are made to appeal to someone that wishes to carry around a smaller, more compact form factor. When I shoot casually, I grab my Nikon D7000 w/ a small prime 50mm f/1.4G, but when I shoot to capture the moment, I grab my Nikon D4 or if I'm shoot landscapes, my Nikon D800. Maybe someday these mirror less cameras will come to mature into something more than a hobbyist's toy but for now, it's just that - a toy!
No Toy, Just not for you just as its not a birders camera.
evogt500: How will the hybrid viewfinder cope with all these lenses?
If it's a zoom only the EV half will work, single focal length lens can be set.