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
OK there is a lot of great cameras then the one you wanted for 10 years comes out, XT1 is it for me.
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.
Robert Morris: Why are they using the older sensor and not the newer one on the X100s?
Price point, They need a low cost Camera.
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.
Hugo808: I cannot, for the life of me, see that these pics are technically any better than ones from any other make of camera. In fact they look much worse, pale and soft. And I've looked all over the place (including the Fuji site) for better ones but they all have the same washed out look. Must be what people prefer. Go figure.
I don't like the trend towards EVFs either, most horrid things. Still, it's another market segment everyone can aim cameras at.
You can change that, The camera has 5 color presets Chang to Veliva for eye popping colors. For the price $999.00 it shoots photos that look as good as Canon's 5Dmk3 to me.
Like mine and I only had it 2 hours, Doing night shots after 3 AM. I will find out a lot in the next 12 hours! I may even post a link.
panpen: Where did you guys find it in stock in USA?
XE1 and 18-55 is in stock at B&H for the last 2 days
jj74e: the problem for me with this camera is that it is fuji's budget camera, but it still costs as much as panasonic's flagship, the gh2, which arguably will probably do a lot of things much better- weather sealed, AF, the plethora of video features, OLED screen and EVF, and more.
the x-e1 sure looks nice...but if they had to use a low spec LCD just to keep the costs down, you have to wonder what else is making it so expensive compared to so many other great cameras around the same price point.
sure its sensor is unique and it looks pretty...but uniqueness doesn't command 100% superior IQ, and looks only go so far. it's a good camera until you look at the prices for other great cameras.
I disagree with all your points. Compare photos its worth the cost. Fuji didn't make it for everyone but for shooters like me that wanted a old stile shooters camera, Not a computer and lens only.
Petka: I found an annoying bug in the X-E1: RAW files open slightly cropped from the long sides in Lightroom 4.2. Pressing RESET in LR 4.2 reveals the whole frame, or using the crop tool and unlocking the file and choosing "original". This is strange as there is no possibility of adjusting the aspect ratio when shooting RAW only. EXIF data says: Dimensions - 3264 x 4896, Cropped - 2760 x 4896.
If the camera is set to shoot both RAW and JPEG, the RAW file behaves normally.
Fuji, please take note...
Ok, Still hoping my camera shows up with the zoom soon. Till then seeing what you guys are saying.
gachsan: Greetings all. I'm a Canon 7D user for quite sometime and happy about its performance overall. I have 17-55 f/2.8, 70-200 f/2.8, 10-22 and 50 f/1.4 lenses. I also bought a Fuji X10 as my pocket cam and have been impressed with its EXR and lowlight capability. Tempted to get the X-E1 (available next month in Jakarta) but yesterday I attended a Canon wshop and tried the pre-production EOS-M (available also next month with the price about the same with X-E1, maybe even a bit cheaper) and fell also for it since I can use all my lenses and it can act as my wide lens camera whenever I have my tele attached to my 7D. Now, should I go for X-E1 and invest more in X lenses or just go on get the EOS-M. Gosh, that X-E1 retro looks is really gorgeous!
I think the M is good if you shoot on P, S, A a lot M looks like a pain to work fast???
Page 69 Aspect ratio, Think yours is set to 16:9 and want 3:2. If you have RAW only this is just showing what it thinks you want? I would try setting to 3:2 and see if that fixs it. add more Your Lucky is still 2 weeks + before my X E-1 shows?
JoeDaBassPlayer: Looks like an expensive K 01.
A there's lot more to it
abi170845: for the size with aps-c sensor, it is a pretty good price. Still waiting for the 10mmzoom, next year maybe I'll look into Fuji.
Me to I want all 3 Zooms
marcuz: I've a question about the release button, since it appears to have a threaded hole, but I'm not sure about it from the pictures I've seen: does it accept traditional cable releases?
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!