Benarm: whatever you do, don't give your kids a mirror-flipping camera, by the time they grow up, those cameras will be like a rotary telephone
You know, there are still guys taking pictures with large format field or monorail cameras. Even with some wet plate crazy techniques... On average, They know better, what to do with their gear than those with the most modern stuff.There are still companies than manufacture that "old" gear...
Mark Roberts: Has anyone been ASKING for a middle ground, or is this just a push for another proprietary standard that Adobe can license?
It has already started. When I bought Panasonic GF1, it was not supported by Aperture yet. I thought I convert the files to DNG... but I still could not open them in Aperture.
DNG as Digital Negative is OK. If it is lossy, it is no longer a Digital Negative in my opinion. The idea of Digital Negative is to retain all information.
They should have renamed it completely.
chlamchowder: The highest shutter speeds not being available at wide apertures is a little disappointing, because one major use of high shutter speeds is to let you shoot the lens wide open in bright sunlight without overexposure.
Unfortunately, there are technical limitations on how fast leaf shutter can work.
But there is solution. ND filters.
That is why there is even a built-in ND8 filter in Fuji X100 - VERY convenient I must admit.
I am sorry. There is no loyalty which would force me to buy that monstrosity they just created.
Leica is expensive - but it is at least different from anything else. But this is an externally pimped up copy of NEX...
somehow I started to think about big fluffy pink cadillac.... this is no camera - it is jewellery, and of poor taste...
When I saw the headline, I felt something incredible might be happening - but when I saw those photos, and read the news - I understood the "incredible" can have also a negative meaning.
raztec: Great to see competitiion in this market. Sony and Fuji are really pushing the envelope to provide serious photographers what they've always wanted: An affordable full-frame rangefinder style camera.
Hopefully in the next few years we'll have the same but only with a good viewfinder, interchangeable lenses, and excellent MF capabilities.
Nikon and Canon should wake up and stop playing the marketing game and get their engineers to produce the cameras that serious photographers demand.
The way of using. Intended to be small and unobtrusive. Street photography camera.
micdair: So nice and so out-of-my-budget, unfortunately. :-(
I wonder if Fuji has some plans to come up with the model from the lower segment - to compete with 5 and 3 NEXes or EOS M...
You can have leaf shutter in an interchangeable lens camera. Hasselblad 500cm I am just looking on is a proof of that. It is just not so practical in smaller formats, as lenses would have to be much bigger, and much more expensive...
I wonder if it is possible to put a leaf shutter in camera in place, where they put focal shutter right now...
Uaru: Fuji X mount, please.
There is even tillt&shift from hasselblad to Nikon...
True - but if it is native, it is less bother. On top of that, it could have additional pluses, like reporting the correct EXIF data, etc.
BTW if we are talking adapters, for many APS-C mounts there are tilt, shift and sometimes tilt and shift adapters for glass like M42... It is even cheaper solution then Samyang - but of course, it has its drawbacks...
glacierpete: Here is an news mag article (in German) that mentions a price of 900 Euro and it will have no a low pass filter.http://www.heise.de/foto/meldung/X-E1-Die-kleine-Schwester-der-X-Pro-1-1699464.html
Just 100 euro less of what X-Pro costs in Japan.
I just love European prices...
X100 has its own unique merits thanks to big sensor (which X10 lacks) and leaf shutter (which X-Pro/XE lack).
I didtched D700 if favor of Fuji, but I have not gave up on X100. I still find it an exceptional camera.
Dr GP: Seems to me this is a more functional version of the X1Pro? Smaller, faster focus? (OVF is useless in anycase because it seems to amplify focus issues).
Any benefit of X1 Pro over XE1?
One benefit, I already have X-Pro - selling it now and get XE1 is pointless;-)
The point is, I already took some wonderful photos with X-Pro - and XE1 is yet not on the market...
JohnMatrix: The spec lists says the XE-1 has face detection AF. Does the X-Pro1 have the same? thx
I do not fully agree with mcm49. There are times, that I know I want to have focus on faces - and in fast changing environment it is a help.
danaceb: -Clenches fist- Sony; after over two years why have you not come up with a lens line half as competent for the E -mount >.<
When first NEXes were out, but the lack of a good fast prime like 20mm 1.7 for m4/3 was the reason I decided not to buy it.
xlynx9: "In return its rear screen is slightly downgraded in terms of both size and resolution, to a still-respectable 2.8" 460k dot LCD - according to Fujifilm this is necessary to keep the camera's size down."
DPR, you are being way too soft on them.We have tiny cameras with bigger and MUCH higher res screens. 460k in late 2012 is pathetic, not respectable.
I my experience, anything above 460k for 3" is good enough.
I stopped reading this parameter in specs, because it does not matter anymore - except for Leica, everything is good enough...;-)
Fuji X mount, please.
chekist: As a X-Pro1 owner I am a bit disappointed that only few month after release of X-Pro1 Fuji releases a camera $700 less, smaller, with built-in flash, external mic jack. And the only sacrifice as far as I can tell is the exchange of OVF to EVF. I know for some users it is life and death, for me OVF is nice to have at most. With MF lenses you need to use EVF anyway, and that has been improved. This is like me buying D800 for $3000 and 5 month later Nikon releasing D800E for $1700.
About long tradition. I bought Nikon D700 in 2009 and until now it is excelent camera at the top. I do not even have an urge to buy D800... If I bought it just after release, this would be even more impressive. That is what I call a high end model.
On the other hand, the low-end models change like in a caleidoscope.
I would like to have that kind of stability in what Fuji wants to be a high end line.
rjx: I'm enjoying the new announcements that Fuji made. But I really wish Fuji wouldn't make us wait for the 23mm F1.4 and 10-24 F4 lenses. These would be the two most important lenses I'd use with an x mount crop sensor camera and we have to wait until 2013 for these two lenses to be released.
I am / was pretty close to buying an X100. But I don't think I can justify the price since the X-E1 Will be $999, or $1198 for the X-E1 + Leica M Adapter and the ability to use whichever Leica, Zeiss, Voigtlander M mount lens I want.
And the X-PRO1 is even better with the new firmware updatehttp://www.fujifilm.com/news/n120906_03.html
I think It is good they made us wait. They have the chance to make the most important lens, 23mm, perfect.
Apparently they figured out too late they need something like mechanical coupling and DOF scale - and we have 35mm which would be SO MUCH BETTER, if it had DOF scale and mechanical coupling...