Marek Rucinski: "which bring full-frame imaging to the mirrorless interchangeable lens market"... not. Leica's been there since like 2009...
Rangefinders use mirrors in the rangefinder assembly. They aren't actually mirrorless, if you're gonna get technical about it.
robertophoto: Apple Raw Compatibility Update v4.05 adds Fujifilm X-Trans supportApr 18, 2013
If Aperture also converts these raw files, why did you omit Aperture from your comparison?
I switched from LR to Aperture for my X100s, and, while the detail was much better, there were issues with artifacts. There is no free lunch with this sensor.
BobYIL: Amazing sharpness down to the corners in the JPEG samples. Optical distortion correction is a big PLUS these days; no sacrifice on the resolving power.
Really only the newer Leica designs at 50mm and wider, like the 50/2 AA, resolve highly and evenly across the whole frame, and I'm still not sure that it justifies $7K. Either way, what m4/3 tends to do is make their lenses slightly wider than the stated focal length, so that, once the distortion correction is added in, the focal length equals what is listed on the lens barrel. Tricky.
SayCheesePlease: 3 thoughts
1)Give Eric Clapton a cheap guitar and he will still sound great. Give me a $15K Martin guitar and I will still sound like crap.Gear does help, but only so much. Understand ISO,f-stop and shutter speed and ....composition and you can make beautiful images with almost any camera.
2)Camera companies need to sell gear to exist and make a profit. The same goes for this site. Which is fair enough.We all have to make a living. Be wise to this.
3)There is nothing wrong with loving photo gear for its beauty- and not for talking pictures.For example- fast lenses are a work of art- form and function, amazing engineering and beautiful to look at and hold.
Give Eric Clapton a cheap guitar, and, while he may sound great, he'll sound different. It's all about your aesthetic preference, and different cameras result in different looks.
Mssimo: This is a game changer in the video world. Combine the metabones with some samyang lenses and you got yourself a cheap mans Arri Alexa.
Super 35 sensors are essentially the same size as aps-c.
harold1968: Hats off to Sony on this one (+ the whole Nex series)
Really thinking outside the box and producing quality products
As a Leica shooter, the key thing for me, is how critically sharp it is at f2 as a strong attraction of FF is DOF playIf you shoot at f8 all the time, you might be better off with a Fuji E1 or xpro-1 or a Nex-6
The fuji 35mm is f1.4, which is about f2.3 on Leica, in terms of depth of field.
Bearsdenoboe: "‘So, if we introduce a full-size mount we would have to limit the amount [of compatible lenses].'"So be it. Please Fuji, do introduce a FF XP2, and we will happily enjoy making do with fewer, but superb, lenses. A 35mm FF prime , 60 macro, 80mm, 21mm, 10-24, 55 ?-200 would suit very nicely, thank you! It seems obvious that so many people are waiting for this, and would instantly give up thoughts of Leica. And – please Sort Out the colour smearing problem with Lightroom etc., that stops serious RAW users now from purchasing. This is a Must!
sproketholes, the problem with RPP at the moment is that, although the smearing is less, you get more aliasing and artifacts. Pick your poison.
micahmedia: Well, this does certainly answer the folks who've lamented a lack of lenses for the E mount. How about some smaller primes now?
The Fuji 18/2 isn't exactly stellar at the edges, either. Fuji doesn't even have their 23mm lens yet, and the Sony 35/1.8 and 50/1.8 have OSS. Plus, the new Sony 10-18 f4 should be very good. How is Fuji ahead of Sony here?
Daniel Yee: 21 f/2.8, 28 f/2.8, 35 f/1.4, 50 f/1.4, 85 f/1.4... this is seriously a sweet lens lineup.
Good to know that Fuji "upgraded" their lens roadmap for the 23mm from f/2 to f/1.4. A brighter 35mm for X-Pro1.
It'll also much larger than the X100's lens.
Gully Foyle: This release exposes even more Sony's lack of lenses for its NEXs.
You do realize that m4/3 had a couple of years head start? Not to mention, this would only be the equivalent to an f3.8 zoom on NEX, which isn't all that exciting.
oluv: i am not too impressed with the samples. at 12mm the edges seem quite soft even stopped down to f/4.5doesn't look like a 1000€ lens to me :(
F2.8 isn't exactly a fast aperture on m4/3. It is equivalent to shooting f5.6 on a 35mm sensor, and I'd expect corners to be pretty sharp at f5.6 on a 35mm sensor.
MikeNeufeld30: is it gonna make the AF even worse????
It'll mount minolta/sony AF mount, but you won't be able to use AF. Manual focus only.
Edmond Leung: I don't think it will sell well in the market. A very disappointed product.Will you buy a mirrorless camera with the same size as a DSLR camera?Totally lack of flexibility in using the high quality lenses from other brands (like Leica M lenses).I would buy a Sony 5N or 7 but not this one.
Sorry, but the 5N is very capable with M lenses. I've compared RAWs of the GXR and 5N with wide rangefinder lenses, and when sharpening is optimized for each, the GXR only has a slight edge advantage. The Nex-7, on the other hand, struggles with many M lenses. Despite the small edge advantage of the GXR over the 5N, I'm shooting the 5N because of the better EVF and ability to use a Hawks close focusing adapter with M lenses.
Bob Meyer: I guess there are lots of people who don't understand what they give up without an eye-level viewfinder, but to me this camera has little to recommend it. With lenses, it's still far bigger than the m43 system, and it doesn't seem to offer enough in the way of image quality to justify it. And without even an optional eye level viewfinder, you're stuck taking pictures in what is probably the worst possible way to hold a camera steady.
Well, for starters, at least the NEX cameras have a tilt LCD. I can't imagine buying a camera that has no EVF or movable LCD, personally.
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