What do the bezel-like markings round the screen do, apart from trying to make it look like an alarm clock?
Grey may be better than all black, but I'd rather have it in trad black'n'silver like the X100. Still, if somebody buys me a grey one (fat hope) I won't say no.
Zvonimir Tosic: This camera would've been a real gem if it had a lens with real, manual, well-dampened, yummy helical focus with distance scale, and not focus by wire. Then it could be used off the hip, manually prefocused, etc, without looking at the LCD/VF. And instead of an EV dial on top, a small LCD on top, that summarises all crucial parameters in 2 sqare cm, not looking around the entire top plate plus lens.Everything else is very much polished up by this model.
Don't really agree re the LCD - I like the EV dial as it is. I don't need to switch on to see the settings.
They could, however, have got rid of their nonsensical lens-hood/etc mounting system and just put a 49mm filter thread round the front end like a sane manufacturer.
JohnEwing: Video really has little place in a camera such as this, but Fuji must have decided that poor video is better than the hoo-hah that leaving it out would make in the reviews. It's probably better to have it reviewed, as here, as a couple of ho-humming paragraphs than have the omission trumpetted in review headlines. I'd certainly never use it.
Well, I suppose so. I only ever take a few minutes of movie per year, mostly when I'm on my bike. Not with my X100, though.
Video really has little place in a camera such as this, but Fuji must have decided that poor video is better than the hoo-hah that leaving it out would make in the reviews. It's probably better to have it reviewed, as here, as a couple of ho-humming paragraphs than have the omission trumpetted in review headlines. I'd certainly never use it.
Yet more ways to develop Shermer's Neck. Can't wait.
PowerG9atBlackForest: Omitting the icon (other companies desperately do want one) is some form of self-destruction, another sign of schizophrenia at Leica?
@MPA1: BMWs are even cheaper when the turn signals work.
I hope they don't sit on the images for their usual 6 months.
PicOne: So evidently from reading comments below, this camera is assumed to have taken photos other than the staged (fake) setup shot shown in the article. Today, isn't it true a photographer would be fired if he did this for his news agency?
...and in fact, he was a great retoucher. Stalinism considered that photojournalism was the only legitimate photography, and that it had to be at the service of the state. Khaldei would probably have detested Photoshop, though, because it has made every exceptional photo suspect these days: back then, he could retouch to his heart's content and only a few would suspect him.
Since his news agency of the time was Tass, he was in no danger. Quite the opposite.
JohnEwing: He was a bit of a wide boy. He has another great pic of the Red Army marching into Berlin over a Nazi flag lying flat out in the road, with a house burning in the background. Asked if he had put the flag there he said "No. But I did set fire to the house".
I had read the bit about the tablecloths, the difference being that he didn't say "borrowed": he said "stole".
Agreed, he was a propagandist. His other work included shoots of female factory workers and fighter pilots.
Duh. I went to answer the door and my drone hit the wall. :(
He was a bit of a wide boy. He has another great pic of the Red Army marching into Berlin over a Nazi flag lying flat out in the road, with a house burning in the background. Asked if he had put the flag there he said "No. But I did set fire to the house".
Good idea but could reduce it to a light collar with a couple of screws sticking out to mate with holes in the tops of the legs.
Not for me anyway: my monopod is so heavy I usually leave it at home in hope of a friendly tree or gate-post.
Paul Farace: Micro SD? Really? How frikken small do these cards have to be? I purchased one with SD adapter to directly load images to my tiny tablet... fine, as long as I don't sneeze and send the teeny tiny card flying into the air!And I was impressed with the date density of CF cards!
The ejection spring on one of my devices is so strong that you have watch where you point it and keep your mouth shut.
Gura Gear sounds like a bad ventriloquist.
Tamrac were almost always my second choice when it came to buying a bag.
Just a Photographer: Yes we all know that the D800 had some flaws and now we have the D810...
Of course everything that is flawed with Nikon is updated to x10....
This means EOL for the D800 and no firmware updates for this camera are to be expected anymore, while there is so much that still needs to be improved.
Even though the D800 is a good camera Nikon isn't going to sell me anymore DSLR's anymore. The future is in mirrorless...
Aye well, the first bickie in the packet is always broken.
"Collecting dust" were the operative words for me. Need to clean out the folder carefully before exposing a naked sensor to it.
With flaky old bellows can you ever be sure?
#5: I spy Brylcreme!