XF56 f1.2 released and specs

Started Jan 6, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Absolutic
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Re: XF56 f1.2 released and specs

Krich13 wrote:

Absolutic wrote:

For anyone who thinks the $999 price of 56/1.2 is too high, let me put it perspective. Panasonic just announced the price for its 42.5/1.2 (same 85mm equivalent, althoough DOF more like 85/2.4 on a full frame). Price in the USA - $1599. Makes that Fuji feel like a bargain, no????? Oh and it weighs more than Fuji, even though it has to cover a smaller, m43, sensor. $600 more for what? Image stablization?

My point exactly. FF is becoming the cheapest system to own, and since introduction of A7(r) (which will no doubt be followed by smaller cameras from Canikon, after all even the mirrorless A7 is bigger than the film FF SLR Olympus OM-1) is becoming comparable in size and weight.

It is an interesting proposition I've not thought about it in that way.  So you are saying that FF gear (bodies) are going to be getting cheaper in price and you'd be able to pick up reasonably priced lenses equivalent or better than Fuji X.....    So assuming you are right, fast forward couple of years from now,  we would have the following choices:   One can have a cheap but large full frame system.   Or if one wants a small compact system, would have to pay more.     Sort of like when in the 70s,  4-Track would give you a better audio quality than cassette tapes, but the size of 4-Track player/recorder was significantly larger than smaller cassette players?

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