And THIS is why I'm switching to Fuji from Sony...

Started Feb 13, 2014 | Discussions thread
Aethon Regular Member • Posts: 320
Re: As a company...

Astrophotographer 10 wrote:

Also you realise FE lenses will work on APSc e-mount?

Apart from the fact that they are quite expensive, they make a lot of sense.

Say you buy 5 Fuji XF lenses. Great. Lovely. What happens when Fuji eventually offers a FF Xtrans or Organic Sensor? Fuji has already said XF won't do FF. I have tested that myself by physically holding a couple of XF lenses in front of my Sony A7r - you get a circle photo where the lens doesn't cover (by the way Sony and Fuji flange distance is almost the same 17.7mm veruss 18mm for Sony - I'd love an adapter that allows Emount and Xmount to interchange).

APSc Sony buyers can then accumulate FE lenses that when many upgrade to FF their lenses are useable and it also gets rid of a major objection to upgrading to FF - I only have APSc compatible lenses.

I think that's exactly why people like Fujifilm's strategy. It appears that every other company is prepared to compromise the full potential benefits of APS-C by only producing their best lenses in FF. Sony is moving to FE. Canon and Nikon have had a decade to build a full APS lineup and haven't bothered.

Maybe, as you suggest, this is because they intend to incentivize users to eventually upgrade to FF.  But you know what? I don't buy a camera system in order to be incentivized to upgrade. I've decided APS-C is the right format for me, so I just want an APS-C system that is high quality, with a full range of lenses that are as small and light as possible.

Right now, Fujifilm is the only manufacturer that has any credibility in offering to deliver what I want. Sad but true.

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