Fuji: Silver X-E1 "Perfect for women"

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ispress Forum Member • Posts: 96
Fuji: Silver X-E1 "Perfect for women"

This post is intended to be light-hearted, so please don't take offense. I think things get lost in translation sometimes when companies put together their advertising materials, like this gem from Fuji's X-E1 website:

Black

The black X-E1 allows the subject to forget about the camera and is therefore optimal for reportage work.

Silver

The silver X-E1's refined design and feel stands out among the X series and is great for casual occasions. It's perfect for women and the younger generation.

http://www.fujifilmusa.com/products/digital_cameras/x/fujifilm_x_e1/features/page_03.html

Everyone got that? Black is for older male types. Silver is for women and youngsters.

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Clayton1985 Veteran Member • Posts: 7,194
Re: Fuji: Silver X-E1 "Perfect for women"

Whew! Glad to know I ordered the right one.... wouldn't want to be walking around with a ladies camera :).

brudy Senior Member • Posts: 1,510
Re: Fuji: Silver X-E1 "Perfect for women"

It's a little sad that some marketing guy is actually getting paid to come up with that crap.

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D200_4me
D200_4me Veteran Member • Posts: 4,154
Re: Fuji: Silver X-E1 "Perfect for women"

Everyone knows girls can't take pictures. Kai even made a video to teach them how...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFCMHLtNl8

Gets good around 1:30

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nawknai Senior Member • Posts: 1,043
Re: Fuji: Silver X-E1 "Perfect for women"

Women have a great eye for photography. How else can you explain all the wonderful, creative photos that my girlfriend takes while chained up to the kitchen stove?

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skimble
skimble Veteran Member • Posts: 6,178
ohhh dear does that mean..

all the X100 sold in the beginning were lady's and youngster cameras
At least I can count myself into the youngster group

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Toccata47 Senior Member • Posts: 2,800
There's more to the world than America

Mirrorless cameras have eclipsed dslr sales in the japanese home market taking over 60% market share. Of that, the fastest growing demographic are people under

For you American Suffragettes decrying this violation, do make the same objection anytime you see a beer commercial in the usa, or do you believe that those woman are wiggling in bikinis because it makes the booze go down smoother?

brudy wrote:

It's a little sad that some marketing guy is actually getting paid to come up with that crap.

ohmydentist Senior Member • Posts: 1,933
Re: Fuji: Silver X-E1 "Perfect for women"

Fuji could say the silver model is for teenage girls, and I would still get it because I like it. These remarks only matter to insecure folks.

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Daniel from Bavaria Contributing Member • Posts: 861
Re: Fuji: Silver X-E1 "Perfect for women"

Meeh, I loved the design of the X100 and think the X-Pro1 is not as elegant.

If I would buy the X-E1, what I will not do as I have the X-Pro1, I would for sure pick up the silver model, same with the OM-D.

Disclaimer: I am male, I am no artist, I am just a married manager who did Kickboxing for a long time and loves to share dirty jokes with his friends with some beers. I am not able to find the right curtain-colour and if you ask me what the car was which has passed, I can tell you everything about it, except the colour - my wife would only be able to tell you the colour ...

So, sh*T, I think I am the wrong customer for the silverfinished X-E1 or X100. I have to stay with my batman-camera . cool

Cheers,
Daniel

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MuMinded Senior Member • Posts: 1,939
Re: There's more to the world than America

Your logic doesn't quite hold true as far as I can see.
http://fujifilm-x.com/x-e1/ja/about/accessory/

Can't find anywhere on the Fujifilm Japan site where it says that the silver is for ladies. If this advertisement wasn't meant for the English speaking world, (there were womans rights movements all over the western world BTW) then why make the advertisment in English to begin with?

I like beer, I like woman.. seems like a perfect combination to me..

MuMinded

Toccata47 wrote:

Mirrorless cameras have eclipsed dslr sales in the japanese home market taking over 60% market share. Of that, the fastest growing demographic are people under

For you American Suffragettes decrying this violation, do make the same objection anytime you see a beer commercial in the usa, or do you believe that those woman are wiggling in bikinis because it makes the booze go down smoother?

brudy wrote:

It's a little sad that some marketing guy is actually getting paid to come up with that crap.

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andyjayscott Regular Member • Posts: 132
Re: Fuji: Silver X-E1 "Perfect for women"

I reckon it's probably perfect for taking photographs of women.

DRabbit
DRabbit Veteran Member • Posts: 4,724
All you manly men...

You better cancel your silver EX1 pre-orders... wouldn't want us thinking less of you for carrying around a woman's camera

(plus it'll move me up higher on the pre-order list - LOL)

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mainger Regular Member • Posts: 370
Re: Fuji: Silver X-E1 "Perfect for women"

Actually, this kind of comment is perfectly OK in Japan. It's assumed here that women and men don't want the same designs, and therefore some designs (not just the pink ones!) are marketed towards women, and expressely state so. Also, the level of "chauvinism" you can get away here is really quite high. I bought a wooden shelf from Muji last year that had, printed on the label : "so easy to put up even women could do it." I asked my female friends about this and most of them said it was a positive thing, because in their mind, diy is for men, it needs complex tools, etc. The label made them confident.

As a foreigner here, it makes my skin crawl sometimes, but it's hard to objectively judge another culture. Still pretty funny though

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MuMinded Senior Member • Posts: 1,939
Re: Fuji: Silver X-E1 "Perfect for women"

Exactly!

I've lived in Japan for 14 years and that is exactly the same response I have sometime.

People are sometimes too uptight about such things like this. The Japanese on the other hand recognize and seem to celebrate that differences between men and woman are normal and natural.

I'm in Chiba BTW..

MuMinded

mainger wrote:

Actually, this kind of comment is perfectly OK in Japan. It's assumed here that women and men don't want the same designs, and therefore some designs (not just the pink ones!) are marketed towards women, and expressely state so. Also, the level of "chauvinism" you can get away here is really quite high. I bought a wooden shelf from Muji last year that had, printed on the label : "so easy to put up even women could do it." I asked my female friends about this and most of them said it was a positive thing, because in their mind, diy is for men, it needs complex tools, etc. The label made them confident.

As a foreigner here, it makes my skin crawl sometimes, but it's hard to objectively judge another culture. Still pretty funny though

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TitusXIII
TitusXIII Regular Member • Posts: 449
Re: Fuji: Silver X-E1 "Perfect for women"

Beer, boobs and bacon and a silver camera is what men dream of.

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mainger
mainger Regular Member • Posts: 370
Re: Fuji: Silver X-E1 "Perfect for women"

MuMinded wrote:

I'm in Chiba BTW..

Tokyo. Don't you find that the clouds in Japan are not that photogenic? I used to live in England and we'd have photo-grade clouds all the time. Here, it's a rarity, IMO.

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intruder61
intruder61 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,064
Re: Fuji: Silver X-E1 "Perfect for women"

ispress wrote:

This post is intended to be light-hearted, so please don't take offense. I think things get lost in translation sometimes when companies put together their advertising materials, like this gem from Fuji's X-E1 website:

Black

The black X-E1 allows the subject to forget about the camera and is therefore optimal for reportage work.

Silver

The silver X-E1's refined design and feel stands out among the X series and is great for casual occasions. It's perfect for women and the younger generation.

http://www.fujifilmusa.com/products/digital_cameras/x/fujifilm_x_e1/features/page_03.html

Everyone got that? Black is for older male types. Silver is for women and youngsters.

oh my! .. a dilemma for lesbians

PeterLeyssens Senior Member • Posts: 1,532
Re: Fuji: Silver X-E1 "Perfect for women"

Hi,

mainger wrote:

I asked my female friends about this and most of them said it was a positive thing, because in their mind, diy is for men, it needs complex tools, etc. The label made them confident.

This reminds me of a female Japanese friend. She is quite emancipated, actually: travels around solo all the time, managed to (nearly) drink me under the table, was a 3 dan kendo, etc. When she visited me in Belgium and I started cooking a simple omelet with mushrooms, she was very surprised. It was the first time ever she saw a man (non-cook) chop up vegetables.

Peter.

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MuMinded Senior Member • Posts: 1,939
Re: Fuji: Silver X-E1 "Perfect for women"

Not Always, but most of the times. Being in Chiba, and downwind of all that Tokyo Smog does have one benefit, sometimes the sunsets are out of this world.

Sorry, not a Fujifilm image.. Taken with my D300 and a long lens.. Not far from my house.

MuMinded

mainger wrote:

MuMinded wrote:

I'm in Chiba BTW..

Tokyo. Don't you find that the clouds in Japan are not that photogenic? I used to live in England and we'd have photo-grade clouds all the time. Here, it's a rarity, IMO.

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JakeB Contributing Member • Posts: 855
Re: There's more to the world than America

They're both sexist ads.

But thanks for hoisting yourself by your own petard.

Toccata47 wrote:

Mirrorless cameras have eclipsed dslr sales in the japanese home market taking over 60% market share. Of that, the fastest growing demographic are people under

For you American Suffragettes decrying this violation, do make the same objection anytime you see a beer commercial in the usa, or do you believe that those woman are wiggling in bikinis because it makes the booze go down smoother?

brudy wrote:

It's a little sad that some marketing guy is actually getting paid to come up with that crap.

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