ridecycling

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On article Fujifilm X100F Review (818 comments in total)
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Aroart: The F stands for fourth what are they going to do for fifth..

The next version will be the X100 Q... Quintuplet
(Anyone from Fuji online tonight, you saw it here first!)

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 16:32 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (818 comments in total)
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ogl: Ricoh GRIII will be the killer

Up until the X100, the GR was one of the best ergonomic cameras out there. The GR film version even better yet. However, I would put the X100 against the lot of them. With the rear layout upgraded on the X100F, I would suggest this camera will be mighty tough to beat in the handling department. The Leica Q could take a few design ideas from Fuji - that's not a knock against Leica, but it is a big reason the X100 is as good as it is. 10 yrs ago, Fuji was headed the way of Nokia - look at them now! Kudos to Fuji - love the Acros addition as well.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 16:08 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (818 comments in total)
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Smaug01: Odd that they're still supplying it with a soft lens. What's the point of an APS-C sensor if you're going to cripple it with a soft lens. I just compared their lab scene vs. Canon G9X II, and the Canon image looks much sharper. And it zooms.

Soft? I would not suggest the lens is soft at all. There is not a lens on the planet that would not have some sort of compromise. For its size, focal length, color rendering and overall design, this lens is pretty F**king good.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 15:57 UTC
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ridecycling: Considering Fuji has not been in this market, it is a pretty audacious effort and a hefty price. Looks like they will be looking to recoup their R&D costs as fast as possible, but with prices like this, it may take a long time as I don't think this thing will fly off shelves per se.

It makes the Lumix GX1 a very interesting proposition what appears to offer very similar features sensor size aside.

I am not so sure people will flock to a costly system like this with only a few available lenses and a pretty short history for making product at this level. Risky proposition, not to say that Fuji is not a good brand, just they have not been a player in this domain before. Let's see how long these prices last.

To compare this system to a D4 is a real stretch. Just as you say, the ability to have 'lots of Nikon lenses' is one reason why the D4 can be a D4 to begin with.

Not to be sarcastic, but my friend, I know the D4 and this is no D4 - not even close.

Cheap is a term that is open for interpretation. If what I think you are saying it is good value, you may be right, but it will take a long time for Fuji to build a system even close in comparison to a D4 if ever.

I do question companies who title their products with the word 'Pro' as if that is who the product is made for; a bit of strange marketing twist. I don't see the word Pro on a D4, yet I would say the vast majority of D4 users will be just that, pros.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2012 at 15:44 UTC

Considering Fuji has not been in this market, it is a pretty audacious effort and a hefty price. Looks like they will be looking to recoup their R&D costs as fast as possible, but with prices like this, it may take a long time as I don't think this thing will fly off shelves per se.

It makes the Lumix GX1 a very interesting proposition what appears to offer very similar features sensor size aside.

I am not so sure people will flock to a costly system like this with only a few available lenses and a pretty short history for making product at this level. Risky proposition, not to say that Fuji is not a good brand, just they have not been a player in this domain before. Let's see how long these prices last.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 23:17 UTC as 200th comment | 3 replies
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