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brendon1000

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Tom Holton: No 4K? Sorry, Canon misses the mark again.

4k has many more useful features. I know a guy who shoots 4k to allow for cropping in post with no IQ loss.

Let customers decide what they would want to have and what they do not want. If camera companies decide what customers need the world will be a worse off place.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2016 at 08:11 UTC
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Carl Mucks: It's huge for its 0.8x crop factor. It looks ugly. And it's likely behind every professional FF camera in every measurement. What to be fascinated about? -- Ridiculous price?

Fuji must have caught a Zika virus, how else to explain this microcephalic camera?

I am not doubting that MF is better than DSLRs in IQ. My point was MF is still a very niche technology and the lenses aren't very fast. All the lenses to be designed by Fuji are all pretty slow and there exists much faster versions on FF cameras of any of the 4 FF systems out there.

MF still remains the defacto king in studio photography. However out in the field and not in controlled lighting situations I would wager a lot of people would prefer a DSLR or mirrorless FF solution over MF primarily due to aids like superior AF, access to much faster lenses etc.

I don't know what you were shooting at ISO 16000 but I am sure you know that Canon has an expanded ISO to 12800 which isn't recommended but it is useable for small prints. A Canon 5dr could have used a faster lens since DOF is larger to get a similar shot.

The problem with MF is not the IQ but the starting price to get into the system. You still need to spend at least $15000 to a 5 lens system.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 14:14 UTC
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8632Morrison: Olympus continues to show it's own unique path to excellence. 50 1.2. 12-100 4. 300 4. But still great 17, 25, 45 1.8's, 60 2.8, 75 1.8, etc. For my money NO other manufacturer is doing as much to give enthusiast and certain pro photographers what they're looking for but haven't found with C/N, etc. Love it.

Wait was are the equivalent focal length and aperture values for all the lenses you mentioned ! :) :P :D

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 13:57 UTC
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maljo@inreach.com: I wish Fuji well. I believe this will be an excellent camera, but it is entering a crowded market.

T3 the main drawback into Medium format is the starting price. You need to spend around $15k for a full MF kit which is very prohibitive for a huge population if you really want the best IQ.

If you build a very high quality FF kit then you spend half that amount and end up with much faster f1.4 glass while most of these lenses are f2.2 equivalent.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 08:40 UTC
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ogl: It's 28-200/f8.0 equivalent for FF...F8.0...Hmmmm...

To you maybe. I never buy zooms to get good bokeh. For that I use prime lenses like my 85mm 1.8 Batis or the 35mm f1.4 Zeiss.

This zoom lens has fantastic range. For the Sony E mount system you do get a 24-240mm lens but that isn't very sharp towards the long end. For Nikon FF you have a 24-120mm f4 which isn't nearly as long as this lens and for Canon also besides the 24-105mm f4 there is no real long zoom.

As long as this lens is very sharp till 200mm I don't see any issues with this very useful focal length. Yes the price is high but after a few months you should get a few sparingly used copies for less.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 06:40 UTC
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Carl Mucks: It's huge for its 0.8x crop factor. It looks ugly. And it's likely behind every professional FF camera in every measurement. What to be fascinated about? -- Ridiculous price?

Fuji must have caught a Zika virus, how else to explain this microcephalic camera?

@Jnd - You are spreading false info ! 645Z isn't reviewed on DXOmark. Only 645D which is older gen.

Try image-resource. Per pixel sharpness is better on the 645Z.

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/canon-5ds-r/canon-5ds-r-image-quality.htm
You DO get better IQ but you also lose things like faster lenses, more extreme focal lengths, faster AF, great video etc.

All these things puts the Fuji into a very small niche territory for a few discerning photographers. BUT IQ is better than any current FF camera except in high ISO.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 13:17 UTC
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ekaton: What a smart move from Fuji. The GFX does not cannibalize their X mount but rather complements it and will provide tough competition to FF offerings (think about a Leica SL).

@ekaton - But why would they want to ? :P

What are the lenses available ? Slow f2.8 prime lenses ? Slow 2x zoom lenses ? 18mm equivalent is like the widest UWA lenses around in MF world.

No this camera is for a small niche segment of people who have tons of money and don't mind working around the quirks of a MF system with slow AF.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 11:53 UTC
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ogl: It's 28-200/f8.0 equivalent for FF...F8.0...Hmmmm...

The shutter speed will match a 24-200mm f4 lens on FF if it did exist. That is what matters.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 08:53 UTC
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Carl Mucks: It's huge for its 0.8x crop factor. It looks ugly. And it's likely behind every professional FF camera in every measurement. What to be fascinated about? -- Ridiculous price?

Fuji must have caught a Zika virus, how else to explain this microcephalic camera?

@Cosinapile - Triumph over full frames ? Only in IQ. Otherwise 35mm sensors have HUGE advantages over this Fuji like far far better selection of lenses available, FAR better AF speed tracking etc, TTL flash system, much faster overall operation. Much more extreme lenses available (12-24mm UWA, 50mm 0.95, 85mm f1.2, 24-105mm f4 etc etc) that is not available in any medium format system.

What you will get are slow prime lenses and very short zoom lenses all for prices that will make many people blush. Not something that will really attract too many people.

In fact when I look the comparison tool between the Canon 5dr and the Pentax 645Z the differences are too small and in many cases the Canon actually looks sharper to me and the Canon was used with a rather old Canon 85mm f1.8 lens.

This is a niche camera for a few discerning photographers who need to print very large and can spend $15k on a system.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 07:55 UTC
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REDred Photo: Has anyone indicated anything about using legacy lenses with inert adapters? I've got a collection of manual focus Hasselblad, Pentax, and Mamiya lenses that would be fantastic with a mirrorless system like this.

There is no physical shutter as the lenses have leaf shutters so if your MF Hasselblad lenses have leaf shutters then they can be used IMO.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 07:23 UTC
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ekaton: What a smart move from Fuji. The GFX does not cannibalize their X mount but rather complements it and will provide tough competition to FF offerings (think about a Leica SL).

The amount of DSLR shooters who will be considering this will be marginal at the very best ! You will need to spend a good $15k to build a decent 4 - 5 system lens.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 07:11 UTC
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Carl Mucks: It's huge for its 0.8x crop factor. It looks ugly. And it's likely behind every professional FF camera in every measurement. What to be fascinated about? -- Ridiculous price?

Fuji must have caught a Zika virus, how else to explain this microcephalic camera?

Are you trying to be a troll ? You do know the IQ from this camera is better than any 35mm camera out there right ? Ok not a huge difference more but it WILL be better. A larger sensor equals better per pixel sharpness, better tonality, color depth etc. Granted the difference won't be huge but once you reach the higher spectrum of digital photography you pay a lot for every extra 10% IQ.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 07:10 UTC
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Tom Holton: No 4K? Sorry, Canon misses the mark again.

^^ Exactly ! If Canon launches a $800 camera tomorrow with a 12 MP sensor people will be saying oh how big do people print anyways. 12 MP is more than what people need etc.

The point is others are offering at that price point Canon is competing. Canon isn't offering it mainly because it knows its loyal fan base will buy it nevertheless even if its not very competitive.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 06:57 UTC
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Wild Light: It's not a game changer, it's a game ender. Everyone else must be shocked, pi$$ed and scared right now.

Sigh. If you are asking me is MF better than 35mm format ? Of course it is. No question about it. If you are asking me whether that little better IQ is justified spending $8k for a body and one 50mm equivalent lens ? Then my answer is probably not.

The main issue with this body is not with Fuji but with medium format in general. That is the price is way to high compared to the small IQ differences.

The difference between APS-C and 35mm is there but again not too significant in a lot of usage scenarios. And 35mm has hundreds of lenses with full AF and electronic features while MF has a few slow 2x zoom lenses and slow prime lenses.

This Fuji medium format will have a very rudimentary AF and its lenses aren't very fast compared to 35mm sensor lenses which will mean the appeal of this camera will be only to those who want max IQ and are willing to drop $15k+ on a system.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 17:25 UTC
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69camaroSS: Funny how Canon can ignore a camera system for 4 years and nobody accuses them of abandoning the system, but Sony has to release a new camera every year or it gets accused of jumping ship.

To be fair not everyone cares too much for that 'look'. I also have a Minolta 85mm f1.4 G which I liked on crop. However on FF I found the sharpness wide open and even slightly stopped down to be lacking. I switched to a Batis 85mm f1.8 and I have never used the Minolta ever again. Its just too soft compared to the Batis.

Yes I prefer the Minolta bokeh over the Batis but thats about it. The color, contrast and sharpness wide open of the Batis is brilliant !

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 17:20 UTC
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tobicy68: Well under $10,000, that's really generous. There are quite a few people who aim for the the top of the line gears no matter the price and this fits the bill for Fujifilm. I mean just look at the amount of Leica Q and RX1R and A7RII users. This gfx 50s just provides another option. Good job Fujifilm!

The medium format market is around 6000 units a year total some 2 years back. If its say 10000 units today and Fuji gets a 10% share it would mean 1000 units a year.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 14:11 UTC
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Wild Light: It's not a game changer, it's a game ender. Everyone else must be shocked, pi$$ed and scared right now.

Of course I do ! Do you have to be a movie director to judge a movie ? :P

Do you realise that the difference between 35mm sensors and this so called medium format is smaller than the difference between APS-C and 35mm ?

If I can't afford this body you can bet not too many can or would want to buy something like this. So if not too many can afford it then this will be a small niche camera like I said so before. :)

The entire MF market is around 6000 bodies a year. I think a 5d mk 4 will sell that much in a week ! :D

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 13:43 UTC
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endofoto: If Fuji gives this baby a resonable price tag, it will kill Sony, Nikon even Hasselblad.

^^ Not even Hassy. Hassy has the brand name that pros can pitch to clients. And their after sales support will probably beat Fuji.

Fuji will probably eat into Pentax MF sales big time especially if they price it right.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 07:52 UTC
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Roland Karlsson: Interesting! Now we all want to know ... size and weight of body and lenses. It is said to be smaller and lighter than conventional medium format (SLR).

Correct me if I am wrong but the D750 weights 755g with battery. How is that a fraction of a 800g Fuji body ? :P

Though considering the Hasselblad X1D-50c is 725g with battery 800g for the Fuji isn't far fetched.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 07:49 UTC
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Wild Light: It's not a game changer, it's a game ender. Everyone else must be shocked, pi$$ed and scared right now.

Of course not ! I don't wish or am able to spend $10k on a camera with a single lens! Plus the system has very few lenses I would really want.

35mm has so many existing Af lenses that unless you are printing really really huge there is little incentive to go medium format right now.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 07:14 UTC
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