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Old January 21st, 2014, 02:33 AM
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Default Will this X camera be a winner?

Fuji announces a new X series camera that could be APS-C size or perhaps full frame?




They've the cutting edge technology to do what they wish. Certainly, this seems to strengthen the move to solid pro-level compact cameras!

January 28th and we'll know!

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Old January 21st, 2014, 06:40 AM
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Isn't that the 35mm f/1.4 on that image (an aps-c lens)?
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Old January 21st, 2014, 12:26 PM
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On paper, it seems lovely. I think it will be
A winner.

FF comes at a certain size and cost point, which might
Seem a bit high; if one includes the lenses.

I have held the belief that native lenses are usually the
Best. Using adapters with long lenses on small cameras
( and some lenses are real heavy ), goes against
The ethos of small size.

This Fuji offering is more likely bigger than an XE1; more like
The X-PRO.

Not for me, currently, for many reasons.
But Fuji is doing something right.

This might succeed where the Df has not
Met user aspirations.

The 56/1.2, and the samples from it, make
It extremely tempting for me though.
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Old January 21st, 2014, 01:56 PM
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.......

FF comes at a certain size and cost point, which might
Seem a bit high; if one includes the lenses......

I have held the belief that native lenses are usually the
Best.............

The 56/1.2, and the samples from it, make
It extremely tempting for me though.

Fahim,

So I'd love to be able to have a small high class camera with, native, (as you point out), pro lenses. Well Fuji it seems will deliver exactly that. I wonder whether we'll see a hybrid viewfinder too?

Interestingly, a new Ricoh GR APS-C fixed lens camera is expected with a zoom!

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Old January 23rd, 2014, 01:41 PM
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So I'd love to be able to have a small high class camera with, native, (as you point out), pro lenses.

You could get a Leica M.

That new Fuji camera is not full frame:

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Old January 23rd, 2014, 02:40 PM
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You're right. Best when one has some of those great lenses already! Otherwise there's a huge price barrier.

Actually, even at APS-C size, the new Fuji could be very attractive if the overall price is right.

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