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p.4 #1 · p.4 #1 · Fuji X100




Fujifilm has just confirmed that its FinePix X100 will retail from March at around $1000




Sep 21, 2010 at 11:00 AM
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p.4 #2 · p.4 #2 · Fuji X100


Press conference video -http://www.bjp-online.com/british-journal-of-photography/news/1734305/photokina-fujifilms-press-conference


Sep 21, 2010 at 11:23 AM
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p.4 #3 · p.4 #3 · Fuji X100


R.W. Smith wrote:
As retro looking as this camera is, maybe a timer lever?


I believe it switches the viewfinder from OVF to EVF (hybrid or whatever it is).




Sep 21, 2010 at 11:36 AM
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p.4 #4 · p.4 #4 · Fuji X100


bakka303 wrote:


Fujifilm has just confirmed that its FinePix X100 will retail from March at around $1000



It can't get much better than this.



Sep 21, 2010 at 03:06 PM
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p.4 #5 · p.4 #5 · Fuji X100


It might be the 1st time I actually pre-order anything. I just hope the UK price is under 700.
$1000 converted to 's = 666. Perfect price point I feel.

How the x100 was built -http://www.bjp-online.com/british-journal-of-photography/news/1734305/photokina-fujifilms-press-conference



Sep 21, 2010 at 03:19 PM
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p.4 #6 · p.4 #6 · Fuji X100


$1k? I would have expected a lot more. Now I'm seriously interested.


Sep 21, 2010 at 03:45 PM
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p.4 #7 · p.4 #7 · Fuji X100


nikt wrote:
Fixed lens unfortunately.


Nothing wrong with fixed lens,

I am a long time rangefinder user a=including several Fuji gw and gsw. The camera will be small enough to carry two of them with different lenses. There will be no need to clean the sensor and the fujinon lens will rival anything nikon has.

Remember the Xpan? Those were fujinon spherical lenses.

This camera will fill a big void in the industry with superb optics. not to mention the hybrid optical/electronic viewfinder.

needless to say, I will own one and then two when another lens version comes out.



Sep 21, 2010 at 03:58 PM
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p.4 #8 · p.4 #8 · Fuji X100


Smiert Spionam wrote:
$1k? I would have expected a lot more. Now I'm seriously interested.


Yea I would be very interested if it does end up being $1k... very cool if true.



Sep 21, 2010 at 04:05 PM
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p.4 #9 · p.4 #9 · Fuji X100


Might this not fire up Nikon to produce something similar? I'd love to have an APC (not ff please .... for me) rangefinder.


Sep 21, 2010 at 08:53 PM
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p.4 #10 · p.4 #10 · Fuji X100


Pavel wrote:
Might this not fire up Nikon to produce something similar? I'd love to have an APC (not ff please .... for me) rangefinder.


Nikon don't listen to him we want an FX rangefinder



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p.4 #11 · p.4 #11 · Fuji X100


Jammy Straub wrote:
Nikon don't listen to him we want an FX rangefinder


Would create an intensely loyal, if small, base of people who bought and used it.



Sep 21, 2010 at 09:19 PM
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p.4 #12 · p.4 #12 · Fuji X100


Jammy Straub wrote:
Nikon don't listen to him we want an FX rangefinder



Yes, indeed. An FX-sensor version of this would be nice: http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/35ti/D3S_6690-600.jpg



Sep 21, 2010 at 09:27 PM
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p.4 #13 · p.4 #13 · Fuji X100


luminosity wrote:
Would create an intensely loyal, if small, base of people who bought and used it.


Oh heck yeah it would. I would love two small rangefinders that were nearly silent with incredible high ISO for wedding work. Travel would also become much nicer. I mean really people LOVE their M9's.



Sep 21, 2010 at 09:27 PM
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p.4 #14 · p.4 #14 · Fuji X100


Engadget, after handling a pre-production unit:

...this thing just feels like a thousand bucks. It's as solid as a stone, though light packers won't appreciate just how heavy it is. Regardless, the body exudes quality, and the grip was as comfortable as ever...

For $1k I'm interested as well but... does it come in *black*?


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Sep 21, 2010 at 09:54 PM
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p.4 #15 · p.4 #15 · Fuji X100


I love good design that borrows from history - but for me this feels like retro for the sake of it.

Don't get me wrong - I am sure good photographers will be able to take great pictures with it. And I know for some, the retro design will really appeal. I just don't think imitating ye olde design = good design.

I was playing with my Ricoh GRD today - and musing that that is good design, with great photographic controls, and a clever integration of new technology and materials, with the tried and trusted usability of cameras of the past.

On a totally unconnected note, the reported 1400-1700 price range feels steep for a fixed lens, cropped sensor set up, now that micro 4/3rds has established itself. But I know others will feel differently.



Sep 21, 2010 at 10:09 PM
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p.4 #16 · p.4 #16 · Fuji X100


$1000 puts it in a completely different light than the previously projected ~$1700.

at ~$1700, i have all sorts of issues with this camera. but at an eventually-settling-into-under-$1000 price tag - i'm forced to adjust my opinion about the x100. (...yet wonder even more about the fanbois who were willing to shell out $1700 for this rig.)




Sep 21, 2010 at 10:12 PM
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p.4 #17 · p.4 #17 · Fuji X100


Lotusm50 wrote:
Yes, indeed. An FX-sensor version of this would be nice: http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/35ti/D3S_6690-600.jpg


Indeed, it would.



Sep 21, 2010 at 10:39 PM
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p.4 #18 · p.4 #18 · Fuji X100


abam wrote:
(...yet wonder even more about the fanbois who were willing to shell out $1700 for this rig.)


it is not fanboism, 1700USD is less then FX camera with 35f2 lens i use for reportage. It is also less then DX+24G i used before and less then FX+35f1.4 i will use soon

yet all in perfect small package.
When you wear two cameras and many accessories with you, it matters a lot. I would use it as always with me camera+second body for weddings. So if quality is there, i would pay north of 2k for it. And i never owned nor liked anything fuji, so i dont rate as fanboi/grl

Sadly 4/3 have nothing to offer to compare and leica is lol

as for focal lenght, it is fine for people photography, i dont do candid wildlife or whatever people need 120mm walkaround lenses for. You can crop it a lot at that resolution and zoom with your legs the rest. Small and durable here beats the flexibility.



Sep 22, 2010 at 08:30 AM
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p.4 #19 · p.4 #19 · Fuji X100


"it is not fanboism, 1700USD is less then FX camera with 35f2 lens i use for reportage...

which is not a direct rebuttal, because $1000 would be even less than that.

...It is also less then DX+24G i used before and less then FX+35f1.4 i will use soon..."

it also most likely won't AF like either of those rigs*, be as fast as them or handle as well, and the DOF won't be nearly as thin as an FX w/ f2 lens attached. additionally, already calling it a "perfect small package" at this point, fit to do duty as a second professional camera "for weddings" does sound a bit to me like giving more than the benefit of the doubt to something that is still a half-functional mockup.

that aside, it's your money, and life is short.

*viel spass mi'm neuen spielzeug (35/1.4)



Sep 22, 2010 at 09:41 AM
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p.4 #20 · p.4 #20 · Fuji X100


of course i will be happy if it will cost less, but i hope they will not make it cheap - there is enough cheap P&Ss. As it is designed it should last long, another reason why i would likely have no problem to invest more. I will of course as well evaluate it before buying, but have hopes.

AF is no problem for me, i use autofocus only with tele glass and long distances. DOF? Well that is sure, but as said, at those distances DOF is more like "little sharp to lot sharp", even on FX and half body portrait is not really so huge difference.

this is f2 on fx:

http://fotografstuttgart.com/preview.php?g=Abend&s=10-KristinaManuel&i=22062138

and it could be a little sharper in background.

Thank You :-), We will see how new 35 will be. must suffice until X100 comes and is as good as i hope, D700+35 Is still LOT smaller then main camera. :-)




Sep 22, 2010 at 10:56 AM
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