Fuji We need to talk about the rumored Medium Format Fuji

KillRamsey

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Jun 20, 2012
124
Hood River, OR
Kyle
I'm a logical enough person, and I have no logical need for such a thing. And yet I find it stirring me...

Fujifilm Medium Format More Affordable than Hasselblad X1D

Logically, I am 1,000% certain one should not spend ones hard earned thousands on something like this unless one is going to use it to make money. It oughtta pay for itself.

Emotionally, I want to take it on hiking trips and make beautiful landscape shots or portraits.

Someone snap me out of it, please.
 

tonyturley

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Nov 24, 2014
124
Scott Depot, WV, USA
Tony
I carried a Mamiya M645 MF film camera on a number of hikes. The pics were gorgeous, but I finally decided lighter is my forte. I imagine images from this new camera will be excellent.
 

KillRamsey

Super Moderator
Jun 20, 2012
124
Hood River, OR
Kyle
^ that's what I'm afraid of... someone's gonna do an image comparison between the current X series and this new beast, and I'm going to see it and lose the ability to breathe for 15 seconds.
 

rayvonn

All-Pro
Jan 19, 2015
124
Yes, this new thing may well blow whatever purchasing plans we had out of the water. Even if we don't need it.
 

KillRamsey

Super Moderator
Jun 20, 2012
124
Hood River, OR
Kyle
Well, it looks like .... any other camera. Sounds like it will be $9,000-something, too. Ok, I can easily resist that.

Now if they later come out with some kind of X100 with that sensor in it, understandably bigger of course, but still with my familiar controls / a small lens / a price tag more like $3k? That would be dangerous. I donno. I need to mull this over.
 
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Blythe

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But don't forget, you'll need to buy matching lenses AND probably upgrade your computer system and hard drives to cope with the huge files. And do you need those huge files. Nice, yes, but 10MP will print to A0 (and larger) with care.
 

Luke

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Nov 11, 2011
214
Milwaukee, WI USA
Luke
Well, it looks like .... any other camera. Sounds like it will be $9,000-something, too. Ok, I can easily resist that.

Now if they later come out with some kind of X100 with that sensor in it, understandably bigger of course, but still with my familiar controls / a small lens / a price tag more like $3k? That would be dangerous. I donno. I need to mull this over.
I agree. If they shoved a digital sensor inside this thing and could sell it for around $3k, I might need to re-evaluate things.
Fujifilm USA | GF670 Professional Camera : Overview
 

KillRamsey

Super Moderator
Jun 20, 2012
124
Hood River, OR
Kyle
I can resist a 35mm sensor X100. I just don't see ENOUGH of a difference between FF and the X Trans. But a 6x4.5cm sensor, with a sharp, medium-wide f2.8 out front of it, and a deck of manual controls up top, and a leaf shutter... like having a bazooka in your pocket.
 

Amberglass

Regular
Aug 22, 2016
3
Massachusetts, USA
A studio friend of mine absolutely loved her FinePix S5 Pro dslr with Nikon F mount until it died in service. Since there was no replacement; she switched to Nikon bodies. Thought happy with Nikon, she missed the color gamut that Fuji produces. I forwarded this link to her, and it's definitely peaked her interests.
 

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