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Old 09-25-2016   #121
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You have a link to that interview in Japanese? I would like to read on my own, what was said.
Was 901 the one who tell you to clean the 'lens contact' on x-100?
No xtrans on the road or down the road...
Click cc if you have hard time understanding Japanese English...

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Old 09-25-2016   #122
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Was 901 the one who tell you to clean the 'lens contact' on x-100?
No xtrans on the road or down the road...
Click cc if you have hard time understanding Japanese English...

https://youtu.be/jLBwh485q8M?t=3m40s
Thanks, I knew that one before. I thought, there was another interview. The only hint to X-trans, if you like, would be, that he said, at this time (emphasis also in the interview) they decided for several reasons to use Bayer-pattern. But I don't think, you could take that as a hint for anything.

Personally I don't care. I just viewed my RAW-test shots (DNG) of the Pentax 645Z from Photokina, which has a very similar sensor, and they are incredible. So I MUST HAVE!!! the Fuji...
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Old 09-26-2016   #123
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You have a link to that interview in Japanese? I would like to read on my own, what was said.
Sorry, I do not.
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Was 901 the one who tell you to clean the 'lens contact' on x-100?
No xtrans on the road or down the road...
Click cc if you have hard time understanding Japanese English...

https://youtu.be/jLBwh485q8M?t=3m40s
I probably did make that mistake (X100 lens). Please suffer the less gifted among us with more tolerance.
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Hi Cal -- The Fuji is likely to have an AF focus-confirmation indicator light in the viewfinder, as the Leica S2 does. This should continue to work even with manual focus lenses, as a handy focus aid. The S2 meters fine with the manual-diaphragm setup, hopefully the big Fuji will too.

For some juicy 75mm AL photo samples...
Go the RFF Gallery... choose Gallery Search on the gallery menubar, choose Advanced Search, look down to the popup menu labeled Select Lens Used, click and hold on it and scroll down to the Pentax 67 section and choose the 75mm f/2.8 AL. You’ll find three pages of photo thumbnails of pics shot with this lens. Oddly, they’re all mine! The first 26 pics, the most recent ones, were made with this lens on the Leica S2.
Doug,

Thanks for your patience in giving me great directions to those shots.

I suspect that not many people own the 75 AL, and few go up for sale. After seeing your shots I see why. The depth, the detail and the colors are pretty exceptional.

Also after seeing your shots I want to visit and perhaps live in Washington State. I could be happy there, but my gal keeps me in NYC.

How big can you print those files? Would one need a 44 inch printer? Brutal I say.

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Old 09-26-2016   #126
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Doug,

Thanks for your patience in giving me great directions to those shots.

I suspect that not many people own the 75 AL, and few go up for sale. After seeing your shots I see why. The depth, the detail and the colors are pretty exceptional.

Also after seeing your shots I want to visit and perhaps live in Washington State. I could be happy there, but my gal keeps me in NYC.

How big can you print those files? Would one need a 44 inch printer? Brutal I say.

Cal
Hi Cal, thanks... I have the sense that our Gallery features are under-utilized, so the detailed directions may lead to some exploration!

I think you're right about the scarcity of this lens, as it was one of the last new lens designs released before Pentax discontinued the 67II line.

Cal, I was born in Brooklyn, my dad worked at the Navy Yard... I made it westward at a very early age, so there's hope!
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Edge to the Hasselblad on size, elegance, and flash. Not cost, but both of these are quite expensive.

For people who like to shoot outdoors with fill flash, leaf shutter lenses are vastly superior to focal planes and power-robbing HSS. It's also hard to argue with the Nikon CLS, as used on the Hasselblad. I noted that Fuji still hasn't managed to actually sell a pro flash, now four years in. But hey, cheap lenses, right?

But in the real world, how much better is 44x33 if you are taking 2:3 pictures?

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But in the real world, how much better is 44x33 if you are taking 2:3 pictures?
Depends... E.g. if you are looking for DOF, then medium format 4:3 cropped to 3:2 is still "better". If you look for resolution, you can beat crop MF with Sony's 42MPixel FF... and so on.

If you are for 3:2 only, then this makes no sense at all. But I actually prefer 4:3 aspect ratio, and it was one of the things, that I loved about µFT cameras. So for me this would be perfect.
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But in the real world, how much better is 44x33 if you are taking 2:3 pictures?

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There are so many 2:3 options out there as it is. Do you need one more? There is even a crop-medium format option for 2:3 in the Leica S. Throw the 4:3 people a bone.
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Cal, I was born in Brooklyn, my dad worked at the Navy Yard... I made it westward at a very early age, so there's hope!
Doug,

My dad an illiterate illegal Chinese immigrant who jumped ship in New York perhaps in the late 1920's early 1930's. He worked the docks. It was only in 1943 that he was able to become a naturalized American citizen due to his service in the U.S. Army during WWII.

Between 1943 and sometime in the early 50's only 1428 Chinese were allowed to become naturalized citizens and by the beginning of the Korean War the Chinese once again were looked upon as enemies and immigration restrictions were normalized once again. The Chinese Exclusion Act was once again enforced.

Anyways what keeps me in NYC is basically my Fashion blogger gal. I can be happy almost anywhere and I make friends easily. I am known to wander.

It seems that I am not wealthy enough to retire in NYC...

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Hassy is a more classy, imho. The price difference is probably not large but the lenses price might. Can't wait.
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Hassy is a more classy, imho. The price difference is probably not large but the lenses price might. Can't wait.
Not a fan of the word classy, but I prefer the Hasselblad too.
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Not a fan of the word classy, but I prefer the Hasselblad too.
To me the Fuji just has more the look of the tool, while the Hasselblad has the look of a luxury item. And I don't mean that to disparage the 'Blad in any way. My Rolleiflex 2.8E was definitely a luxury item in its day and it's my favorite camera that I use regularly. I think they will quite clearly have two distinct buyer types. My money would go to the GFX but that's because I would use it professionally. I am not going to early-adopt on this one though. You just know the sensor and AF improvements will come fast for these cameras.
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To me the Fuji just has more the look of the tool, while the Hasselblad has the look of a luxury item.
To me it is simple... I prefer RF shaped cameras to SLR shaped cameras.
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To me it is simple... I prefer RF shaped cameras to SLR shaped cameras.
Me too, but in this case, I'd take the Fuji for some of its features, for example the tilting touch screen.

I played a little bit with the Hasselblad at Photokina last week, and although it is a very nice camera, it also doesn't give you RF-feeling. The EVF sits in the center of the body, just like DSLRs, only the fake pentaprism is missing. Also, no tilting screen, no live-view histogram (neither in the EVF, nor on the display, only one centered AF point (currently, this will change until final firmware, but the histogram seemed to be forgotten by the programmers - maybe later...).

OTOH I did not touch the Fuji, so I don't know how holding and operating it feels. The Hasselblad looks much better than the Fuji (IMHO) and even reminds me a little bit on my beloved GF670, a very strong design. But functionality seems to be better with Fuji.
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Ok, scratch that... I'd take either. Good point on the EVF of the Hasselblad... I didn't realize that.
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Ok, scratch that... I'd take either.
Best of two choices: both...
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Some talk of a "global shutter" possibility in the Luminous Landscape interview with Fuji.

https://luminous-landscape.com/photokina-2016-day-one/
Global shutter is the new organic sensor. Don't worry - Sony will sell that sensor to everyone, too.

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