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Old 09-26-2016   #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.
Sorry, I do not.
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Old 09-26-2016   #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
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.
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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   #124
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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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Old 09-27-2016   #126
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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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Just got back from Fuji GFX event!
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Cool Just got back from Fuji GFX event!

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Here we go.

There is a 110mm f2 lens in the works and a 63mm f2.8 standard lens.
This camera could be the standard for Portrait and Wedding pros.



https://www.fujifilm.eu/uk/news/arti...a-system-gfx-1
Yes the system is going to be great...but will take time to gain the following it deserves. Also..the military have much larger sensor cameras in orbit for several years. But for the real world...the GFX is already #1 seller at B&H and number 10# at Amazon as of this morning. I will be posting a video on the event hopefully this weekend.
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Posted new GFX Fuji event video at YouTube tonight. Professorfoto@ YouTube

I got to spend a decent amount of time with GFX and all of the lenses. System is going to kick over the medium format digital table. Also it will be an open platform...so F series Hassy and even Pentax 67 glass should be good to go with adapters. Fuji executives are welcoming anyone wanting to make adapters for GFX. Also the view camera adapters are already in the works. So they are putting their foot to the floor. Im excited. I asked for wide angle lenses beyond the current offerings.
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I asked for wide angle lenses beyond the current offerings.
On a fullframe camera I use 18mm quite often. What focal length would it be for the sensor of the GFX to cover that field of view?
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2017 the year of M10, GFX...and....?

Sony will do a A9 in spring maybe....and..?
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2017 the year of M10, GFX...and....?

Sony will do a A9 in spring maybe....and..?
Ricoh GR III hopefully solving the dust on sensor issue!
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2017 the year of M10, GFX...and....?
...going out and take actual pictures? Or is that too fancy...

(of course with the new GFX in the bag)
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On a fullframe camera I use 18mm quite often. What focal length would it be for the sensor of the GFX to cover that field of view?
All I can say at the moment is that...I challenged them in a friendly manner to shoot for a 10mm equivalent or a 10-18 type of range.

You go see my Video at YouTube on the GFX event.

Go to Professor Foto @ YouTube.com

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On a fullframe camera I use 18mm quite often. What focal length would it be for the sensor of the GFX to cover that field of view?
18mm from 35mm on 44x33 would be 23mm. They have a 23/4 that is coming out later this year. You're covered.
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18mm from 35mm on 44x33 would be 23mm. They have a 23/4 that is coming out later this year. You're covered.
In theory I'm covered. There is no way that I'd spend that money for a new camera. Let's see if there will be some used ones next year and at what price.
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