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Old 09-19-2010   #41
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I agree with much of what is said but I find the "styling" regrettable. I wish they had been less concerned about making it look "retro," though the controls seem to be all in the right places and that counts for a lot. It seem to me it just calls attention to itself. Wish it had just been more plain and utilitarian. I hope, at least, it's AF. I would assume so.
ditto. i'm not a fan of the retro look at all. something more modern with the contours of the leica cl, minolta cle, zeiss ikon, hexar rf, and contax g would have been greatly preferred.
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Hey Mods, can we get the threads on this merged?
I merged the two threads into the first, under Point and Shoot. All posts should not be here, in sequence. Done just to avoid confusion of the "where did I see that".

I suspect this new camera will produce a lot of excitement, and some more threads. It's natural, looks like a Nice camera.

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Old 09-19-2010   #43
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ditto. i'm not a fan of the retro look at all. something more modern with the contours of the leica cl, minolta cle, zeiss ikon, hexar rf, and contax g would have been greatly preferred.
The industrial design is absolutely consistent with the recently-released MF folders.
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I love where they put the M3 Rewind Lever. I wonder if you can program the function to review all of the images going from most recently taken to first.
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Not much smaller than an M8. Must be lighter though.
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I love where they put the M3 Rewind Lever. I wonder if you can program the function to review all of the images going from most recently taken to first.
It is for switching between the hybrid and optical viewfinder modes.
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Old 09-19-2010   #47
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Love the concept. Love the large sensor. Could live with the fixed lens. Hope the "fast" autofocus really is.
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Great! If the hybrid viewfinder is as good as it sounds this is something I would call high tech. From the pictures it seems, that there is also an option for manually setting the focus and the apperture in a traditional way and look at the back, a thumb wheel included also, not to speak of the magnesium alloy body and the overall design! Do I see a diopter correction wheel there? Almost too good to be true.
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Old 09-19-2010   #49
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Between the X100 and the new GF670W, Fuji seems to be pushing all the right buttons. I want both cameras. Badly.
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Ummm. I want it. Now.
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Old 09-19-2010   #51
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This is the first day of my life. Mr. Fuji brings me exactly what I was hoping and waiting for.
My purchase of the Leica M8 is postponed again, any maybe forever.
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The industrial design is absolutely consistent with the recently-released MF folders.
absolutely consistent? this camera's design looks more like a russian rangefinder (no offense intended). the gf670 is much better looking.

i'm also disappointed that it's not black. that should have been a matter of course.
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IMHO it actually looks pretty sexy. Better looking than the X1, in any case.
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I must be dreaming. I was about to put all of my DSLR gear on ebay in a couple of weeks, but I was hesitant. Now I have a reason.
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Old 09-19-2010   #55
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absolutely consistent? this camera's design looks more like a russian rangefinder (no offense intended). the gf670 is much better looking.

i'm also disappointed that it's not black. that should have been a matter of course.
In any case it looks a whole lot better than the bloated-just-enough-to-destroy-their-proportions M8 and M9. And if you want it black, I'll sell you a roll of gaffer's tape at my cost (+shipping), and tell you how to use it.

I'm more interested in what it can do than in how it looks. But to my eyes it also looks just right.
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Fixed Lens? Pass.
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Fixed Lens? Pass.

Why no interchangeable lens system to go along with it? I guess my complaint also goes to the new folder they announced. I can't travel light with these cameras because I'd have to carry around multiple cameras.
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the part in the brochure about the hybrid viewfinder is pretty damn awesome.
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This will bring me into the DIGITAL REALM ....tres Cooool

I could easily carry THAT & a Barnack....
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So, Leica now knows that the X1 is toast. They now need to pull a rabbit out of their hat

BTW: Very nice looking, but who cares, just so the ergonomics are right and they (Fuji) have addressed the X1 complaints.
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When i first saw it, i shouted out Oh My God. But, why oh why couldn't they have gone one step further and made it with interchangeable lenses? Even if they only had the single lens at release? If i could have this, but with an option of a 30mm f2, i'd be 'super psyched.'

This, despite the gorgeousness, still leaves me having to consider the NEX and all of its lens options. This Fuji seems like something that's great as 'another camera.' Not a 'primary.' I don't like being 'locked into' a focal length that i've WANTED to like, but never had much luck with.

I suppose, like the Hexar AF > Hexar RF, this allows them to market a different model in the future....

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I don't shoot digital, but that's a spiffy-looking camera. A bit retro I think.
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Old 09-19-2010   #62
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Why no interchangeable lens system to go along with it? I guess my complaint also goes to the new folder they announced. I can't travel light with these cameras because I'd have to carry around multiple cameras.
So use an M9, or an E-PL1, or a GF1, or a D5000, or an M or an OM and some film. Lots of great cameras with which you can do terrific work. For my purposes this (or something very like it) is a better option than a camera with a bayonet.
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Please have interchangeable lenses!!!
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Old 09-19-2010   #65
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Hope the shutter is quiet. Interested, too, to see the sync speed and whether there is TTL flash compatibility.
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Fuji is known to launch and then a long wait for the production model to come out. I wish I can have this before Christmas.
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As for 'retro' ... I don't think it looks retro at all ... it looks sensible, like a camera!
when a woman asks if a piece of clothing makes her look fat, the correct answer is always "no".
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I definitely think that there are retro elements about the camera -- the little self-timer lever, the viewfinder window in the corner, the classic black and chrome, the shutter speed dial.

But, if the camera is stuck with one lens, it's not much use to me (personally).
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Looks too good to be true. Only thing missing is M-lens compatability. I can definitely see buying this (assuming the price isn't stupid expensive). Can't wait to see some early reviews!
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So, Leica now knows that the X1 is toast. They now need to pull a rabbit out of their hat.
If this camera has good AF performance, I don't particularly care what Leica pulls out of its... hat. It's not as though a Leica lens is going to be markedly better on a comparable sensor. Fuji gave Leica their chance. Leica should have done something like this a *long* time ago, but they were (justifably) afraid of killing M sales.

They fell into a reverse-Osborne trap.
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Af fujinon asph vs. mf leica M mount

I will take the first one, thank you.
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So use an M9, or an E-PL1, or a GF1, or a D5000, or an M or an OM and some film. Lots of great cameras with which you can do terrific work. For my purposes this (or something very like it) is a better option than a camera with a bayonet.
M9: unaffordable. E-PL1/ GF1: no integrated VF, lack of small HQ lenses, small sensor. D5000/ OM: Not small enough. Leica M: unaffordable lenses.
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fuji make nice lenses...this could change the whole dynamic of our film vs. digital discussions...
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Want this, rather a lot. May sell my X1 for this.
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WOW *** FUJI!!!

This camera looks like a digital hexar! Specs look amazing. I will buy this when it comes out!
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The next question is what Sony, Samsung, and the Micro 4/3 vendors will do.

All of those vendors are using, so far as we know, conventional CMOS sensors (without eccentric microlenses, like those used by Leica and now Fuji). This means that for now, they are stuck with relatively telecentric WA lens designs.

I'd say that this suggests some very serious tech development by Fuji. It is tantamount to an announcement of their intent to be major players in the mirrorless market.

Also: note the real-time histogram in the VF HUD. Fantastic.
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Hats off to Fuji !!!

My digital M-retrofit project is now officially dead. This is the very camera I want for my early retirement round-the-world trip.

I will keep one of of M-mount camera for old-time sake: M2, M6, ZI, or R-D1?

If Fuji could/did do it, Nikon, Canon or someone cannot be far behind...Leica had its chances, the X1 will die first.

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Just want to confirm that this camera DOES HAVE A REAL APERTURE RING ON THE LENS!!!!
Also, it has a AF distance scale in the VF, underneath the framelines. Holy crap!
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I'd like to confirm that this camera's lens is indeed fixed -- meaning, it can't be changed for other lenses?
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