We need to talk about the rumored Medium Format Fuji

Discussion in 'Fuji X Series News and Rumors' started by KillRamsey, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Feb 15, 2013
    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.
     
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  2. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

    Feb 1, 2013
    Nuremberg
    Rico Pfirstinger
    Ask me again on Monday.
     
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  3. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    My very, very first Fuji was one of these:

    fuji_gs645_IMG_7497.
    00Y01f-319233584.

    ...and jolly excellent it was too. I will be wearing a smile on Monday ;-)
     
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  4. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Feb 15, 2013
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
    -deep breath-
     
  5. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    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.
     
  6. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Feb 15, 2013
    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.
     
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  7. rayvonn

    rayvonn FujiXspot Regular

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    Yes, this new thing may well blow whatever purchasing plans we had out of the water. Even if we don't need it.
     
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  8. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    50.1mp, six lenses at launch... Good, innit? :cool:
     
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  9. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Feb 15, 2013
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
    Whoa. Just now seeing it all.
     
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    Bobby Tingle
  11. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Feb 15, 2013
    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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  12. Blythe

    Blythe Guest

    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.
     
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  13. Luke

    Luke FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Luke
    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
     
  14. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Tum ti tum... ;)
     
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  15. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Feb 15, 2013
    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.
     
  16. Covey22

    Covey22 FujiXspot Veteran

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    Well, mirrorless and heavy were exclusively separated in Fujiland, now they're a couple! :) I can only ogle it, but 10K than 8x my first car.
     
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  17. Luke

    Luke FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Jan 31, 2013
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    Luke
    They won't do it. You can tease us all you want.

    *starts looking for stuff to sell (just in case)*
     
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  18. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

    Feb 1, 2013
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    Rico Pfirstinger
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  19. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Feb 15, 2013
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
    You mention touch screen, and the one video I saw of a guy who held one at Photokina said there wasn't. I trust you, of course.
     
  20. Amberglass

    Amberglass FujiXspot Regular

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    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.