September 20th, 2012, 01:57 PM
Fuji considering FF?
from: Fuji manager admits that they may go Full Frame! | Fuji Rumors
Amateur Photographer interviewed Mr. Hiroshi Kawahara from Fuji. And he confirmed that “Fujifilm technicians are seriously investigating the possible launch of a full-frame compact system camera (CSC) and are focusing on the sensor and processor that would be required.” Mr Kawahara also confirmed that “the covering circle of Fuji’s current X-series lenses is large enough to accommodate full frame.” The problem is that current wide angle lenses would not cover the full FF area.
September 20th, 2012, 02:57 PM
September 20th, 2012, 03:59 PM
From the article it seems that Fujifilm is a long way away from even designing let alone producing a full frame CSC product.
Oh, and the designer likes Sony's RX1.
Mike | Vancouver BC
September 20th, 2012, 04:52 PM
Originally Posted by adanac
I would be really surprised if about 3 years from now there isn't a FF version of the X Pro and X100. The lenses won't be a problem. They are releasing something like 8 or 10 lenses for the X Pro in 2 years. They already make MF film cameras and lenses. I don't think it will be next year or the year after though.
September 20th, 2012, 05:50 PM
Whether they go there or not would depend on the market place acceptance of such cameras (and their prices) and whether Fujifilm felt they were a competitive threat.
At this point all we know is they've basically not spent any time thinking about this, no more than we may have.
Mike | Vancouver BC
September 20th, 2012, 06:17 PM
Well, at least that is what they want us to think. I doubt very much if a company with their heritage has not considered all possibilities. Of course there is some distance from consideration to action.
Originally Posted by adanac
Given the apparent price drop in FF sensors I fell it's a distinct and welcome possibility over the next few years.
September 20th, 2012, 06:40 PM
Probably wishful thinking on my part, but they could count me in immediately if they released a FF version of the X Pro. If Fuji is listening I only need 28, 50, and 85. And I would be willing to live with F1.8.
Originally Posted by Pelao
Seriously though, I would be really surprised if they don't do this in about 3 years. A Full Frame X Trans Sensor would be incredible.
On the other hand, I promised myself I was stopping with the X Pro once I got the 23, 27, and 56mm lenses. I'm really going to hold myself to that. I'm almost ready to part with my D700 and various lenses. I'm sure once they release those three I'll sell it. I probably won't get anything for the D700 but I have some very good G Series Primes and Zooms, so hopefully it won't be too painful.
September 20th, 2012, 06:58 PM
I'd agree that the Nikon glass will likely gain you a reasonable price.
Originally Posted by stanleyk
I'm down to just the X-Pro 1; my GF1 went to my wife, and my FF Canon stuff (inluding some great glass) went about a year ago. I would go for a FF Fuji too.
I was very happy with my Fuji before the update; now I am delighted with it. I spent yesterday wandering the city with it (35 and 18 lenses) and the new firmware has transformed the camera. Playing with it around the house I knew the difference was solid, but in a day of real-world shooting it was a wonderful photographic tool.
I've appreciated the advances in EVFs and don't mind using them at all, but I would be crushed if Fuji gave up on the hybrid. With the update it is fast, way more accurate and it is a delight to use.
So yeah, bring on the FF.
Though for now, I have no issues with the IQ. I'm making very large, beautifully detailed prints from hand held shots. Gorgeous.
Now all I need is some photographic talent and I'm set.
September 20th, 2012, 09:56 PM
I could not be happier with the Fuji. I came really close to selling the Nikon earlier this year and actually had a buyer. I changed my mind and actually wish I hadn't now. I'm going to just wait and see what happens when Fuji releases the new lenses. Right now I'm broke because of the vet bills I've accumulated this year. I honestly haven't used the D700 in months. I have the big 2.8 zooms, ect. The two lenses I really love is the 35mm F1.4 and 85mm F1.4. But...I never get them out. The Fuji is just the perfect camera for me. Same thing- I'm just amazed at the prints I'm getting at 12 x 18 and I'm using an old Canon Pixma Pro printer.
September 20th, 2012, 09:59 PM
One other thing. I'm spending a whole lot less time in front of the computer before I print. The Fuji just delivers right out of the camera. I also am in 100% agreement on the firmware upgrade.
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