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Good news for Fuji X lens owners?

Discussion in 'Fuji X Forum' started by pniev, May 23, 2014.

  1. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
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  2. grillec

    grillec SC Veteran

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    Jan 16, 2014
    Don't know if I need or buy one but yes, it is a good news. No splitting of different marketing directions and more compact lenses.
     
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  3. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    It sounds like medium format will be Fuji's "full frame"
     
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  4. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Yeah, kind of like Pentax.
     
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  5. kwaphoto

    kwaphoto SC Rookie

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    Jun 16, 2012
    Colorado, USA
    Ken W. Andrews
    Yes, this is good IMO. The IQ/performance of the Fuji X Trans is so close to FF (from what I see, and in practical use) that it almost makes no sense at all to go the FF route for Fuji. Now, if they can come up with an X equivalent in a medium format, that makes sense. It would give current X photographers a clear upgrade path, that is a BIG step up, if they choose or "need" to do so. I have zero desire for a FF in comparison to my X's. If I were shooting Canon, Nikon or Sony APS-C, yep, I'd be looking at FF. Fuji could even keep the "X" moniker as their have already established that it is not tied to a sensor size (think X20, etc.), but rather the philosophy and intended audience.

    I think Fuji would be wise (and what do I know? seriously! LOL) to have the following in their photography portfolio:

    FUJI X SERIES
    - Fuji X, medium format
    - Fuji X, APS-C system and fixed lens
    - Fuji X, 1" (or slightly larger sensor) with fixed lenses (they need to up the game here IMO)

    FUJI FINEPIX
    - 1 or 2 super zooms until that market is no longer selling well enough to justify
    - 3 or 4 compacts that have a few features you can't get in a phone (incl. weather seals)
    - use this line to get people into the brand and then to move up to the X series.

    FUJI INSTAX
    - keep only 2 models (1 in the "classic design" and one in the more funky design for fun)
     
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  6. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    I really think the output of the XE1 is pretty close to full frame in a lot of way. MF will be interesting. Hope it works for them!
     
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