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#3. "RE: I wish Nikon would..." | In response to Reply # 0olivierrychner Nikonian since 03rd Jan 2005Mon 20-Sep-10 05:59 PM
Chasseur d'Images have seven pages (as of Sept. 20, 2010, 10 pm European time) of "That's the one I have wanted for X years" and "It'll be the equivalent of the Konica Hexar". Dunno about the west side of the Atlantic, but this will be a killer in Europe!
Some call it a Leica-killer - that seems a bit too much for me
Jetez un oeil à ma galerie if you feel like it! And it's a bit void as of now, but I also have a Nikonians blog
Auta i lomë! And my Nikon's only awaiting daylight...
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#11. "RE: I wish Nikon would..." | In response to Reply # 4rectangularimage Registered since 01st Oct 2009Tue 21-Sep-10 04:19 PM | edited Tue 21-Sep-10 04:20 PM by rectangularimage
>I haven't been able to find any estimate of the price. If
>not too pricey it looks like the small camera many of us have
>been waiting for.
$1000 according to this:
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Up-front Brian, this is a bit of a rant, but not directed at you. You just happened to lead out with "I wish Nikon would...." ... Me Too.
The press release for the X100 knocked me off my chair. I've stashed everything I can find on it in a directory for continued reading.
The smaller new Nikon DSLRs announced these last weeks have far surpassed my expectations and peaked my interest as I'm moving toward more mobile equipment now. However, the announcement of the X100 just put all my plans on hold until I see some sample images from this entry.
So now; optical VF with smashing hybrid additions, and if all else falls in line - I'm ready.
I've written Nikon, posted here and elsewhere, asked traveling reps for this camera. I've spent most of my (camera) money on Nikons, but if someone else builds what Nikon should have, I'll buy it. If those few dollars that I have to spend on this frivolity keep me from buying more Nikon stuff, so be it. Nikon has to get the message that it has fans/users who have needs they refuse to meet. Fuji says they've done the market research that led them to this offering, if Fuji could do it, there's no reason that Nikon couldn't have done the same.
The announcements for Photokina this year are some of the most exciting that I've seen in years. There are really some breakthroughs to deliver cameras that are not handicapped by what I think have been controlled marketing - stuff that is really upping the bar. Nikon gave us the D3s last year and have pushed that technology through the line. Nikon's done some good stuff, but they've continually ignored this enthusiast area. The P7000 may touch some of that market, but it is a G12 knockoff. There is innovation and risk in the X100
If a manufacturer hits the mark, and especially in a category that knowledgeable people have been pushing for, I can see no reason for brand loyalty. The progress is speared by competition.
All that said, I don't have any other family, friends, acquaintances and maybe only a very few Nikonians, who throw a camera with a single prime lens in a bag to do a day's photography. Maybe the "enthusiast" category is doomed. My interests may just not be marketable.
Whew, I'm glad that's over. Nikon you should have built this camera.... and with BSS.
#9. "RE: I wish Nikon would..." | In response to Reply # 5Tue 21-Sep-10 03:21 PM
"All that said, I don't have any other family, friends, acquaintances and maybe only a very few Nikonians, who throw a camera with a single prime lens in a bag to do a day's photography. Maybe the "enthusiast" category is doomed. My interests may just not be marketable."
When I'm doing photography for the day I've little problem toting 10-15 lbs of gear. I think the market for this camera is those of us who would like to have a camera along when we aren't planning on any or much photography, but want to maintain high quality standards if/when an unplanned photo op appears. The major lack in the P&S cameras I've looked at is the lack of an optical viewfinder, or a pathetic little thing you have to squint through for the few that have an optical viewfinder.
And it can serve a back-up camera roll when travelling. If I had to pick just one focal length, it would be around 24mm for DX or 35mmfor FX, so from the way I visualize things anyway, they got the focal length right. Some years ago my SLR with a zoom was taken at knifepoint about a month into a two-month trip. But I still had my little Olympus XA with its sharp f/2.8 35mm lens and did a lot of photography with it for the rest of the trip.
This Fuji seems to fill a real gap and if it lives up to its promise I suspect they will do well with it.
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#10. "RE: I wish Nikon would..." | In response to Reply # 9Drbee Nikonian since 05th Aug 2004Tue 21-Sep-10 03:52 PM
Well put, you've summarized the other way I would use this camera. Your experience with the XA is mirrored by an experience that I had with my gear (breakage however) on a trip where I finished the bulk of the trip with only a Olympus Stylus Epic.
I've found a 35mm FX FOV equivalent lens to be very useful in street/travel situations. The ingenious additions like the built in ND filter, support the notion that a lot of photography based engineering went into this design. I'm very hopeful that the X100 will deliver DSLR like images to support all this effort.
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Right concept, but execution is not quite on-target. I'm really not interested in a fixed FL compact. It's just way too much money for a fixed 35mm. I'm sure this camera has it's target market, but I want a little more flexibility than what it offers. Certainly a step in the right direction. Now if only Canon and Nikon would step into the fray...
#12. "RE: I wish Nikon would..." | In response to Reply # 6jpFoto Registered since 25th Jun 2010Wed 22-Sep-10 06:49 AM | edited Wed 22-Sep-10 06:50 AM by jpFoto
I agree. It looks like everything that I would ever want, but not without at least one other interchangeable lens and the possibility of a few more in the future.
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In Polish forum Optyczne.pl http://www.optyczne.pl/
I add this posts:
1) "Trinket (beautiful)!
But I would prefer to chip was from Fuji. I saw somewhere (can not remember where) and test pics of another Fuji camera with Sony chip . Compared to the Fuji dies."
2)"Well, well over 200 entries. And it probably is not the end ...
I hope that Fuji Poland to thank you for such advertising send camera for testing..."
AND I (We) gat the answer:
I returned from Photokina and praise that had a camera in my hand and how good is the classic presentation and I know that I used an unusual knack matrix in which the determination letter C can be read and therefore Customized designed specifically for this camera .We provide to test as soon as will in our hands is a breakthrough in February and March. As for the prices are only about 1,000 or $ or Euros it is difficult to say at this time. I believe in is that the camera will be available more widely than other high-end models.
Krzysztof Powolny, Fujifilm"
(translated via G. Translate)
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