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Old Feb 3, 2012, 5:27 PM   #81
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The Fujifilm X-Pro 1 looks to give some competition to Oly's soon to be released camera. I like the looks/design of the Fuji X-Pro.
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Old Feb 3, 2012, 5:34 PM   #82
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Me, too.

The up-front cost is a little bit higher at $1,700 for the body only and $600-$700 for each lens. $2,300 for the body+standard prime, or $3,500-$4,000 if you want the full three lens setup.

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/02...m_X-Pro1_price

vs. a somewhat similar outfit...

New Oly Body- $1,200 (guess)
12mm f2- $800
20mm f1.7 Panny-$340
45/1.8- $400

Total- $2,740

Of course, there's a lot of other, much less expensive options for the Olympus. You don't HAVE to spend that much, unlike the Fuji.

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Old Feb 3, 2012, 5:42 PM   #83
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Greg, are you saying that other M43 lenses will not work with the Fuji? No adaptors? Is it proprietary, Fuji lenses only?
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I'm sure there will eventually be adapters for manual lenses and such, but the mount is unique and brand-new. Out of the gate, the three announced lenses are all that will work. Micro four-thirds lenses won't work. The Fuji is a bigger format.

I have no doubt there are at least 10 Chinese factories right now just itching to get their hands on a body so they can reverse engineer the mount and start creating adapters to sell on eBay as quickly as possible.

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Well, the first supposed full size image of the new EM-5 is on 43rumors.com


http://www.43rumors.com/


Okay, I'm impressed

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Zig said, "Okay, I'm impressed."

....me too, my birthday is March 15, $$$$ and no gift cards, cash only please & thanks very much
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Looks like Greg's earlier comment about this new camera body needing a lot of battery power to run the EVF, and all is true. Otherwise, there would be no need for the battery grip.

Having said that, the battery grip, while counter to the concept of smaller, lighter, more compact- it never the less has a certain cool factor.

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The grip would be a nice thing to have with the FL50R flash mounted on the hot shoe and always makes it super easy switching between horizontal and vertical positions with the extra release. Otherwise, I'd be inclined to use the body only with the tiny lenses.

There seems to be one too many locking screws on the back with the grip fitted, unless the lock on the body is to open the camera to get at the battery vs. a hinged battery door. It'll be interesting to see how they work together, and where the battery/card door is if that locking screw is not related to the battery. On the Pen, if I am using a tripod with a quick release, with a plate attached to the Pen, I have to remove the plate in order to get at the battery/card door. PITA.

I'm feeling really good right now about some of the things I did 5-6 months ago in shifting my outfit around.

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Is the new Oly a APS-C format or considered a M43.
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Micro four-thirds. No interchangeable-lens Olympus model, DSLR or Pen, has ever used the aps-c sensor and probably never will. The lenses are all designed around the four-thirds sensor. Building a body that cannot use any of the lenses would be....well....not good.

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