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    Arrow ZFF rumour

    ZieSS your pennies: Full frame camera | SAR

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    Re: ZFF rumour

    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    ZieSS your pennies: Full frame camera | SAR

    A part of me is borderline hoping they do a FF “Rangefinder” style E mount camera and just call it the Digital Ikon. Hell they can even include a 35 or 50 Loxia in the package and offer the camera Leica still hasn’t made than many hope(d) for the last 5 years or so. I’d buy THAT camera in a heartbeat and Sony could focus on the “Pro SLR” style bodies.
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    Cosina or Sony would make the camera and Zeiss will put their blue label and peddle it as “Zeiss”?

    Would it go the same way as Hasselblad’s Lunar?


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    Cosina or Sony would make the camera and Zeiss will put their blue label and peddle it as “Zeiss”?

    Would it go the same way as Hasselblad’s Lunar?

    Probably no, but if it is the case than it will be more like Leica's compact series.
    One thing for sure: no looney Lunar from Zeiss.
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    Re: ZFF rumour

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    Cosina or Sony would make the camera and Zeiss will put their blue label and peddle it as “Zeiss”?

    Would it go the same way as Hasselblad’s Lunar?

    I actually wouldn’t have any issue if Sony or Cosina manufactures the actual camera that Zeiss designed to save money just like I didn’t care that some of my Leica lenses were made in Canada. I believe that Cosina made some of the Ikon rangefinders in Japan and many say the camera was as good if not better than the M7 though many didn’t like the boxiness of the camera.

    All that being said, I’m sure SOME people would care but I stopped getting caught up in that provided the IQ is as expected and the camera is reliable. All the other stuff has become secondary to me. Ultimately it’s what put me off on the XH1 the second time I went to try it (and buy one) the camera shutdown and froze on me. Then I started reading reports from all around the world of people having those issues... and I’m of the mindset that firmware updates shouldn’t be the normal way around problems that arise from not thoroughly testing prior to launch.

    This camera is more likely that this is a different take on the RX1 cameras (from reports/rumors) but one can hope for something a little more flexible than a fixed lens camera. That would be a nice luxury to have but I’m really only interested in system cameras at this point in my life.
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    We shall see.

    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    Probably no, but if it is the case than it will be more like Leica's compact series.
    One thing for sure: no looney Lunar from Zeiss.

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    Re: ZFF rumour

    I believe that it is going to be a fixed lens camera. Too bad!

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    Re: ZFF rumour

    – Slightly bigger lens construction than you get on the Sony RX1 series.
    /sadface

    Although if this camera displaces a bunch of RX1rII's, I might like to pick one up at a nice discount
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    Exactly!

    I can see the usual suspects - myself included - coming online to talk about this camera

    For me, the thought of a camera/lens/sensor combo, even better my RX1M2, maybe with German design and minimalistic button layout, maybe with a new 35mm 2.0 optical design ...

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    Re: ZFF rumour

    Another information leak...

    https://www.sonyalpharumors.com/new-zeiss-camera-teaser/


    im curious about the Mirrorless jungle comments. I wonder if it actually is a Mirrorless camera.
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    At least it seems only black and chrome. No wooden Lunar-like details to be seen (yet). Here's hope !
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    They will regret that comment.

    Quote Originally Posted by iiiNelson View Post
    Another information leak...

    https://www.sonyalpharumors.com/new-zeiss-camera-teaser/


    im curious about the Mirrorless jungle comments. I wonder if it actually is a Mirrorless camera.

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    Re: ZFF rumour

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    They will regret that comment.
    LOL... perhaps!!! I really think the fixed lens camera craze sorta should’ve ended when cell phones and social media picture share sites like Instagram really took off. It’s not to say the quality wouldn’t be as good but it’s a niche market and I’ve always found them to be priced about 50%+ more than I was comfortable spending on that type of camera. A Fuji x100 camera was attractive to me at $6-800 but not at $9-1200. A RX1 (as nice and capable as it is) is attractive to me at $15-2000 but not at $25-3500. Leica Q... well it would’ve made for a nice digital M-mount receptacle but I’d never spend over $4k for a point and shoot myself.

    I realize I may be in the minority with this but I don’t get the same value with a high-end digital point and shoot as a system camera.
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    Re: ZFF rumour

    Quote Originally Posted by iiiNelson View Post
    A part of me is borderline hoping they do a FF “Rangefinder” style E mount camera and just call it the Digital Ikon. Hell they can even include a 35 or 50 Loxia in the package and offer the camera Leica still hasn’t made than many hope(d) for the last 5 years or so. I’d buy THAT camera in a heartbeat and Sony could focus on the “Pro SLR” style bodies.
    Zeiss needs to get a shot of German testosterone and go for an all out war with Leica. Make the Zeiss Ikon digital RF now and stop fooling around with fixed lens P&S stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scho View Post
    Zeiss needs to get a shot of German testosterone and go for an all out war with Leica. Make the Zeiss Ikon digital RF now and stop fooling around with fixed lens P&S stuff.
    Amen. I couldn’t agree more.
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    Re: ZFF rumour

    Is this rumor now officialy dead?
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    Re: ZFF rumour

    Quote Originally Posted by scho View Post
    Is this rumor now officialy dead?
    Whatever they announce I feel it’ll be somewhat anticlimactic after today.
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    A Sony camera with Zeiss logo. Rivetting, it would be.

    Quote Originally Posted by iiiNelson View Post
    Whatever they announce I feel it’ll be somewhat anticlimactic after today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    A Sony camera with Zeiss logo. Rivetting, it would be.
    Yeah... that’s the likely scenario but I’m always willing to be proven wrong when the outcome surpasses expectations for me.
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    So what is it going to be?
    With best regards, K-H.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k-hawinkler View Post
    So what is it going to be?
    Probably the rumored fixed lens camera unfortunately... about 5-10 years late to the party.
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    The shock of the year is the Zenit RF made by Leica!

    I do not think anything can top that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    The shock of the year is the Zenit RF made by Leica!

    I do not think anything can top that!
    I think that one has been rumored for some time now.
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    But is it a Sony ?
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    Hmmm.
    With best regards, K-H.

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    Definitely not for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    But is it a Sony ?
    Probably is... internally anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by k-hawinkler View Post
    Hmmm.
    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Definitely not for me.
    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    But is it a Sony ?
    Yes or No

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    But is it a Sony ?
    No!

    It is a Sigma.

    Sigma flash compatibility and. Sigma DP Quattro similarity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    No!

    It is a Sigma.

    Sigma flash compatibility and. Sigma DP Quattro similarity.
    ...so it’s he duck billed platypus of cameras... GOT IT!!!

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    No need to insult Platypuses!

    Fugly is suffice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    Yes or No


    The following is more to my liking.

    Zeiss expands Batis lens range with 40mm F2 Close Focus
    https://www.dpreview.com/news/269940...4010_132618830
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    Fuji GFX50R and 50/3.5 pancake probably is lighter and cheaper. I would prefer that over this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Fuji GFX50R and 50/3.5 pancake probably is lighter and cheaper. I would prefer that over this.
    I think the GFX50R body only is only 20g lighter than the ZX1... no idea on pricing yet but the “offered through select dealers” give me flashbacks of the Hasselblad “celestial” cameras price wise...
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    A (too) big eyesore. Specifications are looking mildly interesting though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arne Hvaring View Post
    A (too) big eyesore. Specifications are looking mildly interesting though.
    Dunno mildly - onboard 512 GB SSD ?
    It's a way different concept than we're used too.
    I wonder what their target group is: definitely not us ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    A Sony camera with Zeiss logo. Rivetting, it would be.
    You have confused Zeiss with Hasselblad

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    Too big and who the heck want to do their editing in camera? Not me

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    Quote Originally Posted by DougDolde View Post
    Too big and who the heck want to do their editing in camera? Not me
    you don't have to edit in camera..simply connect the usb cable, transfer to a computer and edit the usual way.

    the 512 GB internal storage makes a lot of sense.
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    Re: ZFF rumour

    My kudos to Zeiss for trying something different. I hope they are successful with this camera and release other models in the future. I have always liked their lenses. In fact, I may own more Zeiss designed lenses than any others.

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