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    Re: new fuji annouced

    35mm EFL?
    APS-C
    F1.9?


    DIGITAL HEXAR!!!!!


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    Hope I'm wrong. But this sounds like a hoax.

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    more research. it may be a hoax. too bad if it is. great design for a camera. hope for the best.

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    Re: new fuji annouced

    sigh
    it would be sooo nice were it true
    however
    the film natura had a 24/f1.9 lens
    I would think fuji might want to make it the same for digital version

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    If it is true, it would be really nice. Personally I think a 35/1.9 would be much more useful than a 24/1.9...at least at first. Cheap too...not much more than a Ricoh
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    Re: new fuji annouced

    A 24mm f1.9 lens on film would become a ~36mm (efl) f1.9 lens on APS-C; so it seems like the lens design is pretty much done.

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    This is what I posted on that thread:

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    Did anyone read that "announcement" carefully ?

    Enough mistakes, typos, and inconsistencies in there to last through the next few digital camera model years.

    In the very first paragraph, the camera is called both "FinePix Natura Digital F1.9" and "FinePix Natural Digital F1.9."

    Naturally, it's a very flexible camera. :-)

    The price was reasonable:

    It "will be available in the United Stated from October at $599."

    Since I'm in the "United Stated," I look forward to seeing this new machine.

    C'mon folks.

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    I'd love to be proven wrong, but as of now, I'd call this a late and not terribly convincing April Fools announcement.

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    Oh yes, it does seem too good to be true
    still, one can Dream...

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    whoever dreamed this up certainly knows what photographers have been asking for, especially on the leica forum. maybe fuji will respond to the invention and actually make the camera!

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    Re: new fuji annouced

    Maybe its being floated to see how much enthusiasm it generates
    It certainly got my attention

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael S View Post

    Did anyone read that "announcement" carefully ?

    Enough mistakes, typos, and inconsistencies in there to last through the next few digital camera model years.

    In the very first paragraph, the camera is called both "FinePix Natura Digital F1.9" and "FinePix Natural Digital F1.9."

    I have no idea if the camera is real of a hoax but the Engrish of the post in the link is consistent with Japanese-ish English, i.e. either the hoax is Japanese in origin or the camera may very well be real. Or maybe someone just got very lucky with faking their Engrish, too.

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    Re: new fuji annouced

    All,
    if someone had described a GX200 18 months ago it would have been a Hoax.
    Just wait a little and something like this will be along.

    all the best

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    If it is a hoax, it is very well done. I agree with Oxide that it is very Japanese engrish like. The whole thing is very specific and in line with Fuji's marketing speak. Fuji has also made some very interesting and unexpected cameras in the past -- the 645 point and shoot, the recent 6x6 Retro folding camera, the Natura 24mm f/1.9 point and shoot, the 617's, 6x8, TX-1 -- they are definitely mavericks, so they are the type of company that WOULD make this sort of thing if someone made it. I do hope that they actually did it.
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    Stuart,

    What's the folding Fuji 6X6? Heard of all the others but not that.

    BTW, Fuji always made the best enlarging lenses. I sold all of my darkroom gear awhile back but held onto my lenses. I recently decided to give those to my local lab (who do all my silver gelatin printing). The owner knew exactly what he was getting and was more than thankful. They are actually better than many high end APO's.

    Hopefully this rumor will be true - sounds like the p&s for me (finally).

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    Hi Charles, I was wrong, it is actually 6x7. It is not out yet, but they announced it this winter. It looks great -- 6x7 folding with AE! A blast from the past. But that is what I mean, Fuji tends to release really interesting stuff that bucks the trend. Keep in mind that "weird" cameras are much more popular in Japan than they necessarily are here.
    http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk...ws_177080.html


    I agree about the Fuji lenses too. The 45mm in the Xpan is absolutely superb, I have also used the G690, and that had a great lens as well (well, at least for the 60s when it was made).
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    My photos are here: http://www.stuartrichardson.com and more recent work here: http://stuartrichardson.tumblr.com/ Please have a look at my book!
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    Re: new fuji annouced

    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Richardson View Post

    ... Fuji has also made some very interesting and unexpected cameras in the past -- the 645 point and shoot, the recent 6x6 Retro folding camera, the Natura 24mm f/1.9 point and shoot, the 617's, 6x8, TX-1 --

    Last year they also released a pair of high-end, manual/auto point n click film cameras with fixed lens, the black Klasse S (38mm) and silver Klasse W (28mm). Not cheap, street price around $800. They were supposedly a flash-in-the-pan, one-time, limited edition thing. But Fujifilm has since released a black Klasse W (28mm).

    http://translate.google.com/translat...%3Den%26sa%3DG

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    Re: new fuji annouced

    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Richardson View Post
    When is this camera going to be available? Anyone know? I want one NOW!

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    That 6X7 is on my list as well. What a great companion to an M8 for travel.

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