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#1 cyberprimate

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 06:08 PM

The number 1 in the X-Pro1 suggests there will be an X-Pro 2 some day. Not for now obviously but it will exist.

What kind of change can one expect? Could it be an improved version of the X-Pro1 or more like its big brother with FF format?



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Posted 07 February 2012 - 06:52 PM

The number 1 in the X-Pro1 suggests there will be an X-Pro 2 some day. Not for now obviously but it will exist.

What kind of change can one expect? Could it be an improved version of the X-Pro1 or more like its big brother with FF format?




At this stage its pure guesswork....I think that if Fuji is really serious about addressing the professional/enthusiast end of the market (and they certainly appear to be serious about it), then they likely have full frame model on their X roadmap.


Too much emphasis has gone into image quality for Fuji to ignore the obvious benefits of going full frame. Beyond improvements in IQ (using same sensor technology but applying it to full frame) it would also facilitate going "wider". This is going to prove important in a camera format that is not ideally suited to going "ultra long". Eliminating the "crop factor" would be an important evolutionary step for X line particularly as they expand use of high end glass (Fuji, Leica, Zeiss etc).


There are few things Fuji can do to X-Pro line that would more clearly signal their ascendancy to the top end of the market than to offer a FF option.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 07:23 PM

The X-Pro 2 you're describing would be logically even more expensive than the X-Pro1. That would be a lot of money. Cheaper than a Leica but one needs to have strong attachment to mirrorless cameras to not get a Nikon D800 and the like instead.



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Posted 07 February 2012 - 07:36 PM

Going FF is a decision you make VERY early in the design stages.
If these new lenses are aps-c then don't count on a FF camera unless it's a completely different product line.



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Posted 07 February 2012 - 07:45 PM

Yes, designing another series of lenses for FF format along tne APSC series would demand a big budget. But how many lenses available does Nikon have for their DSLR? More than a hundred vs 3 for the Fujis…



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Posted 07 February 2012 - 08:20 PM

weather sealing and a rangefinder patch for manual focusing would be pretty sweet.


how complicated would it be to add the rangefinder patch?



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Posted 07 February 2012 - 08:40 PM

Personally I would prefer a high definition EVF, around 5k, with focus peaking in the hybrid VF rather than an actual rangefinder mechanism. Maybe they can do a "digital" version of the rangefinder where a second sensor triangulates the focus distance rather than physical mirrors. The problem is I don't think you can use both a classic rangefinder along with autofocus, and I wouldn't be willing to give up autofocus.



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Posted 07 February 2012 - 08:43 PM

how complicated would it be to add the rangefinder patch?


If a cheap film camera can have it, I don't see why an expensive digital camera couldn't.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 10:52 PM

I've been very disappointed in my X-Pro1. I thought that it would be a camera that I would warm up to, but I haven't. In fact, the fricken camera hasn't even come out. So, how can I know what needs to be improved other than say everything?


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Posted 08 February 2012 - 06:39 AM

I'd like to skip the X-Pro2, but I am very interested in the X-Pro3, so can we please discuss this camera and its improvements over the X-Pro2?

Thank you!


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Posted 08 February 2012 - 07:25 AM

I admire your common sense, Flysurfer. :lol:



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Posted 08 February 2012 - 07:47 AM

I'd like to skip the X-Pro2, but I am very interested in the X-Pro3, so can we please discuss this camera and its improvements over the X-Pro2?

Thank you!


Glad you said it :lol:
At this stage all I want is to get my hands on a X-Pro1 with a 60mm lens attached.
Always Nikon and Fuji cameras.

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#13 cyberprimate

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 08:26 AM

The reality is that Fujifilm has probably been working on the X-Pro 2 already by now.


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Posted 08 February 2012 - 09:20 AM

The reality is that Fujifilm has probably been working on the X-Pro 2 already by now.



good job :) +1 they have been working on it for quite so time probably

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 10:56 AM

No X-Pro4, it wouldn't sell well in Japan. (4 (shi) is unlucky number, as shi can also mean death)






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