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Old 15-02-12, 11:13 AM
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Cliff,

Thanks, man.

Did you buy one or are you in the contemplating-a-purchase phase?

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Old 15-02-12, 12:23 PM
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Cliff,

Thanks, man.

Did you buy one or are you in the contemplating-a-purchase phase?

Joe
I've ordered one, but they aren't out for a couple of weeks yet
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Old 15-02-12, 01:13 PM
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Very keen to see this one Cliff!

So, are you keeping your M mount lenses for film duties or do you have adapters for various camera bodies? I'm wondering how the X1 will take a MF lens, and whether the viewfinder/screen will be a nice way of using these lenses.
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Old 15-02-12, 02:33 PM
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Sadly not Cesare. I've put all my M lenses up for sale including the Noctilux. The Hasselblads have both gone too. So I'll be back to a straight forward Nikon and Fuji set up going forward. 645, 667 and 690 MF cameras and the new X-Pro1 in the fuji world. D800 for portrait /architecture work and V1 for ducks.
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Old 15-02-12, 06:46 PM
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Cliff,

What brought about the fire sale? The new Fuji rangefinder looks very spiffy, but I'd wager that an M9 and a pile of nice German glass would be better optically — as well as more desirable, if camera cachet matters to you.

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Old 16-02-12, 01:01 AM
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...baggsy me 1st dibs on the X100 if it becomes redundant...
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Old 16-02-12, 01:04 AM
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Joe, you only have to see cliffs comments about having a 'straight forward nikon and fuji setup'. Notice how this covers 6 different image sizes, both digital and film, with 4 different lens systems ;-)

Cliff, I can see how the fujis and the D800 complement each other. I'm not sure why the V1 and X-Pro1 do something different though.

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Old 16-02-12, 02:47 AM
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I'll be interested on your thoughts with the D800 when it arrives. I've made the decision to start putting a wee bit aside towards one later in the year, depending on how well it performs.

The X Pro 1 sounds very intriguing but I'm afraid everything will have to go to fund the D800 if I do go that route.
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Old 16-02-12, 05:12 AM
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So many questions, so little time.

OK, for Joe - even the Leica lenses have their little foibles - for instance the 35mm Summiluxes pre 2010 used to back focus badly on the M9, rendering wider apertures useless for close work. The 50mm Cron is notorious for having internal reflection issues into point light sources. The Noctilux is heavy and vignettes a lot wider than F2. The 75 Lux on the other hand would be perfect of it weren't for the nigh on useless add on plastic hood. The M9 sensor is a dust magnet, and ISOs above 800 are pretty noisy to say the least. The good news is that all my lenses were bought second hand apart from the 35 Cron, and all of them are well "in the money" which is handy to "realize some profit" on the collection for re-investment elsewhere.

For Guy - noted, although I'm not sure exactly when that might be.

For Cesare - I hope the new Fuji has some decent macro capability but I'm not holding my breath. But neither the D800 nor the V1 would be ideal for where the X Pro1 is likely to shine - street / candid photography

Mark, you'll have to pop down to London later in the year to meet the crowd and play with the toys.
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Old 16-02-12, 05:22 AM
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Cheers, Cliff.

Looking forward to seeing some of your pix from the X-Pro1.

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Old 18-02-12, 03:09 AM
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Mark, you'll have to pop down to London later in the year to meet the crowd and play with the toys.

That sounds like a plan Cliff. A bit of notice and I'd certainly have a wander down. Quite keen to do some city stuff so I've been planning on coming down some time.
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Old 21-02-12, 10:52 AM
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more samples here
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Old 21-02-12, 01:19 PM
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more samples here
I surprised at how deep the depth of field is with 35 mm @ f/1.4 - is this an
APSC or smaller?
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Old 21-02-12, 01:30 PM
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Dan,

The Fuji has an APS-C sensor.

I agree that it looks like a lot of depth of field for a 35mm lens at f/1.4 but maybe the info is wrong on the website.

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Old 21-02-12, 02:16 PM
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This one is definitely F1.4 [EXIF Data] and looks similar to my eyes to a 35mm Nikkor at F1.4 on a crop body

for instance (taken by Lucy)


Nicola by cliffpatte, on Flickr
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