Any Samurai X4.0 owners on the forum?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by DannL, May 22, 2009.

  1. DannL

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    Just checking to see how many of you are out there. I was so intriqued by the capabilities of this camera, I found it necessary to go and buy one just to put an end to my curiosity. Of course the first trouble I had was finding one, and then finding one that was worthy. I hope that is the only difficulty I experience in this concern.

    I have already owned several PENs and currently use the PEN-FT, so I'm no stranger to shooting 72 shots on a roll of 35mm. But, if this particular SLR works as described, I should welcome the zoom, date, auto-focus, and other automatic features.
     
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    Never seen or heard of the Samuri X4.0 before, so had to look it up.

    It looks interesting, I was a Hlaf-frame user at one time with a Canon Demi, unfortunately I lent it out and it was dropped, my friend paid for an Olympus as a replacement.

    Half-frame is a great format to use as a visual diary, but I wonder if the size of the Samurai isn't a step backards compared to other half-frame cameras.

    Ian
     
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    This is the only camera made in two versions: right- and left-handed.

    I guees not even Colani in his studies for Canon considered such.
     
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    Oh no! If that's true I might be in trouble. I'm not sure which version I will be receiving.

    Being right-handed as I am, and supposing I get a left-handed version of the camera, I could spin the camera around pointing the other way to fit my right hand. That would almost guarantee that every picture would be of someone attractive! :D
     
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    The fun thing with version is that it is still light tiight in the practical meaning.