Would you buy the new Fuji Range Finder?

Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by david b, Feb 1, 2008.

Would you buy the new Fuji Range Finder ?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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    16.5%
  1. david b

    david b Member

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    A simple yes or no to what we have seen today.
     
  2. Bruce Osgood

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    While I'm interested in exploring MF I can't say I would buy this camera nor could I say I wouldn't buy it. Just not enough info for a simple yes or no.

    But interested to learn more - yes.
     
  3. copake_ham

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    "Maybe"

    As Bruce said, I just don't know enough about it yet. I'd like to try a MF folder but have always been leery of an "eBay special" with unknown conditions of the bellows - so a new one definitely holds appeal.

    But price and specs would have to be right.
     
  4. Ole

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    This one?

    Ehrm - yes. I would. It looks a lot like an old Zenobia, only 6x7 instead of 4.5x6. So i fear that the temptation could easily become just a little bit too much... :tongue:
     
  5. TheFlyingCamera

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    Yes, price dependent. I'm deeply afraid the price won't be in my range, and mildly concerned about the specifications (particularly the 6x7 vs 6x9 size issue).
     
  6. Dave Miller

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    Looks like a 6x6, but I already have a 6x6 folder, do I need another? Looks nice though.
     
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    Engraving on top says 6 x 7.
     
  8. Andrew Moxom

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    It's a 6x7 as it states on the camera top plate
     
  9. Terence

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    A 6x4.5 like my little Zeiss would be fantastic. Or a loooong lens on 6x6 or 6x7.

    As it is, it'll be price-dependent. At an attractive price, I might even buy two and keep one at work.
     
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    The ability to add a 6x4.5 mask would be a nice tweak that would add some appeal to the camera.
     
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    I’m very interested, but any decision I make will have to wait until I actually know anything about the thing.
     
  12. r-brian

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    Normal lenses just don't do it for me. I perfer wide angles.
     
  13. Tom Hoskinson

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    Yes!! Absolutely!

    I'm having severe GAS pains!
     
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    Me say yes, wife and wallet will most likely have a different opinion
     
  16. Shawn Dougherty

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    Looks cool, would have to see the $ tag.
     
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    If the price is right, otherwise why not buy a Mamiya 7. I like the idea of it being simple. I would love to have something with a 6x7 neg in a pocketable size, good rangefinder, aperture priority if possible, and no motor winder (quiet and less to break). Sometimes I think having one lens option is better because it saves me from myself in wanting to bring too much gear.
     
  18. david b

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    No matter, I am putting some money aside for it.

    I would easily pack into my large format bag along side my Chamonix.
     
  19. Peter De Smidt

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    No. I have fixed lens Fuji 6x7 and 6x9 rangefinders already. They are great cameras. This one would be a little more compact, but that's about it. It looks like it has a wind knob instead of a lever, and knobs tend to be harder to use. In addition, folders tend to have more alignment issues than fixed lens cameras. In spite of this, it's a good thing if they make this, as it shows that film equipment development isn't dead.
     
  20. Andy K

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    An mf folder, constructed from modern materials with TTL metering and a modern rangefinder? Yes I'd buy it. My only niggle is I'd prefer 6x6. I suppose it would be looking the gift horse in the mouth to hope for a 6x6 mask.
     
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    Well, if Fuji wants us to use up even more of their lovely film, then they should bring out a 6x9 version as well :smile:
     
  22. david b

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    bring me the W I D E
     
  23. Shawn Rahman

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    Why would this camera need to cost more than around $800?
     
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    Voted no, but not for any other reason than I have bought my last camera for a while today. This is a beauty though Fuji and I hope it sells like hot cakes.
     
  25. Lee Shively

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    I would need a price to consider before answering. On several levels, this is an attractive camera. On other levels for me personally, I can't see it.

    The camera pictured has an 80/3.5 lens. That's kind of a wide normal. That looks pretty good to me.
     
  26. jd callow

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    yes dependent on all sorts of things...