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    Quote Originally Posted by RattyMouse View Post
    Yes, and stupidly priced at over $3500 here in China.
    Yes, new prices for the GF series are pretty steep. But on the other hand they are the sweetest rangefinders Fuji has ever made. I have the normal GF670 and will likely keep it for a lifetime! It really is that good. I got mine used for about $1300.
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    Quote Originally Posted by revdocjim View Post
    Yes, new prices for the GF series are pretty steep. But on the other hand they are the sweetest rangefinders Fuji has ever made. I have the normal GF670 and will likely keep it for a lifetime! It really is that good. I got mine used for about $1300.
    The GF670 is not priced too bad, except here in China where a used one goes for $1800-2000. That's just too much. So I dont have one. I would buy one today if I could find it for $1300.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RattyMouse View Post
    Anyone own both? Do you have both in the bag when out shooting? I have the GA645 and I constantly wonder if I would be happier with the wide version. But then I dont want to give up the one I have now.
    I say buy it if you think you will like the wide angle. I own both, though I never take them both out at the same time. Usually I will just choose one and live with that choice for the duration of whatever I'm taking the camera to. More often than not I find myself happy with the regular GA645 however I did take a trip to New York a few years ago where having the wide version was incredibly nice. Getting all those tall buildings into the frame was incredibly cool.

    And I agree the new GF670 models are crazy in price. I own the regular one that I bought under the Fuji brand used for less than a $1,000 but I have not seen one priced that low since. At $3,000 for the wide version I consider that wicked expensive (though I will admit I do want one...).

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    I bought my 645zi from a camera store in Japan. From here not there. It was listed as fine but came closer to nearly new, no marks, case, lens hood the works. My evaluation after shooting a couple rolls at home was during trip to Italy. I found I could get about 95% of the shots I wanted. I could have used a wider angle and a longer tele. The biggest problem was the closest distance I could get in. When you're used to getting right up close having to stay back a meter is a problem.

    The zoom is great, the focus is spot on, it's a keeper. If I were to go the wide angle and long telefoto route I'd have to use multiple lenses. Traveling with my wife doesn't lend itself to a lot of lens swapping. Although she spends a lot more time composing her Nikon Digital camera and iphone! The field is closing up now. It's better than having someone waiting on me.

    So yes I'd like a wide angle too as long as it's light and can go close in. There isn't anything wrong with my Mamiya 645. I'd have to carry extra lenses or my 105-210 ULD plus a wide angle like my 55mm or wider. I did on a Paris trip. The handle bracket works superbly. A light tripod works too but the rotation accessory is an added weight. I have one and rotating around the lens axis is great.

    A Mamiya 711 with a wide and tele would be nice.
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