Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2011/02/10

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Subject: [Leica] More new Fuji X100 info
From: photo at (Nathan Wajsman)
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2011 20:37:02 +0100
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Tiresome, really.

Nathan Wajsman
Alicante, Spain


On Feb 10, 2011, at 8:24 PM, Mark Rabiner wrote:

> The value perception of cropped camera systems is going to plummet solidly
> in a very few years if not sooner. If you want a return on your investment
> you might not get it like you'd expect to with much gear you get now.
> If you got an M8 which  you can get  now I think for quite cheap despite 
> all
> the problems involved with it all the glass you accumulated for that camera
> would then be usable on the M9 or any full frame camera Leica comes up 
> with.
> I'd go that route then.
> I'm not seeing teachers in schools telling their students to get a Fuji
> X100. They'd be telling them to invest in a system which can be upgraded
> seriously. The Fuji X100 for its existence (I give it four years) will be a
> play toy for people with available cash who like to buy and sell photo 
> gear.
> It won't be used much by people taking a potentially serious interest in
> street or any other kind of photography. Its a here today gone tomorrow
> special. Yes very retro. The lack of distance scales on the lenses could be
> thought of as a dead give away. As is looking at examples of 4000 across
> pixel images which measure 2 inches across your computer monitor and cant 
> be
> viewed larger.
> It's an emperors new clothes camera system.  We all know deep inside its a
> waste of our time and resources. Its not about photography It's about
> playing with new toys.
> When we started out decades back with an M2 or a Nikkormat the film it shot
> was still 36mm's across just like all the big boy cameras and all the glass
> we got could be used on our later big boy bodies.
> Its good to have later bodies in mind.
> --------------------
> Mark William Rabiner
> Photography
> mark at
> Cars:
>> From: Quan Tran <quantran101 at>
>> Reply-To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
>> Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2011 22:28:02 -0800
>> To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
>> Subject: Re: [Leica] More new Fuji X100 info
>> I have been following this camera on and off. Still wonder how one would 
>> do
>> zone focusing without the distance scale on the lens? I want to learn to
>> do street photography, but could not afford a M9 and 35mm lux. I wonder if
>> this camera could be good for beginner street photography?
>> Anyone wants to offer advise?
>> -Q.
>> On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 1:25 PM, John Collier <jbcollier at> wrote:
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