Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2016/09/22

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Subject: [Leica] Fuji GFX compared to Leica SL
From: red735i at (Frank Filippone)
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:31:25 -0400
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You are most likely right, but there are (at least) 2 important questions to 
ask.... can I justify/afford a completely new system to achieve better 
technical results (an expense of $35+++k). And does my personal style and 
output NEED these better results

In my case, and, of course, YMMV, the much considered answer is no.

I use a Hasselblad 500c with various lenses, and a Leaf Aptus 65 back....  
the MFDB dates from about 2006. The resultant setup is still more precise 
than I need.

Frank Filippone Red735i at
On Thursday, September 22, 2016, John McMaster <john at> wrote:

I am afraid to say that Hasselblad V lenses show their limitations on an S, 
native lenses are far better....


-----Original Message-----

A really nice nteresting visual comparison shows the 2 cameras to be quite 
similar in styling, when viewed head-on.

Placement of user buttons is almost identical. More interesting is that the 
SL is actually larger than the GFX, but has the smaller sensor.

If I were in the MF market, the Leica S family might be higher on my short 
list. Hard to beat Leica glass....

Hassy V glass is pretty good too! (And I own it....)

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