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Subject: [Leica] Fuji GFX compared to Leica SL
From: john at (John McMaster)
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:10:50 +0000
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The S2 was the first camera to be smaller than a pro FF - compared to my 


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>From what I read and saw, I believe the new fuji aims at bringing more 
>acreage into a body that can actually be carried and used on the field like 
>a FF.
I don't know its specs but the ergonomics speak volumes. Not much larger 
than a Nikon, and features the wheels of an XT-1/2.
Trying to compare it with a 500CC equipped with a digital back is 
questionable; different cameras for different uses I guess.


Le 22 sept. 2016 ? 22:31, Frank Filippone <red735i at> a ?crit :

> 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....
> john
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> 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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