The New Texas Leica?
Old 09-08-2018   #1
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The New Texas Leica?

I can't imagine what this new medium format RF style digital camera will cost but it looks kind of neat, we will get more realistic photos of it later this month.

I can't think that speed lenses will be a "thing" for this machine, they traditionally are way too costly to make for formats larger than 36x24 although Mamiya had a fast normal lens for one of their medium format camera.

https://www.fujirumors.com/fujifilm-...t-camera-ever/
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Old 09-08-2018   #2
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.....I'm just seeing Paul McCartney on your youtube link. Any more camera details?
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.....I'm just seeing Paul McCartney on your youtube link. Any more camera details?
Got it already and corrected it.
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Old 09-08-2018   #4
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It has nothing to do with any rangefinder. It is not rangefinder camera. I think we might be more respectefull to RF. Here on RFF. We are not dpreview ignorants.

It is Texas T.
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https://youtu.be/1QGxFpSb6Sc same link as yours, it opens Beatle concert.
Late Friday party mix?
re check it now, Ko
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Who cares about the camera...Sir Paul can still burn the house down!
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Old 09-08-2018   #7
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Who cares about the camera...Sir Paul can still burn the house down!
You got that Right !

I would like to know where he gets his energy from at his age.
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I rechecked, you are not going to like it .
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I rechecked, you are not going to like it .
It is there on the hyperlink , I checked.

I refreshed my browser and all is working well now.
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You may not like my refreshed opinion in edited comment .
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You may not like my refreshed opinion in edited comment .
Tell us your refreshed opinion on the New Texas (digital) Leica anyways

It looks kind of impressive on the mock-up pics, price may be a problem to most of us though.. like all these latest offerings from Nikon and Canon.
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I could only repeat - it has nothing to do with original Texas Leica. It is digital AF camera. And controls similar to Leica T.
It is not rangefinder as some are tossing it here on RFF. It is as accurate as calling Hunday Roadster as sport car.
If Fuji made digitals are rangefinders, then my Smena 8m is.
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I could only repeat - it has nothing to do with original Texas Leica. It is digital AF camera. And controls similar to Leica T.
It is not rangefinder as some are tossing it here on RFF. It is as accurate as calling Hunday Roadster as sport car.
If Fuji made digitals are rangefinders, then my Smena 8m is.
Well, Ko, you have a point but these ARE "RF styled" digital cameras at best and as technology has progressed to a point that they can focus faster and more accurate than any RF in a camera, even the one in the fine Leica M3 film camera.

The new Canon FF mirror-less camera is reputed to be amazing at its focusing speed and accuracy, with its new made for it Canon lenses.
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Old 09-08-2018   #14
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If anyone is going to pull off a MF rangefinder..it will be Fuji..
We will have to see..
Advantages..
Wont be a Leica..you can actually get it fixed in your lifetime..
Cheaper..
That's good enough for me..
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Old 09-08-2018   #15
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Well, Ko, you have a point but these ARE "RF styled"...
Everyone know that the GFX50R will not be a true rangefinder, but rather a "rangefinder-style" (the exact words the OP used) camera. Ko.Fe is just being pedantic.
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Well, Ko, you have a point but these ARE "RF styled" digital cameras at best and as technology has progressed to a point that they can focus faster and more accurate than any RF in a camera, even the one in the fine Leica M3 film camera.
Not RF styled, Smena 8M styled. Smena has gizmo for focus and "RF styled" have gismo for focus, both are not rangefinders, but VF in the corner, this is it. No RF.

Your sentence about AF to be more accurate and faster than RF is only partially accurate.

Faces recognition are faster with AF, obviously But what if aperture is not providing enough DOF and you have to select which face has to be in focus?
Fastest and accurate way with AF is no viewfinder at all, but touch screen.
Same applies for busy frame with lots of elements on different distance,s large apertures. Best way to select what is in AF is touch screen.
So, mobile phone has accurate and fast AF for situations like these.
No 3000K$ AF MF is needed.

While, focus and recompose is as accurate with RF as with AF.
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I have to be pedantic also: What's it have to do with Texas?
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Everyone know that the GFX50R will not be a true rangefinder, but rather a rangefinder-styled camera. Ko.Fe is just being pedantic.
Yes, I'm. And I have no glue why Fuji can't make rangefinder.

Leica makes digital rangefinders. Epson Cosina was making them and they are still in use. Fuji was making RF MF cameras, they are still in use.

So, then I read Fuji RF camera in titles and threads it must be about rangefinder camera. Ovewise it is very confusing.

Here, at RFF it would be respectful to call cameras what they are exactly. RF or RFS. Please, respect RF owners and enthusiasts. Then I read "Fuji will make digital MF rangefinder" I'm expecting the rangefinder.
Just as I read "ice cream" I'm expecting cream, not ice cream styled mix of water and coloring, taste ingredients.
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I have to be pedantic also: What's it have to do with Texas?
The large Fujiflim real RF MF 6x9 film cameras were called Texas Leicas 'cause everything is big in the big ole' state of Texas.

https://photothinking.com/29161011fu...e-texas-leica/
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I have to be pedantic also: What's it have to do with Texas?
Back then FujibackthenFilm made 6x9 film RF. They called it Texas Leica, then. Because it was big and RF.
Now here is speculation about FujiNoFilm making digital MF camera which is nor RF, nor big. Yet, it is new Texas Leica now. Why?
If same twisted logic to be applied, then Leica S is already new Texas Leica.
Leica, MF and big.
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Back then FujibackthenFilm made 6x9 film RF. They called it Texas Leica, then. Because it was big and RF.
Now here is speculation about FujiNoFilm making digital MF camera which is nor RF, nor big. Yet, it is new Texas Leica now. Why?
If same twisted logic to be applied, then Leica S is already new Texas Leica.
Leica, MF and big.
The Appellation of " Texas Leica" is a free agent and can be applied to any make of humongous camera with Leica M body lines, whether it is RF film or digital, or faux RF.

If Fujifilm or some other firm makes an even bigger " Texas Leica" digital or film then the "Texas Leica" crown moves on to them.

They will have the bragging rights.
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I do think Texas Leica is widely understood to refer to the Fuji 6x9 RFs.

Linhof did take it one stage bigger
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