I just bought a new juicer, and I took a couple of photos of it to send to my friend. I used my iPad Mini Retina.
This made me realise, while the photos themselves are no great shakes, quality wise, looking at the Mini’s retina screen to compose on was a whole lot of fun. It’s fecking big when compared to any regular camera back.
So, the camera Fujifilm should make next is an X-Trans view camera, with a retina-like screen on the back, about the size of the iPad Mini’s.
Not as crazy as it sounds. We already know Fujifilm understands the importance of the viewing while taking a photo, the importance of connecting. This is why we have the fabulous hybrid view finder and the (reportedly) super glorious electronic viewfinder on the X-T1. Fujifilm gets it.
Not so crazy either, when you think about the fact that until Fujifilm introduced the X100 & X-Pro1, these kinds of cameras didn’t really exist (at least, not to folk with more normal levels of disposable income).
On a tripod, for considered composing, something like this would be fan-bloody-tastic.
So, the rangefinder / street / discrete types are taken care of, the SLR types are taken care of. Who’s next? The view camera types. That’s who.
Typed with a little lover-ly help here.