Dream time: Fuji X135s, full frame with Nokton Classic 40mm f1.4

Dream time: Fuji X135s, full frame with Nokton Classic 40mm f1.4

this is not a rumor, just a dreamotype™

Ladies and gentlemen, this is the camera of my dreams. I am still in a dream state where I don’t know that it is a dream, so let me quickly put down the specs before I wake up:

Full Frame 24mp X trans sensor, expanded contrast/phase detection area, ISO range 100-25600 native
Intelligent Hybrid AF
EXR FF Processor
Nokton Classic 40mm f1.4
Optical and Electronic Hybrid Viewfinder
Full manual mode HD Movie Capabilities

Gotta go, starting to wake up, I think it was the last line that shook me up a little, although this should be perfectly possible…..what do you guys think?

18 thoughts on “Dream time: Fuji X135s, full frame with Nokton Classic 40mm f1.4

  1. Jacques Mathurin

    This is precisely what I would want the X-Pro to become. It would be an affordable full-frame, m-mount, digital equivalent to a Leica, Zeiss Ikon or Bessa film camera. I could do without the HD filming capability.

  2. Alex

    The fuji form factor with a full a full frame mount allowing leica and voigtlander M lenses would be a total dream. Sony was not to far with the A7 … well they have a quality full frame sensor but i hate the ergonomics and form factor of thus mirrorless… This x135s would already be exceptionnal but I would recommand better optics than those if the voigtlander 40 1.4! But its compactness is splendid!

  3. Kevin Lloyd

    Beautiful dream Mike. Hopefully we only have to wait till CES on Jan 7th for some solid teasing info on the fuji future designs. I’d like a 35mm f1.7 ff personally.

  4. mike.kobal Post author

    Hi Matt, understandable, because at the time of his review, ILC’s weren’t born yet, no frame line markings for 40mm on the Leica M, only on the CLE and the Voigtlander.

  5. mike.kobal Post author

    haha, alright. Now that I have the A7, no video is cool. Size, looking at the A7 which is about the size of the X-E2 plus fake prism hump, it might be doable

  6. Craig

    I second that all the way Mike. I’ll second it even without the video ;-) But small, small, x100s smll!

  7. Dave

    Want one, Mike! Great!

    If I could place my wishes: full manual, no hybrid EVF, only larger OVF, f2.0 it good enough.

    Nice dream, must come true!!!

  8. mike.kobal Post author

    Hi Lee, thanks for stopping by! I knew I wasn’t the only one thinking of the name and dreaming about a fast 40mm, maybe Fuji will listen and make one for us :)

  9. lee

    Yes,X135,that is the name i thought fuji should go with for ff version of x100 when i was talking to my friends about x200.
    Nice picture and i also would like to see a 40mm fast lens which would definitely be awesome for street shooting.

  10. Fujimoto

    Mike, I really enjoy your YouTube videos, but I only ran in to your blog, today. Your post on the mocked-up X00 brought me, here. Thanks, it was a very nice welcome.

  11. mike.kobal Post author

    :) the reason I fused it with the X100, this is a non interchangeable lens/body combo. I think its going to be a little more then $2,000. Time to start taking notes of shopping crimes wife commits – at least you’ll have a list to present to defend yourself when the time comes…..
    p.s. great images on your site, Simon!

  12. Simon

    Perfect – even if that lens is not interchangeable, or if it’s not X-Trans, priced up to $2000 it would appear on my card statement and i’d have an angry wife (again…)

  13. mike.kobal Post author

    Haha. Yes, Tom, I have similar aspirations, not as ambitious as yours, but at least for 2014. I just love the 40mm focal length and since I got the 27mm pancake for the XE2 I realized again that a 40mm1.4 on a X100 type camera would totally do it for me. I hear you re OFV, I rarely used it on the X-Pro1, I think the difference is that A) with a fixed lens it can be more accurate and B) one can get really used to it, changing lenses and relying on changing frame lines is a bit confusing, always was, even back in the Leica days.

  14. Tom

    Gaaahhh!!! I’m still committing to my new X-E2 for 3 years, or at least am going to try, but now you tempt me with this beautiful rendering. This is actually pretty close to what I dream about…

    I dream about a roughly X-E2 size and form factor with a full frame sensor. Same sensor and processor specs you mention. The difference for me is that as I never use the OVF anymore, and hence a big reason I changed from X Pro to X-E, only an EVF. I just love to see the shot before I pull the trigger and the EVF lets me do that. It would have native M mount (or at least an included adaptor) and my practically glued on lens would be the Zeiss Sonnar 50mm 1.5. If I felt like going wider from time to time, I would change it out with the Voigtlander 35mm 1.4 SC.

    Anyway, I would love to see a camera like you have sketched up here. I think we may see something close to this in the next couple of years. One can at least dream.

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