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08-04-2017, 03:32 PM   #1
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Trade up your Pentax FF or Medium format for a GFX 50S ??

Just received an email containing this "offer":
FUJIFILM GFX 50S | Trade In | GFX Series | Digital Cameras | Fujifilm Canada

Eligible Pentax cameras:
645D, 645Z, K-1

Anyone interested ?

P.S.: Just curious as to what people will say !


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QuoteOriginally posted by jpzk Quote
Just received an email containing this "offer":
FUJIFILM GFX 50S | Trade In | GFX Series | Digital Cameras | Fujifilm Canada

Eligible Pentax cameras:
645D, 645Z, K-1

Anyone interested ?

P.S.: Just curious as to what people will say !
Is this camera 2x as good as the 645z? If I did trade in my K-1, I'd be inclined to get a 645z, given the reviews, or a Nikon D850 since I almost switched systems in 2014 and got very familiar with Nikon in my testing phase. An $8500 Fuji never even crossed my mind.
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Looks like most recent FF/MF bodies are on that list, across all major brands. Makes sense! Not that I'd do it.

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Wait...Fujifilm makes cameras?

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QuoteOriginally posted by nomadkng Quote
Is this camera 2x as good as the 645z? If I did trade in my K-1, I'd be inclined to get a 645z, given the reviews, or a Nikon D850 since I almost switched systems in 2014 and got very familiar with Nikon in my testing phase. An $8500 Fuji never even crossed my mind.
This is the sort of reply I was expecting !
I don't have a K-1 (sure would like one though) and according to what I am seeing here in several threads with the high quality of the images rendered with the K-1, a Fuji FF would probably not interest me.
Then again, I have not tried either ...

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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
Looks like most recent FF/MF bodies are on that list, across all major brands. Makes sense! Not that I'd do it.
Long list ... I wasn't expecting to see that many FF cameras !

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QuoteOriginally posted by timw4mail Quote
Wait...Fujifilm makes cameras?
Ooops ! Must be because it is from a Canadian "Fuji" (film) site ...
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It proves Fuji has a marketing department.
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Sure, I would trade in my 645Z for an $850 credit off list price for a unproven camera with fewer features and very few lenses. Sounds like a deal. Sign me up.

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It proves Fuji has a marketing department.
This!
Good point
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Sure, I would trade in my 645Z for an $850 credit off list price for a unproven camera with fewer features and very few lenses. Sounds like a deal. Sign me up.

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This!
Good point
Then sell your 645Z (to me?) at a greatly reduced price!

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QuoteOriginally posted by mikeSF Quote
Sure, I would trade in my 645Z for an $850 credit off list price for a unproven camera with fewer features and very few lenses. Sounds like a deal. Sign me up.[COLOR="Silver"]
I'll give you $851 for it, cash. I'll even fly there to pick it up in person.



Hmm, they do say "minimum $850" at the top, and also that it's fujifilm.ca, so this would be Canadian bucks. I'll up my offer to $400 Canadian dollars plus $500 in Canadian Tire money (just as good if not better than our official currency) and throw in a $15 Tim Hortons Card and a case of beer (your choice of brand).
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I'm wondering whether some "Pentaxian" would fall for this offer though ...
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Better trade in fast before the Pentax ship sinks and you are left as the only one holding a K1/645Z.
Everyone is doing it on the sly so that they can more easily off load their Pentax stuff on the BnS.

Don't get left out on such a once in a lifetime deal/lifeline from Fuji!
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QuoteOriginally posted by jpzk Quote
I'm wondering whether some "Pentaxian" would fall for this offer though ...
Well.. people offload their gear on KEH, Amazon, B&H, Adorama, and the like all the time.. they generally pay a fraction of the actual value then mark up the price wayyy beyond that. For instance, Amazon will give you 737 USD right now for a K-1. KEH is offering around 1000 USD. So this is just a company version of that.

It is hard to consider it though when they only give a vague estimate of 850 and it seems you need to contact them (thus opening yourself to sales 'harassment') to get a more precise quote.

They only way they could get me, provided I was in the market for a GFX camera and I'm not, to really consider this is if the offered as much as I could get for the camera if I had sold it privately.
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I am not really surprised that Fuji initiated that offer. From what I know from what camera shops are saying , they have a hard time selling this GFX50 camera because Fuji are planning to sell it into the non-pro market segment (skipping the full frame line), and it happens that the GFX50 does not sell as expected, hence the offer to take back a full frame camera to try to stimulate the sales of the GFX.

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It is hard to consider it though when they only give a vague estimate of 850
Well, if you get $850 for a 5D or D700, that's a good price, but if you get the same for a K1 or 5DIV... that's peanuts, especially when the margin they make of the GFX camera is much larger.
I bet that there is a chance that the GFX price will drop by $850 a more after awhile, down to the level of the most expensive full frame versions.
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QuoteOriginally posted by BrianR Quote
I'll give you $851 for it, cash. I'll even fly there to pick it up in person.



Hmm, they do say "minimum $850" at the top, and also that it's fujifilm.ca, so this would be Canadian bucks. I'll up my offer to $400 Canadian dollars plus $500 in Canadian Tire money (just as good if not better than our official currency) and throw in a $15 Tim Hortons Card and a case of beer (your choice of brand).
We are getting close to having a deal here...does "a case of beer" in Canada mean 24 cans? or is it 0.79 x 24? Just checkin'.

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Well, if you get $850 for a 5D or D700, that's a good price, but if you get the same for a K1 or 5DIV... that's peanuts,
What happens is the camera shop negotiates a trade in price and FUJI give a bonus amount....that's the way the Ozzie stuff is reading.
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