15 Aug Field Test: Fujifilm GFX 50S

Source: Tech Radar

Switching camera systems is a huge step, and not one to be taken lightly. It costs a lot of money – far more than simply upgrading a body to use with existing lenses – and there’s the additional hassle of learning the quirks of a new camera and developing a suitable workflow.

I’m not an impulsive person, and the last time I switched systems was when I went digital – the reason being that, at the time, neither Nikon nor Pentax, whose 35mm and medium format film cameras I was shooting with, had a full-frame digital offering. I switched to Canon, and stayed with them.

Back in April, however, this changed, as I sold my Canon EOS 5DS and lenses and purchased the Fujifilm GFX 50S, a medium format mirrorless camera. So, why the switch? Well, I was already very familiar with Fujifilm cameras; for a while I’d been using an X-E1 and then an X-Pro2 as a second system in situations where I needed to travel light, and I really enjoyed working with both cameras. 

I felt that not only were they very engaging cameras to shoot with – for me it was a real joy to be working with traditional aperture rings and shutter speed dials again – but the results were fantastic. The color and tones were outstanding; it was rather like looking at some of my old Fujifilm transparencies. However, resolution is important for landscape photographers, so for my main work I’d stuck with the 5DS…

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