01 Aug Fujifilm GF 45mm F2.8 lens review – Street Photography with medium format? Hell yes!

Source: Olafs Photoblog

For years, I’ve felt the lure of the digital medium format. But the prices of such systems were stratospheric and out-of-reach for those of us who could not justify the purchase by running a commercial or high-end fashion photography business. In fact, I was puzzled by the fact that camera companies have been bleeding margins and kept fighting on price in a crowded and utterly boring full frame market (no innovation until the Sony mirrorless). In the meantime, the digital medium format was waiting to be rattled and disrupted. When the Fujifilm announced its entrance into the digital medium format, I was all ears.

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Since its release in February 2017, I was eager to find out if the GFX50S would finally fit my seeing. Soon after its debut I had the chance of testing the system with the first pack of the lenses: GF 32-64 F4 zoom, GF 63mm F2.8 and GF 120mm F4 Macro. While I had high expectations, I never thought such a system would make me rethink my gear choices.   

But I was brought up short when I found how the sensor could capture light. Here is what I wrote:

“It’s the visual sphere which the cellphone crowd will not give a damn about but I do! I call them transition strokes when light changes, bends and submerges into coexisting elements in the image. In most cameras, this metamorphosis is rather abrupt and loud. In the medium format camera, it takes

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