07 Nov Fujifilm GFX – Medium Format Gets Real

Source: Fujifilm Insider

An Adventure in Venice, Italy for Carnival

Bobbi Lane and I had the great fortune to shoot with a prototype GFX 50S on our tour of Venice Carnival 2017 this past February. Needless to say, we were extremely excited to put the camera to use in the incredible magical dreamlike environment that is Venice during Carnival. Certainly, the whole internet is a buzz with interest for the coming release of the camera, which Imaging Resource said has “The best lab images we’ve ever seen.”

The Fujifilm GFX pairs a mirrorless design with a high-res 50-megapixel sensor. The sensor offers approximately 1.7x the imaging area of a full-frame 35mm sized chip like those used in the Sony A7R II or the Canon 5DS R—all without being significantly larger or heavier. In fact, compared to the Canon, the GFX is 0.9 ounces lighter (body only—lenses add a bit more weight)

The GFX feels like a full-size DSLR in your hands, a bit more heft to it than what I have become accustomed to with Fuji’s X-T2 or X-Pro2, but weight and size similar to my older Canon DSLRs. The GF32-64mm zoom lens, that we shot with is, extremely sharp, and while its a fairly large piece of glass, it handled very well and didn’t seem unwieldy at all.

We traded off shooting with the camera in different situations to see how it adapted to different types of photography for people, places, and things…

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