23 Jun Fujifilm GFX50R – The Ultimate Travel Camera?

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Sunrise over Hiroshima Bay
GFX50R + GF100-200mm f5.6 – 1/250s @ f5.6 ISO100 One of the joys of my job is the bonus of travelling to some fantastic destinations.  Of all the countries I visit Japan is by far and away my favourite and I have been lucky to have visited the Land of Rising Sun nine times since 2012.

I usually fly to Tokyo and spend a few personal days travelling around the city or in the area to the north or south of Tokyo, but in 2019 I decided to fly to Osaka and spend some time in the south of the country.  I also decided to take the medium format Fujifilm GFX50R, along with the GF32-64mm f4 and the GF100-200mm f5.6 zooms, to see if this was going to be my ultimate travel camera outfit.

TWO DAYS IN HIROSHIMA
I flew into Kansai International Airport and, after collecting a hire car, I drove 230 miles west to Hiroshima for the first stop on my itinerary.  As a student of history I have always wanted to visit the Peace Park and museum in Hiroshima and try to understand the aftermath of the dropping of the first atomic bomb in August 1945.

Hiroshima
GFX50R + GF100-200mm f5.6 – 1/500s @ f5.6 ISO100 Today Hiroshima is home to nearly 1.2 million people and is a busy port.  I drove to my hotel, the Grand Prince Hiroshima, near Motojina Park and overlooking the Hiroshima bay, and settled in for the night.  The

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