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.

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.

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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