28 May Pic(k) of the week 21: W I D E – Fujifilm GFX100S review becomes a personal project

Source: Bjorn Moerman

Earlier this month, Fujifilm Middle East provided me with a GFX-100S to test for a couple of weeks. This new medium format camera (Fujifilm calls it “More than full frame” now) has a staggering 102 Mpx resolution! 

It is probably a typical reaction for most photographers shooting a very high resolution camera such as the GFX100S, to zoom in on some small detail to then be blown away with what can be seen. And yes, it does put a smile on your face.

But rather that using all of these 100 million pixels to their full potential, I decided to get rid of about half of them! How?

Some of you might be familiar with the X-Pan film cameras? In the late nineties, Fujifilm developed a special camera for Hasselblad, called the X-Pan. Combining two 35mm frames together, this unique camera produces a wide panoramic 65mm by 24mm frame. While the camera was worldwide sold under the Hasselblad brand, in Japan titanium body version was sold as the Fujifilm TX-1. Three lenses, which are basically medium format lenses, are available; the 45mm f4, 90mm f4 and a very rare and expensive 30mm f5.6.

Fellow X-photographer Jonas Rask has a soft spot for these and I can see why! Check out his excellent article about the TX-1 here. For those that want a TX-1, budget at least 3000,-USD for a copy. Prices have skyrocketed in the last few years.

Back to the GFX100S. Just like its GFX predecessors, the camera

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