20 Dec Pic(k) of the week 51: ROOF-TOPPING WITH THE FUJIFILM GFX 50S – DOWNTOWN DUBAI
Source: Bjorn Moerman
Over the last few weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to shoot the amazing Fujifilm GFX 50S again; a digital Medium Format +51Mpx camera which captures amazing images!
Although I shot a pre-production version of the camera earlier this year, I’m really impressed with the image quality and general handling after trying it out for the second time round. For me it is not the camera I would take on my travels when weight is an issue (airline travel), I have my smaller Fujifilm X-series cameras for that, but can certainly see doing more Architectural and Landscape work with it! After all, it is similar in size compared to full frame cameras like the Nikon D850 or Canon 5D series but offers a much larger sensor.
What better place to take the GFX than to one of Dubai’s most dramatic rooftops; the 80th floor of Index Tower in DIFC (Dubai International Financial Center) for a sunset shoot? Timing it with another rare environmental phenomenon in Dubai called “clouds”, it made it even better!
First of all, access to the Index tower rooftop is not open to the public. Special permission is required; unfortunately I can’t help you on this one. But although Index tower is not a hotel, rooms can be rented in the building through AirBnb (click here) and other short time rental providers; potentially offering a great alternative. Obviously try to obtain a high floor (suggest above the 50th floor) facing the Burj Khalifa.
As the rooftop basically has two spectacular views, I took two cameras up on the roof in
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