The Slanted Lens released a Fujifilm GFX 50S video today with Michael Bulbenko from Fujifilm that is informative. Micheal brings up how the Fujinon 110mm f2 will be coming in a few short months and how they do an amazing job controlling noise on the GFX 50s, because there is no chroma noise. He also recommends UHS-II cards running at 300MB so that you won’t “run into trouble.” I figured these cards would be ideal, but I will compare my Lexar 1000X Professional and Lexar 2000X Professional cards as soon as my camera is delivered.
Slanted lens then shot the camera a bit and they said noise doesn’t really start to appear until 1,600 ISO. The camera will start to buffer quickly if you do 3fps bursts and the electronic shutter is awful if the subject is in motion.
ishootyou.com has a good video showing how to use X Acquire along side Lightroom for tethering your Fujifilm GFX 50S or Fujifilm X-T2, but it is in German so you have to use auto translate to read the captions. Setup is pretty easy after installing X Acquire you pick a folder for it to dump your image files too, which will most likely be RAW files. Then in Lightroom you go to File – Auto Import and specify all of your settings – I would likely set the initial previews to 1:1 to start with – Enable Auto Import. Then connect your camera and wait for the X Acquire logo to light up. Once that’s done go select previously imported under catalog and start shooting.
Fujifilm also released a guide for X Aquire
Fujifilm GFX 50S Stock update:
I called B&H Photo today to check on my pre-order and they haven’t received cameras according to the rep I talked with. I am very disappointed to say the least, but I am not surprised. It seems that Fujifilm is for filling orders at pro photo shops first. I called around to a few and they almost all received at least one camera. So if you’re waiting like I am they might be your best bet.
The Fujifilm GFX Owners Group has been outstanding lately and it’s attracting more professional photographers everyday because it’s full of quality photographers. If you are one and would like to join us talking about medium format cameras there are already a hand full of great people on top of the people just looking for additional information. We aim to remain a collaborative group so please keep that in mind when joining.
If you just want more targeted news about the Fujifilm GFX system then the GFX Owners Page is for you, as I try to target news delivery a little better through Facebook. The X system will remain big going forward here, but as the two lines diverge going forward my goal is to send you only what you want to read to be efficient with your time. You can also follow the main Fujiaddict page on Facebook, which is a general feed for now or FujiAddict on Twitter if you prefer.