Fujifilm X Magazine 19: Hands on With The GFX 50S


Fujifilm Magazine number 19 came out today with some coverage of the Fujifilm GFX 50S. Don’t forget you can download it to your iPad or iPhone via the iOS Fujifilm X Magazine app for an optimal experience. You can also find back issues in the app or here.

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Fuji Guys Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Unboxing and First Look

The Fuji Guys unbox and explain the new Fujifilm Instax Mini 9

  • New Selfie Mirror
  • New Macro Lens adapter for close-ups – 35cm to 50cm
  • Automatic exposure measurement. The camera signals the recommended aperture setting with a flashing LED. This helps capture the perfect photo every time.
  • High-Key mode – Take brighter pictures with a soft look – perfect for portraits.
  • 2 – AA Batteries

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera
Cobalt Blue: Amazon
Ice Blue: Amazon
Flamingo Pink: Amazon
Smokey White: Amazon
Lime Green: Amazon
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Fujifilm GFX 50S: Four Sensors in One? and an Interview With Dan Bracaglia of DPReview: UPDATED!


image courtesy of Meshmag

Mesh Mag might have figured out how Sony is producing medium format sensors affordably for cameras like the Fujifilm GFX 50S and Hasselblad X1D. It looks like Sony is merging 4 smaller sensors together to make one large sensor. I wonder what the limitations of this technology are because we could see some affordable huge sensors in the near future.

This could also explain some of the properties of this class of medium format sensors, like how sensor readout speed is prioritized and limited at times. It could also be what prevents the sensor from outputting a 4k video. I wonder if we will ever find out what four sensors were merged to make the excellent GFX sensor (They are just about m43 sized). You can read Mesh Mag’s translated write up here. I will try to reproduce their results in the near future and report my findings.

I ran the test myself and it seems my sensor doesn’t really show the 4 parts of the sensor until running the test for 16 minutes. The 8 minute test is barely visible even at 100% and if you use long exposure noise reduction the frame becomes very clean with +5EV and +100 White in Lightroom. All of these images are flat black when first imported. It appears that the biggest advantage of using long exposure noise reduction comes from when you need to adjust exposure after the fact.

I want to apologize for placing so many FujiAddict watermarks on the image, but a site that doesn’t have a GFX has been copying my posts. It seems not all GFX sensors are created equally. I am curious if there are any cameras out there that can go longer than 16 minutes without showing the parts of the sensor.

Interview with Dan Bracaglia from DPReview about the GFX. Apparently their review will be done sometime next week.

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Fujifilm GFX 50S: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Hasselblad X1D-50c: B&H Photo / Adorama

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Fujifilm X100F: First Lok, iPhone Editing and Reviews

When I recover from my investment in the Fujifilm GFX 50S I’m going to have to pick up a X100F. The Fujifilm X100 and X100S were some of my favorite cameras of all time. Nothing quite matches their portability and image quality for the price.

Photographyblog – 4.5 stars “Ultimately, there’s a hell of a lot to like, if not love, about the Fujifilm X100F. It’s a beautiful camera, is great to use and produces lovely images – there’s just a couple of reasons which means it stops just short of perfection.”

Photo Focus – “The Fujifilm X100F is really just enough camera—versatile, without additional complications, and ready to capture in an instant.”

Street Shooter – Raw? … Color? … The Fuji X100F Made Me Do It! … Part 1

Street Shooter – The Light From Eden … Fuji X100F

Street Shooter – Finding My Way … Fujifilm X100F

Street Shooter – Wants vs Needs … Fuji X100F

Street Shooter – Fujifilm X100F … (but not only)

Finding Range – First Impressions “Personally, for what it is, and what it’s designed to be used for, the Fuji X100F feels about perfect to me.  To me, the X100F is about so much more than just image quality, and total performance; it’s about simplicity, concentrating on the essentials, and most of all, FUN.”

lesnumeriques (Regular) – Translated testing site

Olaf Photo Blog – Portraits

Fujifilm X100F: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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Fujifilm X-T2 vs Nikon D750 and Nikon D500

There have been a lot of Nikon vs Fujifilm comparisons lately and I am not surprised. Nikon is even lagging behind Canon since the release of the Canon M5. They are the only major manufacture to not release a serious mirrorless camera. Hopefully things will turn around for Nikon this year, but if Nikon doesn’t release a mirrorless camera soon we might have a lot of new FujiAddicts.

The Photo Video Guy – This May Be the Mirrorless You Need/Want

FujiLove – 24 Hours On The London Underground Night Tube With The X-T2

Richard Simko – Wentworth Falls bushwalk, Blue Mountains

Andy Mumford – Fujifilm X-T2 Review

Fujifilm-Blog – Sports Photography as a Spectator

Fujifilm Blog Car Tracking Settings

  • Shutter dial set to ’T’ (and locked). Shutter speed selected on rear command dial
  • Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) on.
  • Metering set to Centre Weighted.
  • Autofocus – AF-C with camera set to ‘boost’ to improve reaction time.
  • AF custom setting on Set 3 (Accelerating / decelerating subject)
  • AF Mode to Single Point or Zone (3×3 points) – I prefer Single Point for more accuracy with cars amongst the trees and other obstacles such as spectators.
  • Drive set to CH (8 or 11 fps)
  • Action freezing images – 1/500 to 1/1000s with aperture wide open. Adjust ISO accordingly.  Try to avoid freezing the wheels so the car looks like it is parked on the road.
  • Panning images – 1/125s or 1/60s choose a suitable aperture and drop the ISO down to 200/400.
  • People shots – Autofocus to AF-S and use wide aperture to isolate the subject from the background when using telephoto lenses.

Fujifilm X-T2: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Nikon D500:  B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Nikon D750: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Canon M5: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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Fujifilm GFX 50S Shipments Are Arriving, Aurora Borealis, More Adapted Glass, and Reviews

When I wrote my Leica SL review almost two years ago I felt very strongly that a camera this size should be a mirrorless medium format camera. It’s funny to see how similar in size the Fujifilm GFX50S and Leica SL are. The Leica SL might win in the looks department, but the Fujifilm feels way better in your hands. The GFX and Fujica GW690 are also pretty similar in size in the above video. Let’s hope we see a fixed lens GF in the near future.

William Chua captured some amazing Aurora shots. One of these days ill have to take a trip to attempt it, but in the mean time ill be attempting some Astrophotography Monday night during the new moon. Hopefully conditions will be ideal because it’s incredibly difficult to do around a metropolitan area on a consistent basis.

The Photonauts unboxes the GFX and shows us how a completely blown/underexposed shot can be recovered. No other camera does this as well as the GFX, but with a little practice it stops happening. The ISO invariance of the Fujifilm GFX is unmatched.

Adapted Glass and Reviews
The Last Word – Q&A

The Last Word – Hasselblad 80 mm f/2.8 HC on Fujifilm GFX-50S

The Last Word – Otus 55/1.4 & Fuji 63/2.8 on Fujifilm GFX-50S

0816fotograf – “A medium-format camera, which re-animates outdoor and landscape photography!”

fotograficoweb – “I am a photographer and I’m much more interested in getting to know if the tool is going to help me produce great work…What we need to know is if this, or any camera, adds value to your work… As an inspirational gizmo, the camera excels…The GFX is a pure medium format camera…full frame sensors are 864 square millimeters in area, the GFX sensor is 1441 square millimeters in area.I guess this gives you an idea of how big the sensor is, although it doesn’t translate into camera size…Is it better than a full-frame DSLR? It is DIFFERENT and not comparable. Put your shoes on, get out on the street and test both systems, bearing in mind what you are looking for. Let your heart decide, after all photography comes from the heart.”

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Fujifilm GFX 50S: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

 

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