Zack Arias’ Fujifilm GFX 50S GPP Talk
Beginning: I used to make fun of people pixel peeping until I shot medium format…
He then goes into a long personal story that is somewhat inspirational, but weird…
Zack has always been drawn to medium format and wants to work with it over all else, but he doesn’t want to shoot models.
Photographing with medium format is for him and he is being selfish.
Which then leads into his interesting photo project which includes waterboarding/shaved heads/and late night rendezvous with long bearded men.
Around 30 Minutes: Zack’s son doesn’t have any interest in the Phase One anymore after shooting the GFX. He shows some of his sons work with the GFX too.
Zack uses an interesting term stereoscopic bokeh to describe the look for medium format bokeh.
39 Minutes: Extreme pixel peeping. Pretty amazing example that I don’t want to spoil where he shows a person and then the entire frame the person camera from.
43 Minutes: 12,800 ISO blows Zack away.
47 Minutes: Capture One confirmation. Zack isn’t sure, but then a Fujifilm representative walks up and confirms that Capture One will support the Fujifilm GFX50S at launch.
The Capture One confirmation is the only real news from the talk. There have been quite a few whispers that it’s coming, but this is as certain as you will get before an official announcement from Fujifilm.