The Fujifilm GFX is Incredibly Durable

Josselin Cornou released the above video of his trip to Thredbo in the Mountains of Australia a little while ago and I meant to post it, but I am glad my post was delayed due to a lot of leaks because DPReview got the inside scoop about the trip which you can read here. His final edited photos are pretty amazing and the only camera I would trust in the conditions he shot under would actually be the Fujifilm GFX, but I’m not sure I would try this with the Kipon Adaptor and Tamron 15-30mm F2.8.

I have been attending Art Basel and The Miami Street Photography Festival for the past few days now and the GFX always draws a crowd. It starts with one photographer noticing it and wanting to know more and then a crowd develops, which can actually disrupt and become a focal point at events. Whenever this happens reliability and durability always comes up and I tell people that out of all the cameras I have owned the GFX is the only one that I never put away when the weather takes a turn for the worse. There is just something about how it is put together that gives you confidence after the first torrential downpour.

Last night I was out shooting the city after things started to wind down and some very light rain was in the air that made me want to pack up the Sony a9, but I had no concern at all for my GFX. Some think it’s crazy to expose expensive gear to the elements, but I think it is far less responsive to repeatedly expose questionably built cameras at 1-3k a piece to the elements.

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Learn how I made this shot: https://bit.ly/snowystraya Finding a shelter in the adversity of life. I just finished the video telling tales of this trip here (link in bio): https://youtu.be/Zb5kNP994hw Would means a lot to me if you could check this out. Shot in #visitnsw kociosko, we had to face 110km/h wind at -15C. The weather was mesmerizing and beautiful, but also cold and dangerous. We were forced to stay in that hut due to the harsh condition. The Fujifilm GFX handled the situation really well – delivering really crispy details with the FF lens Tamron AUS 15-30mm f2.8 ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ – @fujicamerasaus GFX with Kipon Adaptor – @tamronaus 15-30mm f2.8 ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬

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(video: https://bit.ly/snowystraya) Finding a shelter in the adversity of life. I just finished the video telling tales of this epic trip (link in bio): https://youtu.be/Zb5kNP994hw Would means a lot to me if you could check this out. Took me hours to edit this unplanned video 🙂 Don’t forget to leave a ckmment. Thanks for the support and feedback.😍😍😍😍 ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ REPOST: Shot in #visitnsw kociosko, the weather was mesmerizing. Freezing, but completely absolutely surprising. It might look like it was a calm night, but we experienced -15C with 80km/h winds. Seaman’s Hut, Australia, is an alpine hut and memorial located in New South Wales, Australia. It was built following the death of two skiers, W. Laurie Seaman and Evan Hayes in 1928. Laurie’s family built the hut to provide shelter to future users of the park, in order to prevent recurrence of a similar tragedy. ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ – @fujicamerasaus GFX – @tamronaus 15-30mm f2.8 ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ #australia #newsouthwales #beautifuldestinations #earthpix #OurPlanetDaily #awesomeearth #tourtheplanet #TheGlobeWanderer #wonderful_places #focusaustralia #fantastic_earth #discoverglobe #awesome_earthpix #ig_discover_australia #awesome_photographers #theoutbound #awesomepix #wowplanet #focusaustralia #bomboquarry #focusaustralia #astrophotography #fujifilm #fujicameraaus #fujifilm_xseries #fujixpro2 #fujinon #gfx50s #nightphotography #astrophotography

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  • akkual

    There is one guy on dpreview forums who got his GFX totalled by rain in Iceland trip. This ofcourse does not mean anything, but I personally would not throw camera worth of 6k on to heavy rain without protection, unless I have a very good insurance policy for it, I can trust on

    • Pretty sure Fujifilm took care of him if that was the case. Also was he using an adapter? I know a lot of GFX photographers and none baby their cameras.

  • Bernard Languillier

    There are many other cameras able to deal with such conditions, starting with Nikon DSLRs. I have been shooting in similar weather for years without any issue really. Very cold isn’t that demanding, the real test is condensation.

  • Zos Xavius

    So they are finally catching up to Pentax, Olympus and Nikon on weather sealing. 🙂