Fujifilm GFX 50S 51.4MP Mirrorless Medium Format Camera
FUJIFILM GFX 50s
I have been using Fujifilm cameras professionally for over four years now. So when an opportunity to try the Fujifilm GFX 50s came along I jumped at the chance. Of course this camera is an entirely different beast to my favourite XT models. Having said that there are a lot of similarities. In fact handling the camera is just like using a slightly bigger XT-2. There are now six lenses available for this camera. Currently there is the 63mm f2.8, the 32-64mm f4 and the 120mm f4. I had the pleasure to try out two of the newer lenses the 23mm f4 and the 110mm f2
Fujifilm made a bold decision to skip the 35mm full frame option and move straight to medium format. These bigger lenses on the larger 51.4 sensor equate to 0.79 crop with a slightly larger f stop. So for example the 63mm f2.8 would be the roughly equivalent to a 50mm lens with an aperture of f2.2. This link here shows a complete comparison for thr technically minded.
The camera handles beautifully. If you are already use a Fujifilm X style camera all of the menu items will be very familiar and most of the functionality is the same. In fact some of the buttons, e.g. the Q button is the same size as on the X-T2. It’s almost as if they have been lifted straight over. This makes them look a bit small on the bigger body. Also the compensation dial is rather fiddly to use with a very small on/off button and back wheel combination.
For the studio setup we had a car and a model to photograph. The new 23mm lens proved to be sharp edge to edge and was great for including the model with the car. For more closer shots of our model the 110mm proved just right.