Lets forget about crop factors, depth of field equivalencies for a minute
and take a look at how she performs during a portrait session.
Adorama was kind enough providing a loaner for a day and artist Raymond Verdaguer happened to be in town and was kind enough
to sit for this session. Check out his work here and show him some love.
Fujifilm certainly knows how built lenses: Incredibly sharp wide open, beautiful bokeh, image stabilized, this is going to be a tough one, order this or wait for the soon to be announced Fuji GF 110mm f2?
Shooting film, I always favored macro lenses on medium format.
Fuji GFX with Fujifilm GF 120mm f4 macro, ISO 3200, 1/60 f4
the main light source here is a match, pre-focused before lighting it up, mf with push af and I have to say, i was impressed, af worked without much struggle on RV’s right eye, some hunting on the left eye, still managed to focus.
I like the look of this, no viewfinder, let’s imagine a wide angle lens instead, very compact indeed
Fuji GFX with Fujifilm GF 120mm f4 macro, ISO 500, shutter speed 1/8 sec, f4
not bad for 1/8 sec, eh?
Menu interface similar to X-T2, felt right at home and only took a few minutes
to replicate my custom settings
Beautiful LCD screen, large bright view finder.
Feels good in hand with the 120mm f4 macro attached.
Snappy AF speed in AFS mode and better then expected low light AF performance.
Impressive sensor performance at low and high ISO settings
Fuji’s color science shines once again, jpegs out of the camera are beautiful,
lots of latitude for easy tweaks, better then raw files on certain cameras!
Raw files converted in Iridient X transformer show impressive latitude/dynamic range,
I will test and compare this once Capture One adds support.
The lens is a piece of art, lovely bokeh, very effective image stabilization
Tack sharp wide open.
More resistance when operating the on/off switch, a welcome improvement over the X-T2.
The Not So Good:
Despite its size, fully charged battery showed only one bar after about 500 shots.
Sync speed 1/125.
AFC mode too slow, don’t use it.
Neck strap attachment clip not well thought out, needs to be redesigned.
If you are planning to keep the strap attached permanently, you won’t have problems, however, if you planning to regularly remove and re-mount it, you will get frustrated (yes, I did look at the instructions)
No native leaf shutter lens available for high speed sync.
I want two and all three (five) lenses
The hole this will burn in my wallet
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