GFX50R + GF63: First portrait, and it is all good...

Although I have not had much time to play thoroughly with the Fujifilm GFX50R yet, I was able to take a few decent snapshots this past weekend. Overall, the IQ is quite superb, color tonality is no less from what I expected (i.e., excellent overall), and the handling is becoming more and more familiar as time goes. It requires more steady hands, but it is relatively easy to get a sharp shot handheld with the camera (as long as you are being careful with the minimum shutter speed, I would personally not go slower than 1/(2-times-the-focal-lenght)).

Here is one of my first portrait taken with GFX50R with the GF63 lens under some bright light conditions and warm tones. For this shot, the face/eye detection was turned on, and it worked well (check the 100% crop below).

Model: K., GFX50R - 63 mm - f/4.5 - 1/2000s - ISO 100 (click to enlarge)

100% crop (click to enlarge)

Fujifilm GFX50R + GF63: Morning in the Avenue (2018)

This was taken this morning while I was on a 2-hour stroll with the GFX50R. The city was pretty much dead, but the light was surprisingly good (circa 11:00 am), and looking at the empty avenue with proper lighting condition was rather compelling. Notice the little guy near the center of the frame. That particular photo was taken with the GF 63mm f/2.8 R WR lens at 1/160s, ISO 100, and f/13. More importantly it was handheld, for which the GFX50R was designed for.

This photo has been added to the Urban Culture collection.

Morning in the Avenue | 2018 (click to enlarge)

The Valley (2015)

This photo has now been inserted within the Escape collection. Sometimes it is good to get back to the archive directory, and see what remains in stock.

The Valley | 2015 (click to enlarge) - taken with the oldie but goodie Canon 6D

Enjoy your Holidays! GFX50R + GF45 at ISO 4000

First of all, I wish you the best for the Holidays, plenty of good food, happiness, and some photo shooting.

Here is quick post that includes a full resolution sample that was taken with the GFX50R + GF45 at f/2.8 and at ISO 4000. The photo was processed via C1, v11.3.1 with default noise reduction.

For the full resolution file, here is the link (I still need to figure out how to insert full resolution files within the website. Always a work in progress they say)

Snowman, GFX50R - 45 mm - f/2.8 - 1/100s - ISO 4000 (click to enlarge)

A few points I want to make:

(i) The GF45 has little distortion to begin with, but for this shot, I had to do some tweaks via C1 as I was not perfectly aligned with the window frame. Obviously, some resolution was a bit lost in the process but really not by much, the image still holds a 8220 x 6165 px resolution. It is important to point out that there is virtually no chromatic aberration, and also little vignetting. Fuji has not been fracking around with their GF lens lineup. I found the Canon 35 mm f/1.4 ii (one of my favorite lens, if not my favorite) to be a superb lens, but the Fujifilm GF 45mm R RW is in every aspects superior to anything I have shot with thus far.

(ii) The noise is extremely well controlled. Top class I would say. (I encourage you to download the full resolution file here)

(iii) At ISO 4000, the amount of details remains impressive. Just check the snowman at 100% view. You can even see it was MADE IN CHINA!

Snowman’s face - 100% crop (click to enlarge)

You can still read the following: 60% plastic, 40% polyester MADE IN CHINA

You can still read the following: 60% plastic, 40% polyester MADE IN CHINA

The Fujifilm GF50R is probably one of the best cameras (for still photography) available in the market. More importantly, it is now affordable (no need to spend 20-30k USD).