Old Fashioned: GFX50R + Fujifilm GF 45mm f2.8 R WR

Last night, I shot this photo with the GFX50R + GF 45 mm at f/2.8 (wide open) rather quickly while trying to learn more about how to use the camera.*  This time, the camera was standing on the countertops of the bar. The light conditions were poor, but to be expected in a cocktail bar. I decided keeping the ISO at its minimum native sensitivity (i.e., ISO 100), and used the timer function (+2 s). Nothing to worry with mirror slap (just joking a bit, I still like my Canon 5Div) a lot ;-)

* and yes I am still reading the manual.

The full resolution .jpg file (17.3 MB) is also available, so feel free to download it, here is the link

A few things that strike me:

(i) The 45 mm is tack sharp wide open, no figures needed, just look at the 100% crop hereafter. It is actually quite superb as every small details speak for themselves. Lovely, isn’t it?

(ii) The transition between the in-focus and out-of-focus areas is smooth, but that’s somewhat expected while shooting with larger formats (in this case, the sensor size is roughly 44 x 33 mm)

(iii) The bokeh is decently smooth. The cat eye effect is a bit noticeable, but nothing too disturbing.   

(iv) The .raf files open easily with C1 (v11.3.1). My starting point was to use the Fujifilm GFX 50R Generic ICC profile and Film Extra Shadow as the curve.  For GFX users (50S and 50R), I am not sure it is necessary to spend extra $$$ for v12.0

I will be writing a follow up article to “GFX50R: Very First Impressions and Initial Settings”. More about settings soon.



Old Fashioned, GFX50R - 45 mm - f/2.8 - 10/13s - ISO 100

Glass / Ice - 100% crop (click to enlarge)