FUJIFILM GFX 50S - mirrorless 51.4MP medium format (43.8 × 32.9mm)

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  1. RnR

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    • ETA is early next year
    • price is under $US10000 for body + 63mm f2.8 lens
    • about the size of a Canon DSLR (in height and width?)
    • 6 lenses are currently planned - 3 available on release day
    • lenses are designed to resolve 100MP
    • interchangable viewfinder

    http://fujifilm-x.com/gfx/
     
  2. BuD

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    sounds great. now just have to win lotto or charge pppl F loads of money for thier pics ;)
     
  3. wiztek

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    $10k USD :(

    Overclockerse lotto syndicate...?
     
  4. lonewolf1983

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    be interesting to see how it compares to the pentax 645z, the current champ of the "cheap" MF bodies
     
  5. humanrace

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    is this the same sensor as the pentax 645z and the other 50MP CMOS MF cameras?
     
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    Not sure...

    https://www.dpreview.com/news/8411827820/fujfilm-announces-development-gfx-50s-medium-format-digital

    If the translation is right, sounds like its an internal engineered sensor, but I didn't think that Fujifilm made any sensors nowadays? The rumour is that its not x-trans styled, but I haven't seen anything officially.
     
  7. metalrain

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    Will be interested to see how it competes against something like the Pentax 645Z. I know the Hasselblad X1D is more of a "consumer" MF MILCS, but this GFX 50S seems to be targeted towards the higher-end of the market.
     
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    Hmm kinda assumed it would be x-trans... Maybe not. Imagine the shitty performance from LR on 50MP x-trans photos!

    Would've like to see a sensor not barely in the realm of medium format and the option for leaf shutter but I guess that would've ended up priced just like a Hassy or Phase One.

    Still, will be interested to see how this turns out.
     
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    Hmmm.... GFX/X-T2 wedding combo?
     
  11. Deftone2k

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    I dont see it tbh. Like pipe dream maybe, a few generations down the line perhaps.

    The dynamic nature of the weddings makes the GFX great for portraits, but to be honest most of the time by the time the bridals roll around if you are pressed for time you are trying to knock it out efficiently, creatively and still have time to do your bride + groom stuff keeping to a schedule.

    I definitely am keen to see what the GFX does in the market, I almost went a A7r2 for landsacpes... maybe this will be the one?

    Maybe ill wait to see what Sony cooks up next :D
     
  12. Xang

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    Why spend $6K when you can spend $15K huh? :)
     
  13. Deftone2k

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    EXACTLY but does it have two slots?

    (I actually never checked)
     
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    I don't see the appeal of using MF for any fast paced event. I'd love to use MF for styled editorials (humans/cars/interiors etc) but I wouldn't consider using MF for a real weddings. Perhaps for an elopement couple in Iceland or something ...

    I want high sync speed. The GFX isn't going to deliver on that. Looks like the Hassie wins at that game.
     
  16. humanrace

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    I dont think the widest lens they plan to make is all that wide though - but I suppose one can adapt older lenses since this camera has such a short flange distance.

    Im keen to see how it deals with flare/shot back lit

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    Is lack of HSS confirmed at this stage? The sync speed on this thing will be pretty slow.

    I wonder if there will be possible to adapt leaf shutter lenses in the future
     
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    You should check out the one star review of the Hassie on Amazon - "no bluetooth"

    Cracked me up...
     
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    I'm lucky enough to be testing this for a few weeks with 3 lenses, so will be sure to post some pics here for you guys to drool over!!
     
  19. BuD

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    I used my mates and it's a pretty cool camera I really like it I do find overall though in terms useabulity in different situations a7riii d850 are much more iverall capeable cameras with focus speeds, points, sports ext. U especially liked the x1d with landscapes
     
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    Jelly!
     

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