There has by no means been a digital camera that mixes such gorgeous picture high quality, decision, dynamic vary, autofocus efficiency, general dealing with, and ergonomics like the brand new Fujifilm GFX 100 does.
Earlier medium format digital digital camera techniques have been capable of ship very high-resolution photos for an excellent 10 years now, however have sorely been missing in dealing with and pace, notably in relation to autofocus efficiency, and particularly with the limitation of just one central autofocus level.
The GFX 100 then again, with its 425 auto focus factors tightly unfold all throughout the sensor, delivers blazing quick focus with out ever having to re-compose.
With its swivel adapter, the high-resolution EVF might be shifted into numerous positions, which makes hand-holding over prolonged time a lot simpler, and the 3-way tilt perform of the LCD is a superb assist for snug composing whether or not the digital camera is low on the bottom or excessive up overhead.
In early 2017, Fujifilm launched the GFX 100’s predecessor, the GFX 50S, that already provided many of those distinctive options, and I’ve labored with it solely for the previous 29 months.
Even the 51.4-megapixel recordsdata from the GFX 50S are of outstanding high quality, which was of nice profit for numerous functions of my work reminiscent of billboards and large-format artwork gallery prints.
The GFX 100 goes a lot additional, nevertheless, not solely when it comes to the doubled decision.
For me personally, a very powerful enhancements, along with the pixel bounce, embody:
1. Considerably sooner AF efficiency, now utilizing a hybrid phase-detection system.
2. Uncooked seize in 16-bit, for better dynamic vary.
3. A lot increased decision OLED EVF.
4. In-body picture stabilization, which could be very useful to activate for taking pictures in low-light conditions.
5. Improved responsiveness of the shutter launch.
As well as, the GFX 100 presents all the Fujifilm-unique customization capabilities, programmable buttons and dials, and the power to lock capabilities and dials that aren’t wanted for my model of working, reminiscent of auto publicity, and so on.
I can’t emphasize sufficient how necessary these programmable capabilities are to me, as they contribute, together with the swivel EVF and dual-hinged LCD, to huge consolation for all-day hand-holding.
With an extended lens mounted, the brand new digital camera is kind of hefty, for positive. However with the addition of a rail and left-hand grip, I’ve no downside working hand-held all day, due to the general ergonomic advantages that this extremely versatile digital camera gives.
To be able to mount the digital camera on tripods, and on rails for grips, digital camera mounted flash heads, and different equipment, it’s essential to have a secure and well-designed L-plate. Since it’s too early to anticipate the main corporations reminiscent of RRS to have devoted L brackets obtainable, I efficiently managed to adapt numerous elements of the earlier RRS L-plate for the GFX 50S, with the assistance of an intermediate PMG plate.
Fortunately, the difference works very well, and the battery tray might be moved out and in with out having the transfer the tailored plates in any respect. This can be a nice momentary answer till RRS releases the devoted plate.
With the GFX 100, a brand new period in high-end pictures is ushered in, as one now not has to compromise between highest high quality photos and simple fast taking pictures.
Trend and movie star photographers because the 60s sometimes needed to swap between tripod-mounted medium format cameras and faster, lighter 35mm techniques — one higher for picture high quality, the opposite extra appropriate for spontaneous capturing and shifting together with the mannequin.
However now, each of those necessary features are being terribly properly completed with only one wonderful digital camera! That is really thrilling!
Concerning the writer: Markus Klinko is a global style/movie star photographer who has labored with a lot of at present’s most iconic stars of movie, music, and style. The opinions expressed on this article are solely these of the writer. You could find extra of Klinko’s work on his web site and Instagram.
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