Fujifilm GF Lenses “Superlative” Sharpness Results :: It Feels Like You Can Step Into Each Image :: Clearly the New ‘State Of the Art’ for Fashion

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Le Monde De La Photo
(superlative sharpness)

The French site Le Monde De La Photo published its first report about the Fujifilm GFX.

It’s just an early first look, but for those interested in “independent” reviews, this is one of those.

They also published a nice graph (see image above), where they list the sharpness of the various GF lenses. Most of the time they perform “superlative” (dark blue) to “excellent” at any aperture, focal length, from the center to the corner. Only the zoom lens, the GF 32-64, is only “good” (green) at 46mm and F4 in the corner.

It seems Fujifilm is about to release on the market some really amazing lenses… again :-)

Here some excerpts (google translated:

LENS PERFORMANCE: The dive was calculated on the basis of standard style Jpeg, as Raw conversion software was not yet available. Overall the sharpness is always of high level, from very good to superlative according to the focal length and the openings. Only the corner area is sharply recessed at the focal length of 46 mm on the zoom, in all cases the dive is superlative over the field at medium apertures. The vignetting is never annoying and the chromatic aberration almost invisible, the only small defect noted is a cushion distortion (-0.15%) a little strong on the 120 mm macro that can be used to make reproductions of Works of art or documents, a little post-processing will be required.

AUTOFOCUS: the contrast detection autofocus is very precise but not always ultra reactive, and the continuous shooting at 3 frames second is not really targeted sport but sufficient to capture Changes of attitude of a model in portraiture.

ISO: On our “Nesie” basic test with a maximum sensitivity of 12,800 Iso, there is little degradation of the structure of the image, with the rise of a very light grain observable at 100% screen but quasi- Invisible on a glossy A1 paper print. The contours will nevertheless be a little less sharp than at 6 400 Iso, a grade that does not present more granulation than an average film format 100 Iso

Read it all and see the samples at lemondedelaphoto (translation)

Fujifilm GFX: USA BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS

Karen Hutton
(it feels like you can step into each image)

image courtesy: Karen Hutton
Fujifilm GFX, GX32-64mmF4 R LM WR. ISO 1000, f/32, 30 sec. Really Right Stuff TQC-14 and BH-40 ballhead

Karen Hutton tested the GFX for a couple of days under tough conditions… and she shared some really amazing images.

The dimensionality, the depth of field, that “certain something” that makes you feel like you can step into each image… all of that sang from each photo, straight out of camera! What kind of wizardry WAS this??

The GFX just gives everything an epic sort of feel

Read all the article “YES! Worth The 35 Year Wait” and see the amazing samples at karenhutton.

Markus Klinko & Koala
(clearly the new ‘state of the art’ for fashion)

FR-readers will know Markus Klinko quite well. He is the photographer behind the amazing David Bowie exhibition and I shared his work several times on FujiRumors and the exhibition is still on world tour. You can discover more about the David Bowie exhibition and Markus’ work at markusandkoala.

Markus is also currently testing the GFX, along with his photo partner Koala, and he send me the link to this video he made on assignment with the GFX. Markus is impressed by the GFX, as you can read below from the email he wrote me. And he also allowed me to share some samples you can download

I would say that for me, the GFX is clearly the new ‘state of the art’ camera system (for high-end advertising, fashion and celebrity portraiture type work). I would go as far as saying it is the best camera ever built, and I would expect it to become a ‘game changer’ in the industry. Here are some samples from the RealRyder campaign that you are welcome to share. DOWNLOAD HERE

And don’t forget to check out his work with David Bowie (that gets an amazing feedback from the press). All portraits shot on Provia film, as I already told you a year ago here.

Feel free to join the 7,500+ members strong GFX facebook group.

Fujifilm GFX: USA BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS EU: AmazonDE, CalumetDE AmazonUK, WexUK, ParkCamerasUK, PCHstore AUS: CameraPro
Fujinon GF63mmF2.8: USA: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS EU: AmazonDE, AmazonUK, WexUK, PCHstore AUS: CameraPro
Fujinon GF32-64mmF4
: USA: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS EU: AmazonDE, AmazonUK, WexUK, PCHstore AUS: CameraPro
Fujinon GF120mmF4 Macro
: USA: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS EU: AmazonDE, AmazonUK, WexUK, PCHstore AUS: CameraPro

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TOP OF THE SHOTS… at the X-Shooter Facebook Zone!

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Paul Andrew Dunker‎: I finally got out to play with my new Fuji X-T2. There was some seriously cool fog in the city today, offering a chance to get some really peaceful black and white shots. I have been extremely impressed with Fujifilm cameras since the X100S. The X-T2 is a game changer, though. Even coming from a Nikon D800e, equipped with all of the best lenses available, I don’t feel like I’m giving anything up shooting on the Fuji. The amount of detail and dynamic range available are nothing short of miraculous for a camera this size. Bravo, Fujifilm.

NOTE :: HOW TO SEE THE IMAGES
To see, add and vote images click on “Photos” and then “See All

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Here are the most liked images of the Fujirumors facebook page… and keep it up, share and vote your absolute favorite X-shot… and here is how to do it:

1) SHARE & DESCRIBE: go to the Fujirumors facebook timeline and submit your favorite X-shot (and a short description) in the timeline by selecting “Photo/Video” .
2) VOTE & COMMENT: All the images will be displayed at the Fujirumors facebook photo page (click “See All”). You can vote, share & comment the images there.

NOTE: The next selection will start from those images shared starting from February 14!

Enjoy the X-shots ;)

Okan Yilmaz‎: Old Couple. X-T1, 18-135mm. www.okanyilmaz.net

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Fujifilm GFX AF-DEMO Videos :: How Good Are Fujifilm JPEGs? :: X100F Settings For Street Photography :: Fuji vs Leica vs Sony (miXed zone)

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Cover Stories + GFX

How good are Fujifilm Jpgs? at Zed ProMedia youtube

Playing with the GFX (AF-DEMO) at Mike Black youtube – video 1 / video 2

Fujifilm GFX: USA BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS EU: AmazonDE, AmazonUK, WexUKParkCamerasUKPCHstore AUS: CameraPro
Fujifilm X100F: USA BHphotoAdorama, AmazonUS EU: AmazonDE, AmazonUK, WexUK, ParkCamerasUK, PCHstore AUS: CameraPro

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Estimated Price of GF 110mmF2, GF 45mmF2.8 and GF23mmF4

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So, how much will the next GF lenses cost? At this stage, I want to make clear that an estimated price has been set by Fujifilm, but it’s not final… as so often, changes can be made until the last second.

I’m in talk with sources, who asked me to wait for the final price tag. All that seems sure for now, is that Fuji would like to keep the price of the GF 110mmF2 below $3,000.

However, some prices already surfaced on the web.

  • Fujinon GF 23mmF4 = $2599
  • Fujinon GF 45mmF2.8 = $1699
  • Fujinon GF 110mmF2 = $2799

Again… take it with a grain of salt, since Fujifilm is known to change price tag anytime, even after the announcement of gear, like it happened with the X70, where the price was lowered 3 days after pre-orders were already open.

I’ll let you know as soon as I get the final price from sources.

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Monochrome Fujifilm X-Pro1 M and X100S M Available – Converted by Maxmax

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If you always dreamed of a monochrome Fujifilm, then this might interest you.

The company Maxmax is converting th X-Pro1 and X100S to Monochrome cameras.

  • X-Pro1 M = $2,425
  • X100S M = $2,600

Expensive? Well, at least it’s considerably cheaper than the Leica M Monochrome ;)

You can download sample images and RAW files here.

I remind you that at a certain stage, Fujifilm managers publicly said that they are considering to make a monochrome X-Pro, but they are trying to understand how much interested there is on the market for that. So I launched a Poll here on FujiRumors, where you guys showed no big love for a X-ProM and shortly after, because of this poll, Fujifilm killed any plan. This is a true story shared publicly by a Fujifilm insider and shows that sometimes you guys have a terrific influence on Fuji’s plans (like the revival of the X-E3). Read more here.

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