Photons to Photos has published the dynamic range data for the Fujifilm GFX100S.
Sure, all modern digital cameras give you plenty of dynamic range. But if you are looking for the one that gives you a bit more than the others, then that’s the Fujifilm GFX100S. If you want, you can access the data at photonstophotos here.
But it seems that she added some gear to her Fujifilm collection.
In fact, she has been spotted using a Fujifilm GFX100S for her Rihanna Vogue cover shot.
And to be clear, this post is not meant to say “you need a GFX to create well paid work“. In fact I have seen Annie also using Sony, Phase One and other cameras. Fujifilm is just one of the options she has.
Maybe, just maybe, all this shortage of Fujifilm GFX100S is coming to and end.
In fact, at the time of this article, a very limited number of Fujifilm GFX100S cameras is available at AmazonUS (via official Fujifilm retailer UniquePhoto), Adorama, Focuscamera and Moment. Sadly it’s not available at BHphoto, which had a few samples available a few weeks ago, but as to expect they sold out like hot cakes.
I do hope that this is the end of a shipping disaster caused by two factors: Fujifilm massively underestimating how many GFX100S they’d sell and the parts shortage caused by the Covid pandemic.
At least on the GFX front, the shortage seems to be over, with all their latest GFX gear in stock (although in limited number).
In the blind test, all images marked with “A” belong to one camera and all images marked with “B” belong to the other camera.
I did my the test myself, and honestly, right at the very first image comparison (see image below) I thought “oh please let “A” be the the Fujifilm GFX100S“. And lucky me, camera “A” is indeed the Fujifilm GFX100S.
Megapixel had not much to do with my preference. It’s a compressed youtube video, how could that matter. Megapixel matter more when you work with the files in post, or when you print.
My preference had more to do with the output of the Fujinon GF80mmF1.7 lens itself, which is very similar in terms of shallow depth of field to the RF 50mm f/1.2 L, but the bokeh looked just more pleasing in my eyes. Then there are other subjective elements like the colors (Provia in this case) and so forth. Overall, I mostly picked A (GFX100S).
The first is a detailed 18 page side-by-side field and studio test of the GFX 100S and GFX 50S II. It looks at autofocus speed, buffer capacity, resolution, vignetting, color rendering and various other aspects of these cameras’ performance. The second is a full field and studio review of the GF 50/3.5 tested on the GFX 100S and GFX50S II.
I asked Reid if he could share an aspect of his test results that might be particularly interesting to Fuji Rumors readers. He noted this:
When photographers think about using a very high resolution (in terms of MP count) camera with a given lens, it is common to be concerned about whether the camera will reveal weaknesses in that lens. But the GF 50/3.5 actually performs even better, off axis for example, with the GFX 100S than the GFX50S II.
Lensrentals has listed their top rented gear for 2021.
There is only one Fujifilm gear in the list, and it’s the Fujifilm GFX100S, which Lensrentals calls their “personal favorite“.
Worth to note is that there are only 4 still (or hybrid) oriented cameras in the list, and the Fujifilm GFX100S is among them. The rest are mostly video cameras and lenses.
A pity only that those, who rented the GFX100S and then maybe wanted to buy it, very likely could not find any sample available, as that beast is mostly unavailable even 11 months after its announcement.