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DigitalRev Fujifilm GFX First Look: “It’s just Phenomenal” + Why it Needs No X-Trans… and A Lot More!

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Fujifilm GFX50S Hands-on First Impressions at digitalrev youtube

  • AF Speed is decent, but not extraodrinaly fast
  • Shutter sound is quite
  • We can’t take images out of the camera, but I can just tell you from looking through the viewfinder… it’s awesome!
  • well balanced and easier than some high end DSLR’s
  • Full Frame Video is dead ;)

Ok, before I share the next bunch of GFX tidbits, I really recommend you to check back this article by Rico Pfirstinger. Once you’ve read it, I will promise you will know everything that is possible to know about the Fujifilm GFX… and also about its future development. It’s a 360° overview, with really nothing left behind. You’ll basically know everything after reading it.

Feel free to join also out Fujifilm GFX facebook group

Fujifilm GFX Roundup

The Japanese site dc.watch (translation) shared its hands-on article with a lot of images, for example:

  • GFX is equipped to support leaf shutter lenses. Fuji has no current plans to release leaf shutter lenses or adapters, but will release the specs to support other manufacturers to do so.
  • image of the little LCD on the Top (that never turns off) here
  • image of the accessory and battery door here
  • the battery here
  • Dual SD-card slot here
  • the detachable EVF here
  • body without EVF here

Adorama had a short interview with Fuji Guy Billy here:

  • It’s called GFX. G (our MF heritage) F (heritage in film and film simulations) X (X-DNA – dials, design etc.)
  • Traditionally, X-series cameras use X-Trans sensors without low-pass filter. So you can achieve very sharp images reducing moiree. But the big GFX 50MP Medium Format Bayer sensor allows Fuji do get rid of the low-pass filter without having moiree.
  • It is a customized sensor by Fujifilm

Newsshooter had a talk with Theo, from Fujifilm UK. Amongst the others, he says here:

  • We went Medium Format, because with Full Frame we would have cannibalized our APS-C line
  • We think the GFX will appeal more to Full Frame DSLR user rather than just traditional Medium Format users
  • It will have video, but no quality announcement so far (but Rico has the answer)

Hands on Video of Digital Photo Pro youtube

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