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My Final Answer to the DPReview GFX Article (Using DPR’s Own Studio Test)… Then Back to What the GFX does Best: Taking Pictures!

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I promise this will be the last time FujiRumors will talk about the DPReview article. But I just wanted to show you two things:

ISO INVARIANCE TEST

I don’t know you, but when I use DPReviews own studio comparison tool, and make a 6 stop push starting from ISO 100, I can see a clear difference (see screenshot above). Look at the purple thread, which basically loses completely its texture in the Canon 5DSr and looks not good on the A7RII, too. The D810 is better than the other FF cameras, but the GFX 50s is still visibly better than the D810.

NOTE: I’m not saying the other cameras perform bad, not at all. I just say the GFX performs better.

I don’t know why DPReview did not mention the ISO invariance test results in their article, where they criticized the GFX. It’s a very important test, for example for landscape photographers, who want to be able to recover shadows with as little noise and retaining as much details as possible.

The GFX combines everything into one camera: lots of details, great dynamic range and awesome noise performance.

Is it worth the extra money over a high-end APS-C or FF camera? I don’t know, and luckily it’s a question I don’t have to think about it too much, since the GFX does not get along well with my bank account anyway.

With that said, I’m still firmely convinced that our beloved APS-C X-series cameras can do 90% of what the GFX does.

But yes, if you want the ultimate image quality and ultimate freedom to push your files to the limit, then the GFX is the upgrade you are looking for, since it does these 10% extra you are looking for better than any APS-C or Full Frame camera out there (as demonstrated also by DPR’s own studio tests).

That’s all folks :)

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GFX IMAGES

This is just a minimal fraction of the terrific amount of content (images & discussions) that 10,000 fellow GFX shooters and fans are sharing at our Fujifilm GFX facebook group.

And if you want to get only news and rumors tailored on the GFX, the GFX facebook page is the place to be.

GK Kutar shared here: Fujifilm GFX, 63mm f2.8

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Palle Schultz shared here: 120mm + gfx

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Sebastian shared here: 32-64@32mm, F8, 15 seconds, ISO 100

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Piet Van den Eynde shared here

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Michel shared here: Quick photo shoot with my colleague and the GFX with 120mm Macro @ f/4, Broncolor Siros 800S and a Mola Sollo. The pictures are jpegs slightly modified in Capture One. The Black&White is a RAW converted in camera with Acros Green filter… Model : Thomas Marchal

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Michael Schnabel shared here. Fuji GFX with GF 120mm

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Tiffany-C: Shared here: Hey guys here are a few frames from a shoot the other day. All GFX with Zeiss 80 at 2.2

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Liron C shared here: Some Shallow depth of field with the Gfx + pentax 645 120mm f4

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Mike L. shared here:  Just received my GF32-64 F4. Test shot at Hong Kong Disneyland. Definitely no regret! AF speed is much faster than GF63. ISO 50, 32mm, f/11, 12s

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Vladimir K. shared here: … Westminster Abbey … finally I had opportunity to try GFX in “the real world” conditions … as so many pointed out – it’s an amazing tool that allows for freedom to shoot ! :) Sign in this church said : “Quiet please” …so I switched to Electronic shutter (have it pre-programmed to one of the buttons) and was happily shooting away … handheld, 2500 ISO 1/100 Nikkor 17-35 2.8 at 17 mm / f2.8 Photodiox adapter … What a joy !

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