BHphoto has published its GFX100 first impressions here.
I have put together the main points of the various interviews down below:
- Fujifilm manager Justin explains why calling the Fujifilm GFX100 “large format” makes sense
- Fujifilm has a medium format sensor roadmap, and GF lenses are future proof since they can resolve more than 100 megapixel
- 1/4 of a second at 200mm gave tack sharp images
- shutter shock absorbers in the GFX100
- going at 5fps continuous shooting with a medium format 102 MP camera is unheard of
- Adorama says it feels like shooting a flagship DSLR as opposed to medium format
- Adorama says they can’t believe it, and that Fujifilm is changing a lot
- Fuji manager Justin says Fujifilm is trying to re-invent photography
- Fujifilm needed 3 years to develop IBIS for the Fujiiflm GFX100. 1.5 years of development were shared with the Fujifilm X-H1 IBIS development, and another 1.5 years for the IBIS on the GFX100 only
One of the advantages of medium format, is that it is easier to design high-resolution lenses for it.
So if resolution, sharpness, cropping flexibility, big prints and having future proof files for upcoming high res screens is important to you, investing in GFX large format is the way to go.
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