Long I have lusted, long I have waited.
Long I have postponed, long I have delayed.
But as Oscar Wilde once said: “the only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it“.
Life is short, world is doomed, I’ve worked hard on two jobs for almost 10 years now (teaching and FR) and in 2020/2021 spent so little, due to a life in lockdown, so screw it, I just pre-ordered the Fujifilm GFX100S.
But my dealer warned me: I have quite a few guys ahead of me, pre-orders are strong, and it might take a while until Fujifilm will be able to deliver the GFX100S to all those, who ordered one. So now I arm myself with patience, and hope to get it in time for the summer hikes in my lovely Dolomites.
I have no hurry to build up a GFX system, as my Fujifilm X gear covers already pretty much everything, from portraits to macro, from landscape to street… and because the investment of GFX100S plus one lens is already big enough for now. And btw, good that I already own the Fujifilm X-T4, as I can swap the same NP-W235 batteries with the GFX100S, plus I also already have the original dual battery charger.
Since I am in no hurry, I can buy lenses slowly (maybe also waiting for such amazing GF lens deals like in USA), and for the beginning I will start with one focus: lenses for landscape photography.
As you can see on my Instagram, I live surrounded by the wonderful Dolomites, hence landscape photography is what brought me into photography in the first place, and it’s also a photographic genre where the Fujifilm GFX100S just shines above all others.
The big question now is: which lens should I get to start with?
I think the GF23mmF4 will come out high in your recommendations. But for me landscape photography does not mean to go always as wide as possible. On the contrary, over the years I’ve loved it more and more to user longer focal lengths and give my landscape shots a more compressed look. On my X system, the XF18-135mm gave me all that in one lens.
So should I go for something that gives me more flexibility on the long end? Such as the GF45-100mmF4, or even something longer like the GF100-200mm. Or, with 102 megapixel available, I could also simply get the 23mmF4 and just crop the heck out of it? Or is the GF32-63mmF4 the best balanced lens for my needs? Or am I missing out on something?
So tell me, what is your favorite G mount lens for landscape photography?
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- GF 45-100mmF4: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama