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DPRTV Best Camera and Lens for Portraits: Dream Combo is Fujifilm GFX100S with GF110mmF2, X-S10 with 56/1.2 Best Below $2,000

DPReviewTV published a video about their favorite camera and lens combinations for portraits at different price points.

Before we go to their top picks, a few thoughts.

In all combos below $3,000, DPRTV picked third party AF lenses to couple with Sony, Canon or Panasonic bodies. This just shows how precious third party autofocus lenses for a system are, as they help to keep the overall costs down by offering at the same time a good image quality.

Only for Fujifilm, who won the sub 2K category, DPRTV went with the Fujifilm X-S10 and native Fujinon lens: the XF56mmF1.2 (which according to our sources will get a refresh in 2022). Btw, that lens was one of my reliable and trusted workhorses at the recent wedding I shot.

Overall this denotes that Fujifilm just made a terrific error to close their mount for so long. An error, that they finally fixed. Better late than never.

Also, APS-C dominates the sub 2K segment, showing that this sensor size (and lenses) just offers a terrific value for money.

For bigger budgets below 10K, the Fujifilm GFX100S wins coupled with the Fujinon GF 110mm F2.

And if money was no issue at all, they’d still get the GFX. It’s simply the best of the best, if you value also features like autofocus, eye detection and other advantages a modern digital camera can offer.

With that said, here are DPRTV’s top picks:

Under $1,000

  1. Canon M50 Mark II with Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary
  2. Sony A6100 with Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary

Under $2,000

  1. Fujifilm X-S10 with Fujinon XF 56mm F1.2

Under $3,000

  1. Sony A7C with Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN
  2. Panasonic S5 with Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN

Under $5,000

Difficult to pick Canon R series, as there are not really nice mid-range options and the better lens options are too expensive and break the budget

  1. Nikon Z7II with Nikkor Z 85mm F1.8 S

Under $10,000

  1. Fujifilm GFX100S with GF110mm f/2: Awesome choice, favorite portrait lens. The camera is light and compact and has all the image quality you could ever ask for
  2. Canon EOS R5 with Canon RF 85mm f/1.2

Dream Combo (Money No Issue)

  1. GFX100S with GF110mm f/2: that’s still the best choice

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Fujifilm GFX100S in Stock Now!

Adorama was able to get a few more Fujifilm GFX100S cameras and hence marked it as in stock now here.

It will surely sell out quickly. Still not available at other stores listed below.

Hooray! The Fujifilm GFX100S is Now In Stock! But For How Long?

In a record time of only 8 months, Fujifilm was able to ship enough Fujifilm GFX100S cameras to finally have a few samples now in stock at Adorama here.

But the delivery bottleneck is definitely not yet over. The camera remains out of stock at BHphoto here and AmazonUS here, and once they are sold out at Adorama, who knows for how long it will remain on back-order again also there. Last time I found the GFX100S in stock was 1 month ago at Moment. It sold out within minutes and has been unavailable since then.

Fujifilm GFX50R Discontinued, Zero Rumors About GFX50RII and Dreams About GFX100R

It’s over.

According to reports at digitalcameraworld, the Fujifilm GFX50R is now discontinued.

As a huge Fujifilm X-E line lover, the Fujifilm GFX50R would have been my most natural step into Fujifilm medium format.

However, as I don’t switch from X-Trans APS-C to Full Frame because the difference is negligible (and with lots of advantages on the APS-C side, too), I also thought that sure, going from 26 to 50 MP is OK, but at this point I prefer to go all-in and grab a 100 megapixel medium format Fujifilm GFX100S.

If there was a Fujifilm GFX100R, I’d have grabbed that one. But it looks like all I can do is to hope that one day in the future Fujifilm will give us either a Fujifilm GFX100R or an X-T styled GFX100 (as shown in these official Fujifilm prototypes).

But don’t get me wrong.

A camera with a PSAM dial, a dedicated custom settings dial and top LCD is stupidly easy and fast to operate. The total opposite of the original GFX100, which is the only Fujifilm camera I’ve ever hold in my hands where I thought “WTF, need to grab that owners manual“.

But I can’t really fall in love with cameras that are stupidly easy to use, I prefer those who are FUN to operate. Like my X-E or X-T cameras.

So, my wish for the GFX future are a GFX100R and GFX100T. But so far, I have absolutely zero rumors about it. And for the records, I have also zero rumors about a Fujifilm GFX50RII.

In any case, if you are also attracted by the rangefinder styled medium format Fujifilm cameras, then better grab yours now, as who knows for how long we will find the Fujifilm GFX50R in stock now that it is discontinued.

Good bye, Fujifilm GFX50R. I was one of the very first people to touch you, back then, at the photokina 2018, where I even illegally smuggled into the fair one day ahead of its official launch to meet you. May your heritage continue to live in the GFX lineup.

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The Complete Fujifilm GFX50SII vs GFX100S vs GFX50S Specs Comparison

We have already shared an initial specs comparison in the past here.

Still today, it contains information exclusively shared by FujiRumors, as the price of the GFX50SII.

However, with the recent leaks of nokishita, we are now able to fill in some gaps. You can hence see the full updated comparison below.

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Initial Specs Comparison: Fujifilm GFX50SII vs GFX100S vs GFX50S

Given the several rumors we have already shared about the upcoming Fujifilm GFX50SII, I thought we can share an initial specs comparison with the Fujifilm GFX100S and the original Fujifilm GFX50S.

Totally missing so far are the video specs, but I somehow have the feeling that those of you interested in the Fujifilm GFX50SII, don’t really have “video features” as one of your priorities.

Also, down below the list of products that (so far) we expect to be announced on September 2:

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Fujifilm GFX100S with Tamron 150-600 using Fringer EF-GFX Smart Autofocus Adapter [VIDEO]

As we reported already, Fringer will officially release the Fringer EF-GFX smart autofocus adapter in October.

Now Fringer shared a video, showing the performance of the Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 VC G2 on the Fujifilm GFX100S.

Fringer writes:

A very good super telephoto lens for GFX cameras. It fully cover the 44x33mm sensor in all focal range. We also demo its AF performance on Fringer adapter.

Key Features:

  • Electronic aperture control: built-in elecgronic aperture ring similar to native G mount lenses
  • Phase Detection AF Support (AF-S. AF-C, Eye-AF, etc. in GFX100 and GFX100S only). Focus Points fully cover the sensor. DSLR like AF experiences.
  • Supports both lens IS and IBIS (not at the same time). Users may choose between them
  • Supports in-camera lateral chromatic aberration correction

GFX deals:

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EISA Awards 2021/22: Fujifilm GFX100S and X-S10 Snap Awards and Everybody Else Too

EISA has assigned awards to everybody making up categories that are hard to distinguish, so that lots of companies will pay lots of money for their EISA logo license to be used in future.

And if they don’t pay, next year those companies will be “punished” by not receiving awards, leading to tons of negative press.

Fujifilm once refused to pay for the TIPA logo license and they were punished the following year by not receiving any award for their digital cameras. That lead to tons of negative press, so Fujifilm decided to pay TIPA again lots of money.

How much?

For example, using the RedDot award logo for one product and one year costs up to $6,000. I can’t think at an easier way to make money than selling awards.

After this reality check, let’s see who “won” this year.

Fujifilm GFX100S: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Focus camera
Fujifilm X-S10: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Moment / Focuscamera

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Fujifilm GFX50SII will Look IDENTICAL to the Fujifilm GFX100S, Hence Make Leaked Images Useless ;)

I keep getting emails about how the Fujifilm GFX50SII will look like.

Will it retain the dials of the GFX50S? Will it still have the backhump? Will it still have a detachable viewfinder? And more of these questions.

I get it, it’s summer, so it’s easier to miss certain articles while you are on holiday. And that’s good so.

But in the hope to stop the storm of emails I get, I would like to remind you of this article on June, where I say that the Fujifilm GFX50SII will look identical to the Fujifilm GFX100S.

And with identical, I mean identical: every button, the viewfinder, the dials, just everything.

This also means that the leaked images of the Fujifilm GFX50SII will be the most boring ever, as all you have to do is to look at the Fujifilm GFX100S.

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Fujifilm GFX50SII Rumor Recap

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