VIDEO Fujifilm GFX
Tony Northrup took a Fujifilm GFX 50R for his Barcelona trip and now published a review about it (video above).
I will sum it up for you below, but I would quickly like to correct a few errors he made.
He says the GFX sensor surface area is 30% bigger than Full Frame, but it is actually 70% bigger. This is not correct, and Tony makes the MF sensor sound smaller than it really is.
He complaints that there is only one lens with OIS, but there are actually 3 lenses with OIS, the
GF 250mm F4, GF 120mmF4 and GF 100-200mm f/5.6.
Since we like percentages, basically Tony claims that about 12% of all GF lenses have OIS, when reality is that almost 40% have OIS.
Rather big errors, I hope Tony will correct soon, and I wonder how they could even slip into his review in the first place.
For the rest, you can read his findings below.
not a sports camera, not good at tracking
not a video camera
great landscape camera, but Fuji needs more lenses, and more astrophotography lenses
decent walk around camera
no huge difference in IQ compared to FF
soon GFX 100 will be here with IBIS, and should address all concerns they have with GFX 50R
corner placement of viewfinder is great
does not give the joy, that Fujifilm X-T3 gives him
small flat buttons
grip to small for big medium format lenses
screen is small compared to overall size of camera
design of Hasselblad X1D is better
eye detection AF is not accurate
sensor has 30% more surface area
if you crop to standard 35mm aspect ration, the surface area advantage is almost gone as well as image quality difference
Cropping 8×10 gives about 50% more surface area
he complaints that it has not IBIS and only 1 lens has OIS
Fujifilm GFX has much better lenses than Hasselblad X1D
Sony A7rIII is better overall camera
Fujifilm GFX 50R is a specialized camera
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