Fujinon GF 50mm F3.5
But what do you give up in exchange for the small size?
According to Chris from DPReview, not much. Here is what he says in his Fujinon GF 50mm F3.5 review:
- smallest and lightest lens for the Fujifilm GFX system
- manual focus ring is buttery smooth
- linear motor AF. Tested on Fujifilm GFX100 the AF speed is very impressive. From near to far focus is quick
- lens design is relatively complicated compared to other “pancake” lenses, and it’s amazing that Fujifilm was able to keep it that small
- minimal breathing
- very sharp
- can easily handle the resolution of the GFX100
- the GF50mm f/3.5 is a full frame equivalent of 40mm f/2.8
- very good center sharpness even wide open
- surprising the corners, which hold up very well too
- optically a very sharp lens
- very minor and very well controlled color fringing
- you are going to like the bokeh, maybe a little bit of a darker edge, but very smooth interiors and very nice round shape even stopped down
- the lens is a bit too wide for portraits. the GF63mm is a better choice, or the best overall is the GF110mm f/2
- macro capability is not amazing, but you will use it on high resolution cameras, so you can crop the hell out of it
- Chris still prefers the 63mm focal length, but if you want to save money, size and weight, the GF50mm is great
Looks like Fujifilm crafted yet another winner. Well done, Fuji!
- Fujinon GF 50mm F3.5: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama
- Fujifilm GFX 100: B&H Photo, AmazonUS, Adorama
- Fujifilm GFX 50R: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
Panasonic has recently announced the launch of the first 8K organic sensor camera for the 2020 Olmypic Games in Tokyo.
By putting an organic layer on top of the CMOS sensor, Panasonic promises three advantages:
- Wide dynamic range
Additional 2 stops of dynamic range, from the current 14 stops to a target of 15/16 stops
- Global shutter
- Build-in Variable ND filters
The use of conductive film allows to control the light amount coming to the sensor. You can control lights without changing aperture. You can maintain depth of field
After the Tokyo Olmypic games, Panasonic will put this sensor also into cinema, studio and consumer cameras, including the Lumix line-up. Full interview in the video below.
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The Next Fuji
Yesterday we reported, that, based on the registration protocols of the wireless parts the Fujifilm camera registered under the code name FF190003, Nokishita speculated that:
- it not an X-Trans camera
- it not made by Xacti (who makes Fuji X series entry level cameras)
- it could be a GFX camera
This didn’t leave much space for interpretation, since, taking away entry level cameras, the only Bayer sensor cameras in the Fujifilm world are GFX cameras.
But now I have been contacted by a Japanese reader, who told me google messed up the automatic translation, and the real translation is actually:
it appears that Fujifilm is going to introduce another model. From the model number of the wireless parts, it doesn’t seem like it will be a Xacti model, so probably it’s an X-Trans or GFX camera
This changes everything, since this means the FF190003 camera…
- is not made by Xacti (hence no entry level Fujifilm camera)
- could be X-Trans (!!!)
- could be GFX
But there is more!
The reader pointed out, that probably Nokishita is speculating on the basis of the inclusion of bluetooth 4.2, which is not available in lower end Fujifilm cameras, whereas even lower end Fuji cameras use wireless IEEE802.11b/g/n.
This was correct, until the Fujifilm X-A7 hit the market, which also has bluetooth 4.2.
The third registered camera could be just anything, from a flagship X or GFX series camera to an entry level X or GFX camera. It could be Bayer or X Trans. It could be made by Xacti or made by Fujifilm.
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