FujiRumors Pre-Ordered the Fujifilm GFX100S and Now Asks for GF Lens Recommendations (with Poll)

Fujifilm GFX100S

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?

Feel free to let me know in the survey down below and to drop your thoughts in the comments.

For Landscape Photography, I recommed the Following G mount lens (max. 2 selections)

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Fujifilm GFX100S
USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Focuscamera / Moment
MHG-GFX S hand grip: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama
EU: AmazonDE / CalumetDE / WexUK / Parkc.UK / AmazonUK / PCHstore

Fujinon GF80mmF1.7
USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Focuscamera / Moment
EU: AmazonDE / CalumetDE / WexUK / Parkc.UK / AmazonUK / PCHstore

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Fujifilm GFX100S Back for Pre-Order at AmazonUS and Already Shipping in EU

After a couple of weeks, finally also AmazonUS has the Fujifilm GFX100S back on pre-order.

As other US stores, also Amazon expects to start delivery on March 11.

In the meantime, as reported in our huge GFX group, the GFX100S started shipping in Europe and other parts of the world, where the “shipping-embargo” date was February 25.

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DPReview Studio Test Scene: 150MP Phase One XF IQ4 vs Fujifilm GFX100(S) vs Sony A7RIV vs Panasonic S1R vs Fujifilm X-T4

A few days ago, DPReview has added the Phase One XF IQ4 150 Megapixel camera to their studio test scene database.

So how does this $50,000 monster compare to our humble Fujifilm GFX100 (and hence also to the brand new $6,000 Fujifilm GFX100S)?

Well, I don’t know you, but I frankly can’t see any noticeable difference, in some cases I even think the GFX100 looks better.

At high ISO on the other hand, the GFX100 clearly performs better than the Phase One XF IQ4, even though the sensor is the same (just cut bigger on the Phase One).

This might be in part merit of the excellent Fujinon GF lenses, which have no issue to take advantage of all 100 megapixels offered by the GFX100(S). On the other hand, it might also be that both cameras just resolve basically everything possible out of the DPR studio scene.

I did also add the two current highest resolution mirrorless full frame cameras to the comparison, the 61MP Sony A7RIV and the 47MP Panasonic S1R to the chart.

Where both medium format cameras simply have no issues to resolve everything out of the chart, we can see that the full frame cameras definitely show up with more false colors, moiré and artifacts in the fine details.

Just for fun I added one comparison with the Fujifilm X-T4 vs Sony A7RIV and Panasonic S1R.

Of course the Sony and Panasonic have more resolution power, but when details become really fine, and hence when all those megapixel would be really needed, in some areas the Sony A7rIV as well as the Panasonic S1R have the tendency to show more moiré, partially ruining the megapixel advantage they have, where the X-T4 shows no moiré.

As an X-Trans lover, I do hope Fujifilm will stick with it in their APS-C cameras and offer us something around 32+MP or so in the future, maybe with the Fujifilm X-H2. I am sure it would give great results.

Down below you can see some of the screenshots I took. You can head over to the DRP studio comparison tool and make your own comparisons.

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