Monday, September 19, 2016

Fuji Medium Format GFX 50S

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Today Fuji announce the development of their medium format entry, the GFX 50S a 51.4mp, 43.8mm x 32.8mm. Compared to the 36 x 24 of a full frame 35mm camera.

Along with the camera they are dropping 3 lenses: The GF 63mm F2.8 R WR, the GF32-64mm F4R LM WR and the GF 120mm F4 Macro. And later in 2017 the GF23mm F4 R LM WR, the GF110mm F2  and the GF45mm F2.8 R WR.

 GF32-64 f/4R LM WR

Fuji has been in medium format for decades, but this will be their first digital body, they built film bodies and design and build digital lenses for Hasselblad, this is what they are good at and this is what a lot of high end photographers have been waiting for, its rumored to come in well under $10000, thats a lot, but, its a lot less than Phase One and Hasselblad sell for and less the the Pentax 645Z.

Fuji says its an all new sensor, but I think that means its a modified Sony sensor as in the Pentax 645z and the Hasselblad X1D, we'll see soon enough, but it will still be six months until this camera reaches anyone.  And no it's not XTrans, its a standard Bayer sensor.

All of a sudden medium format looks competitive and very interesting. Stay tuned, I will be following this one closely.

Fuji site here 

Fuji interview with DPReview here

DPReview hands on here

More Fuji news here

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