Did DPreview just kill the Fuji GFX? :)

In a very long article Dpreview somehow killed all the arguments for a Fuji GFX purchase. In very practical terms the image quality difference versus the Full Frame competition is near to zero:

For equivalent apertures and final output resolutions, we do expect medium format to yield a slight resolution advantage, thanks to its lower demands on resolving power of lenses. But the extent of this advantage, especially given some of the tremendous progress we’ve seen in recent lens designs, remains to be seen: I’m not starving for eye-popping detail at 1:1 viewing of 50 and 42MP files when pairing a 5DS R or a7R II with stellar modern prime lenses.

That’s why I think the larger 55x41mm sensor should be used by Sony or other candidates to make their mirrorless medium format system camera….

The next Fuji GFX vs Hasselblad X1D vs Sony A7rII comparison by Focus Numerique. Guess who wins…

Focus Numerique (translation)

From 50 to 800 ISO, the GFX 50S delivers sumptuous shots: the colors are vivid, the images very detailed. The dynamic range is excellent and it will be possible to climb up to 1,600 or even 3,200 ISO without too much hesitation.

But while the GFX offers the best image quality of the bunch the question remains if the price justifies the comparable negligible image quality difference. Focus Numerique says they would have loved Fuji to go for the larger 55x41mm sensor…

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Max Yuryev explains Why you Shouldn’t Buy The EOS M5…

Well known Youtuber Max Yuryev explains why you Shouldn’t Buy The EOS M5. And this is going to upset quite some Canon fan!

On the other hand DxOmark tested the EOS-M5 sensor and is quite satisfied with the results:

Taken together with the 24.2-MP Dual Pixel AF CMOS sensor and Digital IS, it all signals Canon’s intention to compete more seriously with rivals in the mirrorless segment. With hindsight, it seems like the Dual Pixel AF CMOS was designed with mirrorless in mind. Image quality is similar to that of the sensor found on the EOS 80D.

Fuji GFX versus the crazy Phase One 100 megapixel camera!

You want to see what’s the difference between the Fuji GFX 50 Megapixel 44x33mm sensor and the Phase One 100 Megapixel 54x40mm sensor? At Imaging Resource you can compare the Lab Shots. Here are quick links to full size samples:
ISO 100: GFX vs XF100
ISO 1600: GFX vs XF100
ISO 6400: GFX vs XF100

The findings so far:
– At ISO 100 the XF100 shows an incredible resolution and color information.
– At higher ISO the XF100 really sucks. Phase One does a terrible job when you crank up the ISO! Images are very noisy compared to the Fuji with lot of color artifacts.

Phase One is known for being useful for landscape photographers and studio work. So they don’t are used to work at high ISO and it seems they lack the knowledge and power of Fuji.

GFX System Camera & Lenses
GFX 50S Medium Format Mirrorless Camera at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Fujifilm GF 63mm F/2.8 R WR Lens for GFX at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Fujifilm GF 32-64mm F/4 R LM WR Lens for GFX at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Fujifilm GF 120mm F/4 R LM OIS WR Macro Lens for GFX at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.

GFX 50S Accessories at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Fujifilm EVF-TL1 EVF Tilt Adapter for GFX 50S at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Fujifilm H Mount Adapter G, for GFX at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Fujifilm RLCP-002 Rear Lens Cap for GFX Lenses at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Fujifilm BCP-002 Body Cap for GFX at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Fujifilm FLCP-62II Front Lens Cap fpr GF 63mm Lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Fujifilm VG-GFX1 Vertical Battery Grip f/GFX 50S at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Fujifilm NP-T125 Rechargeable Battery for GFX 50S at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Fujifilm BC-T125 Battery Charger for NP-T125 Battery at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Fujifilm AC-15V AC Power Adapter for GFX 50S at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.