Large Format Is Still Completely Unrivaled: 8×10 vs Fuji GFX 100

Sonder Creative:

In september last year we compared the depth of field between a 4×5 large format camera and the Canon 5DS R. Large format produced beautiful results. In this video, we demonstrate the detail and resolution you can produce with an 8×10 large format camera. To make it even more interesting, we compare it to the Fujifilm GFX 100, the Canon 5DS R and the Hasselblad X1D II.

The ULTIMATE Canon lens? :: RF 50mm f/1.2 L

Ted Forbes writes:

Canon started big with their first round of RF mount lenses for their mirrorless system. The Canon RF 50mm f/1.2 L is a seriously good lens. Its versatile enough to be very sharp, but can also shoot wide open for some gorgeous and often abstract bokeh rendering. Building on the EF 50mm f/1.2, Canon corrected many of the aberrations and give us a sharper, high resolving lens. This does come with some tradeoffs – this lens is big. Its also very heavy and the price is not cheap. But if you’re willing to sacrifice some of the conveniences of portability for image quality – this lens is well worth the entry price.

Its also worth noting at the time I’m filming this – there is no equivalent to this lens in any mirrorless system. Nikon only have a 50mm f/1.8 and Sony have several options – but only at f/1.8 and f/1.4. This is a unique lens with a beautiful rendering and performance.

Ted Forbes about the Nikkor 58mm f/0,95 lens: “designed to look incredible wide open”

Ted Forbes:

The Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S NOCT is the most expensive lens Nikon sells. Is it a marketing gimmick or the real deal? Nikon did not send this to me – in fact, I didn’t even ask. I rented this lens for a few weeks and shot a variety of subject matter – some studio work, still life, even street photography. This lens is absolutely fantastic if you like the look of extreme shallow depth of field. My favorite use for this lens is street photography at night with subjects between 10-20 feet from the camera. Its absolutely stunning. This lens is very different than both the Zeiss Otus series of lenses and the famous Leica Noctilux 50mm f/0.95. Its designed to look incredible wide open, it has a close focusing distance of about 18 inches, its big, its heavy, there is no autofocus and its obscenely priced.