Two new reviews of two highly interesting cameras!
Fujifilm have announced the GFX 50R and the Fujifilm 100S concept cameras. Both of these are medium format. The GFX 50R is a compact, “rangefinder” style version of their previous camera – the Fujifilm GFX 50S. It brings over the same sensor in a much smaller and more portable configuration. The price point is considerably lower as well. Also added is Bluetooth integration. The Fujifilm GFX 100S concept is a camera to be released in 2019. This is where things get particularly interesting. The 100S will feature a 102 megapixel sensor, IBIS (in-body image stabilization) as well as 4k video and phase detection autofocus across the entire sensor. I’m guessing this will be an entirely new sensor likely not built by Sony. But my favorite announcement today is the Fujifilm partnership with Phase One in the Capture One software. Capture One has not supported any medium format cameras other than Phase One until now. This is a huge step forward. I love Capture One and use it all the time. But this has been a stumbling block for Capture One – they have to support all cameras if they intend to gain traction in the raw image editor application space.
And here is Matt Granger talking about the new Fuji cameras:
The russian company KB Vita shared this video shot in the darkness of a moonless night. They used this 4.2 Megapixel monochrome sensor with the Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 Lens for Sony E-Mount.
via Image Sensor World.
Ted Forbes says “The Hasselblad 80mm f/1.9 is incredible. Its a major addition to the Hasselblad X1D lens lineup in that it has an incredible personality.“
Canon’s first full frame mirrorless camera has some awesome new features, great design, and stunning lenses. But can that make up for some big misses and massive competition from the Sony A7III?
Above you can watch Kai’s review of the EOS-R camera. Below the 50mm f/1.2 R lens review by Tony Northrup.
Tony and Chelsea:
The first round of the mirrorless wars are over – Canon released the EOS R, Nikon released the Z7 (and announced the Z6), Panasonic announced the S1 and S1R, and Fuji launched the X-T3. We were there at the events as the camera companies battled to win back the full-frame market from Sony. We think some of the camera companies did a great job, while others made some serious mistakes.
To see how the new Hasselblad 80mm f/1.9 performs check out this very first video review: