Fuji GFX 50S

As a big fan of the Fuji XT1 I was surprised to see that Fuji was releasing a medium format camera named the Fuji GFX 50S with new G mount lenses and that it would be out in 2017!

Medium format sensors being a larger dimension than a 35mm camera sensor dimension means that you have to take in to account crop factor when purchasing lenses. Since an 85mm lens will look much different when switching between systems. With medium format a lens set at 100mm would look like an 85mm full frame sensor portrait lens on a 35mm system. Below is a list of Fuji’s Fujinon GF lenses with the 35mm equivalent’s taken from Fuji’s press release.

Once you learn how to calculate for crop factor you no longer have to reference any guides. For a further extreme and to help bring the concept to all areas of photography, Google and calculate what would be a potrait lens on an 8×10 large format camera system. It’s a very interesting result.

-63mm f2.8 (50mm lens at 35mm equivalent) Walkaround – The field of view the typical adult single eye can view.

-32-64mm f4 (25-51 lens at 35mm equivalent) Walkaround/Event Lens

-120mm f4 Macro (95mm lens at 35mm equivalent) Macro Lens

-110mm f2 (87mm lens at 35mm equivalent) Portraits Lens

-23mm f4 (18mm lens at 35mm equivalent) Landscape/Astro Lens

-45mm f2.8 (35mm lens at 35mm equivalent) Street/Landscape Lens

It has a 51.4 MP 43.8 x 32.9 size sensor and can be used in 1×1 format mode just like my Yashicamat 124G! As well as 4:3, 3:2, 4:5, 6:7 and 6:17.

-Fuji Press Release-

DigitalRev’s take. Too bad they’re now no longer on the Tube.

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