I’ve always been a fan of the Fujifilm TX-1 or the better known Hasselblad X-Pan.
The fact that you can frame your shot while actually seeing your panoramic framing was always something appealing to me.
Now with the GFX50s I can do just that.
While shooting with my friend Joe Bel (Check her out her music is amazing)
I couldn’t help myself to shoot a few frames in panoramic, this one is my favorite.
Now the GFX crops your image to get the panoramic framing it’s really not rocket science but the fact that I can retain a 25mp image it kind of amazing, add that to the fact that I shot this image with the 120mm Macro… DETAILS DETAILS DETAILS ! Click here to see it bigger (Not 100% resolution but you can get an idea)
I will post more images from the shoot later.
120mm F4 Macro @F4
Octogone Box with 2 TT600
I just got my new Voigtlander 21mm F4 yesterday.
Ever since I started working for Fujifilm I’ve only been satisfied with all the cameras we put out. The quality of the bodies and lenses are just incredible.
But I come from a film background and I was used to shooting mechanical cameras. Manual focusing a lens that’s fly by wire and manual focusing a mechanical lens is 2 completely different thing.
Honestly I don’t see why you would use manual focus on an AF lens especially when it’s super fast and super accurate.
But for my ‘’style’’ of shooting AF is not really ideal, I get too close too quick to my subject and no cameras I’ve ever shot could get a good success rate.
What I used to do with my film rangefinders was to zone focus; Close the aperture to F11 put focus around 1m and I would get enough of DOF to just point and shoot.
Having the 21mm F4 on the X Pro2 is pretty close to perfect, it gives me an equivalent of roughly 32mm and I used to shoot a 35mm.
The 3mm difference does change the angle quite a bit so I still need some getting used to. I realized today that I need to be quite closer to my subject to get the same framing I was getting with my 35mm.
To balance it out, I get the DOF of the 21mm while getting a 32mm field of view.
That means I gain about a stop of light since I can get about the same DOF at F8 on the 21mm as F11 on the 35mm.
It felt really good shooting it today even though I didn’t really went out to shoot since I was working, I just snapped photos on my way to stores I had to visit but I can’t wait for a full day of shooting and getting used to it like I was used to my 35mm.
All shots are:
21mm Voigtlander F4
BW are Acros + R
Colors are Classic Chrome
I took this shot really on the fly on my balcony as my girlfriend got back home with her friends. I saw the amount of snow that was falling and just wanted to try something! I used 2 EF-X500 for this shot.
Classic Chrome was the Film Simulation used for this shot with a little tweak in photoshop
See it bigger HERE