Fuji and color

Fuji and color

 Significant numbers

Significant numbers

The medium format Fuji GF670 Professional's features are pretty much what I like, it is, as many medium format cameras, a workhorse with a simple, functional feature set. It has a fixed lens and is manual, no zoom, no autofocus, no image stabilization, no ED, APO or other extras. The 80mm focal length is equivalent to approx. 50mm on a 35mm camera. The aperture ranges from f/3.5 to f/22 in half-step increments. The camera takes 120 film rolls, and you can shoot in 6x6 or 6x7 cm format. An internal switch can set the size you want to use. You have aperture priority or manual exposure modes, and you can use exposure compensation in 1/3 stop step, to +/- 2 stops for. Films from ISO25 to ISO3200 can be used.

The small setting of the camera is particularly significant to carry the camera were you may not have considered taking a typical medium-format to. You don't need a tripod, and you can hand hold and easily take images. The lens provides sharp results with good contrast. It has slight barrel distortion but nothing to worry. The overall illumination is decent producing shots with even tones to the corners of the frame. It appears entirely neutral in color too. The metering system is similar to center weighted. 

Below are a few shots taken with the camera in 6x6. The film is processed by an analog lab in Mumbai and then scanned using a digital camera with a macro lens and a light table. A medium format film scanner would be a better option, but I had to go with what I have. 

Rebel and goat

Rebel and goat

Falling or Failing

Falling or Failing