GFX 50 R Experiments take one


The Fujifilm GFX 50R a rangefinder-style mirrorless camera with a 51.4 megapixel, 43.8mm x 32.9mm medium-format CMOS sensor. The GFX 50R is smaller, lighter and cheaper than the original GFX 50S camera introduced back in 2016 ... yada yada yada.

There are so many reviews about the camera you quickly can get the information at any other source, and I can't it explain better than at these blogs.

Sadayasu Miyazaki is a name you might be familiar with if you're a Leica enthusiast. He designs and builds high-quality lenses in Japan. He puts great attention to detail into his marvels and has a vast knowledge about optics design.

I'm the owner of the 40 mm history or historica lens as I got hold of a Leica M mount to GFX adapter made by a friend I had to try this lens. I wrote an initial blog post about the lens on my trusted Leica here if anyone is interested. And o wonder I didn't need to change the setting to the 35 mm in the GFX. There is some vignetting, but I like it anyway. Everything is manual but at f6.3 and 40mm it’s a good start for zone focusing anyway.

To conclude my weird visible setting, I opted for a recipe in the Fujifilm film settings which reminds me on Kodak Tri-X Film. Which means for this iconic film medium contrast with excellent detail and tonal performance. Excellent shadow detail and tonal graduation. Her my settings:

Dynamic: DR 100

Film Simulation: ACROS + R

Grain: Mild

Highlights: -1

Shadows: +3

Sharpness: +1

Noise Reduction: -3

White Balance: Auto

Here some of the images I took just to fulfil my curiosity how it would look like.