If you own both GF45mm F2.8 and GF63mm F2.8 lenses like myself; I trust you have been enjoying it. I have news for you, you may experience a headache soon. There is a middle child between this two sibling. And it’s name, GF50mm F3.5.
If you own a GFX50s or the new GFX100; your headache may be less compare to those who owns a sexy GFX50R. You see; the GF50mm lens fits the GFX50R like a glove. It’s a marriage that is made in heaven. And they look gorgeous together. And did I mention that I think the auto focus is quicker than GF63mm. That is according to my non scientific test. If you ever need a medium format camera for street photography, this set-up is king.
I have the opportunity to test this little lens for a few days. I call it little as its really little compared with all the other GF lens line-up. At this point of writing I don’t have any information on this lens. So I will just let the photos do all the talking which is what matter most; right?
Many may know that my default daily camera is X100F. With the GFX50R mated with GF50mm, It feels like using a X-Pro2 with a XF23mm f1.4 lens but bigger in every aspect. It’s certainly not as agile as using a X100F but after using it for a few days; I gotten used to it. It’s not light but some full frame cameras set-up are even heavier. I did enjoy this set-up.
I could certainly live with this set-up as a everyday medium format camera but my last thought will be, what if there will be a GFX50 that comes with a fixed 45mm lens. To complete the process a hybrid view finder will be sweet. Just like a X100F. Anyone out there is with me? I am still dreaming on this….. Lastly may I invite you to follow my new IG @fujifanboys
Below are 3 samples photo taken by GF45mm, GF50mm and GF63mm. All shot at their minimum focusing distant.
Lastly if you have a few minutes to spare do also check out my video on GF50mm.
Ivan Loh, A Fuji X-photographer is known for his quirky and different approach through his lens. He has received numerous accolades from the International Photography Award, New York and Photography Master Cup. Most Recently a Gold, 1st Place at the 2014 PX3 Prix De La Photographie in Paris .
Ivan started shooting since his teenage years with his father’s Nikon SLR and he hasn’t stopped since. He has lensed campaigns for clients such as Singapore Airlines, MTV Asia, Nike, Bossini, Nanyang Technological University(NTU) Tuas Power, Allianz Insurance, Manulife Insurance, HSBC Insurance, DHL. TNT, UOB, CAAS, Hilton Group, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Raffles Hotel, Diegeo, Embraer, Carlson, TATA Communication, HDB, Clark Quay, HOT FM 91.3, Kiss 92FM, JIA 88.3, Power 98, and CHIMJES.
His editorial works have appeared in magazines such as Conde Nast, Home+Living, TopGear Singapore, Her World, Cleo, Seventeen, FHM, Parents World and Home & Decor. His works have also glossed the pages of international magazines such as Asian Photography and Digital Photography(UK).
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