Is GF80mm F1.7 just another portraits lens in the GFX lens line up?
This is good question. I own the GF110mm F2. This lens is noting short of magical . I love using this lens on location for portraits and fashion shoot. With the GF80mm F1.7, it’s equally sharp. In a different way. This new lens creates a more cinematic feel. It’s sharp but not clinically sharpthat hurts one’s eye when looking at a print. GF80mm F1.7 is certainly great for portraits and has amazing subject separation. I think this lens may have similar optical philosophy like the XF50mm F1.0.
Below is a shot of @Btonelli The first shot is at 100% follow by 3 other crop shots. I would like to showcase the 100MP GFX100S and it cropping ability. See how well this lens perform too. And because it has a wider field versus the GF110mm, the GF80mm also capture more of the surroundings. This is where the bokeh of this lens works it’s magic. The bokeh is creamy and soft. It’s this bokeh softness that make it cinematic. Half body shot is where this lens shine. How should I put it; this lens create a feeling in the shot. It has true character.
On that note, I think those shooting video will certainly love what this new GF80mm F1.7 could achieve. It’s certainly a piece of essential gear for any professional.
At this point I am thinking if I should get this lens. I own a GF110mm and GF63mm. And the GF80mm sits in-between these 2 lenses. Should I get it? or should I sell either one or not get it at all. Tough call? The more I shoot with it the more I love this bad ass lens! This lens is special.
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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