A few hours spent with the GFX 50S
I took advantage of a few, rain-free hours the past two weekends to take out the Fujifilm GFX 50S for some tripod-based photography. I used two Fujinon GF lens on loan from Fujifilm Canada, the GF23mm f/4 and the GF32-64mm f/4.
First off, some sunrise shots of the B.C. Legislature, lit for the holidays, captured with the GF23mm f/4 lens.
Same venue and lens, different day.
And some images captured with the GF32-64mm f/4 lens. A few of these were exposures of 4 to 8 minutes. It’s pretty clear where I like to spend my time!
A few thoughts on the GF23mm f/4 lens. It’s wide. Really wide, which takes some getting used to. Incredible build and image quality make this a most-have lens for landscape photographers. As a sometime landscape photographer on a limited budget, I will purchase the GF32-64mm f/4 lens before I spring for the 23mm. This scenario would be different if I was shooting landscapes all the time, because the GF23mm lens is a beautiful piece of glass.
However, the zoom lens works for me on multiple levels, making it a better choice. Also, the large filter size, 82mm, of the GF23mm means that none of my ND filters will fit. For now, I don’t want to invest in new ND filters. So, the GF23mm will go back to Fujifilm, while the GF32-64mm is on the purchase list for the new year.
4 responses to “More slow photos”
Nice shots Don! Like you my preference is for the 32-64.
(Except for shooting the Aurora.)
Hi Dyanne, thanks for having a look and commenting. Because of the number of portraits I shoot for work, I just purchased the GF110. However, the 32-64mm will be the next purchase. It is just to useful not to own.
How lovely to look at these photographs and for that time appreciate the beauty in texture, form, and contrast I miss while distracted with the business and noisiness of life.