More slow photos

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.

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Same venue and lens, different day.

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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.

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