Sep
19

Fujifilm takes on medium format – UPDATED!

by
Matt Bennett

“The world just does not fit conveniently into the format of a 35mm camera” – W. Eugene Smith

Fujifilm GFX
Fujifilm GFX

Fujfilm has wowed Photokina 2016 with the exciting announcement of the GFX, their mirrorless medium-format camera.

Boasting a 43.8 × 32.9mm sensor with 51.4 megapixels, the camera can be adapted to various aspect ratios, including 4:3 (the default), 3:2, 1:1, 4:5, 6:7 and 6:17, which were available in film cameras of the large- and medium-formats.

The GFX uses the “X-Processor Pro” imaging processor, which provides Fujifilm’s outstanding colour and tone reproduction at an extremely high level. The result is the ultimate capability in photographic expressions that only Fujifilm can deliver thanks to its extensive knowledge in medium-format cameras and large-format films.

A Vertical Battery Grip will also be made available.

A prime lens for the new GF range, the 63mm f2.8 R WR, which offers the equivalent of 50mm in 35mm terms, has been announced for early 2017 – which is when the GFX 50S camera is expected to debut – while a 32-64mm zoom, offering the equivalent of 25-51mm in 35mm terms, a 120mm macro (equivalent to 95mm), 110mm F2 R LM WR (equivalent to 87mm), 23mm F4 R LM WR (equivalent to 18mm) and 45mm F2.8 R WR (equivalent to 35mm) are also expected.

The 63mm lens that will offer the equivalent of 50mm
The 63mm lens that will offer the equivalent of 50mm
Fujifilm GFX side view
Fujifilm GFX side view

 

Fujifilm GFX sensor
Fujifilm GFX sensor

Visit the Fujifilm website for more information

 

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