Awesome quality from the Fujifilm GFX100 on my trip (I am now back home). But a number of bugs and operational issues with the Fujifilm GFX100 cost me a lot of time and frustration. I worked around most issues, but Fujifilm needs to get its act together.
You always remember to turn off image stabilization when shooting on a tripod after shooting handheld, don’t you? I mean, on a 14-hour daylong hike, you have perfect memory for setting it appropriately every time, right? Well, I don’t, which is why I prefer to leave IBIS off rather than risk it.
In this example, the GFX100 cost me images that are multi-day effort to redo, and only then if weather conditions cooperate, even if I had a GFX100 to re-try.
But it also does bad things, like destroy images taken on a tripod.
Context: all cameras with image stabilization (IBIS or optical) that I have tested all damage images when shot on a tripod at slower shutter speeds (one second or slower). The solution is pretty simple: disable image stabilization at some cutoff shutter speed or at the least warn the user. No camera does this, which is baffling.
High up at 12600' with a hike down in the dark over unstable terrain awaiting me, I took this 8-minute exposure (plus 8-minute LENR) a few hundred feet lower on a wondrously windless and warm early night—truly rare up here; I felt lucky. But the GFX100 had other ideas.
Frank D writes:
From Ricoh GR III Operating Manual page 90...
• If [Shake Reduction] is set to [Fn Button Setting] in the D2 menu, the Shake Reduction function can be turned on and off with button operation only. (p.123)
• When [Self-timer] is set in [Drive Mode], [Shake Reduction] is automatically set to [Off]. To fix the setting to [On], set [Auto SR Off ] to [Disable Auto SR Off ] in the A7 menu.
All this reminds me of the fine work you did on the Ricoh GR II, HINT! Keep up the great work.