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Traveling Shooting the Fujifilm GFX100S and Various Sony and Voigtlander Lenses

re: Fujifilm GFX100S vs Sony A1: thoughts on Enjoyment, Hit Rate, Image Success + Reader Viewpoints

A quick note, as my posts will diminish in frequency as I travel. And I am visiting family for 3-4 days this coming week. And my fully functional hours are strictly limited for health reasons*.

But.. I am getting lots of material and will have solid coverage of the stuff below.

Fujifilm GFX100S

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I’ve already done a lot of shooting with the Fujifilm GFX100S using the Fujifilm GF 80mm f/1.7, Fujifilm GF 50mm f/3.5, and the Fujifilm GF 30mm f/3.5. The detail capture is impressive as I expected, so long as care is taken to use only the extremely limited apertures for ideal performance for each lens.

Regarding my previous essay on the Fujifilm GFX100S enjoyment vs the Sony A1—I stand by it with the caveat I included there—out in the field for landscape-type captures, the detail capture absolutely has a strong pyschological gravity towards 100MP camera. A good capture is so deliciously detailed. But what a PITA to do some simple things quickly, like deleting an image, scrolling to examine it, and everything of that nature—feels glacial and irritating. It all feels so dated and clunky compared to the Sony A1.

Sony mirrorless

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Not having the funds to purchase the Sony A1 just yet, I had to return the loaner. I now find the Sony A7R IV, fine as it is, to be rather irritating versus the A1. The A1 is that good.

I’ve been shooting the Voigtlander FE 35mm f/2 APO-Lanthar and Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 GM; expect some comparisons there (also the Sigma FE 35mm f2 DG DN in a few).

Also, the Sony FE 50mm f/1.2 GM in general, and I will compare it to the Voigtlander FE 50mm f/2 APO-Lanthar.

Don’t expect the Sony lenses to win on the resolution front, but I stand by my praise of the Sony FE 50mm f/1.2 GM for its pile of wonderful traits.

Also I have the Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM, which I will revisit a little as a lower priority, and the Sony FE 200-600mm should I come across wildlife.

* Ongoing energy issues from (apparently) so-called Long Haul COVID (post infection damage to body and brain). Demands a minimum ~11 hours or so of sleep each day, leaving me limited daytime hours with limited stamina. So I can shoot or publish but rarely both in the same day, and I have to ration my time so as to not suffer days of downtime. But I am feeling gradually stronger.

Campsite near Beatty NV
f7.1 @ 17.0 sec EFC shutter, ISO 100; 2021-05-23 20:24:52
Fujifilm GFX100S + Fujifilm GF 30mm f/3.5 R WR @ 24.6mm equiv (30mm)
ENV: SE of Beatty NV, altitude 2560 ft / 780 m, 70°F / 21°C
RAW: LACA corrected, vignetting corrected
campsite near Beatty NV

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