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.
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.
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.
* 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.