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Shot with the first GFX sample, which might be a bad sample.
UPDATE 28 March: re-shot with another brand-new GFX and brand-new 120/4. SAME PROBLEM. I suspect a camera + lens glitch problem.
This series assesses the Fujifilm GF 120mm f/4 Macro R LM OIS WR at distance. As a macro lens one might expect a reduction in performance, but Fujifilm employs a floating system in the optical design to keep performance high at distance.
The key finding here is about focus shift, which makes this series mandatory reading for anyone considering the 120/4. See the discussion of focus shift with the Fujifilm GF 120mm f/4 Macro R LM OIS WR.
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These systems are hugely expensive, so make the right choice for your own needs (full frame vs medium format).
- In-depth lens evaluations covering behaviors not likely to be found anywhere else, based on real-world field shooting.
- How to configure menus and buttons and best operating practices, gotchas and how-to.
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- Aperture series from wide open through stopped down, showing the full range of lens performance and bokeh.
- Optical quality analysis of field curvature, focus shift, sharpness, flare, distortion, and performance in the field.