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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.
Update 13 June 2019: could the focus problem here be the same as with the Leica 90mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH, that is, an electro-mechanical focus shift (non optical)?
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.
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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.
- Real world examples with insights found nowhere else. Make sharper images just by understanding lens and camera behaviors.
- Jaw-dropping image quality found nowhere else utilizing Retina-grade images up to 100 megapixels filling up to 5K display, plus large crops.
- 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.