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This essay sets aside my own business need to have a camera body to cover an increasingly popular platform to my satisfaction.
The Fujifilm GFX100S is a somewhat frustrating mix of wonder and disappointment.
Frustrating because a number of things could have been done better. The EVF is mediocre, the menu system design is a tiered grab-bag mess, and the whole shooting experience feels dated and clunky compared to a state of the art camera like the Sony A1. The white stripes problem for monochrome images is a real bummer. The lens selection is limited and with some performance disappointments, and there are no top-grade manual-focus prime lenses.
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