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    GFX-50R on sale again

    I had a hunch It would go on sale again

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1436551-REG
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    Re: GFX-50R on sale again

    The awesome 50mm lens is $500 off as well. What a great starting bundle.
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    Re: GFX-50R on sale again

    Quote Originally Posted by JoelM View Post
    The awesome 50mm lens is $500 off as well. What a great starting bundle.
    I know. Its very tempting
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    Re: GFX-50R on sale again

    Good to see that deal back. That's pretty tempting for anyone considering the GFX system.

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    Re: GFX-50R on sale again

    Quote Originally Posted by DougDolde View Post
    I had a hunch It would go on sale again

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1436551-REG
    In one way great for those who want one. On the other side I am not a fan of selling by cheapo price. You buy something and one week later it is worth only half the amount. Specially in medium format we want products which are driven by inspiration and quality, and not by cost.
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    Re: GFX-50R on sale again

    Quote Originally Posted by Paratom View Post
    In one way great for those who want one. On the other side I am not a fan of selling by cheapo price. You buy something and one week later it is worth only half the amount. Specially in medium format we want products which are driven by inspiration and quality, and not by cost.
    I hate sales. If you don't buy it when the sale is on, you feel like it's too expensive later. If you DO buy it, it's because of pressure. Of course, if you decided independently that that item was just what you wanted and it miraculously was on sale that day, great.

    Not that I just bought a Fuji XF 100-400 because it was $500 off, or anything. Nope.

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    Re: GFX-50R on sale again

    Quote Originally Posted by MGrayson View Post
    I hate sales. If you don't buy it when the sale is on, you feel like it's too expensive later. If you DO buy it, it's because of pressure. Of course, if you decided independently that that item was just what you wanted and it miraculously was on sale that day, great.

    Not that I just bought a Fuji XF 100-400 because it was $500 off, or anything. Nope.

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    It seems like the Fuji stuff goes on sale more frequently than not. When I finally sold my Fuji X gear, it was tricky to time my sale to when they were not having a sale.
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    I was using a Pentax 645D with multiple lenses. Because of advancing age, I decided it was too heavy. Then Fuji put the GFX 50R and several lenses on sale for the first time. I sold my 645 stuff, and went to Fuji. The GFX 50R was exactly half the weight of the 645D (the Fuji lenses are, however, generally heavier, some what off setting the weight advantage). Because of the sale, I purchased the body, 32-64mm lens and the 23mm lens. Then recently the 50mm went on sale at half price, and I picked that up. Same with the 100-200mm lens. So I lucked out and got the whole kit at sale prices. I might add the images from the medium format sensor and Fuji lenses are the very best and sharpest I have ever obtained, and I have been seriously involved in photography for over 60 years.
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    Re: GFX-50R on sale again

    This sale may just be a trick to sell lenses. Who is going to be satisfied with
    one 50mm lens? Slightly wider than normal about a 39-40mm eqivalent. Whatever they give up on the body and 50mm they'll get back on other lens sales

    Then again maybe this suits the one camera/one lens pursuit. Zoom with your feet, stitch for wide
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    It is a great camera, I love mine, and I do not begrudge anyone getting into the system for a lower price (although my body was a factory refurb, along with the 45/2.8, so I got it for good price anyway).

    One word of caution. A MF camera is a totally different beast to, say, a high megapixel 35mm FF camera. With the exception of the GFX100 do not even attempt to shoot anything that moves beyond a slow crawl. For event work I am still using my XF system even though the IQ of the GFX50R completely trounces it. The point is that MF cameras are for contemplative, still life, portraiture or street where the subject is poised rather than in motion.

    I only state this because you see so many posts by people buying into the Fuji MF system and then complaining about AF, low continuous frame rate etc etc.

    I do like walking around with my GFX50R but I only do so to capture urban landscape and not urban street life.

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    Re: GFX-50R on sale again

    Quote Originally Posted by tcdeveau View Post
    It seems like the Fuji stuff goes on sale more frequently than not. When I finally sold my Fuji X gear, it was tricky to time my sale to when they were not having a sale.
    Oh, true. I bought my body and first group of lenses at list, and then bought the rest of my lenses at one of the big sales.

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    I know. Its very tempting
    Go for it, Doug. You deserve it.

    And, I miss you.

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    Re: GFX-50R on sale again

    The GF50mm F3.5 is also on sale for crazy price of US$499 (this inexpensive lens is one of the best in the GF lineup - it is a true gem, in my view beats the GF45 and GF63 by wide margin). While paired with the GFX 50R it is a perfect all-around, travel combo.
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    Re: GFX-50R on sale again

    Dante whispered in my ear and the rest is history. Ordered the 50R to replace a XT3 that I could never quite like enough. The I feel a tapping on my shoulder and the next thing I know I also order the GF50 lens.

    Go figure...
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    Re: GFX-50R on sale again

    Quote Originally Posted by tcdeveau View Post
    It seems like the Fuji stuff goes on sale more frequently than not. When I finally sold my Fuji X gear, it was tricky to time my sale to when they were not having a sale.
    I agree that Fuji stuff seems to be on sale for more of the time than not over the last few years. In any case these are great deals for anyone thinking about getting into a Digital MF system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Libby View Post
    Dante whispered in my ear and the rest is history. Ordered the 50R to replace a XT3 that I could never quite like enough. The I feel a tapping on my shoulder and the next thing I know I also order the GF50 lens.

    Go figure...
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    Re: GFX-50R on sale again

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Libby View Post
    Dante whispered in my ear and the rest is history. Ordered the 50R to replace a XT3 that I could never quite like enough. The I feel a tapping on my shoulder and the next thing I know I also order the GF50 lens.

    Go figure...
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    Re: GFX-50R on sale again

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Libby View Post
    Dante whispered in my ear and the rest is history. Ordered the 50R to replace a XT3 that I could never quite like enough. The I feel a tapping on my shoulder and the next thing I know I also order the GF50 lens.

    Go figure...
    Fantastic combo! You will really enjoy it. Since I started shooting medium format, my photography has become slower, more articulate and purposeful. And I finally understood what Vincent Lions meant when he wrote “loss of interest in other platforms may occur.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by olafphoto View Post
    Fantastic combo! You will really enjoy it. Since I started shooting medium format, my photography has become slower, more articulate and purposeful. And I finally understood what Vincent Lions meant when he wrote “loss of interest in other platforms may occur.”
    I began with the GFX50s which I sold shortly after getting the 100. In some ways I missed the slightly smaller 59s and just couldn't pass up the 50r. The XT-3 is heading out the door having been sold. I how have the 100 and 50s and a great lineup of lenses that fit both cameras and styles.
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    Re: GFX-50R on sale again

    I'm very tempted by this camera. I'll be doing a lot of macro shooting, but I want to be able to shoot family photography as well, kids running around, etc. I'm also looking at the Sony A7rIV, but everything I've seen so far makes me think that the Fuji image quality is superior. Any insights?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cozmopak View Post
    I'm very tempted by this camera. I'll be doing a lot of macro shooting, but I want to be able to shoot family photography as well, kids running around, etc. I'm also looking at the Sony A7rIV, but everything I've seen so far makes me think that the Fuji image quality is superior. Any insights?

    No doubt the image quality of both cameras is stellar.
    For IQ I would pick the Fuji, in my case I have and cherish the 50S.

    For kids running around though, I have my Sony A9.
    The A9, A9 II are second to none for focusing speed and Eye-AF.
    They also feature a blackout free EVF.
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