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Fuji's tour de force

jduncan

Active member
Hi,
Fuji just announced a set of new products including a unique small 500mm f5.6 (I don't know what the effective focus length is at close focus).
The new camera with improved AF, ISO dynamic range and multishot capabilities according to Fuji. They still have the flash sync limitation according to the B&H specs.


Continues to be a good year for MF, it could even gain a little bit of market share if the upcoming Canon R1 does not kill everybody 😜

Side note: Based on the videos, the bokeh of the 500mm is less than impressive, but still, there is nothing like it.

Best regards.
 

Steve Hendrix

Well-known member
We had the GFX 100S II and the GF 500mm lens to play with last week. Below are some results from our testing.

We have 6 articles on the Fuji announcements. And the new Fuji products are available from our store for pre-order:
https://digitalback.com/collections/fujifilm-gfx

My article covers the 500mm - worth a read:
https://www.captureintegration.com/backyard-birding-with-the-new-fujinon-gf-500mm-lens/

All Fuji articles below:
https://www.captureintegration.com/fuji-film-articles/



Steve Hendrix/CI
 
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MGrayson

Subscriber and Workshop Member
We had the GFX 100S II and the GF 500mm lens to play with last week. Below are some results from our testing.

We have 6 articles on the Fuji announcements. And the new Fuji products are available from our store for pre-order:
https://digitalback.com/collections/fujifilm-gfx

My article covers the 500mm - worth a read:
https://www.captureintegration.com/backyard-birding-with-the-new-fujinon-gf-500mm-lens/

All Fuji articles below:
https://www.captureintegration.com/fuji-film-articles/



Steve Hendrix/CI
Thanks, Steve,

I think 500mm lenses should come with a finder scope! :cool:

At the Eclipse, a guy with a 100-500 zoom couldn't find the sun. I told him the secret of zooming out, locate sun, zoom in. 😆 I had a hard enough time with the GF 250/4 and the Transit of Mercury.

Matt
 

Steve Hendrix

Well-known member
Thanks, Steve,

I think 500mm lenses should come with a finder scope! :cool:

At the Eclipse, a guy with a 100-500 zoom couldn't find the sun. I told him the secret of zooming out, locate sun, zoom in. 😆 I had a hard enough time with the GF 250/4 and the Transit of Mercury.

Matt

Yes, it takes some practice to get used to, for sure. I had several instances of - bird in the air! bird in the air! - and was like dang, where is it?


Steve Hendrix/CI
 

Paul2660

Well-known member
500mm does look like a great lens. Hopefully Fuji ramped up production so it can ship in volume unlike the TS lenses which still are not readily available to purchase almost a year later.

Paul
 

dchew

Well-known member
I was in Patagonia in April with Michael Clark. He had the 500mm with him, although he and Justin Black always referred to it as "Snoopy." I assumed it was somewhere between 400-500mm, but didn't ask questions I knew they weren't allowed to answer. Here is his take on the lens he posted today:
Michael Clark: Fujifilm GF 500mm

Dave
 

rdeloe

Well-known member
I was in Patagonia in April with Michael Clark. He had the 500mm with him, although he and Justin Black always referred to it as "Snoopy." I assumed it was somewhere between 400-500mm, but didn't ask questions I knew they weren't allowed to answer. Here is his take on the lens he posted today:
Michael Clark: Fujifilm GF 500mm

Dave
That's a very positive review from Michael Clark. Thanks for sharing.
 

Steve Hendrix

Well-known member
I was in Patagonia in April with Michael Clark. He had the 500mm with him, although he and Justin Black always referred to it as "Snoopy." I assumed it was somewhere between 400-500mm, but didn't ask questions I knew they weren't allowed to answer. Here is his take on the lens he posted today:
Michael Clark: Fujifilm GF 500mm

Dave

What struck me about the 500mm was indeed how light it was, even with the 1.4 TC. When I was out shooting, there was another photographer I bumped into with a Sony A1 and 400/2.8 + 1.4 TC. His kit was way bigger and heavier. He was amazed how light my kit was (especially for medium format).

For those who need the long end, it's a game changing lens for medium format shooters.


Steve Hendrix/CI
 
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