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Fuji GFX 100 II and new lenses - Pre-order / Shipping Thread

  
 
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I received my GFX 100 “The Second” (pretentious marketing BS - ) and have the firmware update installed with no issues. I agree that it is a real beauty in terms of fit and finish and about as nice as any camera I’ve owned (and I’ve owned a few really nice cameras). The 55 1.7 is SHARP. The body is “too small” for my large hands, and the grip will arrive tomorrow, so that should put it back in the realm of my GFX 100, which suits me fine.

The EVF is a sight to behold (couldn’t resist). It’s HUGE, bright,
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The joystick on the 100S is really quite dreadful. I find it jumpy and it works very poorly as the OK button. But one lives with these things to get all the other goodness!

Enjoy your new camera Rand. It sounds like a beauty!



Sep 27, 2023 at 08:07 PM
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p.6 #2 · p.6 #2 · Fuji GFX 100 II and new lenses - Pre-order / Shipping Thread


A few random images with gfx50s2 + gf55mm
https://flickr.com/photos/niteart/albums/72177720311534734



Sep 27, 2023 at 08:40 PM
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olegkin wrote:
A few random images with gfx50s2 + gf55mm
https://flickr.com/photos/niteart/albums/72177720311534734


Thx. How would you compare this one and a GF45 or a GF50 (in case you have either of them)?




Sep 28, 2023 at 12:11 AM
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p.6 #4 · p.6 #4 · Fuji GFX 100 II and new lenses - Pre-order / Shipping Thread


A "self portrait" from yesterday, with a bit of medium format look.
The 55 seems very sharp wide open, even to the corners (at least if you focus there).
Bokeh is generally pleasing but becomes jittery towards the borders at larger focusing distances. Which was expected.

AF is faster in real use than I thought. Also very accurate; better than the 80 I think. It doesn't hunt or hesitate even in very low light. Probably even better with the new camera.









Sep 28, 2023 at 12:46 AM
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Here's one showing the nasty border bokeh at a few meters (edit: but don't forget that this background has some extreme contrast). Still a nice look though.
Also note the flat field. You won't get that with adapted lenses.









Sep 28, 2023 at 12:48 AM
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Bokeh at a little bit closer distance, but still pretty far. Now it's getting pleasing, and I love the character.









Sep 28, 2023 at 12:54 AM
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Makten - Congratulations on the new lens. Thanks for the first observations on the 55mm f/1.7. I wonder how it does in conjunction with the GFX 50R or 50S? I have the 80mm f/1.7 (with the 50R) so I know the limits quite well in conjunction with an older GFX camera. Is it similar with the 55mm f/1.7 or maybe even subjectively better in direct comparison with the 80mm f/1.7? I assume those 55mm f/1.7 pics are with the newer GFX model with PDAF?


Sep 28, 2023 at 03:02 AM
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wikxzen wrote:
Makten - Congratulations on the new lens. Thanks for the first observations on the 55mm f/1.7. I wonder how it does in conjunction with the GFX 50R or 50S? I have the 80mm f/1.7 (with the 50R) so I know the limits quite well in conjunction with an older GFX camera. Is it similar with the 55mm f/1.7 or maybe even subjectively better in direct comparison with the 80mm f/1.7? I assume those 55mm f/1.7 pics are with the newer GFX model with PDAF?


The images were shot with the 50S II, and I'd say AF is better and faster than with the 80. Not by a huge margin, but enough so that it isn't bothering me (which is the case with the 80).
The 55 gives lower LoCA but more distortion (that you will never see unless you disable the correction in the raw converter), and interestingly also quite low vignetting. Sharpness at f/1.7 is possibly a bit better, or at least there is less spherical aberration.
Rendering is kind of similar to the 80 actually. Maybe a little bit harsher, especially at a few meters distance.



Sep 28, 2023 at 03:34 AM
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rdeloe wrote

The joystick on the 100S is really quite dreadful. I find it jumpy and it works very poorly as the OK button. But one lives with these things to get all the other goodness!

Enjoy your new camera Rand. It sounds like a beauty!


Thanks! And you’re right about living with “stuff” for the benefits of other stuff. I’ve had the RRS L-plate permanently attached to my GFX 100, because the vertical grip “design feature” is so awful!

Rand



Sep 28, 2023 at 04:54 AM
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envydd wrote:
Thx. How would you compare this one and a GF45 or a GF50 (in case you have either of them)?



My current thinking is that gf45mm stays as EDC and generic travel lens. It is faster focusing, smaller, lighter, still outstanding.
gf55mm is for portraits.




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p.6 #11 · p.6 #11 · Fuji GFX 100 II and new lenses - Pre-order / Shipping Thread


The blackout of the gfx100 ii at 8fps I would say is more than decent with vehicle recognition
https://youtu.be/077ST8Vb4Cw

I did some tests with eye af in afc at 8fps 14 bit blackout as in the video I took above and 17 photos all perfectly focused on the pupil with a moving subject, this camera is truly impressive. here is a screenshot in a 300% crop



Sep 28, 2023 at 07:06 AM
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With the Q3, I immediately noticed the black-out was longer and worried if I should go back to the Q2.. I honestly haven't noticed a thing as far as black-out with the 100 II.. it's definitely not an issue for me.


Sep 28, 2023 at 07:13 AM
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Meanwhile from the first measurements the gfx100ii seems worse from 100 to 400 iso than the previous gfx100s but at 80 iso it exceeds 40 iso they are like the 80 measurement made by jim Kasson




Sep 28, 2023 at 05:40 PM
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Pretty impressive performance at ISO 80. That's a pretty big jump beyond anything in the MF space outside of P1.


Sep 28, 2023 at 05:47 PM
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28 1.7 / 55 1.7 / 85 1.7.






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Oct 02, 2023 at 10:50 AM
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Makten wrote:
Bokeh at a little bit closer distance, but still pretty far. Now it's getting pleasing, and I love the character.



not bad. sigma art 50 at f1.4 with ef=gfx adapter shows same sharpness with far better bokeh at f1.4?



Oct 03, 2023 at 11:27 AM
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not bad. sigma art 50 at f1.4 with ef=gfx adapter shows same sharpness with far better bokeh at f1.4?


If you think more = better and if you ignore curvature of field and vignetting, sure. Personally I seldom shoot wide open even as close as in the example. I want a large aperture to isolate stuff at several meters distance, and then all the adapted lenses suck really badly.



Oct 03, 2023 at 02:50 PM
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Makten wrote:
If you think more = better and if you ignore curvature of field and vignetting, sure. Personally I seldom shoot wide open even as close as in the example. I want a large aperture to isolate stuff at several meters distance, and then all the adapted lenses suck really badly.


Agreed.. don't get me started on the vignette and corner color shift.. I'm all for adapting lenses to the GFX, but I'd much rather invest my time and money in 645 and 67 lenses as opposed to square-peg / round-hole of full-frame lenses.

That being said, I do have a soft spot in my heart for that little Canon EF 40/2.8 pancake..



Oct 03, 2023 at 02:54 PM
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I've been testing lenses today for a CD cover shoot at The Baked Potato jazz nightclub (well, it's not 100% jazz because Val McCallum plays there with his band JackShit often) Since it's a tiny club with okay lighting, going for fast-ish lenses and the Sigma 50 ART is one of them. What I'm seeing with that lens is that it has huge amounts of reddish color fringing wide open and sort of double imaging toward the corner wide open but as soon as you stop it down to f/2, all the bad stuff seems to disappear. The other two Sigma ART lenses going with me Friday night are the 105 1.4 and the 135 1.8, both of which are just fine any way you want to use them, and also the Canon 85 1.4 which is also fine wide open plus the Canon 200mm 2.8 and the Fuji 250. If I have room I'll take the 32-64 but we'll see on that. Anyhow, I seem to be revising my take on the 50mm ART from my initial testing a year and a half ago. Usable wide open but much much better a stop down. And yes, the great guitar player Val McCallum, who also plays with Jackson Browne, is indeed the son of the his recently deceased more famous dad, David McCallum.

Gonna shoot this on the GFX. Only have not decided if I'm taking two or three bodies - y'know - before I sell off the third one.



Oct 03, 2023 at 03:23 PM
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Peter Figen wrote:
I've been testing lenses today for a CD cover shoot at The Baked Potato jazz nightclub (well, it's not 100% jazz because Val McCallum plays there with his band JackShit often) Since it's a tiny club with okay lighting, going for fast-ish lenses and the Sigma 50 ART is one of them. What I'm seeing with that lens is that it has huge amounts of reddish color fringing wide open and sort of double imaging toward the corner wide open but as soon as you stop it down to f/2, all the bad stuff seems to disappear. The other
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Which wagon are you taking to carry all that gear in?! Radio Flyer?



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