When I finally own a GFX, I was really a happy dude. I love how
Fujifilm started rolling out more and more lenses to build up this
amazing Medium Format mirrorless system. Up to date; 7 lenses
and two extension tube.
I was a happy dude because its a 50MP sensor and a mirrorless
medium format camera. Its really easy to use compare to a non mirrorless
medium format. Through the years have own a Hasselblad H3D and Phase
One AFD with a Leaf Digital Back before moving to Fujifilm GFX 50s.
Today I finally met a road block with the GFX. The agency have a specific
requirement. The file size of GFX is deem too small! At this very moment I
really wish the rumor 100MP GFX is already in the market! My client will
be placing it on bus ads and big billboard at the malls and because of this
GFX file size didn’t meet the file size requirement.
Thank God for friends in the photography industry. I manage to rent a
Phase One iQ3 100MP with 3 lenses while the GFX 50MP camera takes
a backseat. Please don’t ask me how much it cost to rent the system
I guess 50MP camera is the new normal. 100MP is way to go. LOL.
During my 2 days shoot I truly missed the mirrorless system. At the
same time I am enjoying how Phase One works beautifully with Capture
One; needless to say. This is something I wish the GFX could do. GFX
AF is way ahead of any medium format camera. When it comes to
tethering; Capture One is still the gold standard for professional. Nothing
comes close. Period.
In fact for GFX’s workflow; I have to tether via LR with my GFX and open
a jpeg file in Capture One. No raw as Capture One doesn’t read GFX raw
files for obvious reason. This is a really a painful workflow but the only
way I know. Of course you could convert your raw file into DNG and
rename the Exif in order for Capture One to read it. This process is even
slower. if you need to show your client the pictures you have just shot on
location.This method just doesn’t work for me. If any of you fellow
photographers have a better way to work with Capture One; please
share with me.
I guess after this project I am truly looking forward in getting a
100MP GFX. Bring it on Fujifilm and please work out something
with Capture One please.