Fujifilm’s GFX 50 S: YES! Worth The 35 Year Wait

The Fujifilm GFX 50S medium format camera? No biggie; I’ve only waited 35 years for it. 😉

As it turns out, this gorgeous beast was worth waiting for. 😁

Here is a video Justin Majeczky and I made for Fujifilm about the GFX… my story (including about how this video was so down-to-wire it almost didn’t get made!) and review are right below it.

 

NOTE: OK gang, this is a long post. It’s part review, part story, all GFX. You might want tea. Or wine.

At any rate, buckle up cowboy, here we go.

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Fuji, France and BABY GEESE!

Holy cow, time is flying! I feel like it’s been ages since we met up and the days just keep getting shorter, even as the clock says they’re longer (at least on this side of the world)! How is that even possible??

Getting Ready for France, ‘n Stuff

Over here, I’ve been working behind the scenes getting projects, business stuff, life stuff and travel stuff all fluffed up in preparation to be gone for 3 weeks in France!! That’s a long trip for me… and I couldn’t be more excited! So much more to come, but today I thought I’d share where I’m at with Lady Fuji.

Since I’m going mirrorless with a Fuji XT1 on le upcoming trip, I’m doing my best to get comfortable with my new camera system. Y’know, learn from the ground up… find its strengths and weaknesses… find MY strengths and weakness.. and generally be as quick-draw ready as I can be. There’s alot to learn! You really can’t apply full-frame rules across the board with these mirrorless cameras.

NOTE: In case you’re curious, this is the most recent in a series of posts I’ve been making about my personal search for the most suitable mirrorless camera solution for my particular needs. Here’s how it went down:

Canon to Sony – Here Goes!
The Sony Marriage Is Off
The Sony Mirrorless Chapter; For Now!
Fuji: First Impressions
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Mobile Phone Cameras & Me

My Mobile Secret

Secret admission: I love mobile photography. I love the lean, mean, shoot-from-the-hip capability you have with a good mobile phone. If I didn’t ever want to print my images, I might dive deep. Unfortunately, size matters (also resolution!), so as of now large prints aren’t so viable from mobile photos. But that doesn’t stop me from diggin’ it and loving the ride!

I’ve been asked now to help beta test and offer feedback on the cameras of three phones, prior to release: the MotoX, the Nexus5 Google App and Verizon’s HTC One.
I was stoked to see that most of my suggestions on improvements to the on-board editing software were implemented at one point. Of course, whether or not it was really from my feedback, I’ll never know. I just know that between the MotoX (when it was owned by Google) and the Google Camera, an upgrade was done and everything I squawked about missing in the editing tools is now included. Who cares why! I now love using them

Nexus 5 with Google Camera App

This is one of my photos that’s currently being used in the marketing of the Google Camera app on the Nexus 5:

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Trey Ratcliff… Processing. Heh.

Trey Ratcliff is a thinker, adventurer, old world gentlemen, traveler, innovator, thinker. I’m seeing New Zealand for the first time… and am fortunate enough to see it Trey’s way. I’m part of the team presenting Trey’s New Zealand Photo Adventure… and it is going to be AWESOME!!

Know what else? I’m a fortunate girl and life is very, very good.

I love this shot of Trey from New Zealand. He’s known for his photo processing… and here is is. Processing. In a whole different way.

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