[•] Fujifilm GFX50s Medium Format Camera Vs Oppo A57 Phone Review

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Yes you read the title right and its not click bait some people really really want to see how a smart phone can stack up to the lastest professional camera. The ever evolving technology in a smart phone can it go toe to toe with a newly released medium format camera the Fujifilm GFX50s.

Now lets talk about specifications Fujifilm has 54.1 Megapixels (43.8 mm x 32.9 mm Bayer CMOS sensor) combined with the GF32-64mmF4 R LM WR Lens and the Oppo A57 with front camera (For Selfies) 16 Megapixels and a rear 13 Megapixels supported with f/2.2 lens

Both have Sony sensors just the size comparison is like a midget verse a giant.

Now I have to say the convenience of a smart phone must not be dismissed. Walking around the Australian Reptile Park I noticed this very cool snake in his exhibit. And having the Oppo phone in my pocket makes it such a simple task to snap a quick pic of either myself for the ultimate selfie to post on Faceback, Instagram, Twitter or any other social media platform for instant gratification. But no this was for the snake and Fujifilm verse Oppo A57 and not for me as selfie time is pretty much non existent in my work as I have a face for radio and not for television 😉

The first photo is hands down taken with the Oppo A57 and honestly I like it more than what I captured with the Fujifilm.. Many key factors involved and i’ll explain.

Focal Length is probably the biggest thing and the Oppo allowed me to get in nice and close as with taking the photo with the GFX50s the 32-64mm lens forced me back 50 cm. The phone I could hold it directly on the glass and minimise the reflection of light and with any slow settings in low light I was able to minimise the shake as well.

Analysing in photoshop you can see that one photo from the Oppo phone can fit four times into the one medium format. cool eh.

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Sometimes we get lucky with how we take a photograph and that is the most important thing when it comes to photography.

See in this whole process I prefer the result from the Oppo phone over the Fujifilm. The snake position plays in another factor 😦 but what impresses me the most it the out of camera the colours are richer and how the Oppo did extremely well in low light. On the lower part of the image the blacks are fantastic. yes there is substantial degradation in the pixels zooming in. And I’m not knocking the Fujifilm as it is no slouch. I have said in a previous review that the GFX50s is perfect example of future proofing your work in terms of quality and knowing years down the track the images will enable you to go back and work on them with no fuss and comfortable know the quality is there.

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The beauty of 100% crop in photoshop.

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Which one do you like best?

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Fujifilm GFX50s with 32-64mm F4, Aperture: F4, Shutter 1/50Sec, ISO: 3200 resulted in a 18MP Jepg.

Maybe it would be a different story if I had used a different lens but for this its just example and I’m not working for a client that demands the best in regards to high megapixels or for use on a billboard. What I’ve learned most from these little experiments is that every time it doesn’t matter what camera you have or use as long as you get the photo you like best. I just think its fantastic the convenience of a smart phone and the ability to quickly take a picture in a crowded space is an added bonus too.

If you found this informative useful and interesting feel free to leave a comment below. If you have an Oppo A57 phone high five me as I love it and its is substantially cheaper than the latest iPhone and that money saved can go towards a decent camera or lens if your new to photography and want to build a kit 😉

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[•] K&F Concept Camera Bag Review

Bag Available Here: “https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B01M237LLV/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B01M237LLV&linkCode=am2&tag=pazrahn-20&linkId=e97ba8f78824dbc6ce3ddc9b8af4cb60”&gt;

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With a new bag comes a new bag review. For a long long time well 12 years in fact I have used a LowePro version camera bag in the same style as this K&F Concept bag.

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The K&F version has two plastic pads on the base for when you put the bag down on the ground to protect the base and the fabric of the bag including the gear inside which I really like. The outside front has clips for a tripod to hold centre of the bag while walking. Balance in a bag is the single most important feature.

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There are some details I like about the bag including the cute little embroidered tripod symbol. LowePro as a camera bag is a forgotten dream the prices are just sickening when you can purchase this bag for $75 and the build quality I would consider substantially better. The shoulder straps are firm and hold their shape and on the back feels very comfortable. The front pocket holds a Surface Pro tablet with ease.

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The zippers can be undone with one hand so if your a one handed photographer this will definitely cater for you.

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The bones of the bag allow for two decent DSLR’s. In the photo you can see with a little customisation of the support pads you can fit a Fujifilm GFX50s with 32-64mm lens. Up top is a Sony A7II mirrorless for the little projects along with two primes lenses. And other sections hold a dust blower, Lens hood and SD card holder case.

 

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Extras include waterproof dust cover and would you believe a gift zip bag containing a dust blower, spray bottle for lens cleaning and cleaning cloth. Such a thoughtful well presented bag for any photographer.

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Overall Rating 10/10

This is one of the best bang for buck bags around including build quality compared to any other bag on the market.

If you get this bag you will be filled with joy.

Disclosure: I am not funded by this camera gear company. Just a one man band doing the far and in between gear reviews on items I have purchased.

 

Bag Here: https://www.kentfaith.com/camera-backpacks/USKF13.051_professional-dslr-camera-backpack-waterproof-11-81-6-3-16-54-inches

 

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[•] Why I bought a Panasonic GH4 instead of GH5 in 2017

For those who can’t decide on the GH5 or GH4. Here are some of my thoughts on the mighty GH4 and how far a $3000 budget can build a beta video kit with a SmallRig Cage to kick start your video making.

Can the GH4 go toe to toe with the GH5?

GH5 has alot of ironing out a few issues including Metabones and waiting for a firmware update. I hope GH5 users get a speedy fix on these issues.

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More information on the Panasonic GH4 main page link: https://pazrahn.wordpress.com/panasonic-gh4/

My Camera Gear Here:

Panasonic GH4:https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00I9GYG8O/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00I9GYG8O&linkCode=am2&tag=pazrahn-20&linkId=876c663819d6e2b789f433b33fcfca37
Canon 5DMark III: https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00SMNZ0P2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeA
Manfrotto 303sph Panoramic Head:https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0002NTTDE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0002NTTDE&linkCode=am2&tag=pazrahn-20&linkId=769cb9685e5fd26c37974d3532fb7666

 

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[•] Is it time to let go?

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Is it time to let go of the Canon 5D Mark III and move to medium format?

Digital camera’s have come along way since 2005 and with 2017 being a new year, this year is really the new era of medium format. The question I have to ask “is now the time to move to medium format”?.

A special camera recently caught my attention and to call it out as it is a little shy is the new Fujifilm GFX 50s. I’ve heard one photographer say “it made him cry” when he took the images and looked at them in Lightroom. To me that’s a big statement and to the few that have been fortunate to test the camera with what I perceive as “little to no experience” to then rave about the performance. But what really grabs my attention is the new direction of medium format. There are two stand outs out there and they are the Hasselbald X1D and Fujifilm GFX 50s.. Both look beautiful and more people tend to praise the X1D but for me the GFX 50s stands out with the old school design with all the functions in the physical form.

Shutter and ISO function on body and the winner for me the Aperture on the lens. To me this is the best way to have a functioning camera. And this all comes down to how much digital functions do we really need in a camera? The more digital design in a camera opens it up to being more prone to failure (I witnessed one photographer turn his X1D on and off to get it to work which made me cringe.. Over 10K for a camera ouch). I woke up a long time ago for the need of camera’s to be more mechanical and less digital in design. I’ve had my very own Canon 24-105mm fail in the electronic aperture.. This is where I now look for and use lenses with mechanical aperture.. You’ll see I even prefer adjusting this manually and have purchased many lenses with this feature..

This is going to be a long talk I can feel it in my bones. My film camera’s still work beautifully and if they need a CLA it can be easily done. But not my digital camera’s like the 5DIII to repair you look at the cost and its on average the third of a new camera purchase price for repair. I like what Hasselblad has done with the X1D but I feel like its a “less is more” camera and the GFX 50s a “Put your money where your mouth is” camera.

I’ve been dwelling on this for many years taken thousands of photographs and think its the right time to take my photography into a different and new direction. A move to Fujifilm would be a more than a personal reason and I don’t think many would understand. I don’t even want another camera or another lens I just want the satisfaction knowing that everytime I take the next photograph that I produce the best work that will be sustained many years down the road.

The future of photography is here now and many photographers don’t even know it.

Fujifilm if your listening where can a photographer get a complete package A promotional GFX 50s kit with lens and a Fujifilm bag to compliment the kit? You have made something special can we do this?

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