I’ve been away for the best part of five weeks and one of the things I wanted to do whilst on holiday was continuing my evaluation of the Fujifilm GFX 50S.

As mentioned in my original post regarding my time with this camera, the only reason I will invest in it is if it can make a common sense business case for itself.

For me, professionally, I shoot weddings and I shoot family day in the life / social photography stories.

While away, I’ve been establishing further if the camera can be used (and justifiably) in my family photography sessions.

I’ve mentioned the incredible image quality and coupled with that, I also believe the GFX 50S images are unrivaled in the Fujifilm ecosystem when they are printed.

I’m still renting the camera and I’m working with it more and more.  And the more I work with it, the more I believe it can pay to be in my camera bag.

As a working pro, I need my gear to make money.

What better way to test the camera (I thought) than to try and get action shots of the kids doing the stuff that kids do best whilst on holiday?

I love the results.  And my wall at home will definitely have some of these images added to them very soon.

It really isn’t possible to get an idea of the dynamic range, and sharpness of the GFX via compressed web images – but I think you can see that, even for a medium format camera, it’s handling the action amazingly well.
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Now of course, the GFX 50S is a big camera and it doesn’t compete at all with the X-T2 for action type shooting in general.  By that, I mean focus tracking and responsiveness.  But it does beat the XT2 when it comes to large format printing and for creating amazing wall art ….. and that is where the camera can hopefully pay for itself.

The Fujifilm GFX 50S definitely can’t replace my X-Series cameras (if I finally invest in the system).  But they can compliment each other.  The GFX is not a camera to be shooting fast and responsively with, the X-Pro2, 100F and X-T2 are there for me for that.  But when I want to slow down, a little, and create perhaps more considered images, then it’s a winner each time for the output it creates.

For example, somebody asked me if I thought the GFX would be good as a Street Photography camera?  And my answer, honestly, is; it depends on what you are trying to create with your street photography.

The GFX (to me, at least) is not a camera to wander around London with snapping away at moments on the street.  However, if your style of street photography is less of the “decisive moment” and more of looking for composition, looking for the light and waiting for a moment – then yes, it could be used and create amazing resulting images.

Decisions, decisions…..

By the way, I’m going to part of the inaugural Fujifilm Festival in New York on the 16th and 17th September.  If you are in the area, it would be great to catch up.