Today is the last day I get to use the Fujifilm GFX 50S camera.  It’s being returned to the good folks at Hire a Camera tomorrow.

As it’s Rosa’s ninth birthday today, I thought I’d pop up some of my favourite images I’ve snapped with the GFX over the past few days.

You can see more of course by taking a quick look at my previous post about the GFX.  I won’t cover the same ground but needless to say, in summary, the camera is amazing.  AMAZING.  I can’t use it for my wedding work but I’ve made some happy snaps with it over the last few weeks.

One thing to mention, though, is that no matter how these images look in an internet browser, they are way clearer and sharper in real life.

Prints from this camera are drop dead gorgeous.
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This is Monty.  Monty is Epic.fujifilm gfx 50s sample imagesFujifilm GFX 50S:  f8, 1/125, ISO 100 – GF63mm F2.8 R WR fujifilm gfx 50s sample imagesFujifilm GFX 50S:  f8, 1/125, ISO 100 – GF63mm F2.8 R WR

And this is my pooch, Breeze the Whippet : fujifilm gfx 50s sample imagesFujifilm GFX 50S:  f8, 1/125, ISO 100 – GF63mm F2.8 R WR

And here are a couple of shots from that previous GFX blog post that I quite like too:

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  • Happy Snapping – Kevin (in my Studio in Malmesbury, listening to Quiet Please, The Best of Nick Lowe))
  • Rick Michael

    Very nice photographs! I especially love your lighting, “critical moment” sensitivity, and selective point of view (resulting from creative selective focus). None of these, I assume, pertain to equipment. Although the image quality even on a screen looks film-like and impeccable.

  • Radek

    Nice photos – as usually 🙂 btw. can you imagine yourself to switch to GFX? Do not keep in mind a size or speed 🙂 Just only photos look and quality…

    • On quality alone – yes. Absolutely. You really have to see these images to believe it. For my style of reportage work, no. But maybe I can build on other strands of my business that will support the investment. But for now, my time with GFX is over.

  • Hi Kevin,
    Lovely post and fantastic images. What I love about this look at the gfx in particular, is that this is real life photography – not setup or posed shots or shots of inanimate objects for the sake of testing the camera which other reviews might do.
    So, this leads me to one question – as you love it so much and the results are so incredibly beautiful – would you not be tempted to have this as a wedding camera or is it literally because you’d be going through memory cards left right and centre? Weight? Or some other reason?
    Keep up the great work Kevin.

    Dave

    • As it stands Dave, I’m not considering it for weddings. For his that do more formal wedding work I can see this being the most incredible camera. In the future, if there are focal length lenses that are more aligned with the way I work I may reinvestigate working with it at weddings. For my day in the life and social photography though – I’d use it in a heartbeat.

      • That makes sense. I actually got to see one in the flesh for the first time just a few days ago in a store and I can appreciate not wanting to use it at weddings with the current focal lengths. The lens I saw on the body was a bit of a monster (although I’ sure it was nicely balanced but hard to tell from behind the glass). Certainly though, it looked much heavier than my xpro2 and 35f2 and my x100f put together. I think I’ll wait a little while too.
        Thanks for the reply Kevin and looking forward to more posts as always. Appreciate your time.
        Dave

  • Fantastic images, Kevin. Your work is a continuing source of inspiration for me. I know that you primarily use the X100F for your professional wedding photography, but I think you could make wonderful use of the GFX at some point in time.

    Best,
    Stephen

  • great, hat off!

  • So far the examples posted online had left me somewhat indifferent to this camera.

    Now I see in the right hands this is a superb tool. Excellent photos.

  • Phillip Taylor

    Are these straight from camera with a simulator? Or do you post process your images. I love your black and white style.

    • These are toned and warmed up in post processing.