Last year, I shot extensively on the street with a Mamiya 6. It was heaps of fun. I loved the negatives, and since then I had this wish to use a digital medium format camera on the street.
First I thought I will use my Mamiya DF with DM22 back. But it is very big and too slow to use on the street. Best I could have done was to use it for some street portraits. Shooting reactive street photography is simply too much of a hassle with it. Then I thought of trying Pentax 645Z (or D) but never got the opportunity. And Pentax is still on the heavier side.
Finally last weekend, I got the opportunity to use one. The Fujifilm GFX50s, thanks to Leigh Diprose from Fujifilm Australia. He kindly allowed me to take the camera and the GF 32-64mm f/4 R LM WR and GF 63mm f/2.8 R WR for around 3 hours, good enough time for me to take it to the street.
Now, this is not a review. I can’t do one as I don’t think I understand camera technology enough to write one. If it is anything, then it is my own rambling about using the camera on the street, some thoughts on street photography and using medium format on the street. Or that’s what I believe it to be.
With that disclaimer, let’s start. Continue reading “My short experience with Fujifilm GFX50s on the street”