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Nov 08, 2018 00:51 |  #1

I had a chance to try a sample of the 50r in the store today.

First impression was how light it felt. On paper, it isn't that much different from the 50s but in the hand it feels much lighter and handier.

I thought I would miss the grip of the 50s but I mounted the 120mm and it felt quite reasonable. I was pleasantly surprised.


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Nov 08, 2018 00:56 |  #2

Release date is supposed to be November 29th.


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Nov 14, 2018 08:55 |  #3

It's getting mixed reviews. Chris Nichols on YT didn't like it much, but others seem to like it, while acknowledging it's older sensor and some other (imo, minor) issues. I'm looking forward to seeing it for real and seeing actual pictures taken with it.

If Santa is good to somebody and they obtain it, please...post your review and some images.

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Nov 14, 2018 11:19 |  #4

Rainyday wrote in post #18750896 (external link)
It's getting mixed reviews. Chris Nichols on YT didn't like it much, but others seem to like it, while acknowledging it's older sensor and some other (imo, minor) issues. I'm looking forward to seeing it for real and seeing actual pictures taken with it.

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We will certainly know more once it is released (November 29 expected). It spent a long time as the #1 seller on Amazon and B&H, so I'm guessing they will be hard to get for those not on the waiting list, but there will be plenty of them out there to generate images :).

It is the same sensor, processor and lenses as the GFX 50s, so the images should be the same, which is what Fuji and all those who had the opportunity to use them extensively have said.

Since I have rented the 50s, I feel confident in how the images look for my usage :).

If you are into reviews, Jim Kasson has done an insane level of detailed testing of the GFX 50s sensor and lenses:

https://blog.kasson.co​m/category/gfx-50s/ (external link)

He is a moderator and regular contributor on dpreview's forum, which is much more active on GFX related topics.


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Nov 16, 2018 20:25 |  #5

Rainyday wrote in post #18750896 (external link)
It's getting mixed reviews. Chris Nichols on YT didn't like it much, but others seem to like it, while acknowledging it's older sensor and some other (imo, minor) issues. I'm looking forward to seeing it for real and seeing actual pictures taken with it.

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Image quality wise it is same as GFX50s which is the best I have seen. But I don't know any Phase One MF cameras, only GFX. It is amazing what that 4-5 yr old sensor can do. I only have 110mm f2 but wow.


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Nov 19, 2018 04:41 |  #6

Weight. The 50S is 740 grams. The 50R is 775 grams.

Isn't it counter intuitive to create a camera smaller in size, but heavier in weight?


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Nov 20, 2018 07:33 |  #7

CH_Devin wrote in post #18754227 (external link)
Weight. The 50S is 740 grams. The 50R is 775 grams.

Isn't it counter intuitive to create a camera smaller in size, but heavier in weight?

This is not really correct, but I see how you got there :).

I have held both cameras side by side. The 50r is a significantly lighter feeling camera and also weighs less than the 50s.

That 740 gram weight you quote for the 50s is based on the camera with the battery and viewfinder removed. Without the viewfinder, you are using the camera as an iPhone by using the back screen.

In any case, the 50r is 690 without the battery, so it is lighter, regardless of viewfinder or not. The 50r weighs 50 grams more even with the viewfinder removed.


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Nov 20, 2018 20:29 |  #8

50 grams make a different.:)


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Nov 20, 2018 21:13 as a reply to  @ bobbyz's post |  #9

I've thrown away plastic bags and socks on a long trip. Just sayin


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Nov 21, 2018 17:00 |  #10

CH_Devin wrote in post #18755427 (external link)
I've thrown away plastic bags and socks on a long trip. Just sayin

If you are carrying the 50 grams on your back, I guess you have to multiply it by how many steps it takes since that it how often you have to move it :).

As I said, I don't think it is just the weight. The shape of the camera feels less burdensome, at least in my hands. My hands are a bit bigger than average.


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Nov 21, 2018 19:57 |  #11

Agree on feeling good in ones hands but weight I don't get it. I used to carry 1dmk2, 300mm f2.8 back forth the football field along with another camera and lens. If I can do a mile, an average person can easily do 10-12 if not like 20 miles. I do understand that as we get older, it gets harder. 50 grams is what, not even 1/3rd the weight of a cell phone.


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Nov 22, 2018 15:21 |  #12

Agreed, 50 grams is nothing. The EVF for the 50s adds another 95 grams, so in practical use, unless you are rear LCD only, its 145 grams difference. The battery adds another 85 grams, but both have that.

Even so, the whole 50s camera is 2 Lbs (50r 1.7 Lbs). The Xpro2 weighs half as much as the 50s. Mine has an arca-Swiss l-plate and grip and sailor strap comes in at 630 grams (1.4 Lbs).

But by the time the GFX has a lens, let alone an L bracket, the weight goes up :).


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Nov 27, 2018 09:20 |  #13

Understand. I also use XT1 and size/weight comparison is big but if you compare to a dSLR with a fast prime, GFX setup isn't any more.


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Nov 28, 2018 11:17 as a reply to  @ bobbyz's post |  #14

True. In fact, in many cases, the GFX is lighter than the SLR setup, depending on what combinations you compare.

It can even beat the Sony mirrorless both on price and weight when you put together camera and lenses.


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Nov 29, 2018 14:23 |  #15

Could someone help me understand the appeal of medium format cameras? I get they are awesome for really big prints (11x14 and such) but do they offer more detail? More correct color? Different dof?

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