I'm curious if anyone shooting a D850 with 45.7 MP would see a noticeable difference with a 51.4 MP Fuji medium format GFX ?
My 30.4 MP Canon 5dmk4 is more than enough for my cropping needs and resolution. I'm not interested in the 50MP Canon 5DSr at all. I to like having 30 MP for portraits for my uses.
For a person shooting a D850 Nikon full frame I wonder if they would see much of a difference for portraits compared to a GFX Fuji shooter. The cost of the lenses in the Nikon world would be massively larger as well as including 3rd party lenses too.
I often see people yearning for digital medium format but for the cost of that system I just don't see it being advantageous. If your a high profile famous portrait shooter I see medium format "affordable" since charge 5000- 15,000 for portraits. For the average hired photographer I hardly see any gains using a Fuji GFX for portraits. The dynamic range of the latest full frames and pixel density, and high iso performance is ridiculously impressive. Modest portrait session pricing for your average human being would gladly take files from a well executed crop sensor or 50MP full frame...... medium format is overkill to some respects...
Am I missing something here? is it simply Fuji film simulation render as part of the equation in yearning or even buying such an expensive fuji medium format system.
Here's my take on Fuji going for full frame. The current Fuji tech looks like they are on the right track for high iso performance and render. Hopefully Adobe can finally solve the worms look during post processing.
If Fuji did build a full frame sensor this would create cleaner files. Fuji's 12800 is acceptable but it's still no where near a Nikon or even Canon full frame. I've noticed that people seem to be a tad more critical in image quality these days. I think the latest smart phone companies are making consumer/public awareness of how much better smart phones are becoming in cleaner files. If you ever watched a seminar from Jason Lanier he warns pro's of the power of the iPhone or any smart phone as a form of photographic threat to professional photogs.
Fuji would make more money if they jumped in the full frame market vs niche medium format market. But I think they understand human nature and this would cripple their hard efforts in the crop sensor bodies and lenses. Medium format was the next natural step away from full frame.
Fuji Prime lens shooters can appreciate the amazing lens lineup. You can pull shallow dof from primes easily . I just seem to see much different performance in fast f/2.8 zooms with full frame vs crop sensor. That is where using my Canon full frame with 24-70Lmk2 produces prime lens quality images and bokeh with incredible versatility. The Fuji 16-55 does produce nice bokeh. The analogy I guess would be comparing an f/1.4 prime vs an f/2 prime. Both look great but one has different "pop" factor. This was the biggest eye opener for me when I bought my first full frame camera vs my crop sensor body with constant f/2.8 zoom. My events photography using a zoom completely changed the look. If your a dedicated prime shooter this is not a concern to you
You could easily (and I frequently do) make the same exact argument for APS-C vs FF.
Modern sensors have gotten to the point where we're honestly just splitting hairs. You can create beautiful professional images consistently with M43's these days, the format war should have ended years ago, but too many people are obsessed with 1:1+ views. Just my $0.02.