Full-frame crushing image quality finally meets speed, portability and handling at an affordable price…
It’s hard to believe that Fujifilm’s GFX Series has only been with us since 2016. Now, its newest and most accessible model is here, the GFX50S II. This is a camera that blends the original model’s imaging excellence with the updated speed and refined handling of the GFX100S, and promises to bring medium format quality to a whole new section of photographers.
The GFX50S II features the same 51.4Mp resolution as its predecessor, and of course this comes from the G Format sensor that’s 1.7x larger than a 35mm format ‘full frame’ chip. This has all the benefits in resolving power, dynamic range and signal to noise ratio that you’d expect from a bigger area for the light to be gathered from, so anyone thinking of upgrading to the larger format has plenty to look forward to.
SIGMA ANNOUNCES 2 NEW LENSES:
Sigma has launched two new prime lenses into its ‘I Series’ range, all lenses in which are designed from the ground up for full-frame mirrorless systems. The 24mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary and 90mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary will come in fits for Sony E-mount cameras as well as the L-mount shared by Sigma, Leica and Panasonic bodies.
The 24mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary is designed for photographers who need a wide-angle optic that’s sharp, fast, robust and light. Its combination of a large, 84.1° field-of-view and an f/2 maximum aperture means it should be of interest to all sorts of photographers, including those shooting documentary, street, travel and even night-skies, where Sigma says sagittal coma flare is well suppressed for clear pin-points of light.
The 90mm f/2.8 DG DN is a versatile mid-telephoto lens, with an angle of view of 27° and other features that should make it attractive to portrait, nature and still-life photographers. It uses a construction of 11 elements in 10 groups, this time featuring one glass-molded aspherical element and five SLD elements, and again using Sigma’s Super Multi-Layer Coating to resist flare and ghosting. A nine-bladed, rounded aperture diaphragm promises large, circular bokeh for smoother background blur.