Monday, October 1, 2018

Fujifilm GF250

f/5.6 1/80 ISO 800
Processed entirely in C1-11

I can’t say enough good things about this lens.  The GF250 equates to 197mm (35mm equivalent) when mounted on a GFX50s, Be prepared for a large lens that weights in close to 3 pounds (1.42 kg) and measures 8” (203.5mm) in length; the sunshade is quite large as well. There’s a rotating removable tripod collar and the lens has anti shake and is also weather-sealed. There’s so much more to the lens that I suggest you go to Fuji and look at the specs yourself.
f/5.6 1/100 ISO 800
Handheld
 
It gets better with the GF1.4 TC WR Teleconverter.  Using the 1.4 with the 250 brings it to 350mm or approximately 280mm in 35mm terms.
 
f/9 1/100 ISO 400
Handheld
f/8 1/400 ISO 320
Handheld
 
I’ve been using the 250 and 1.4 since the end of July capturing hummingbirds and then to San Diego Wildlife Park recently without any issues. I’ve shot both on and off tripod and despite its weight I’ve found it very easy to shoot handheld as it is well balanced both with and without the 1.4. Autofocusing is what I’ve come to expect from my other Fujifilm GF lens. Quick and easy.
 
f/8 1/125 ISO 400
Handheld
 
I spent over 5-hours walking around the San Diego Wildlife Park with the GFX50s, GF250 and 1.4 around my neck shooting over 900 images with the majority of them on continuous mode. Up until the release of the GFX I felt that I would never shoot this much this way with anything other than a 35mm camera.
 
f/5.6 1/200 ISO 400
Handheld
 
The autofocus is spot on. The amount of detail offered by the GFX50s allows me the chance to zoom and crop into the files to achieve the image I want. My one wish is for a slightly longer focal length say around 300mm without the 1.4. A 300mm would give me close to 240mm before adding the 1.4 and 420 (336 35mm equivalent)with it.  The good news is that should I decide I really need a longer focal length I can easily use another companies lens.
 
f/5.6 1/250 ISO 400
Handheld
 
f/8 1/320 ISO 250
Handheld
 
I’m keeping this short as I have a lot to do within the short period.  There’s also great news in that Capture One now fully supports the GFX 50S and appears that they will do so with the GFX50R and GFX100 coming next year. I’ve been using C1-11 for several days now processing images that were captured in San Diego.  All the images shared here were processed using a combination of C1-11 and Photoshop.

Stay tuned for more.

Don