Maybe I should just buy a Holga.
I need to be honest with you:
I really want a Fuji GFX.
With that 110/2 lens…Oy vey!
It is closer (price wise) to any possible version of reality than a recent Phase or Hasselblad digital MF camera or back.
There is only one problem:
It is not “really” Medium Format.
(okay, two problems…)
(2) Other than the stunning portraiture done by dudes like Jonas Rask (the guy is amazing…you should seriously check him out) anything I read online can’t seem to elicit a notable difference between the GFX50s, and the likes of a Sony A7Rii, Nikon D850, or possibly even D810.
Unless, of course, you print large. (Like MASSIVE).
Which I don’t.
…Which brings me to the photo above.
It was taken with a Frankensteinian (is that even a word?) beast of a camera: A7Rii, with Nikon-mount “dumb” adapter, and Sigma 50 ART lens. Manual focus, and nothing but a rough guess at aperture;
The image was then cropped, and further Frankensteinified.
And it sort of works. (For me anyway…I mean, it’s not perfect) Which kind of makes me think that I probably don’t neeeeeeeed a Fuji GFX.
But I still want one.
(And don’t you come at me with your “X1D” nonsense…I am OUT!!)
They’ve decided they are going to start a company and invent things…
First on the list: Rocket boots!
Three things going on here:
- Portra 800 pushed to 1600
- Rodinal Pre-flash
- New chemical process: Rollei Digibase C-41. Four steps instead of three, with different timing and temperatures. Separate Bleach and Fix (instead of “Blix”) Not sure I see a massive improvement, but time will tell.