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OVER THE EDGE Catch those hard- to-get moments with powerful autofocus


›  Sensor 102MP GFX CMOS II HS › Lens mount Fujifilm G Mount › Engine X-Processor 5 ›  ISO Auto, stills: 80-12,800 (expandable to 40-102,400) ›  Image stabilisation IBIS with eight-stop improvement ›  Screen 3.2in three-angle tilting touchscreen, 2.36m dots ›  Shutter speed 60mins to 1/32,000sec ›  Autofocus Intelligent hybrid AF, with 425 points ›  Frame rates Up to 8.7fps ›  Recording media SD/SDHC/ SDXC, CFexpress type B ›  Dimensions (wxhxd) 152.4x117.4x98.6mm ›  Weight 948g

giant fine art prints. I just had a client order an eight-foot-tall image, and since it was made using a 102-megapixel GFX camera it looked incredible. I hardly even bother shooting verticals with the GFX cameras any more because a vertical cropped out of a horizontal image is still nearly 60 megapixels. Likewise, a panoramic image cropped down from the 4x3 aspect ratio to 16x9 is still 74 megapixels.” High-resolution hijinks Another big improvement finding favour with photographers on the FUJIFILM GFX100 II is its 9.44 million dot electronic viewfinder

(EVF). Clark acknowledges that “when I first saw the new EVF in the GFX100 II I was blown away at how crisp it looked. It especially comes in handy when zooming into images and checking detail.” Fujifilm’s built-in Film Simulation effects are another of its unique features, with Reala Ace – which is known to most photographers in the west as FUJIFILM Reala – newly added here. Described as having a very similar look to Provia film, it’s a slightly less saturated result. “I pretty much always get Raw image files and have my camera set to the standard Provia Film Simulation,” the photographer

divulges. “For portraits, I will use Neg Standard as that simulation has more accurate skin tones. I’ve tried out the new Reala Ace and found it to be really nice. It might end up being my default setting but I am still tinkering. Because I work with Raw image files, I’m typically setting the Film Simulation as a starting point in Lightroom or Capture One.” Clark does also occasionally work with video, too, and can see the potential in the GFX100 II for future assignments, with its ability to get 4K/60p – or 8K-resolution video at 24 or 30p. “We’ve used incredibly expensive cinema cameras in the past, but the video output from the GFX100 II is so good that we’ll have to really consider that for future gigs. I absolutely love the new 2.35:1 ratio, 5.8K Cine mode for the cinematic look it creates. Also, the fact that you can basically use any lens on the GFX100 II, even high-end PL mount cine lenses, is a

huge deal for larger projects. With the removable EVF, you can now essentially just swap out the cinema camera with a GFX100 II body and it works seamlessly. “And lastly, the fact that the camera uses CFexpress Type B memory cards and can record ProRes HQ and other high-end video formats internally makes it a lot easier to take a small set-up outdoors for adventure sports. I have an ice-climbing project this winter and the GFX100 II will be going on all of my assignments from now on.” Discover more reasons why the FUJIFILM GFX100 II could be perfect for recording your own tales of derring-do at the URL below.

“All other brands of medium format camera are in the Stone Age when it comes to autofocus on the GFX100 II”

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