Lens Review: Fujifilm GF 32-64mm f4 R LM WR (Fujifilm GF Format)

Fans of the 24-70mm lens option will reach for the Fujifilm GF 32-64mm f4 R LM WR 

Despite the fact that I have an eternal hatred of zoom lenses, I couldn’t stop reaching for the Fujifilm GF 32-64mm f4 R LM WR lens during my review period with it. It’s versatile for sure, and despite its slow aperture it allows a photographer to have a whole lot of focal lengths with a constant aperture without needing to go back and forth to change lenses. As it is, most of the GF lenses are pretty slow, so I don’t feel as bad using a lens like this. With what is essentially a 24-50mm f3 lens, you’re getting an option that will surely give you comparable depth of field equivalency when you compare it to a 24-70mm lens; but not with the light gathering abilities. And for some odd reason, I keep wondering whether or not the engineers have been considering this. Medium format is really geared towards using the cameras and lenses with off-camera flash. I mean, look at the ads on this website–they’re for editorial work!

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The Unreality of Ultra Sharp Images

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Canon 5Ds first impressions product photos (10 of 10)ISO 4001-40 sec at f - 4.0

As camera companies pack more power into smaller packages, the image quality only stands to improve, right? The Canon 5DS R has an ungodly 50.6-megapixel sensor, which is far more than most people need. Similarly, the Sony a7RII has a 42.4-megapixel sensor, and the Olympus OMD-EM5 Mk II has a 40MP high-res mode. It seems that the prevailing thought is that we need far more sharpness in our images than we already have, but there’s something unreal about hyper sharp images. If you’ve looked at any ad or photos from a high end fashion shoot in a magazine, you’ll notice how crisp these images are. It’s almost as if what’s been photographed is living on the page.

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