This is your boy Magic* and I would like to add a few words here.
*Magic (Maciej Suwalowski) is a Warsaw-based wedding photographer. Follow him on Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, or his website. Add him as a friend here, cause he is super friendly and awesome. He travelled the timeless and endless space as a magician of light, wizzard of moments, the witcher of wind and fire… or maybe not exactly fire. Born in the best year ever 1985. That’s our boy Magic.
First – if you haven’t watched the video – please do watch it!
Ok, so now what you can see below is my super non-geeky, non-exact-the-same-parameters approach to compare GFX image with other cameras. What I wanted achieve by this? For me, considering getting this camera comes down to one very specific answer – “can I get the awesome portrait with it?”
Short backstory: last year, I tested Fuji X-Pro2 as my 2nd body along with Canon 5d Mark III. And with all its awesomeness (small, super fast, reliable, EVF (!!!), again super fast) I couldn’t get the awesome portrait I wanted to. So personally, this camera was a perfect camera for a documentary part of the wedding day, but excluding portraits. It was just lacking this mystical FF feel. And here a window opens for the GFX.
I wanted to compare the overall feel of the image shooting wide open plus DOF and bokeh effect. To compare with, I chose two cameras that I shoot now, which are 5D mark IV with 50/1.2 lens and Fujifilm X-T2/X-Pro2 with 50 eqiv. To this super weird mix of crop sensor, full frame sensor and almost medium format sensor I decided to add Leica M240 with 50lux lens, because why not? Below, you can find the results from two portraits of Mr. Brad Pitt. Enjoy!
(side note: I applied my personal preset and uniformed the look using colour temperature and tint to make them visually look the same)