I have had this camera for about one week. I was a long time Fujifilm digital devotee, then switched back to Nikon. The GFX 100s was too much to resist, a powerful took packed into a relatively small package. This will be a shooter’s thoughts on using the camera.
Working with such large files is a challenge. I have to load images in small doses on my M1 Mac with only 16 Ram. Lightroom and Capture One seem to handle the images well on my computer. The sliders are very jumpy in Lightroom, exposure changes seem to pop more quickly than with smaller images. I am exporting for web display with a limit of 20MP. Loading larger images onto the site is a struggle.
January 2, 2023 (Route 114, Bristol RI)
Lens 45mm F 2.8, Handheld, mid afternoon, cloudy
The New Year is here. These shots are from and near the Herreshoff Marine Museum a few blocks from my home. As expected the images abound with detail. Most impressive to me is how the highlights hold, even with an increase in exposure. I edited slightly with white balance and with the highlights in the sky, they are all there to be had (much more than the naked eye beheld).
I am not crazy about the toggle button on the back of the camera. It is a bit small, and there is no way it could be managed with gloves on.
January 5, 2023 (Providence River)
45mm Lens, Camera held against a support
It was another overcast, misty day that carried into the night. I took this shot by bracing the camera against the railing, exposing for 2.1 seconds at F 4 and ISO 400, A priority, AF. I tried handholding but could not get a sharp image. The only edit is a small increase to exposure. Colors are from in camera white balance change. Again the sky’s highlights are quite marvelous, and even the lighting on the bridge did not blow out.