The Fujifilm GFX 50R is my high-resolution body that gets used for my Tattoos of Asia project and commercial work. While I could have chosen a high-resolution DSLR or full-frame mirrorless kit for this type of work, I love working with Fujifilm cameras and the GF 110mm f/2 lens is simply spectacular. For me, slowing down a little to work with the GFX body is a process I enjoy and the results are worth the process.
One of my favourite features, among all the things that a medium format camera offers, is the ability to set my image ratio to a panoramic 65:24. When I’m feeling a creative block in the field, quickly switching to this framing allows me to see the world differently and get myself back into the flow of making images.
When choosing between the 50S and 50R models of this camera, there wasn’t much competition for me. Smaller, lighter, and easier to fit in my bag were the primary considerations. For my Tattoos of Asia project, I am often living in the mountains for a month at a time, so the bulkier body didn’t fit my use case.