In careers, things shift. Needs change with experience. A new tool wanted. I have, over time, been thinking about what gear I need for my current photography life and possibly changing systems. I want my freelance life to grow as my corporate work has. The gear I own now needs and update. Here is a basic look into my thought process for the new gear I am considering. This time it is the Fujifilm GFX.
In my corporate life, I needed a camera that has a specific set of features. The camera had to have a full frame sensor, interchangeable lenses, wifi connectivity, and great low light capability. I now require this in all my cameras I own.
Fujifilm GFX 50S 51.4MP Mirrorless Medium Format Camera
I could not completely switch over to the GFX. There are not enough lens options to meet my needs.
When I first heard about the medium format camera from Fujifilm, it made me feel a little naughty. This camera, body wise, met all my needs, with a larger sensor. I always wanted to add a medium format camera to my kit. The Gfx seems like this is the first time this is in my reach. The cost was an unknown until recently, but now that I do, I can consider it.
- Fujifilm GFX 50S 51.4MP $6,499.00
- Fujinon GF32-64mmF4 $2,299.00
- Fujinon GF120mmF4 $2,699.00
- %20 Percent of total cost for contingencies.
The GFX total cost for me would be ~$13,796
If I were to get this, it would be paid for by current freelance assignments, print sales, the selling of current gear, and arm , leg, possibly my soul.
Potential costs of not upgrading gear
While the camera seems fantastic, I can upgrade my current kit completely and still have some money left over.
Is it financially feasible
The GFX is not financially feasible for me, yet. None of my current work requires me to own this camera. It’s a nice dream though. I can at some point rent it, though. I can not wait to get my hands on the Fujifilm GFX.