GFX50s Day 3 Liverpool

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Is it day 3 already !

I decided to take the GFX in to town (Liverpool) with me for a little walk around, again no tripod and the 32-64mm Zoom, just wanted another day with a camera over my shoulder and no bag.

I decided to shoot for Colour today following on from yesterdays black and white work, just to make a change and make me look for more interesting shots involving interesting colours.

I first went in to Bold Street Coffee my favorite coffee shop in Liverpool, I love this place the coffee is amazing and so is the fruit toast. Its not the largest place but you can always get a seat, I have never waited more than a few minutes. Great place to sit and think before you walk round the city. There is always an Exhibition on in the cafe this time it was painted skateboards.

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GFX50s 32-64mm ISO 1250 1/160 sec f/4 

I then walked down Bold St to Resurrection and noticed the have a new Cafe and Barbers upstairs. I took the shot more as a reference shot to remind me to come back when the upstairs window is more interesting. Whilst I waited for the foot fall to drop to get a decent balance I noticed the guys both in their phones at each end. I can’t get over the detail this camera shows even in web sized images. When zooming in on my Mac I am blown away. So much so that I am going to have to buy one !!! Yes its only day three and I am totally bitten by the GFX bug.

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GFX50s ISO 100 1/210 sec f/4.6

I did say there I can’t see a place in my workflow for this camera when it first came out because I have up my pair of Nikon D3s Bodies to go small ! I have decided I am going to keep my XPro2 and my X100F with the set of f/2 primes and sell the rest of my kit to fund the GFX ! This is not just a Game Changer it’s a Rule Breaker ! It should not be this easy to use a Medium Format camera in the Streets ! I have some new plans for the next few years I want to start shooting more Street for myself for personal projects and always want to Explore Cityscapes and Landscapes with simple editing in Lightroom with no PS work. This is the camera to give me my passion and creativity back in that direction due to the amazing detail.

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GFX50s 32-64mm ISO100 1/200 sec f/8 

I do love a good Pret ! I shot this image because of the poster and the guy’s arm pointing at the girl giving a lead into the shot. We get too close sometimes in Street photography and miss all the great Street Scenes. If you look at the crop below you will see what drew me in to the scene.

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Yes a crop with detail and sharpness !  

I finished my walk around the city just looking for interesting colours and scenes that interested me and started to shoot them. The GFX itself was not even a concern. But not having it in a bag in some areas I walked through did make me think this is 8K around my neck. Not a real problem and in Liverpool as it always been a very safe city. But there are some places in the UK I would feel uneasy. Will it stop me buying one no. It just means I will need a new bag !

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GFX50s 32-64mm 1/180 sec f/8

I am off to Wales tomorow so days 4,5,6 will be online by Sunday night, and next week I am shooting a Video so my posts might be a bit slow. But I will aim to put a GFX post on every day until the Hire is over and I have send it back and start sulking.

In the images below the detail in the lady’s hair is stunning !

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GFX50s 32-64mm ISO 100 1/240 sec f/8 
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GFX50s ISO 200 1/160 sec f/8 

2 thoughts on “GFX50s Day 3 Liverpool

    Mark O'Dell (@MarkOimaging) said:
    August 17, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    It’s a fantastic bit of kit, no doubt. But with the announcement of the new Nikon D850 might you wait and save some bucks?

    Stephen Butterworth said:
    November 12, 2017 at 6:55 am

    Matt, I am on the same route as you and enjoying very much the first week of GFX50S and 63mm/110mm lenses. Cropped detail! Very impressed with this camera.

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