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My weekend with a Hasselblad 80mm f/2.8 Lens on a Fujifilm gfx 50 sii




As someone who appreciates the art & techniques of photography, I always find myself eager to try out new gear, test the limits of different equipment, and experiment with various combinations. This past weekend, I had the opportunity to put my Hasselblad 80mm f/2.8 lens to the test on a Fujifilm gfx 50 sii. The Hasselblad 80mm f/2.8, a medium format lens, is renowned for its remarkable image quality and high performance. It is considered a standard focal length lens for general-purpose photography and is known for its ability to produce incredibly sharp images with great contrast and colour representation. The Fujifilm gfx 50 sii, on the other hand, is a modern mirrorless camera that boasts a 51.4 MP medium format sensor. It is known for its high resolution, exceptional detail capturing ability, and dynamic range, making it an ideal partner for the Hasselblad lens. From the moment I fitted the Hasselblad lens onto the Fujifilm body, I could feel the synergy between the two. While there were a few initial teething issues (mainly because I didn't read the GFX's manual) the lens blended seamlessly with the camera, creating a balance that was not only comfortable to hold but also easy to maneuver. During my test run, I found the lens to be incredibly versatile. It allowed me to capture a variety of subjects, from expansive landscapes to detailed close-up portraits, with a level of clarity and colour accuracy that was truly impressive. The combination of the Hasselblad lens and the Fujifilm gfx 50 sii produced images with stunning detail and a three-dimensional feel that brought my subjects to life. One of the features I found particularly impressive about the Hasselblad lens was its wide aperture of f/2.8. This allowed for a great amount of light to enter the lens, resulting in bright, vibrant images even in low light conditions. It also created a beautiful shallow depth of field and a lovely bokeh effect, adding an artistic touch to my photographs. While the performance of the Hasselblad lens was undoubtedly exceptional, the Fujifilm gfx 50 sii also played a significant role in the quality of the images. Its high resolution and dynamic range worked in harmony with the lens, capturing a wide spectrum of colors and tones, and rendering sharp, detailed images. In conclusion, my weekend spent testing the Hasselblad 80mm f/2.8 lens on a Fujifilm gfx 50 sii was a rewarding experience. The combination of the lens and camera delivered high-quality images that exceeded my expectations. It's a match that I would recommend to any photography enthusiast keen on exploring the capabilities of medium format photography.


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