I am now working with the new Medium Format Digital camera system the Fuji GFX 50r.  

This new system blends seamlessly with my medium format FILM systems to the point that the only real difference for me is the loss of my darkroom work when using it!  

I am finding that the images from the GFX are pretty much equal  with my  6x4.5 film systems and much easier to travel with!

Currently I am using the following lenses:

Fujinon GF32-64mmF4 R LM WR Lens
Fujinon GF120mmF4 R LM OIS WR Macro Lens
Voigtlander 35mm f/1.2 Black Nokton II ASPH Leica M Lens
Voigtlander Ultra Wide-Heliar 12mm f/5.6 Aspherical M Mount Lens for Leica M

Stormy Seas under a darkening sky...

Data:GFX 50R B&W  - _RGB1234  -  S Sd  1-80s  - f  16 - Stormy Seas true 16x20 - 2018

Kelly & Alison underway passing Regulus

Data:  GFX 50R - _RGB1501  -  Fujinon GF32-64mm F4 R LM WR -  ISO200  -  S1-125s  - f16 - Kelly & Alison and Regulus - 2019

Shrimp boat in McClellanville, SC. Amid the clutter, pure beauty can be found. I love the dark moodiness ot this. The day was very overcast and dark!

GFX 50R Fujinon GF32-64mm F4 R LM WR

Data: GFX 50R B&W Acros_R - _RGB1488 - Fujinon GF32-64mm F4 R LM WR - ISO1600 - S1-120s - f16 - McClellanville Shrimpers - 2019

Today at the Pawleys Island Marsh on the North causeway.

This is a 60s exposure to soften the ripples and hopefully get some cloud tearing but alas that was not in the cards at only 60 seconds! It was much too cold to stand out there for any more time!

This is the Fuji GFX 50R medium format digital camera system with the 120mm macro and 10 stops of ND. I chose the 6x12 format to keep the subject and image proportions at a more pleasing aspect.

Data: GFX 50R 6x12 format - _RGB1534 - Fujinon GF120mm F4 R LM OIS WR Macro - 120mm - ISO100 - S60s - f22 - PI Marsh - 2019

Meet Charlee Marie, a wonderful shrimp boat in Mc Clellanville, SC that I visited today. Plain blue sky, no clouds but yet there was something about the scene that kept calling to me. A composition of the entire boat was impossible due the many boats being crowded very closely together. This was with the Fuji GFX 50R and Fujinon GF32-64mm F4 R LM WR lens with a polarizer using the internal Acros/red simulation. The light was coming down at an angle and seems as though a single bright beam striking the wheel house and creating an especially moody scene. Data: GFX 50R - _RGB1478 - Fujinon GF32-64mm F4 R LM WR - ISO800 - S1-125s - f16 - Charlee Marie - 2019

Day Tripper, McClellanville, SC on a plain bright blue sky day. Taken with the Fuji GFX 50R using the internal Acros/red film profile for a wonderful B&W image.

The boat has amazing tonality in the light and shadows and I love the depth it displays!

Data: GFX 50R - _RGB1469 - Fujinon GF32-64mm F4 R LM WR - ISO1000 - S1-125s - f16 - Day Tripper - 2019

God's Grace and friends... A cluttered mess filed with beauty in its dis-organisation. The use of the internal B&W Acros/red simulation works as well as using an actual filter on my Acros film but with the benefit of outputting the B&W as a true RAW image!

Yesterday with the 50R and Fujinon GF32-64mm F4 R LM WR and polarizer.

GFX 50R - _RGB1498 - Fujinon GF32-64mm F4 R LM WR - ISO640 - S1-125s - f16 - God's Grace - 2019

After lunch in Port Royal, SC today I noticed a little connected dock to the right of the restaurant that was holding 2 shrimpers. The sky was great and the water smooth. Back to the truck for the GFX 50r and the 120mm macro. Using the Acros/r raw film simulation I setup for a few shots of the scene. This was my favorite.

Shrimp boats speak to me. They are fading away from us due to foreign farm raised shrimp and not to far in our future we will no longer see them. I am inspired to capture and record them every where I travel. Some image I like, others not so much.

But THIS ONE.... speaks!

I love the fact that you can set the camera to RAW only output and any film simulation is tagged in the EXIF data for C1 v12 to use in the raw conversion. This is a very powerful tool!

Data: GFX 50R B&W - _RGB1420 - Fujinon GF120mm F4 R LM OIS WR Macro - S1-125s - f11 - Port Royal Shrimpers - 2019

Today while down in Hilton Head i drove up to the small town of Port Royal to see what shrimpers were in port. OMG, there were a ton of them and a nice cloudy sky!

This is shooting down the walk to the docks and several boats on the end. Used GFX 50r and the 32-64 mm zoom with the raw internal Acros/red simulation. I love the fact that it still generates a raw file and you have the ability to turn on and off any of the internal simulations within C1 v12 pro.

Data: GFX 5GFX 50R B&W - _RGB1346 - Fujinon GF32-64mm F4 R LM WR - S1-125s - f11 - Port Royal Shrimpers - 2019

Winter Sky...

What more could you ask for? Great sky and reflections on the marsh

First day with the new lens. It is large but so very sharp! Acros/red in camera simulation. Love this combination!

Data: GFX 50R - _RGB1325 - Fujinon GF120mm F4 R LM OIS WR Macro S 1-125s - f11 - Litchfield Marsh - 2019

She's Gone...

Beaufort, SC and one of the lost... THIS is why I travel out of my way to visit and document these amazing boats. Even in her demise she still provides a powerful and moody image.

The decay and eventual loss of these amazing boats inspires me to get out and document them again and again. Wherever I travel I always strive to visit the local fleets. I admit, it is a addiction and there is no way for me to fight it.

Fuji GFX 50r with the 32-64 f/4 and internal Acros/red simulation.

Data: GFX 50R - _DSF1187 - S Sd 1-210s - f8 - She's Gone - 2018

Approaching storm over the Pawleys Island marsh.

Fuji GFX 50r with the GF120mm macro lens (1st shot). I used the internal Acros/red film simulation. I was stunned by the mood and clarity of the image. The most amazing thing about the scene is the inspiring mood and depth. I stood there in amazement looking prior to shooting. BUT... the after results simply blow me away!

Data: GFX 50R - _RGB1329 - Fujinon GF120mm F4 R LM OIS WR Macro S 1-125s - f 14 - Litchfield - 2019 1

Good foggy morning! This is on the Pawleys Island, SC North Causeway looking north... You really have to love the fog when photographing scenes like this in B&W!I love the simple composition with minimal structure

Taken with the Fuji GFX 50R and the 32-64mm lens.

Data: GFX 50R - _RGB1297 - Shutter 1-125s - f 11 - PI N Causeway - 2018

I used the Fuji GFX 50R medium format digital camera with the Fujinon GF32-64mmF4 R LM WR Lens and a polarizer. The shutter speed was 240 seconds to smooth the water to better match the fog. It was warm there with zero wind! A nice morning to be sure!

Here is another from yesterday's fog. This is one of the beach crossovers by the pier.

Taken with the Fuji GFX 50R medium format digital body and the 32-64mm f/4 lens with a polarizer using the Acros w/red option.

Data: GFX 50R - _RGB1302 - S Sd 0.1s - f 29 - PI LE - 2018

Daddy's Girls with the Fuji GFX 50R medium format digital and the Fuji G 32-64mm lens. I was testing the in camera Acros with red filter today.Everytime I visit this scene I am amazed to the point of inspiration driving me back again and again. I KNOW that the next time there I will get a better image! There is no escaping this....

I really like the fact that the monochrome curve and data is in the raw data of the file and can be turned on and off in C1v4 for either B&W or color and not require JPG output!

Stormy Seas

Fuji GFX 50r Medium Format Digital

Carson Elizabeth

Fuji GFX 50r medium format digital

I used the Fuji GFX 50R medium format digital camera with the Fujinon GF32-64mmF4 R LM WR Lens and a polarizer. The shutter speed was 240 seconds to smooth the water to better match the fog. It was warm there with zero wind! A nice morning to be sure!

Here is another from yesterday's fog. This is one of the beach crossovers by the pier.

Taken with the Fuji GFX 50R medium format digital body and the 32-64mm f/4 lens with a polarizer 

Data: GFX 50R - _RGB1302 - S Sd 0.1s - f 29 - PI LE - 2018

Jordan, my 9yo grandson film photographer at a pool during our short Christmas vacation!

One of the several Fish Houses in Georgetown, SC on a stormy day!

Stormy Seas

Fuji GFX 50r Medium Format Digital

Stormy Seas

Fuji GFX 50r Medium Format Digital

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Fuji GFX 50r medium format digital

Lady Karen

Fuji GFX 50r medium format digital

Stormy Seas

Fuji GFX 50r Medium Format Digital

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