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Fuji GA645Zi 55mm-90mm Review

Nothing says '1990s' better than a 'Champagne' colored electronics product, especially an expensive camera.  The Fuji GA645Zi 'Professional' is the last, and most sophisticated model from Fuji's 'GA...' medium format line.  There were two others, the first had a 60mm,lens, the second model a wide angle 45mm, both reviewed here.  The'Zi' introduced a few handy features other than the zoom lens, like an adjustable viewfinder diopter; (great for people with less than perfect eyesight), a lens cap warning signal, (no more blank frames!), a more ergonomic placement of the shutter button, a revamped top plate, and a quieter focusing motor.   

The new features were apparently pretty expensive; a February 1999 big mail-order house advertisement in Popular Photography magazine listed the price as $1849, which may have been discounted too!  I'm guessing the...

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Fuji GS645S Wide 60 Review

The Fuji GS645S is a great way to get started in medium format film.  The camera is light weight, relatively small, easy to operate, and the simple exposure meter works fairly well even with slide film; and the best part: you don't need any batteries to get full use from the camera!  I really like it, the images have much more resolution than 35mm, which allows you to crop and fit the picture in a different aspect ratio frame, like an 8x10 or 5x7 etc.  User warning; don't ding the cow bar, otherwise you'll be sorry!  Find out what that means inside...

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