A few samples from the Fuji GA645Zi zoom - Photo Jottings

A few samples from the Fuji GA645Zi zoom

Here are a few samples from the Fuji GA645Zi zoom.  This medium format camera is the third and final model in the Fuji GA645 series, and the only one with a zoom feature, but only at four focal lengths, 55mm, 65mm, 75mm and 90mm, there are no in between settings.  So far the quality of both the lens and camera seem very good.  I’m in the process of testing it out right now, and have only put two rolls through it, but I do plan on shooting a few more test rolls as time and opportunity permits.

Below are four samples taken with the Fuji GA645Zi.  All were flat scanned on the Nikon Super Coolscan 9000 ED and downsized to 5500 pixels wide.  There is a little more detail to see by keeping them around 6500 wide, but they really look better on the screen at a smaller size.  Click pictures for larger size.

ADT will get you!!  Late afternoon house front at F/11, at 55mm using Kodak Ektar 100.

Close focus at F/4.5, 55mm. Pretty smooth highlight blur in the central area.  Kodak Ektar 100.

Mountain range in late sun at F/8, 90mm; the maximum aperture at this focal length is F/6.9, so it’s less than a half stop from being wide open.  Kodak Ektar 100.

Study, F/11, 2 seconds at 55mm.  An Interior Designer staged this room, and I photographed it with the Fuji GA645Zi: it was almost the first shot from the camera after I bought it; so I had my fingers crossed!!  I did have a Digital back-up though.  No blown-out highlights in the white pillows in direct sun; use the same settings on your digital camera and both the pillows and couch turn into a nasty blotch.  Kodak Ektar 100.

That’s it for this quick post; I hope to have a review out in the near future.

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