GFX 50S Durability / Repair Cost

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OP icor1031 Regular Member • Posts: 367
Re: GFX 50S Durability / Repair Cost

Velocity of Sound wrote:

For what it's worth, I bought my GFX from a wedding shooter who was going back to "full frame." I didn't ask them for the full details of why, but part of it had to do with overall speed of operation. They were a bit sad about making the switch, as they felt that the image quality from the GFX was better. But at the end of the day wedding photos aren't about the ultimate quality, they're about getting the shot from the right place at the right moment, right? From a fully business point of view, I'd probably stick with the proven "full frame" systems that offer the most flexibility in terms of lens load out, body styles, and speed of operation. You can still mash away with the GFX system (I admit I'm not a very disciplined shooter and was hoping the GFX would force me to slow down, but despite some of the critical reviews, it's still mostly able to keep up with my bad habits), and the GFX 100 is probably even faster, but... again, if you're buying for business as opposed to buying for personal pleasure, one of the other systems might make your life a bit easier (and be more economical).

Thanks, I wasn't aware of that.

I'd be buying for both purposes, but business is first. Given that full-frame bodies are superior and much cheaper, it seems that I should stay with those for weddings. And in this case, I suspect that I'll skip the 50 and go straight to the 100, which I want for non-wedding portraits and maybe landscapes.

Although by the time I save for it, maybe there will be a 200 by Fuji.

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