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What don't you like about the new GFX 50R?

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Guest Him

Depends on what you want to do but for street I would say either the 45mm  or even the 63mm, both are light and not too large. Both are faster than 50/3.5. Anything smaller and lighter would be a bonus for this type of photography.

Coupled to a slightly lighter camera in the 50R this could be a winner, but not for me!

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Well now I have handled the 50R next to my 50S I have a few simple opinions of my own.

I personally love rangefinders and this style of camera, however for me the 50R falls short.

1) The grip feels as if nought is there so not comfortable.

2) Battery moved from the side and the USB cable also on the bottom of the camera. Sorry for me a big fail.

3) Left hand side of camera empty space. No ISO dial.... yes I know it is available in a round about fashion, but that is not as simple and straightforward as a dial.

4) Viewfinder is good, I would not have missed the 50S if I had changed to the 50R.

5) 50R uses the new USB-C, but did not recognise my Cfast 2.0 card, that would be a great way to have a backup or to use for video.

6) Size surprised me! The 50R is slightly taller and slightly wider! It is however lighter and not so deep. After reading all I could on the web, I was suprised by the size, I expected smaller.

So there you have it. I keep my GFX50S, in my view it is a better camera. By better I mean more comfortable to hold and has more convenient controls.

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Thanks H.  Well I have ordered one along with the 63, 23 and 110. Will try the 50/3.5 once its out mainly due to its smaller size.

I used to use my Pentax 645Z on the street and even with older/smaller lenses like the 35 found it easy to manage.  I just loved this sensor before so now with C1 I might be loving it even more.

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Well Algrove enjoy your new camera and lenses. I have kept my 63/45mm lenses and stick with the 50S.

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Enjoy your trip. Basle is a beautiful city, especially the old town.

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