Shooting the Fuji GFX 50S With the Techart Adapter and Canon Tilt-Shift Lenses

For many architectural photographers, tilt-shift lenses from Canon are the go-to option. These particular lenses are quite possibly the best available, and although Nikon has their variants, they just don't seem to be as good as Canon. The problem, however, is that Canon doesn't currently offer the best camera to put those lenses on with cameras like the Nikon D850 and Sony a7R III offering much better noise performance and dynamic range. In this video, I adapt Canon lenses to Fuji's medium format camera.

When it comes to sheer image quality, the Fuji GFX 50S might be the best mirrorless camera made so far. The detail and flexibility of the images this camera produces make it an incredible option for many photographers. The dynamic range alone is simply amazing: recovering five stops of exposure will still grant you a very usable image with very little noise or color shifts. With the Techart adapter, you can adapt Canon tilt-shift lenses to the Fuji, and this results in essentially the best system for architectural photography currently available. 

Although the GFX is a medium format camera with a bigger sensor than a full-frame body, Canon tilt-shift lenses produce a big enough image circle to cover the full sensor comfortably. Not only that, even when shifting the lens, you will notice very minimal to no vignetting, making them very practical. The angle of view does change, and you will end up with a wider view, which can be either an issue or advantage depending on how you shoot. 

Check out the full video to see how the Techart adapter and tilt-shift lenses perform on the Fuji GFX 50S. 

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Usman Dawood is a professional architectural photographer based in the UK.

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Thanks for pointing out the Techart adaptor. As a pro architectural photographer, the A7Rii with Canon T/S is a fantastic combination. I have been wanting to try out the Fuji system

I just wonder how much better or worst this combination can be if compared using the same lenses with the Sony A7R IV.