We needed some time out of town and Cannon Beach didn’t seem far enough away so we headed to Big Sur and Carmel, California. I was really looking forward to getting some time with the Fuji GFX50s medium format camera and various lenses along the coast for some hopefully dramatic shots. To quote Fstoppers:
The best camera isn’t the one with you, it’s your best camera, so make sure that’s the one with you.
So that’s why my A7R2 is in the closet at the moment and I can’t seem to be separated from my GFX50s…
Lens lineup for this trip was as follows:
Fuji GF 23mm (18mm in 35mm terms)
Contax Zeiss 100-300mm
Contax Zeiss 50mm f1.4
Canon 16-35mm f4
Also brought a fistfull of ND and polarizer filters for the lenses and my Gitzo 0540 tripod. And my Kipon AF adapter to make the non-native lenses play nice.
In retrospect, I used the 50mm and the 23mm the most. I really like the rendering and colors of these lenses, and their compact size. I could have done without the Canon 16-35/4 and might eventually replace it with the Fuji GF 32-64 lens.
Now to some photos from the trip:
Purple Echium Blooms Along the Beach in Carmel – Zeiss 50/1.4 on Fuji GFX50s
The Lone Cyprus Along the 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach – GF 23mm lens on Fuji GFX50s
Bixby Bridge and Highway 1 in Big Sur California – Zeiss 100-300mm on Fuji GFX50s
Big Sur Wave Motion At Point Lobos – Zeiss 100-300mm on Fuji GFX50s
Surf Drama and Wildflowers at Point Lobos – Fuji GF23mm on Fuji GFX50s
Black and White Cyprus Grove at Point Lobos – Fuji GF23mm on Fuji GFX50s
Garrapata Coastal Dusk Scene – Fuji GF23mm on Fuji GFX50s
Calla Lily Soft Light Bokeh – Zeiss 50mm 1.4 on Fuji GFX50s
Flowers Montage Soft Light Bokeh – Zeiss 50mm 1.4 on Fuji GFX50s