Friday, February 21, 2014
The last post featured the tiny Lomo LC-W. Going from the sublime to the ridiculous we now feature the this huge Fuji medium format camera, the GA645zi. This is the so-called Texas Leica because of it's rangefinder style. This camera takes 12 images size "6x4.5" - small by medium format standards by still significantly larger than 35mm.
Despite its size the GA is comfortable to hold and easy to use. The 55-90mm zoom is a bit limited, but in my book is better than carrying two or three primes. Focusing is automatic, so its not exactly equivalent to a Leica. The viewfinder has a frameline and other information in the form of an LCD overlay, perhaps the forerunner of the technology found in the successful X-Pro1 digital camera of today.