How BIG can you PRINT your PHOTOS? (Fuji XT3 vs Nikon Z7 vs GFX 50R)Jun 01, 2021
big thanks to squarespace for sponsoring this week's video ok so in today's videos you can see I've got some massive
prints and we're going to look at full frame and medium format aps-c and just see how they compare when I start
printing tomorrow everyone as you can see by my breath it's really cold this morning so i went out early this morning to try and take an early hike with my dad he's here for christmas and we're cloud walking it's called i hope not it's too cloudy and it looks like it's going to be a very nice sunrise.
I'm also here with pebbles and I have the Fuji 50 R which I'm going to test as well and I have my Fuji xt3 the Fuji 50 R and also my Nikon z7 so I have an XPS C sensor a full frame sensor and a sensor medium format, and I'm going to compare all three, okay, we'll be there before sunrise, come on, it's kind of hard, so the sunrise didn't really happen, it's a very quiet sunrise there, so what am I doing? g is shooting in this direction which is the Cheshire play and it's very flat and I found some interesting rocks here and a little puddle and there's a viaduct that goes over the hills in the distance I think it's going to be very good shots to test this
fujigfx 50 are up against my
fujixt3 and my nic now obviously this is going to be better it's a medium format camera but what i want to see is how much better it is you know what the real difference is in this compared to those others now this shot doesn't have a huge amount of dynamic range but it does have a lot of detail the sheep walking across the field distant views there's really close up here I'm going to be able to see a little bit about what I can get out of the shadows because there will be some shadow detail down here plus whatever it's just a big shot so I'm going to stick this on the tripod and one thing I would say with this camera is it's a big lump of a thing it's not the camera prettiest in the world, but or that doesn't matter I have to say I don't find it that intuitive to use and maybe it's because I'm not used to it yeah but you know I've obviously used a Fuji for a good number of years now I have a 23mm lens which is equivalent I think if I got my figures right at around 16 millimeters and that's what I've also shot on all my cameras so I've gone 14 to 18 millimeters around that kind of range okay so I'm going to stick this on a tripod and let's give it a try, it's a 23mm prime lens and it's bound to be one of the sharpest lenses out there. you can get this camera so turn it on and say it's just like shooting with any other camera i really have the focus at the top point but actually i could focus in the distance and then i'm just doing an exposure delay for two seconds one eighth of a second 23mm prime lens on this Fuji 50 R and it looks fantastic it's the sun coming now ou t on the rocks and it's so beautiful here Oh and finally I'll take it with my
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yourcamera now these are a bit of a pain to do a bit of clinking noise not the best review in the world but it makes it easy to get the strap on and off and you really don't want to put the strap on when you're on the tripod because otherwise
yourcamera will just move and it's not good because you get You will have motion and then your image won't be sharp Sorry so I started making this video just wanting to find out while I was in the 50's is exactly what the Fuji xt3, z7 and 50 would be like when compared together but then I thought I'd like it print, so why not? create a video on how big you can print with an aps-c a full frame and a medium format camera so that's what i'm going to do so i printed stuff in all sorts of different sizes a three to two and then very big also fifty inches wide so I'm going to talk a little bit more about that and we can have a look at some of the impressions so it was a good morning it wasn't fantastic and actually the whole time I had the gfx, the weather was a bit cloudy and cloudy so it was hard for me to really test the dynamic range so you may have noticed I'm in a different room and that's mostly because the copies I'll get more later they are so big that they simply wouldn't fit on my table in my regular studio where I record it. welcome to my dining room and i'll probably tell you a little bit about print sizes because if you look at the file sizes coming out of the camera then the pixel dimensions of the fuji xt3 are around 6200 pixels and the z7 and 50 are both the same about 8,400 pixels on the long edge than the 50 is just a bit and taller because it's a different aspect ratio crop so the extra pixels come at the top and bottom of the image which is interesting if you like that kind of cropping but really in that in the horizontal dimension you don't get any more pixels now all the pictures i took i shot at the same comparable focal length i always shot at the lowest iso on cameras and tried to take what I perceive as the best f-stop on that lens to make sure I can focus everything from back to front and that's why I shot pretty wide really because I wanted to try to focus on the whole scene. ena so this first one as you can see is pretty boring but when i try to take a lot of pictures like this on three different cameras and vlog you can excuse me its quite complicated so one of them is taken on my fuji xt3 , these are a3 size images and no one knows a3 a4 etc. so a4 is about 12 inches, a3 is about 16 inches, and a2 is about 24 inches. on the longest edge first of all they are both a3 images so you can see one is the Fuji xt3 and the other is the GFX 50 so you know looking at these images and I can see pretty closely it's very, very, very hard to tell the difference between them you may start to see the edges because the lens is not good.
I'm going to talk a lot more about the lenses but the lens isn't as good as the amazing lens on the 50. R but even when you really inspect it you know the prints are too small to really tell the difference in resolution so yeah , there isn't a huge difference in the input and nick here because I don't think it makes any sense. show the aps-c and the medium format which is either range so next let's take a look at these two prints so i'll do the same thing around this one on top is the Fuji this is the 50 A obviously this is now printed on a 2 instead of the ones that were printed on a 3 now what's interesting now I'll just go down here so you can see them as you can start to tell very slightly the difference between the pictures no it's so noticeable in the center so if I just look in the center here of the center of the Fuji it's pretty good as the 50 is you if you get really close you can probably tell the difference the 50 yards the tonal definition here and also I did a video about the 50's review on the DP review channel.
I talked about this but the tonal representation there is really good and also here on the XT 3 which is an aps-c sensor I quite like I quite like it but it's softening towards the edge it's a 10-24mm lens and it's it turns very smooth towards the edges you can really tell here in the two walkers here who just sat down to admire this view by the way this is not a sun it's just the sun hasn't risen yet this was before dawn but you know fast and order from here you can't tell the difference it's really impossible to tell the difference it's time to show the big prints right here for a second now there really are big prints just to give you an idea the length of them is what 3/ 4 of me now I didn't include the whole sky in it because I didn't think it would make any sense just to make them even more or manageable and thanks to the speed of photo to print them they have a short notice and they also did a great job co n them so they are printed on the exact same technology i printed on the same paper and the others and again i printed 3-1 which was taken with the fuji xt3 one with the z7 along with the 50 yard so i got I'm going to move those come out a little bit and this is the 50's here this is the XT 3 here and I'll show you the nickel in a minute but I wanted to show you that again the extremes the first thing to say is you know when you go back again really you can't see much of a difference because when you start looking at larger p rint you don't tend to look at them as closely so you know you're looking at them from further away and that's why the number of pixels per inch that is when you stop the Close viewing is usually 300 PPI is what most people think. quote or what you should print your images but that's nice for when you print it in a book or something where you look really closely at it but it actually gets bigger and bigger.
I think you can get that down a bit and and actually if we had followed that exact rule we should only have been able to print an image this size about 33 inches for that for the 50 R but obviously I've gotten to 50 inches here now when I start to zoom in though oh my gosh this print looks amazing so I'm very impressed with this resolution on this camera on the 350 where you can go and what it is it's the lenses the lenses are so good and really i noticed that when i compared it to my z7 but you can go right to the edges and i see really nice detail and you know here where we have these grasses and that is it looks absolutely amazing really blown away i mean the detail and the shading here too where it was particularly difficult to get the exposure right and it's getting detail out very well and detailing in shadows is often quite difficult and sometimes gets a bit muddy which is what happens with the Fuji xt3 now, actually I'm surprised Well, if I'm honest, I would be very happy with this image of the Fuji. on my wall but when you get closer i think it breaks it really starts to get too soft you look at it and just crave it for a little more detail you can see around the sheep so i'll bring this up here you can see around the sheep here this bridge just no date detail on the bricks but here you can see all the detail on the bricks so at this distance it's good but when you get closer you start to lose that detail and you really lose at the edge is what Here the lens just isn't as good as the lens in the 50 now in fact if i get rid of that and then we look we get the food nick has so this is now the hot nick well that's game a little different now if you look in this area here so this area I think the Fuji and the 50 are very similar so you know full frame and medium format have very similar gain if you look in the middle here there really isn't a Much difference, I mean don't forget the images that come out of this have the same horizontal dimension so you expect that but where does the Nikon go down and this was with a 16 to 35mm lens with the adapter the adapter doesn't make any difference in image quality.
I saw the same thing when I was shooting with an 8 10 and an 850, but around the edges that you can see in this corner here it's very soft and you really have to look at the corners with those lenses. again on this corner it's not as smooth as this corner but it's not great the bottom doesn't look too bad but these corners are great and the top corners aren't as good on the clouds so it's just going to be a little smooth whereas in the medium format wow it looks amazing though and i haven't printed that big but i just take them off when i look.
I was interested in that so I thought I'd try the new Zed lens with a 24 to 70 lens and these two images here are taken on that one of that scene one with the 50 is wands which was the 50 yards this one on the bottom and this is my Nikon now this was taken with the Zed lens 24 at 70 f4 and that's so sharp it's so sharp and to sum it up a bit what this has taught me is maybe I shouldn't get too carried away for the resolution, certainly, if we're talking about going up to sort of these sides and we were looking at this print here from the Fuji, then you know I'd be perfectly happy with that and I'm happy with it.
I know my parents are in love with a Fuji XD, and now the xt3 a - and that's fine, but I'm going to start selling prints that are bigger, up to 50 inches, so I want to make sure I have the technology that will allow me to do that and I think I have the camera. I think that's ok but I think the lenses are something I really need to think about now and really try and test some lenses for edge sharpness because I want to get this 50 quality on my lenses and I think with that 24 lens at 72mm i have on my neck there was one in one corner that was a little soft but it was so good i was really impressed and i think if i would say anything to anybody go out and invest in glasses spend money on glasses dont worry about your camera tech as long as you know it's reasonably good you've got a 24 25 26 megapixel camera you'll be able to print big no doubt about it but what you're going to lose is naturereally soft one of those lenses, maybe around the edges, maybe in the middle, you know, maybe it doesn't do as well at f/2 or f-22, but it's going to be the lens that makes the most difference to your impression.
I hope you enjoyed that I escalated to something that I probably didn't think it was going to be when it started, but I think it was quite interesting really and I think it shows that you can print actually you know some pretty big images with, you know what, on considerate cameras. very high resolution and in that I have two images that I just wanted to share with you. I just put them. on my website as new portfolio images so the first one is this they both print the sky and this one is quite interesting because talking about a lower resolution because it's actually taking my drone it's a composition I think I showed in one from my other videos of six images stacked together it was a dazzling dazzling morning.
I didn't want to include much of the sky, but it looks so good in print that I'm very pleased with it. Really, the details down here are amazing. I mean, I think the resulting file was actually about 60 megapixels anyway, so I'll put that one up and also this one, which is actually one of my favorite images from last year, which was this green stone that we saw in a workshop. and it was quite a dull cloudy day but again this was on my fuji xt3 with a ten to twenty four lens and actually looking at the corners here it's a little soft here but it doesn't make any difference to the image not being visible. just focus or pin here and there's a lot to say it really looks good so they're both on my website now and talking about my website I just wanted to mention Squarespace who kindly sponsored this week's episode and without them I couldn't I didn't make these videos but not only that I could I couldn't make my website.
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