Adding Image Stabilization to the Fuji GFX 50R

Dining Room, Waterloo Ice House - Austin, Texas

Dining Room, Waterloo Ice House – Austin, Texas

Yesterday, I mentioned my latest lens adapter that enables me to use Canon EF DSLR lenses on my Fujifilm GFX 50R. I started testing it with the Canon 24-105mm f4L lens.

There are a few advantages to this approach. I get to repurpose underutilized Canon lenses, and I get more options for focal lengths. Most exciting for me is getting image stabilization (IS) on lenses the support it. Yes, the FotodioX adapter maintains the IS capabilities of the attached Canon lens. The 24-105 does have stabilization, and I’m currently putting it through its paces.

In this example, I shot the restaurant at 28mm and with a shutter speed of 1/15 of a second. Roughly a 1 stop advantage. I can probably push it even more, but it was enough to get a high-quality image of the interior. Something that I couldn’t do hand-held with my native Fuji lenses.

Fuji does have native lenses with image stabilization, but nothing currently for wide angles. The Canon lens adapter is an inexpensive way to extend the versatility of the GFX. I may not have to bust out the tripod to take pictures in dim light.

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