While summer still reigns in Southern Europe as well parts of middle Europe - albeit even in middle Europe is getting cooler now that a front swoops away the summery warm temperatures (Berlin 28°C, Paris 30°C from 2 Oct 2023). Also minimum temperatures have fallen in entire Europe. Catania reported this morning 14°C. and only a few places observed "tropical nights" with minima above 20°C.


Autumn in Scandinavia in full swing

We already feel the waves of Autumn up here: More clouds, more rain, less sunshine and plenty of leafs on the ground, from trees with all kinds of colors... while the temperatures are now falling to a much lower level compared to the warm September (which in parts of Southern Sweden were the warmest ever). But when you live up here... where summers are unpredictable - you appreciate every warm day you can get !!!

The really cool nights have not happened yet, though. I mean MIN temperatures close to 0°C for example - other than a very few times it happened in the extreme outer suburbs of Stockholm. But not here where I live. Not yet.


Switching to a cooler October 2023

We are now switching from a very mild to warm September into an average, kind of cool October, where the MAX temperatures may barely touch 10°C, during the day, and fall down to 4°C at night, likely colder in the suburbs. So, that is quite a switch compared to the very mild nights of September, when it sometimes did get colder than 10-14°C. before sunrise - and days around 16-21°C.

SMHI was spot on with their prediction of around 19-20 mm rain coming down today, as a low pressure wave passing by our region. My rain meter has reached 19 mm now late in the evening; from 00.00 until 21:30


Fringer Pro EF-GFX adapter

The special adapter for my Fujifilm GFX 50s II is hopefully soon underway - but i am not so sure that it really will arrive on Friday [It is now underway - weheee !!!]



Most reliable ?

It is said (by many members of Fuji GFX related forums who use this adapter - to be the best, most reliable one among several other adapters, where you can adapt Canon EF lenses to the larger Fujifilm GFX cameras. Since those lenses are electronic, they need special adapters (instead of 'dumb' versions)

That being said - the AF will works better with the Finger Pro on newer GFX 100 models, because those use PDAF instead of CAF (contrast AF) - which means there are pixels on the sensor which are especially made to utilize for faster autofocus. Those do not exist on the GFX 50 models - because the sensor architecture with lab roots from 2012, simply didn't have any at that time. None had it in 2012 (i believe).

So, focus is generally slower on Fuji GFX 50 models - kind of like the first Olympus cameras back when the company transitioned to the small Micro Four Thirds cameras (2009-2013). Nut until the Olympus EM1, PDAF became a thing, giving more reliable and faster AF. With Fuji it is the 102 MP sensor, which now too has PDAF, too.

So, the AF will be slower for me, even with the Finger adapter - but most likely much more reliable for more lenses, compared to the Andoer adapter i use now, where many of my Canon lenses don't work reliably with reliable AF (except for example the Canon EF 40/2.8 which works well).


If you work on a tripod

this is actually my preferred way to focus ! Medium format cameras are more crucial in terms of quality; in order to achieve it - you have to be far more precise ! But that's also been the case in the days with medium format cameras in the studio or outdoors on tripod. Everything had to be more precise, in order to get good quality.

And then - you were rewarded with truly high quality.

Albeit with a digital medium format camera, the margins are even smaller, due to the higher resolution in general. I mean think; 51 MP or even 102 MP - means you really have to be precise in what you are doing. And that naturally (often) slows you down...


I prefer not to work sloppy

I personally don't like when I come home, and see that i got many images with micro blurriness, because I "cheated", by being too fast, to imprecise when i focused etc. That is frustrating in a way. That's now how i wish to work with a medium format camera. (Of course sometimes you can make an exception, I get it. I do that too. But not very often with a Fuji GFX 50 camera, because... well, it just doesn't look good afterwards - i mean i don't need a medium format sensor camera, to do sloppy or fast work ?!

If i want fast or spontaneous, I'll take a smaller sensor camera, with fewer megapixels. Works great !

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