I am not going to lie. After holding the GFX around town for a couple of hours, it felt like a drag. Although the payback in terms of image quality was worth it, doing it often will force you to trade for another setup.
Not to mention the bulk of it occupying your camera bag if you decide to carry it as a back-up. Lately, I was back to my M system instead, mainly for the sheer weight of it.
Last month, Fuji released the pancake 50 mm lens for the system and as soon as it was available in Malaysia, I ordered a unit in. It was a relief. I must say that I was expecting a significant trade-off in terms of quality with a smaller lens. I was wrong.
The lens is surprisingly contrasty for the size and wide open, you could still appreciate some beautiful bokeh once the focus was nailed. The 50 mm in medium format translate to somewhere around 40 mm in full-frame. Since I am a fan of 35 mm, it was a good enough compromise. I was more than happy to shoot with the lens.
I would need a few more outings on this combo to find its strength and weaknesses. But suffice to say, this lens would be occupying the GFX more often than not in the coming few months ...