Fuji GA645 Portraits
Matthew Osborne Photography
Now that I have owned the Fuji GA645 Pro 645 medium format camera for a few months I thought it might be nice to share a few images.
All the following photos were taken with the Fujifilm GA645 Pro
Laura – 120 Ilford FP4+ film
Iris – 120 Kodak Ektar 100 film
Holly – 120 Kodak T-Max 100 film
Emily – Expired 120 Ilford Delta 100 film
Thoughts so far
The Fuji GA645 is I think my smallest lighter and noisiest medium format film camera. It is super sharp wide open at f4 and can create a pleasing soft OOF background. I enjoy the portrait orientation 645 frame (vs the horizontal 645 frame of the Mamiya 645). I tend to use the camera on manual mode with autofocus. The light meter seems pretty accurate but I tend to meter myself and dial in the settings. It is the perfect camera to pack to travel when you want medium format resolution yet can’t pack a more bulky Mamiya RZ67 or perhaps Hasselblad camera. The Mamiya 645 Super as actually quite small and light. The Fuji GF670 is slightly larger and heavier than the GA645 but it does offer 6×6 and 6×7 formats.
In my eyes it is not a ‘proper’ camera as such so there is no real emotional attachment for me. It doesn’t excit like the Hasselblad 501C, or Mamiya RZ67 / 645 Super or even the Leica M3s. The slow and noisy autofocus is not for every situation but it does focus accurately and get the subject in focus.
I think the Fuji GA645 is a keeper but more for when I cannot carry my other larger medium format cameras and where I want more resolution than 35mm film can capture