This is a continuation of a series of posts on the Fuji GFX 50S. You should be able to find all the posts about that camera in the Category List on the right sidebar, below the Articles widget. There’s a drop-down menu there that you can use to get to all the posts in this series; just look for “GFX 50S”.
Yesterday I reported on, among other things, the focus shift using manual focusing of the Fuji 45 mm f/2.8 lens on the GFX-50S. This morning I came up with what seems to me to be a good way of showing the result of three possible manual focusing strategies using that lens. I’ll show it to you first, then explain it.
This shows the size of the green channel circles of confusion (CoCs) at various stops (the horizontal axis), when the lens is focused at f/2.8, f/4, and f/5.6. I haven’t plotted the CoCs that would result from using a stop wider than the stop used for focusing — that would be a crazy strategy.
The worst-case focus error blur circle for wide open has CoC diameters between 2 and 3 pixel pitches. If you focus at f/4, the worst-case diameter is about one pixel pitch, and if you focus at f/5.6, less than half that.
I think I’ll be using similar plots in future lens tests.