The camera worked well. I used it only on a tripod so I haven't tried it handheld yet. I am getting used to the range finder which is bright but the focusing patch is small. On a tripod I have to move to the point of focus first then compose it. A small but bothersome step. Handheld this should not be an issue and I think focusing before mounting on the tripod may alleviate this. The built-in lens hood is completely crap. It does not slide smoothly and needs to be retracted to add/remove filters and then extended to access the shutter speeds and aperture. Many users have complained about this and a lot of those have cut the hood off. A drastic but I see increasingly necessary step.
My first shot was one I have taken a few time before. A small reed covered lake.
|(Ilford FP4+ yellow filter)|
|Nominal metered exposure|
|Underexpose one stop|
|Underexpose 2 stops|
|f22 1/60 sec|
|f8 1/250 sec|
The taller height and reduced horizon of the GSW690 is apparent. Also note the movement of the moon between the shots as one was taken before sunrise and the other after sunrise. The light is warmer in the latter as well of course.
|Fuji G617 (before Sunrise)|
|Fuji GSW690iii (after Sunrise)|