Fujifilm gave us one of the most exciting announcements of last year with its medium-format GFX 50S camera, and now it’s confirmed the imminent arrival of two optics for the GFX system.
The company announced the development of the Fujinon GF110mm f/2 R LM WR and GF23mm f/4 R LM WR back in September, alongside the GFX 50S, but the lenses’ specifications, pricing and arrival date been only now been confirmed.
With a relatively wide aperture and a focal length equivalent to 87mm in 35mm terms, the Fujinon GF110mm f/2 R LM WR is primarily intended for portrait photographers.
Fujifilm has designed it with a 14-element / 9-group construction, with four of these elements boasting extra low-dispersive properties, as well as a nine-bladed diaphragm for circular bokeh.
It employs a linear focusing motor that assures fast and quiet autofocus, while its minimum focusing distance is stated as 90cm. The use of an inner focusing system, meanwhile, is claimed to minimise any aberration fluctuations as the shooting distance changes.
As with the only body in the series, the GFX 50S, the lens has been designed with a dust- and weather-resistant construction, with nine seals around points of potential ingress. Fujifilm also says it can be used in temperatures as low as -10 degrees Celsius.
Just like many lenses in its X-series, the optic has been fashioned with an aperture ring, and this can be locked in position to prevent unwanted movements. When it’s set to its ‘C’ position, the user is also free to adjust the aperture through the camera body’s command dial, rather than via the lens itself.
The GF23mm f/4 R LM WR, meanwhile, is a wide-angle lens with a focal length equivalent to 18mm in 35mm terms, which Fujifilm is targeting at landscape and architectural photographers.
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