Fujinon GFX Lens Roundup
This year, Fujifilm made their entrance into the Medium Format Digital Camera market with the launch of their GFX 50S Mirrorless Digital Camera
Fujifilm GFX 50S. This new system introduces a new all-electronic GF mount paired with a 44x33mm sensor has a crop-factor of 0.8X compared to full-frame. This is exactly the same sensor-size with 4:3 aspect-ratio as the Pentax 645Z Medium Format DSLR
Pentax 645Z. Along with the new mount - which requires completely new lenses - Fujifilm launched four high-performance Medium Format lenses designed for resolutions of to 100 megapixels. Later, Fujifilm added two new lenses to the lineup.
The 6 GF-mount lenses together cover a focal-range of 23 to 120mm, equivalent to 18 to 96mm in 35mm format. All lenses are fully weatherproof and freezeproof, just like the GFX 50S camera. This is a serious entrance into a rather small market of very pricey digital cameras. Due to its mirrorless design and short flange distance, the GF-mount is capable of using traditional Medium Format lenses with a suitable mechanical adaptor, although any digital function including autofocus will clearly be lost.
Given that Medium Format is such a niche market, the GFX system is designed for professional photographers first. All lenses are robustly made with large fly-by-wire focusing rings and a high-grade finish. These lens currently sell between $2300 and $3000 USD.
In this roundup of Fujinon GF-mount lenses for the GFX system or mirrorless cameras, we review half of the lineup:
- Fujifilm Fujinon GF23mm F/4R LM WR
Fujifilm Fujinon GF23mm F/4R LM WR - The only ultra-wide lens of the lineup.
- Fujifilm Fujinon GF32-64 F/4R LM WR
Fujifilm Fujinon GF32-64 F/4R LM WR - The only GF-mount zoom lens.
- Fujifilm Fujinon GF110mm F/2R LM WR
Fujifilm Fujinon GF110mm F/2R LM WR - The brightest and second longest lens.
More lenses will be added as they become available for review.
The above links lead to the specification page of each lens. Each next page in this Fujifilm GFX Lens roundup describes one of these lenses in more details along with a analysis of its optical performance. Click on the Next button to advance or use the menu below it to jump to a specific lens.
Neocamera Blog is a medium for expressing ideas related to digital cameras and photography. Read about digital cameras in the context of technology, media, art and the world. Latest posts links:
Best Digital Cameras of 2017
The Best Cameras of 2017 awarded by Neocamera: Best Travel-Zoom, Best Premium Compact, Best Ultra-Zoom, Best Mirrorless (Beginner, Advanced and Professional) and Best DSLR (Entry, Enthusiast and Professional), now including budget choices.
MindShift Photocross 13 Review
Review of the Mindshift Photocross 13 Sling Bag.
Fujifilm X-E3 Review
Unique Fujifilm rangefinder-styled mirrorless. 24 MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III sensor with built-in 325-Point Hybrid AF system and X-Processor Pro. 14 FPS Drive with Electronic-Shutter or 8 FPS with Mechanical Shutter. 4K Ultra-HD Video at 30 FPS. Highly compact body with a builtin 2.4 MP 0.39" LCD with Eye-Start Sensor, 0.62X magnification and 100% coverage and 3" Touchscreen 1 MP LCD plus dual control-dials.
Panasonic Lumix GX850 Review
Highly compact mirrorless with 16 MP Four-Thirds CMOS sensor capable of 4K Ultra-HD video. Fast 10 FPS drive and 1/16000s-60s hybrid shutter. 4K Output for 30 FPS bursts, Post Focus and built-in Focus Stacking.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Review
Olympus professional Micro Four-Thirds mirrorless with 20 MP sensor, built-in 5-axis Image-Stabilization, 121-Point Phase-Detect and Contrast Detect AF, 60 FPS Drive, 18 FPS with Continuous AF, Ultra-HD and Cinema 4K Video. Large built-in 2.4 MP 0.45" EVF with 100% Coverage, 0.74X magnification and Eye-Start Sensor in a freezeproof and weatherproof body with dual control-dials.
Fujifilm GFX-50S In-Depth Review
In-depth review of the Fujifilm GFX-50S Medium Format Mirrorless Digital Camera, a groundbreaking 50 megapixels camera with large 44x33mm sensor and unique modular EVF system. ISO 50-102400 range, 3 FPS drive and 1080p video.
Fujinon GFX Lens Roundup
Roundup of reviews for GFX Medium Format Mirrorless lenses: Fujinon GF 23mm F/4R LM WR, GF 32-64mm F/4R LM WR and GF 110mm F/2R LM WR.
Nikon D500 Review
Full-review of the ultimate Nikon flagship APS-C DSLR. The Nikon D500 offers a new 20 MP CMOS sensor with incredible ISO 50-1638400, 10 FPS, 4K Ultra-HD and a 153-Point Phase-Detect AF system sensitive to -4 EV. Built for professionals into a weatherproof body with dual control-dials and large 100% coverage viewfinder with built-in shutter.
DxO ViewPoint 3 Review
Review of DxO ViewPoint 3. Perspective, distortion and horizon correction software.
Nikon D5 XQD Review
Nikon flagship professional DSLR with 20 megapixels Full-Frame CMOS sensor. All-new 153-point Phase-Detect AF sensitive to -4 EV. ISO 50 to unprecedented 3,276,800! 12 FPS Drive for 200 JPEGs or 180 RAW. First Nikon DSLR with 4K Ultra HD video.