The Fujifilm GFX 50SII is equipped with a 51.4-megapixel medium-format image sensor with a sensor area of 43.8×32.9mm, which is 1.7 times that of a full-frame sensor, so it has far better image quality than full-frame models. The rich variety of Fujifilm GF medium format lens family also provides a solid foundation for the creation of photography enthusiasts. Today we will recommend several GF lenses worth buying for many Fuji medium format camera users.
After entering the 618 promotion season, Fujifilm’s medium-format GFX 50SII has very strong discounts. Currently in Fuji’s official flagship store on JD.com, the price of the GFX 50SII is 29,500 yuan per body. Combined with the promotions of 10,000 yuan to 3,600 yuan, the actual price The obtained price is 25,900 yuan.
GF20-35mmF4 R WR is a wide-angle zoom lens, from ultra-wide-angle 20mm to wide-angle 35mm (equivalent to 16mm-28mm focal length in 35mm format). Used in conjunction with the high-pixel, high-quality performance GFX 50SII, the 20mm wide-angle end (equivalent to 16mm in 35mm format) can capture fine details, such as vast landscapes or cityscapes, with high precision and high resolution.
Unlike traditional medium format photography equipment, this lens is easy to use and features a constant F4 aperture throughout the zoom range. In addition, its lenses adopt a compact and lightweight design, making them highly portable and maneuverable. It is very suitable for users who travel long distances to find vast wilderness scenery, and is also suitable for taking panoramic photos of small spaces, photos with unique perspectives, or scenes with a documentary style. Enjoy the joy of a wide-angle lens and capture every detail in front of you using the large amount of light that only a medium format photography system can provide.
GF20-35mmF4 RWR is composed of 14 elements in 10 groups, including three aspherical lenses, one ED aspherical lens and three ED lenses, which can effectively control various types of aberrations and provide excellent image resolution performance. To suppress ghosting and lens flare common in wide-angle lenses, the new lens is coated with a nano-GI (gradient index) coating, which effectively controls oblique incident light to minimize ghosting and lens flare and achieve image clarity. .
GF20-35mmF4 RWR adopts an extremely compact design and weighs only 725g. The commonly used 82mm filter diameter is compatible with a variety of filters, broadening the scope of visual expression. The excellent protective capabilities also allow it to be used with confidence in complex environments such as outdoors.
GF20-35mmF4 R WR sample (photo from fujifilm.com)
Focal length: 20mm, aperture: F10, shutter speed: 10s, sensitivity: ISO 100
Focal length: 20mm, aperture: F22, shutter speed: 1/58s, sensitivity: ISO 400
This is a compact and lightweight medium format wide-angle prime lens.
The focal length of 30mm (equivalent to 24mm focal length in 35mm format) is suitable for shooting outdoor scenery, urban architecture and other subjects. Excellent optical design, combined with the high-pixel sensor of GFX 50SII, can achieve high-quality image performance from the center to the edge of the screen, with excellent picture details at all apertures.
The lens structure is composed of 13 elements in 10 groups, including two aspherical lenses and two ED lenses. A high-performance lens set is used to control a variety of aberrations, especially the distortion that wide-angle lenses are prone to, to achieve excellent edge-to-edge sharpness. The lens uses an internal focusing system for fast and silent autofocus. Autofocus performance ensures photographers never miss a great shot.
The GF30mm F3.5 R WR lens has a lightweight design. The outer dimensions of 99.4x84mm and the weight of 510g are very lightweight among similar lenses. In terms of operating experience, the aperture ring is made of good material and has a crisp rotation. There is a “click-click” sound; the two operating rings have moderate damping and are not heavy when turning, so they are more comfortable in daily use.
GF30mmF3.5 R WR sample (photo from fujifilm.com)
Focal length: 30mm, aperture: F16, shutter speed: 25s, sensitivity: ISO 50
Focal length: 30mm, aperture: F3.5, shutter speed: 1/1250s, sensitivity: ISO 320
GF50mmF3.5 R LM WR is one of Fujifilm’s smallest and lightest (335g) GF lenses, with a maximum aperture of F3.5 and a focal length of 50mm (equivalent to 40mm in the 35mm format). After being installed on the GFX 50SII, this lens is lightweight, portable and unobtrusive, making it the best choice for humanistic photography and fashion street photography.
The lens uses a design structure of 9 elements in 6 groups, including an aspherical lens. This configuration minimizes distortion and distortion, resulting in excellent image resolution performance and rich tonal reproduction.
The linear motor drive that drives the lightweight focusing element internally enables precise, fast focusing and is quiet.
This lens has additional sealing points, is dustproof and dripproof, and can operate in low temperature environments of -10°C. This allows photographers to shoot in harsh environments while ensuring a high level of reliability.
GF50mmF3.5 R LM WR sample (photo from fujifilm.com)
Focal length: 50mm, aperture: F5.6, shutter speed: 1/750s, sensitivity: ISO 100
Focal length: 50mm, aperture: F11, shutter speed: 1/3800s, sensitivity: ISO 1600
GF100-200mmF5.6 RLM OIS WR
Fujifilm GF100-200mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR lens is a lightweight medium format telephoto lens that is not expensive and has a high cost performance. For a medium-format system lens, this lens has an equivalent focal length of 79-158mm, a weight of 1050g, and outstanding portability.
The combination of high-resolution performance and rich shallow depth of field bokeh effects allows the GF100-200mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR mid-telephoto zoom lens to accurately capture the atmosphere of different scenes. In addition, this lens adopts a dust-proof and splash-proof body design, and can work well even in low temperature environments of minus 10°C. When used with the 1.4x teleconverter “GF1.4X TC WR”, the shooting distance can be extended to approximately 111-221mm equivalent in 35mm format, and the image quality is still excellent.
The lens adopts a structure of 20 elements in 13 groups. These include 2 extra-low dispersion lenses and 1 aspherical lens, which reduce dispersion and distortion to achieve excellent image quality. This lens has excellent 5-stop image stabilization (CIPA standard). When photographers use it for long-distance shooting, they can fully utilize the high-resolution performance of the GFX lens even without a tripod.
Focusing is driven by a linear motor, which is accurate, quiet and fast. The lens also has a clever design that allows you to adjust the linear motor position when the camera is powered off or during playback to avoid additional vibration. This lens has 10 sealing points, has excellent dust-proof and drip-proof performance, and its performance is very stable when shooting in harsh environments; it performs equally well even in low-temperature environments as low as minus 10°C.
GF100-200mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR sample (photo from fujifilm.com)
Focal length: 200mm, aperture: F18, shutter speed: 1/200s, sensitivity: ISO 640
Focal length: 132.9mm, aperture: F6.4, shutter speed: 1/500s, sensitivity: ISO 125
After years of unremitting efforts by Fujifilm, the lineup of GF mount medium format lenses has become very rich. Among them, there are 9 fixed focus large aperture lenses, 5 zoom lenses, and a 1.4x teleconverter lens. These high-quality lenses together form the Fuji GF mount lens family. They all have excellent optical quality and can fully demonstrate the imaging advantages of the large-size, high-pixel sensors of Fujifilm’s medium-format mirrorless cameras. For professional photographers and photography enthusiasts who have higher requirements for image quality, Fuji medium format cameras and GF lenses are undoubtedly more suitable imaging equipment for them.