07 September 2017
Fujifilm has announced that it will release the FUJINON GF45mmF2.8 R WR Lens, the sixth lens in the GF Lens Series, in November, 2017. This product is a professional quality interchangeable lens for FUJIFILM’S medium format GFX 50S (43.8×32.9mm) digital camera. The FUJINON GF45mmF2.8 R WR Lens is a highly versatile wide angle lens with a focal length equivalent to 36mm (on a 35mm format) and maximum F2.8 aperture. Relative to its other GF siblings, the GF45mm boasts a compact and lightweight design (weighing only 490g), Fujifilm saying this lens is ideal for street and documentary photography.
With a construction of 8 groups and 11 elements, using one aspherical lens and two ED lenses, the GF45mm delivers high image quality and reduces aberrations. By adopting an inner focus system which moves the six lenses, the lens is able to deliver high quality images while reducing fluctuations of the aberrations caused by the change of shooting distance. The lens is even able to reduce ghosting and flare, caused by incident light from diagonal angles, and produce clear images, thanks to the use of Nano GI coating.
The aperture ring has a C position (command dial mode) on the camera body that allows the lens aperture value to be changed to suit the photographer’s preference. A locking mechanism has been added to the A (Auto) and C positions to prevent unintended movements of the aperture dial.
The lens has been sealed in ten areas, allowing you to shoot in dusty conditions or in light rain. It is also capable of operating in temperatures down to -10 degrees.
The lens will be available from November 2017 and we are expecting to stock it for hire from launch.
Fujifilm also unveiled their latest G Mount Lens Roadmap with details of a telephoto prime lens and a tele converter now being disclosed.
Telephoto Prime Lens - GF250mmF4 R LM OIS WR” “GF250mmF4 R LM OIS WR - is a telephoto prime lens with a focal length equivalent to 198mm (on a 35mm format) and maximum F4 aperture, enabling a beautiful bokeh effect for shooting portrait and landscapes images.
Tele Converter - GF1.4X TC WR - is a high-performance teleconverter capable of multiplying the focal length by 1.4x. Compatible with the GF250mmF4 R LM OIS WR, its focal length will be 350mm (equivalent to 277mm on a 35mm format).
With the addition of the two lenses, GF250mmF4 R LM OIS WR and GF1.4X TC WR, the GF range will now cover telephoto needs. The GF lens line-up will be expanded total of eight lenses, covering 18mm – 277mm (on a 35mm format).