18 July 2019
FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) has announced that it will release the FUJINON GF50mmF3.5 R LM WR in mid September 2019, thus expanding the line-up of GF interchangeable lenses for the GFX System.
The GF50mmF3.5 R LM WR is the smallest and the lightest GF lens at only 335g, with a maximum aperture of 3.5 and focal length of 50mm (equivalent to 40mm in 35mm film format). When attached to the GFX 50R, the combination weighs just 1,110g, making it the lightest GFX kit yet, and the perfect choice for street and travel photography. The release of the GF50mmF3.5 R LM WR expands the line-up of GF lenses to ten.
GF lenses are Fujifilm’s highest quality lenses and deliver astonishing image resolving performance and rich tonal reproduction. This is made possible thanks to the outstanding optical design and production technologies that coat lens surfaces with sub-micron level precision. The expertise has come from years of developing industry leading FUJINON lenses, including broadcast lenses that have recently been awarded the Engineering Emmy ® Award by the U.S. Television Academy. GF lenses can exploit the full potential of the FUJIFILM GFX 100, GFX 50S and GFX 50R mirrorless digital cameras. Coupled with Fujifilm’s unique colour reproduction technology, these lenses deliver some of the highest image quality in the world.
The GF50mmF3.5 R LM WR follows in the footsteps of previous GF lenses by offering amazing image performance and rich tonal reproduction to help capture the atmosphere of any scene. The lens has additional seals making it dust and weather resistant and capable of operating in temperatures down to -10°C. This allows photographers the ability to shoot in extreme conditions and still ensure high levels of reliability – a must for true professional photography equipment.
Outstanding image quality
The lens consists of 9 elements in 6 groups, including one aspherical lens element. This configuration minimises spherical aberration and distortion, allowing excellent image resolving performance and rich tonal reproduction. This lens has low breathing which makes it suitable for movie shooting.
It’s very small and light, measuring just Φ84x48mm and weighing only 335g; when combined with a GFX 50R, the kit is very portable and is ideal for street and travel.
The linear motor which drives the lightweight focus elements internally is accurate, fast and silent.
The lens is sealed in ten places, making it dust and weather resistant while still being capable of operating in temperatures down to -10°C.
• Lens construction: 9 elements in 6 groups (includes 1 aspherical element)
• Focal length f=50mm: (40mm equivalent in 35mm format)
• Angle of view: 57.4°
• Max. aperture: F3.5
• Min. aperture: F32
• Aperture control: number of blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm opening)
• Step size: 1/3EV (20 steps)
• Focus range: 0.55m-∞
• Max. magnification: 0.1x
• External dimensions: diameter φ84mm x Length 48mm
• Weight: 335g
• Filter size: 62mm
The new FUJIFILM GF50mm F3.5 R LM WR is due in stock this autumn and will be available for hire, HERE.