The word compact isn’t usually associated with medium format, but it can be in the case of this prime. Equivalent to 50mm in full frame terms, it’s extremely sharp at its sweet spot of f/8 and returns attractive images wide-open, albeit without the super dreamy look that can be achieved with wider aperture lenses. Aperture control can be taken from the lens or the camera body and its beautifully damped manual focus ring and weather resistant seals emphasize how well made it is. It’s not the fastest to focus and exhibits vignetting wide-open, nevertheless it’s ideal for GFX users who’d like to find their feet in medium format or fancy a portable standard lens. GF 63mm F2.8 R WR is a standard lens specifically designed for the new G Mount and 43.8 x 32.9mm sensor.