Fujifilm has announced the addition of a new standard zoom lens to its GF series line-up and released a new development roadmap for GF lenses.
The new GF45-100mm f/4 R LM OIS WR lens, shown without end caps and lens hood. (Source: Fujifilm.)
Covering 35mm focal lengths equivalent to 36-79mm, the new GF45-100mm f/4 R LM OIS WR lens is equipped with a powerful, five-stop image stabilisation mechanism and boasts a weather-resistant construction. Its optical design consists of 16 lens elements in 12 groups and includes three aspherical elements, one Super ED element and one ED element. Together they control common aberrations to deliver impressive image resolving power across the zoom range. Autofocusing is driven internally by a linear motor that moves compact and lightweight focus lens elements, to achieve fast, silent and highly accurate AF. The lens barrel is weather-sealed at 11 locations so that it is dust and weather resistant and can be used in temperatures as low as -10°C, facilitating photography in light rain or in dusty outdoor areas. Despite being a 2.2x zoom compatible with the large format sensor, the lens weighs only 1,005 grams and is 144.5mm in length. It is due for release in late February 2020 for an RRP of AU$3499.
The latest roadmap for interchangeable GF lenses for use with the GFX Series of mirrorless cameras. (Source: Fujifilm.)
Fujifilm’s latest lens roadmap for the GFX Series of medium format mirrorless digital cameras adds two new lenses, the GF80mm f/1.7 R WR and GF30mm f/3.5 R WR to establish a lineup of 13 GF lenses catering for different users’ needs.
The GF80mm f/1.7 R WR (equivalent to 63mm in 35mm film format) is a fast standard prime lens that it ideal for portrait photography. It promises image quality comparable to the professionally-acclaimed Fujinon GF110mm f/2 R LM WR mid-telephoto lens but offers an even wide angle of view with a compact and lightweight body.
The GF30mm f/3.5 R WR covers an angle of view equivalent to 24mm in 35mm film format and is ideal for landscape photography. Offering ultra-high resolution capability despite its compact and lightweight body, the lens can bring out the full potential of the 102MP image sensor used in the GFX100. No information has been provided on the release date of either lens.