Fujifilm will add three new GF lenses to its range in the coming months: a 55mm f/1.7 standard lens, a 30mm f/5.6 tilt-shift lens and a 100mm f/5.6 tilt-shift macro lens.

Angled view of the new Fujinon GF 55mm f/1.7 R WR lens, shown with the supplied lens hood. (Source: Fujifilm.)

The new Fujinon GF 55mm f/1.7 R WR is a large-aperture prime lens with the standard focal length of 55mm (equivalent to 44mm in the 35mm film format). Its optical design consists of 14 lens elements in 10 groups and includes two ED elements and two aspherical elements to deliver a high level of image-resolving performance and smooth bokeh. The positioning of the aspherical elements enables one of the aspherical elements and two ED elements to be included in the eight-element focusing lens group to better control shifts in chromatic aberration, spherical aberration and comatic aberration when the focusing position changes. The wide f/1.7 maximum aperture provides scope for depth of field control and creates creamy bokeh. This lens will be available from 26 September at an RRP of AU$3899.

The new Fujinon GF 30mm f/5.6 T/S lens. (Source: Fujifilm.)

The GF 30mm f/F5.6 T/S is a wide-angle tilt shift lens with a focal length equivalent to 24mm in the 35mm film format. Its optical design comprises 16 lens elements in 11 groups and includes three aspherical elements, two ED elements and one Super ED element. Spherical aberration, comatic aberration and field curvature are suppressed to achieve edge-to-edge sharpness even during shifting. The use of Fujifilm’s Nano GI Coating technology controls the refractive index on the lens surface to reduce ghosting and flare. This lens meets professional needs in landscape photography where everything within the frame is in focus from grass in the foreground to distant mountains, or in architectural photography with distortion characteristically seen when shooting tall architectures is corrected. This lens will be released in October 2023 at an RRP of AU$6799.

The new Fujinon GF 110mm f/5.6 T/S lens. (Source: Fujifilm.)

The GF110mmF5.6 T/S Macro is a mid-telephoto, tilt shift macro lens with the focal length equivalent to 87mm in the 35mm film format and a 0.5x maximum reproduction ratio. Its optical design consists of 11 lens elements in nine groups and includes one aspherical element and two ED elements. The aspherical element controls comatic aberration and field curvature while the ED elements minimise axial chromatic aberration. Positioning the iris diaphragm midway along the design suppresses distortion and lateral chromatic aberration to achieve edge-to-edge sharpness without relying on electronic correction. The lens has a built-in sensor that detects the degree of shifting and revolving movements, recording the information in the image metadata so it can be used during raw file processing. This lens measures 149 mm in length and weighs 1,255 grams and has a filter thread size of 72mm. It will be available in November at an RRP of AU$5899.

Full details of all three lenses can be found at www.fujifilm.com/au.