The about $1699 Fujifilm GF 45mm f/2.8 R WR for Fujifilm GFX is now available for pre-order at B&H Photo.
I plan on reviewing the 45/2.8 in Medium Format as part of my in-depth review of the Fujifilm GF system, which has outstanding dynamic range. My primary reservation (focusing accuracy) might have improved with the recent firmware update and if so the Fujifilm GF would earn a strong recommendation if true.
Fujifilm seems to be on a roll in developing a lens line for the Fujifilm GF—and on making field use a hassle when filtration is required, with 4 different filters sizes of 62mm, 72mm, 77mm, 82mm among six lenses—this is just not necessary to design that inconveniently. Carrying 4 different polarizers is a lot of extra cost and bulk for my hikes. Step-up rings can work, but thy do not allow lens hoods and the lens cap doesn't match so I consider them generally a non-starter.
One clear limitation here is 14°F / 10°C operating range. While this won’t affect me most of the time, it is a non-starter for some winter shooters.
FUJINON GF45mmF2.8 R WR Lens adds versatile wide angle lens to the series; updated GF Lens Roadmap announced and new GFX firmware coming soon
Valhalla, N.Y., September 7, 2017 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced the new FUJINON GF45mmF2.8 R WR, a highly versatile wide angle lens.
The GF45mmF2.8 R WR lens has a focal length equivalent to 36mm (in the 35mm format) and a maximum aperture of F2.8. With its compact and lightweight design weighing just 490g, this lens is perfect for street and documentary photography.
The new GF45mmF2.8 R WR is the sixth interchangeable GF lens to be added for the FUJIFILM GFX 50S medium format mirrorless digital camera system. Taking advantage of the mirrorless system’s structure, the G Mount has a short flange back distance of just 26.7mm that reduces the back focus distance as much as possible to prevent vignetting and achieve edge-to-edge sharpness.
As with all GF Lenses, the GF45mmF2.8 R WR is a professional quality lens capable of reproducing rich tones and unique colors. With a construction of 8 groups and 11 elements using one aspherical lens and two ED lenses, the GF45mmF2.8 R WR lens is equipped to provide the highest image quality while reducing aberrations. The lens features Nano GI coating to suppress ghosting and flare, and is weather and dust resistant capable of operating in environments as cold as 14°F/-10°C. The GF45mmF2.8 R WR lens combines reliability and high performance to be the ultimate tool for professional photographers.
FUJINON GF45mmF2.8 R WR Lens Key Features:
- FUJIFILM G Mount is compatible with the FUJIFILM GFX 50S
- Weather and dust resistant design capable of operating at temperatures as low as 14°F/-10°C
- 8 groups and 11 elements construction using one aspherical lens and two ED lenses
- 9 blade aperture creates smooth and circular bokeh
- Nano GI coating suppresses ghosting and flare
New FUJINON GF Lens Development Roadmap
Also announced today is the latest development of the G Mount Lens Roadmap, showcasing the continued expansion of the interchangeable lens range for the FUJIFILM GFX 50S medium format mirrorless digital camera.
The latest roadmap adds two new lenses: the GF250mmF4 R LM OIS WR telephoto prime lens with a focal length equivalent to 198mm (in 35mm format) and maximum aperture of F4 for beautiful bokeh when shooting portrait and landscape images; and the GF1.4X TC WR, a high-performance teleconverter capable of multiplying the focal length by 1.4x. Compatible with the GF250mmF4 R LM OIS WR lens, the GF1.4X teleconverter provides a focal length of 350mm (equivalent to 277mm in the 35mm format).
With the addition of the two lenses, the GF lens lineup includes a total of eight lenses covering focal lengths from 18mm – 277mm (in the 35mm format) to correspond to an expansive range of photographer needs.