Fuji Intros Portrait-Friendly Medium Format Lens with More to Come

April 20, 2017

By Greg Scoblete

Fujifilm is moving rapidly to build out its assortment of medium format lenses for the new GFX 50S with a pair of new lenses and an updated lens roadmap. The GFX 50S is also getting some new firmware this spring to deliver some new features.

The GF110mmF2 R LM WR (equivalent to 87mm in 35mm format) and the GF23mmF4 R LM WR (equivalent to 18mm in 35mm format) are both due in June for $2,800 and $2,600, respectively.

Like other lenses in the line, the two new models were built to resolve over 100-megapixels. They're weather-sealed and use a linear motor to drive autofocusing.

The GF23mm stops down to f/32 and offers 9 aperture blades. It can focus on objects as close as 38cm.

The GF110mm stops down to f/22 and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.9m. It also offers 9 rounded aperture blades.

Fujifilm has revealed six G Mount lenses to date. An updated roadmap adds a new telephoto prime lens and a teleconverter.

Coming in the spring, a firmware update for the GFX 50S will enable Wi-Fi tethering, improved exposure compensation and better autofocus in difficult scenes, Fuji says.