Fujifilm introduced a new prime lens for the GFX medium format camera. This is the Fujifilm GF 30mm F3.5 R WR wide angle lens has weatherproof, dust, and moisture resistant optical design.
This lens consists of 13 elements located in 10 groups. Two extra-low dispersion elements reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing throughout the aperture and focusing ranges for notable clarity and color fidelity. Two aspherical elements control distortion and spherical aberrations in order to achieve high sharpness and accurate rendering.
The manufacturer reports that this lens allows you to resolve 100-megapixel arrays. The lens weighs 510 grams and as the manufacturer claims, has compact dimensions — the body length is 99.4 mm and the maximum diameter is 84 mm.
Looking at the dimensions of the GFX camera systems (medium format camera from Fujifilm), the lens turned out to be really miniature. The lens follows rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality. Dust- and weather-sealed physical construction enables working in harsh climates and temperatures as low as 14°F.
Price and availability
Fujifilm GF 30mm F3.5 R WR lens for the G-mount GFX medium format camera system is now available to pre-order via the Bhphotovideo.com store for $1,699.95 and shipping will starts from July 24, 2020.
Fujifilm GF 30mm F3.5 R WR Specs
- Focal Length: 30mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24mm)
- Maximum Aperture: f/3.5
- Minimum Aperture: f/32
- Mount: FUJIFILM G
- Angle of View: 84.7°
- Minimum Focus Distance: 32 cm
- Maximum Magnification: 0.15x
- Optical Design: 13 Elements in 10 Groups
- Diaphragm Blades: 9, Rounded
- Focus: Autofocus
- Image Stabilization: No
- Front Filter Size: 58 mm
- Dimensions: 84 x 99.4 mm
- Weight: 510 grams
Recently, Viltrox has also made available the two new prime lenses for the Fujifilm X mounts. The Viltrox AF 33mm F1.4 XF prime lens for APS-C sensor format with autofocus function provides a 50mm equivalent focal length and priced at $279.
New Viltrox 23mm f1.4 autofocus lens, on the other hand, is also designed for Fujifilm X APS-C format mirrorless cameras, includes 10 groups, 11 elements, including 1 ultra-low dispersion element and 1 high refractive index element, priced at $329.