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Fujifilm announces GF 45mm F2.8 R WR medium-format lens

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Fujifilm has expanded its GF medium-format system with the addition of the Fujinon GF 45mm F2.8 R WR lens.

The Fujinon GF 45mm F2.8 R WR is a highly versatile wide angle lens with a focal length equivalent to 36mm (on a 35mm format) and maximum F2.8 aperture. Thanks to its dust- and weather-resistant design, this lens is ideal for street and documentary photography. Lens construction includes a 9 blade aperture and 8 groups with 11 elements, including one aspherical and two ED lenses.

The Fujinon GF 45mm F2.8 R WR is scheduled to be released in November for $1700.

Fujifilm GF 45mm F2.8 R WR medium-format lens announced

Fujifilm GF 45mm F2.8 R WR medium-format lens announced

FUJINON GF 45mm F2.8 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

Fujifilm plans to launch a GF 250mm F4 R LM OIS WR telephoto prime and a GF 1.4X TC WR teleconverter in 2018.


New Firmware Updates Coming Soon

Fujifilm will release a new firmware update for the FUJIFILM GFX 50S medium format mirrorless digital camera. Expected in late November 2017, this update will add new support for FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO, improved third party studio flash controller usability and new functions to improve operability.

FUJIFILM GFX 50S: V.2.0 Key Features

  1. Supports FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO which enables users to convert RAW files with X Processor Pro.
  2. Improves radio flash controller usability allowing users to shoot with compatible third party studio flash in high speed sync or TTL mode via their radio controllers.
  3. Supports backup and restore of camera settings from one camera to another via FUJIFILM X Acquire.
  4. Addition of “Eye Sensor + LCD Image Display” in View Mode that allows for shooting through the viewfinder and checking images on the LCD.
  5. ON/OFF for 1/3-step shutter speed adjustment.
  6. Addition of “Shoot Without Card” mode so camera will not shoot without SD card inserted.
  7. Addition of “-6” and “-7” to EVF’s brightness settings.