Fujifilm has announced the new Fujinon GF 80mm f/1.7 Lens. Designed for the Fujifilm GFX system – a bright prime lens that would be ideal for portraits.
The GF 80mm F1.7 R WR provides an equivalent (in 35mm terms) focal length of 63mm, and weighs in at 795 grams (1.8 lbs). Of the lens’ 12 elements, one is aspherical and two are ‘Super ED’. It has a minimum focus distance of 70cm (27.6″) and a maximum magnification of 0.15x. The 80mm has a physical faux-machanical aperture ring and accepts 77mm screw-in filters.
The lens is weather-resistant and features a fluorine coating on the front element to repel water and dirt.
Fujifilm GF 80mm f/1.7 R WR Lens will be available in March for $2499.
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Fujifilm GF 80mm f/1.7 R WR Lens Features
Optically designed for limitless creativity
- GF80mmF1.7 R WR features nine rounded diaphragm blades that can be stopped down to provide edge-to-edge sharpness or opened up to produce images with beautifully smooth bokeh, with astounding separation between a subject and its background, from any GFX System camera. Comprising 12 lens elements in nine groups, including one aspherical element and two, Super ED elements, this lens is optimally balanced to control spherical aberration and deliver a quality of bokeh not able to be replicated by any other Large Format lens on the market.
- Fujifilm’s ultra high-precision glass molding technology has been used on the two aspherical lens surfaces to produce a tolerance of 1/100,000th of a millimeter. This is five times more accurate than regular lens molding techniques can produce and serves to minimize the onion-ring effect that can how the lens handles the out-of-focus areas of an image.
The world’s first F1.7 lens with autofocus for a large format digital system
- GF80mmF1.7 features a powerful DC motor that has enough torque to drive the focus group of six lens elements, including the aspherical element, to quickly deliver accurate and reliable autofocus, even when the lens is wide-open at F1.7 and when depth of field is extremely shallow. The lens also supports the Face / Eye AF function, which uses an advanced focusing algorithm to accurately acquire focus on a subject’s face or eyes even when they are moving within the frame.
- GF80mmF1.7 brings low-light focusing capabilities of GFX100 and GFX100S to EV-5.5, which is a 0.5 stop improvement in the case of GFX100. With GF80mmF1.7, autofocus performance for both of these cameras is maximized in dimly lit environments.
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