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Published 15/09/17

The lens line-up of the FUJIFILM GFX Series expands further with the FUJINON GF45mmF2.8 R WR

The sixth lens in the GF Lens Series. Offering excellent portability, with a compact and lightweight design (490g), this new lens will bring street and documentary photography in stunning medium format quality

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FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) has announced that it will release the ''FUJINON GF45mmF2.8 R WR Lens'', the sixth lens in the GF Lens Series, in November, 2017. This product is a professional quality interchangeable lens for FUJIFILM’S medium format GFX 50S (43.8×32.9mm) digital camera. The ''FUJINON GF45mmF2.8 R WR Lens'' 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 compact and lightweight design (weighing only 490g), this lens is ideal for street and documentary photography.

FUJINON ''GF Lenses'' are high quality lenses featuring rich tone reproduction, unique color reproduction and high resolving power, designed to incorporate Fujifilm's optical technology. This lens has been designed to the highest standards to allow photographers the ability to create the best images possible. Fujifilm has already released the ''FUJIFILM GFX 50S'', the first camera in the ''GFX Series,'' as well as five ''GF Lenses''. All of which have proved popular among professional photographers and photo enthusiasts, who praise it for its ability to capture high levels of detail, giving the atmosphere a three-dimensional feel, and its compact, lightweight body for easy operation.

Like the other ''GF Lenses'', the ''GF45mmF2.8 R WR'' is equipped with resolving power to support further enhancement in future. Thanks to the Nano GI coating, this lens offers clear depiction performance with reduced ghosting and flare. Weather and dust resistant, the lens can be used in temperatures as low as -10°C. The ''GF45mmF2.8 R WR'' lens combines high performance with high reliability, making it an ideal photography tool for professional photographers. Because it’s compact, lightweight and portable, it’s also an optimal lens for snapshots and documentary photography, enabling photographers to shoot natural photos without intimidating their shooting subjects.

Fujifilm has also today unveiled the latest development roadmap for the ''GF Lenses''. With this roadmap, details of a ''Telephoto Prime Lens'' and a ''Tele Converter'' are unveiled. The addition of the two new lenses brings the ''GF Lens'' line-up to a total of eight lenses, supporting a wide range of user needs.

For specifications see the website

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Product features

High resolving power
With a construction of 8 groups and 11 elements, using one aspherical lens and two ED lenses, the ''GF45mmF2.8 R WR'' delivers high image quality and reduces aberrations. By adopting an inner focus system which moves the six lenses, the lens is able to deliver high quality images while reducing fluctuations of the aberrations caused by the change of shooting distance. The lens is even able to reduce ghosting and flare, caused by incident light from diagonal angles, and produce clear images, thanks to the use of Nano GI coating.

Compact and Lightweight design weighing only 490g
With a maximum diameter ofφ84mm, a length of 88mm and weighing only 490g, this lens combines a compact and lightweight design with the best possible image quality.

Dust and weather resistant, capable of operating in environments as cold as -10°C
The lens has been sealed in ten areas, allowing you to shoot with confidence, even in dusty environments or in light rain.

High operability
The aperture ring has a C position (command dial mode) on the camera body that allows the lens aperture value to be changed to suit the photographer’s preference. A locking mechanism has been added to the A (Auto) and C positions to prevent unintended movements of the aperture dial.

Pricing and Availability
The FUJINON LENS GF45mmF2.8 R WR will be available in November 2017, with an RRP of £1699.00


1st Published 15 September 2017 09:43 Posted by Ben Jones
last update 11/10/2018 11:18:17



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