Fujifilm announced today a new lens for the GFX Medium Format mirrorless digital cameras next month. The lens is the GF100-200mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR.
Fujifilm made the lens with outdoor shooters in mind. It appears the camera’s said to be both durable and lightweight. Also, it features Fujifilm’s five stop image stabilization feature. So when shooting outside, you can have more stable shoots.
“Outdoor photographers need to consider a plethora of challenges including lighting, environment and timing – all while battling the natural elements,” said Yuji Igarashi, General Manager, Electronic Imaging Division & Optical Devices Division, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. Furthermore, he went on to say “As the first GF telephoto zoom lens that has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 79-158mm in a compact, weather-resistant design, this lens will meet the needs of outdoor and landscape photographers.”
The lens’ design includes 20 elements in 13 groups. It includes two super Extra Low Dispersion Glass lenses and one aspherical lens, which Fujifilm says “reduce chromatic and field curvature aberration.”
Also, the lens is dust and weather resistant.
Fujifilm has included its five stop image stabilization feature. Additionally, the company says the lens will videographers and photographers will take advantage of the GFX’s “high image resolution performance even without the use of tripod.”
In addition to its stabilization capabilities, Fujifilm said “the linear motor which drives the focus is accurate, quiet and fast.” It also includes a mechanism for fixing the linear motor position when turning the power off or using the playback mode to avoid more vibrations.
- 1.4x teleconverter (GF1.4X TC WR) extends the telephoto shooting range to 140-280mm
- Lens is made up of 20 elements in 13 groups: includes two super Extra Low Dispersion Glass lenses and one aspherical lens
- Five stop image stabilization
- Reportedly quite autofocus
- Dust resistant
- Water resistant
Pricing and availability
The GF100-200mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR will be out in late this February for $1,999. To learn more, got to fujifilmuse.com.