FUJINON GF 80mm f/1.7 R WR Lens
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We’ve known about the FUJINON GF80mmF1.7 R WR for a little while now. However, we had little to no details about the lens. Today, Fujifilm revealed all its specs and its official release date.

The GF80mmF1.7 R WR is a standard prime lens for Fujifilm GFX medium-format systems. It’s a quite unique lens for medium format cameras. According to Fujifilm, this is the fastest lens in its GF line-up. The company also claims the lens is the world’s first AF-capable F1.7 interchangeable lens for Large Format cameras.

FUJINON GF80mmF1.7 overview

Overall, it looks like the FUJINON GF80mmF1.7 is suited well for both on-location and in-studio use. Internally, the GF80mmF1.7 R WR features nine rounded diaphragm blades. It comprises 12 lens elements in nine groups, including one aspherical element and two Super ED elements. It also features a high-precision glass-molded aspherical element with a tolerance of 1/100,000th of a millimeter. Fujifilm claims the lens is five times faster than regular aspherical lenses. Also, Fujifilm promises the GF80mmF1.7’s internal elements will deliver quality bokeh.

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Fujifilm announces the GF 80mm f/1.7 R WR Lens
Image courtesy: Fujifilm

The FUJINON GF80mmF1.7 is weather-sealed, protecting the lens from water and dust. Additionally, it’s capable of operating at temperatures as low as 14°F (-10°C). As for the lens’ weight, it weighs just 795 (1.75 lb). The lens measures out to be 3.9 inches long. Its filter thread size is 77mm.

Breakdown

  • Focal length: 80mm (64mm equivalent)
  • Maximum aperture: f/1.7
  • Weather resistant
  • Stabilization with camera IBIS
  • Filter size: 77mm
  • Weight: 795g

Pricing and availability

The FUJINON GF80mmF1.7 R WR will release in March 2021 for $2,299. You can learn more at the official Fujifilm website.

Image courtesy: Fujifilm

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