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New Fujifilm GFX 50mm and X 16-80mm

Fujifilm has announced two lenses, a compact Fujinon GF50mm f3.5 R LM WR prime lens with an RRP of $1649; and a XF16-80mm f4 R OIS WR lens with an RRP of $1449. Both ship in late September.

Fujifilm GFX GF50mm
Fujifilm GF50mm

GF50mm f3.5 R LM WR
The tenth GFX len marks Fujifilm’s dedication to fleshing out the lens range for its medium format camera system.

The lens is small and light, measuring 84x48mm and weighing 335 grams. When attached to the GFX 50R it has the total combined weight of 1110 grams. It’s the ‘lightest GFX kit yet’, says Fujifilm, ideal for street and travel photographers.

Construction consists of nine elements in six groups, including one aspherical lens element. This configuration minimises spherical aberration and distortion, for quality image resolving performance and rich tonal reproduction. The lens has ‘low breathing’, making it suitable for movie shooting.

A linear motor drives the focus elements for accurate, fast and silent AF.

The lens features weather sealing in 10 places, making it dust resistant and capable of operating in temperatures as low as -10°C.

Here’s the spec sheet.

Fujifilm XF 16-80mm X series
XF 16-80mm.

XF16-80mm f4 R OIS WR

Fujifilm is labelling the 16-80mm f4 a ‘compact 5x optical zoom lens’.

It has a minimum shooting distance of 35cm over the entire zoom range, which gives a maximum shooting magnification of 0.25x. The lens weighs 440g with total length clocked at 88.9mm – approximately 40 percent lighter than an equivalent lens for a 35mm format system, Fujifilm says.
This new standard zoom lens features 6.0 stops OIS, providing a reduction of camera shake in challenging light conditions.

Construction consists of 16 lens elements in 12 groups, including three aspherical lens elements and one ED aspherical lens. This effectively controls field curvature and spherical aberrations, providing sharpness across the frame.

An inner focus AF system uses a stepping motor to drive focusing elements quietly and quickly.

The lens barrel is sealed in 10 locations, also making it dust resistant and capable of operating at temperatures as low as -10°C.

Here’s the spec sheet.

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