In addition to the new Fuji X-E4, the compact(ish) Fuji GFX 100S medium format mirrorless camera was announced this week. It features an impressive 102MP BSI CMOS sensor that measures 43.8 x 32.9mm, which yields a roughly 0.79x crop factor compared to a 35mm frame/sensor. It can also use pixel shift multi-shot tech to capture 400MP images.
At 11.8oz, the GF 50mm is the smallest and lightest in the GF lens line to date. Lens construction consists of 9 elements in 6 groups and includes one aspherical lens element to minimize spherical aberration and barrel distortion. It also features a 62mm filter ring, weather-sealing in 10 places along the lens barrel and operation temperatures down to 14°F.
The Fujifilm GF 50mm f/3.5 R LM WR retails for $999.95 and will be available on September 26, 2019. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Fuji has announced its new GF 100-200mm f/5.6 R LM OIS WR lens for the medium format GFX system, which presently includes the Fuji GFX 50S and GFX 50R camera bodies. The lens offers a 35mm equivalent focal range of 79-158mm in a relatively compact design. It is weather-proof with the ability to operate in temperatures down to 14 °F and is sealed to resist dust and moisture.
The lens is made up of 20 elements in 13 groups including two super Extra Low Dispersion Glass lenses and one aspherical lens to reduce chromatic and field curvature aberrations. The new lens is compatible with the GF1.4X TC WR, which extends the telephoto shooting range to 140-280mm (equivalent to 111-221mm in 35mm format).
The Fuji GF 100-200mm f/5.6 R LM OIS WR lens will be available in late February 2019 in $1,999.95. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Fuji previously showed off the new GFX 50S medium format camera and new lenses back at Photokina 2016. Pricing was the big question on everyone’s mind and Fuji is hitting a pretty good price point at $6500, which comes in below the relatively affordable Pentax 645Z (now at $7000) and well below the new Hasselblad X1D-50c (at $9k).
Last summer, I speculated about the coming medium format revolution and what role Fuji would play in it. I think the $6500 price tag for a 51MP medium format camera signals that Fuji means business and wants a big piece of the medium format market share. [Read more…]