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.
B&H has the Hasselblad X1D-50c medium format mirrorless camera for $6495 (reg. $8995). The X1D sports a 50MP CMOS sensor for capturing 16-bit color and 14-stops of dynamic range. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
According to Lomography anyway, today April 12, 2017 is the fifth annual film photography day in Lomography Gallery and Embassy Stores around the world. If you’re in NYC, there’s a Sacred NYC Tattoo Party Pop-up happening at the Lomography Gallery Store on 8th Street.
If you’re not near a Lomography Gallery or Embassy Store, it’s still a good excuse to dust off your film camera and shoot a couple rolls or sheets. [Read more…]
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…]