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FUJIFILM GF 120mm f/4 Macro R LM OIS WR Lens

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FUJIFILM GF 120mm f/4 Macro R LM OIS WR Lens
Key Features
  • FUJIFILM G Mount
  • 95mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/32
  • Three Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
Designed for working with close-up subjects, the GF 120mm f/4 Macro R LM OIS WR from FUJIFILM is a versatile short telephoto prime for the G-mount GFX camera system. Offering a 95mm equivalent focal length, along with a maximum magnification of 1:2 and a 1.5' Minimum focusing distance, this lens is well-suited for photographing near macro subjects as well as portraits and still lifes. Its optical design incorporates three extra-low dispersion elements to reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations for improved clarity and color accuracy, and the design has also been optimized to render smooth out-of-focus area in front of and behind the plane of focus to suit shallow depth of field imagery. Additionally, a floating elements system is employed for consistent sharpness throughout the focusing range, and a linear AF motor provides fast and quiet focusing performance.
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FUJIFILM GF 120mm f/4 Macro R LM OIS WR Overview

Designed for working with close-up subjects, the GF 120mm f/4 Macro R LM OIS WR from FUJIFILM is a versatile short telephoto prime for the G-mount GFX camera system. Offering a 95mm equivalent focal length, along with a maximum magnification of 1:2 and a 1.5' Minimum focusing distance, this lens is well-suited for photographing near macro subjects as well as portraits and still lifes. Its optical design incorporates three extra-low dispersion elements to reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations for improved clarity and color accuracy, and the design has also been optimized to render smooth out-of-focus area in front of and behind the plane of focus to suit shallow depth of field imagery. Additionally, a floating elements system is employed for consistent sharpness throughout the focusing range, and a linear AF motor provides fast and quiet focusing performance.

Benefitting handheld shooting, Optical Image Stabilization Minimizes the appearance of camera shake for sharper imagery when working with slower shutter speeds. A focus range limiter switch is also available, to constrain the focusing to a 1.5' to 3' range, a 3' to infinity range, or the full focusing range. A fluorine coating has also been added to the front element to repel moisture and the lens also features a dust-, freeze-, and weather-resistant construction for use in inclement conditions. Additionally, a manual aperture ring is featured for intuitive, tactile adjustment over exposure settings, and a Command position can also be set for camera-based control over the aperture.

Telephoto prime lens offers a 95mm equivalent focal length that is well-suited to working with close-up subjects at a comfortable range.
The optical design incorporates three extra-low dispersion elements to reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing throughout the aperture and focusing ranges for notable clarity and color fidelity.
A floating focusing system maintains sharpness and clarity throughout the focusing range, from 1.5' to infinity.
High-speed linear motor delivers quick, quiet, and smooth autofocus performance.
Maximum magnification of 1:2 benefits working with close-up subjects.
Focus range limiter lets you choose between a 1.5-3' focusing range, 3' to infinity range, or full range depending on the subject being photographed.
Optical Image Stabilization system compensates for up to five stops of camera shake to help realize sharper imagery when shooting handheld.
Physical aperture ring allows for intuitive adjustment over exposure settings, and incorporates a C (Command) position to permit camera-based aperture setting.
The front element features a hydrophobic fluorine coating to repel moisture.
Dust- and weather-sealed physical construction enables working in harsh climates and temperatures as low as 14°F.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
UPC: 074101032130

FUJIFILM GF 120mm f/4 Macro R LM OIS WR Specs

Focal Length120mm
Maximum Aperturef/4
Minimum Aperturef/32
Lens MountFUJIFILM G
Angle of View25.7°
Minimum Focus Distance1.48' / 45 cm
Maximum Magnification0.5x
Macro Reproduction Ratio1:2
Optical Design14 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size72 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.51 x 6" / 89.2 x 152.5 mm
Length at Maximum Extension5.98" / 152 mm
Weight2.16 lb / 980 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.4 x 7.6 x 6.6"

FUJIFILM GF 120mm f/4 Macro R LM OIS WR Reviews

This is not a macro lens

By Eugueny
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-20

If you find more technical tests online for this lens, you will be enamored by how perfect it is. Sharp corner to corner even wide open. Amazing bokeh, etc. All of this is true. But this is not a macro lens. If you try to use it at the minimum close distance, you will see that outside a tiny patch in the middle, it is quite soft and downright awful in the corners, at all apertures. So if you are looking to take photos of small flat objects (like digitizing film with a camera) you will be much better served by APS-C or full frame true 1:1 macro lenses. By the way, adding an extension tube does not help, it only makes it worse. This lens is not optimized for close focus, but it is marvelous for subjects from 6 feet to infinity.

Excellent Macro/ short telephoto

By Ronald
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-15

With the onset of lockdown, I had decided to do some macrophotography with my GFX100. This lens is extremely sharp, and together with the MCEX-45 provides my sought after 1:1 magnification. Its exceptional OIS is an added bonus that I've found useful when using it as a short telephoto lens.

Nearly perfect...

By Leslie
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-11-10

First, when the lens arrives realize that it is 1:2 and not 1:1 so you'll not be able to get really close to the subject. In order to achieve this you'll need the Fuji extension tube so focus distance is about 1.5-2 feet away from the subject. Secondly, the lens internal mechanism shifts and moves when not on the camera and powered up. This is normal but it unfortunately is not disclosed so I assumed it was broken as I have never had a lens behave in this manner. The mechanism will shift inside and you can feel the movement. Thirdly, the lens is noisy. It will be constantly whining and making noises. The internal mechanisms are continuously running and you can hear the motors. These aren't necessarily bad things, just things you should know out of the box that is pretty obscurely hidden on the internet. However, the images are spectacular. Sharp edge to edge and the focus mechanism is reasonably fast. It performs consistent to slightly better than the 45mm in this regard. It is heavy but IMO a fabulous lens for macro work and portraiture. This and the 45mm can satisfy all my needs in a variety of venues.

Macro 1:1

By Hani
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-24

Only macro lens fujifilm makes for g-mount. To be honest, I don’t use this lens as often as I would like. I find myself reaching for the 110 f2 instead. But the times I have used this lens, I found it very enjoyable to use. I forget that this lens is as good a portrait lens as it is a macro lens, and I end up shooting tighter and tighter pics of my subject until I have singled out their iris!! It brings out the creativity in you, if your a creative person that is..... Although its f/4 you will still see the background melt away almost completely in portraits (or macro). You can’t forget that this lens is being used on a much larger sensor than the small format. F/4 is very different on both, & no, you can’t just multiply and get an equivalent, the sensor surface area still plays a huge factor in how this aperture is perceived. This lens is sharp and stabilised built like it was meant for chasing down bugs in the Amazon. Weather sealed this lens will be fine outdoors, you will likely be running for shelter before the bugs or the lens for that matter..... The very large focus ring is easy to use without having to take your eye off your skittish subject. This lens is a touch longer than the 110mm and much shorter and much lighter than the 250mm. Add extension tubes for that MICRO realm. Although, I do love this lens is already a native 1:1 macro. I might be the only one here giving this lens a 5 star, but I’m also the only one giving it a review. Possibly because everyone else has yet to discover the versatility of this lens. You know what? I wasn’t going to write a review on this lens, but now that I have, I’m pumped for using this lens much more often. Turn your back on all the bad news of the world, and immerse yourself with the backyard bugs, you never know, you may actually find something in the world to smile about...... Even ‘I’ don’t give this lens the attention it deserves....

Versatile

By Peter
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-04

I headed downtown with just this lens to visit a small but highly thought of botanic garden in the Lower East Side (Alphabet City in Manhattan). Let's just say I was mistaken about its hours and it was closed until Saturday, at least to me (nobody was inside the gates). I didn't want to waste a 45 minute trip but thought I was out of luck with a macro lens. Surprise, I got some great street portraits from people who agreed to be photographed. 120mm in MF is very useful, I learned, as I learn every day with this system.

Tack sharp and light for a GR lens!

By Jennifer
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-08-26

Not much more to say about this lens that hasn't already been said. It is a fantastic macro and great all around lens otherwise. Here are a couple samples...

Spectacular lens

By Neil
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-20

I recently used this lens for macro photography and was literally blown away by the result. No camera can produce the images I saw without a lens that is as good or better than the 100mb sensor. The pollen could be seen on a bee's legs as individual specs. It does not get any sharper or better than this lens.

Good Lens

By Eoin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-30

Using with GFX 100. This doesn't disappoint. Easy handling. Sharp edge to edge from f/5.6 through f/22 (with very little refraction loss up to f/22 but noticeable beyond that); little to no distortion; excellent color rendition. Even without the 45mm extension, it gets close enough for most product work detail shots. It's a bit too sharp/contrasty for portraiture work (whereas the 110 f/2 is magnificent). This has already become my most used lens. If only the hood was a bit shorter.

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can anyone comment on focus breathing?

can anyone comment on focus breathing?
Asked by: Gregory
There has been no reports that we know of any focus breathing with this lens. Being a telephoto prime we would expect very little anyway.
Answered by: Dennis A
Date published: 2019-06-05

filter size? 72?

filter size? 72?
Asked by: katharine
This lens accepts 72mm filters.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2021-09-17

Is there a ring/collar available for this lens? ...

Is there a ring/collar available for this lens? maybe a third party?
Asked by: francesco
Manfrotto makes a long lens support. You can click the link below to view; https://bhpho.to/2uTa5s9
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-03-04

How close can it focus? The lens and manual say ...

How close can it focus? The lens and manual say .45m but I can get in focus much closer. What am I missing? thanks.
Asked by: Peter
The minimum focus distance is measured from the focal plane or sensor, not from the front of the lens. Hence, the minimum focusing distance would be from this plane to whatever you are focusing on.
Answered by: Zachariah
Date published: 2022-01-20

I want to use this lens to digitize 8x10 ...

I want to use this lens to digitize 8x10 negatives on a copy stand with light source from below. Will the lens allow the image of the 8x10 film to fit the GFX 50R viewfinder at a copy stand height of 32 inches or less? Thanks.
Asked by: Bill
FUJIFILM GF 120mm f/4 Macro R LM OIS WR Lens has an angle of view of 25.7 degrees. If you use trigonometry and calculate for a distance of 32 inches you can take a photo of an item that is 14.6 inches in size. So an 8x10 film will fit.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2022-03-09

Does the front lens extend when focusing? Or does ...

Does the front lens extend when focusing? Or does the length of the lens stay constant?
Asked by: Norman
This is an internal focus lens so it does not extend or get longer.
Answered by: Stephen G
Date published: 2021-02-09

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Should I be able to detect something shifting back and forth inside the lens if I tilt it up and down?
Asked by: David B.
Not to worry. Many of the Fujifilm optics have components that move freely inside until the power comes on. As soon as camera turns on, that goes away.
Answered by: socalshooter Fujifilm Expert
Date published: 2021-10-09
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