FUJIFILM Announces the GF 20-35mm f/4 R Lens


FUJIFILM has just released the ultra-wide-angle GF 20-35mm f/4 R WR Lens for the medium format FUJIFILM GFX system. This compact lens (no larger than a full-frame camera lens) is the GFX System’s widest-ever optic (prime or zoom) with a full-frame equivalent field of view of 16-28mm and a constant f/4 maximum aperture. Like the other lenses in the GFX System, this new zoom lens is designed to provide spectacular results for landscape, architecture, and traveling photographers looking to capture expansive scenes.

In a surprise move FUJIFILM announced the development of two new tilt-shift lenses for the GFX System: the GF 30mm f/5.6 and GF 110mm f/5.6.

FUJIFILM GF 20-35mm f/4 R WR Lens
FUJIFILM GF 20-35mm f/4 R WR Lens

The new ultra-wide-angle lens is designed to be an ideal travel companion—small, lightweight, and simple to operate. Measuring just 4.4" and 25.6 oz, the lens features an internal zoom mechanism to maintain its compact form factor. The lens is sealed against moisture and dust, and a fluorine coating protects the front element from water and fingerprints.

Optically, the GF 20-35mm f/4 R WR lens features 14 elements in 10 groups and includes 3 aspherical, 1 ED aspherical, and 3 ED elements to keep the view free of distortion and aberrations. The lens wears FUJIFILM’s Nano GI coating for precise reduction of unwanted flare and ghosting. The lens’s stepping autofocus motor is nearly silent and the lens is engineered to minimize focus breathing. Minimum focus distance is 13.8".

GF 30mm f/5.6 and GF 110mm f/5.6.

Also announced today is the development of two tilt-shift lenses for the GFX System. The GF 30mm f/5.6 Tilt-Shift and GF 110mm f/5.6 Tilt-Shift open new creative avenues for the medium-format system. The two focal lengths provide shooters with a couple options depending on what they plan on photographing. For example, the 30mm's ultra-wide perspective lends itself well to architecture and landscape work while the 110mm will provide distance for working with products. Both are worthwhile additions to FUJIFILM's lineup.

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