Three New Medium-Format Lenses Coming from Fuji

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Fuji has not disappointed when it has come to new gear announcements of late.

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But, just in case you’ve forgotten people that love new glass, the company has also shown off three new medium-format lenses alongside all of its new gear. Specifically, the company showed off the new GF 45-100mm f/4 R LM OIS WR, a 30mm f/3.5 R WR, and the 80mm f/1.7 R WR.

Of course, a lot of attention is being paid to the GF 45-100mm f/4 R LM OIS WR – and for good reason. Working with 16 elements in 12 groups with 3 aspherical elements, a Super ED element, and another ED element for minimal chromatic and/or spherical aberration, it has an internal system for focusing using a linear motor with 5-axis, 5-stop image stabilization.

It will weigh about 1,005g, measure 144.5mm long, and sports weather sealing against the elements. Delivering standard zoom, full-frame focal ranges of 36-79mm, and depth of field at f/3.2, this lens meets a lot of photographer needs.

The lens is expected to arrive in late February 2020 for a retail of $USD 2,300.

The other two lenses announced, the GF 80mm f/1.7 R WR and 30mm f/3.5 R WR, are somewhat more mysterious but many publications are reporting that the 30mm is being billed a landscape photography lens while the 80mm is being described as ideal for portraits and landscapes.

What do you think? Do these three new lenses sound exciting to you? Let us know what you think about Fuji’s new medium-format lenses in the comments section below this article if you like.

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