Fujifilm announces GFX medium-format 100-200mm f/5.6 lens with 5-stop optical stabilization
Fujifilm has just announced its latest GF lens, the Fujinon GF 100-200mm f/5.6 R LM OIS WR. It’s made for medium-format GFX system. The lens offers 5-stop optical image stabilization. It’s designed particularly with nature and landscape photographers in mind, but I believe portrait photographers could find it useful as well. Let’s dive into specs and see what you can expect from the latest Fujifilm’s telephoto zoom.
The lens consists of 20 elements in 13 groups. This includes two Super ED lens elements and one aspherical lens element, which help to minimize chromatic aberration and field curvature. The 5-stop optical image stabilization promises high stabilization capability even when the camera is handheld.
The Fujinon GF 100-200mm f/5.6 R LM OIS WR is an AF lens, and the manufacturer promises fast, quiet, but above all precise autofocus. The lens also includes a mechanical system for fixing the linear motor position when you turn the power off or playback captured images.
Considering that the lens was designed particularly with outdoor photographers in mind, it’s able to withstand harsh conditions. It’s weather-sealed at ten places on the barrel, it’s dust and weather resistant and operates in temperatures down to -10°C.
Finally, the lens can be combined with the GF1.4X TC WR teleconverter that extends its focal length by 1.4 times. This way, it lets you cover the focal length range of 140mm-280mm (equivalent to 111-221mm in the 35mm film format).
Check out the full specs and preorder details below, and you can see some sample images via this link.
|FUJINON LENS GF100-200mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR
|20 elements in 13 groups
(including one aspherical lens element and two Super ED lens elements)
|ｆ=100-200mm (equivalent to 79-158mm in the 35mm film format)
|Angle of view
|30.6° – 15.6°
Number of blades
9 (rounded diaphragm opening)
1/3EV (16 steps)
|Focus range (from the sensor surface)
|0.6m～∞ (Wide-angle end)
1.6m～∞ (Telephoto end)
|0.2x (Wide-angle end)
|External dimensions :Diameter x Length (approx.)
(Distance from camera lens mount flange)
|Φ89.5mm x 183mm
(excluding the lens cap, lens hood and tripod collar foot)
|Lens cap FLCP-67II
Lens rear cap RLCP-002
Tripod collar foot
The lens will be available for preorders starting 18 January at the price of $2,000, and it will start shipping in late February 2019.
Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.