Short & Sharp: Introducing the Fujifilm GF 30mm F/3.5 Lens

The latest lens from Fujifilm was just announced, and this well-designed, lightweight lens does not disappoint. Designed specifically for Fujifilm’s GFX system, the Fujinon GF 30mm f/3.5 R WR provides photographers with a wide-angle option for shooting everything from landscapes to environmental portraits.

Fitting nicely between the current 23mm and the 45mm, the GF 30mm f/3.5 lens features a 35mm equivalent focal length of 24mm, providing an 84.7° field-of-view. The aperture ranges from f/3.5 at the widest open to f/32 at its minimum, and the diaphragm includes nine rounded blades. With a focus breathing of only 0.05%, videographers will find fantastic image stability when focusing on a variety of distances. The 13 elements across 10 groups include two aspherical elements and two ED elements to help minimize spherical aberration and barrel distortion. Able to focus as closely as 12 inches, GF 30mm f/3.5 provides a maximum magnification of 0.15x.

Fujifilm continues to improve its autofocus capabilities and you'll see that with this lens. From landscapes to street photography to portraits using face detection, you'll notice it's fast, sharp and accurate. 

At an incredibly light 1.2 pounds (510g), this medium format lens is one of the lightest and easiest to transport in the whole GF lens lineup. The GF 30mm f/3.5 is only 3.9 inches long with a maximum diameter at the lens mount of 3.3 inches. For size comparison, it is very similar to the Fujifilm 45mm. Sealed at nine locations—including the lens mount—this compact lens is also dust- and weather-resistant. It can withstand temperature down to even 14 degrees, so even if you're not ready to shoot in bad weather the lens will be. 

The release of this lens marks the eighth prime lens for the GFX system, and it will be available in late July or early August.


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