FUJIFILM today announced the launch of two highly anticipated tilt-shift lenses for its GFX System of mirrorless digital cameras:
FUJINON GF30mmF5.6 T/S lens (GF30mmF5.6 T/S) and FUJINON Lens GF110mmF5.6 T/S Macro lens (GF110mmF5.6 T/S Macro).
These new lenses, designed for GFX System’s 55mm large-format sensor1, cater to the demands of professional photographers who can adjust for parallax, distortion, and focus.
FUJINON GF30mmF5.6 T/S
GF30mmF5.6 T/S is a wide-angle, tilt-shift lens with a 30mm focal length (35mm equivalent focal length of 24mm). This lens delivers exceptional image resolution, effectively suppresses ghosting, and is ideal for landscape and architectural photography, since tilt and shift adjustments can be made based on the specific needs of the location.
Advanced optics designed to minimize various forms of aberration while delivering exceptional image-resolving performance
・ GF30mmF5.6 T/S consists of 16 lens elements in 11 groups, including 3 aspherical elements,2 extra-low dispersion (ED) elements and 1 Super ED element. Its expanded configuration features the use of a large aperture aspherical, front element as well as 3 ED elements, providing advanced optics designed to eliminate the need for electronically correcting distortion and lateral chromatic aberration. Spherical aberration, comatic aberration and field curvature are suppressed to achieve edge-to-edge sharpness even during shifting.
・ The use of Fujifilm’s unique Nano GI coating technology controls refractive index on the lens surface to inhibit unnecessary light reflection and to reduce ghosting and flare, which are typically seen in wide-angle lenses.
Tilting and shifting mechanisms work in conjunction with GFX System’s large format sensor
・ Tilting of ±8.5° and shifting of up to ±15mm adjust the position of the focal plane and angle of perspective for the user. Rotation adjustments within ±90° can also be combined with parallel or perpendicular tilt and shift adjustments, to give a high level of flexibility in accounting for the needs of the scene.
・ The lens has a built-in sensor that measures changes, in degrees, to shift or rotation. Changes can be monitored in Live View and are recorded to the image file’s metadata for reference during RAW processing2.
Compact design enhances ease of image making
・ GF30mmF5.6 T/S has a total image circle that is approximately 85mm in diameter. It weighs approximately 2.95 lbs (1,340g) and is just 5.5 inches (138.5mm) in length, due to an efficient lens design that incorporates 16 lens elements in 11 groups, including aspherical elements and ED elements. A large aperture aspherical element is also used as the front element to achieve a 105mm filter thread3, which is a common filter thread for landscape photography.
・ GF30mmF5.6 T/S is equipped with a custom-designed tripod collar. Even during shifting, the collar helps maintain the subject’s position in relation to the lens to prevent parallax and facilitates accurate stitching of multiple images.
FUJINON GF110mmF5.6 T/S Macro
GF110mmF5.6 T/S Macro is a mid-telephoto, tilt-shift macro lens with a 110mm focal length (equivalent 35mm focal length of 87mm) and a maximum magnification factor of 0.5x. Designed to optimally suppress various types of aberrations, including distortion and lateral chromatic aberration, with its 110mm focal length, this lens delivers incredible levels of image resolution and is ideal for commercial photography, particularly for still-life subjects.
Optical design that produces incredible image sharpness
・ GF110mmF5.6 T/S Macro consists of 11 lens elements in 9 groups, including 1 aspherical element and 2 ED elements. The aspherical element controls comatic aberration and field curvature, while the ED elements minimize axial chromatic aberration. Furthermore, the lens configuration, with the aperture midway, suppresses distortion and lateral chromatic aberration to achieve edge-to-edge sharpness without relying on electronic correction.
・ The maximum magnification factor is 0.5x and total control of the focus plane can be achieved by adjusting the lens tilt when it is close to the subject. This is a feature that is extremely useful in both commercial photography and in still-life applications.
Tilting and shifting mechanisms that maximize benefits of the large format sensor
・ The ability to tilt up to ±10° and to shift up to ±15mm allows the focal plane position and angle of perspective to be adjusted as needed in real time. Rotation adjustments within ±90° can also be combined with parallel or perpendicular tilt and shift adjustments, to give a high level of flexibility in accounting for the needs of the scene.
・ GF110mmF5.6 T/S Macro has a built-in sensor that measures changes, in degrees, to shift or rotation. As with GF30mmF5.6 T/S. changes can be monitored in Live View
and are recorded to the image file’s metadata for reference during RAW processing4.
Compact design enhances ease of image-making
・ GF110mmF5.6 TS MACRO has a 72mm filter thread and measures 5.9 inches (149mm) and weighs 2.77 lbs. (1,255g). It also uses extends the front lens group during focusing to keep the overall lens size compact.
Pricing and Availability
The FUJIFILM FUJINON GF30mmF5.6 T/S and GF110mmF5.6 T/S Macro lenses are each expected to be available in Fall 2023 at Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices of $3,999.95 USD ($5399.99 CDN) and $3,499.95 USD ($4,724.99 CDN) respectively.
FUJINON GF55mmF1.7 R WR
FUJIFILM North America Corporation announced today the launch of FUJINON GF55mmF1.7 R WR lens (GF55mmF1.7), a large-aperture prime lens offering a standard focal length of 55mm (an equivalent 35mm focal length of 44mm). Designed for a broad range of genres that include travel, street, and documentary, GF55mmF1.7 brings consistent optical quality to image makers, enabling them to deliver a wide range of photos and videos.
GF55mmF1.7 features a high-speed F1.7 aperture, making it a great compliment to Fujifilm’s recently released GF80mmF1.7 R WR lens because of its similar aperture and comparatively wider focal length, with a field of view that is very similar to that of the human eye. This makes it ideal for a wide variety of applications, from intricate images with impeccable detail, to environmental portraits with wonderful balance between a subject and its out-of-focus background.
“GF55mmF1.7 is designed to give image makers a versatile solution that lets them creatively shape images that make the most of our GFX System’s incredible dynamic range and unsurpassed image quality,” said Victor Ha, vice president, FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Electronic Imaging and Optical Devices Divisions. “Being able to make images on a GFX System digital camera at F1.7 is incredibly special – bringing an unmatched quality to the images that are created, especially when it comes to the quality of the bokeh inthe image’s out- of-focus areas. It’s truly a lens made for any GFX System user and one we believe should find a permanent place in every photographer’s camera bag.”
Incorporating 14 lens elements in 10 groups, including aspherical and extra-low dispersion (ED) elements, GF55mmF1.7 achieves remarkable, image-resolving performance. The provided 11 diaphragm blades create rounded bokeh, even when the lens is stopped down. The advanced lens blade design effectively controls chromatic and spherical aberrations, providing soft, creamy bokeh and detailed imagery.
Pricing and Availability
FUJINON GF55mmF1.7 R WR lens is expected to be available in early fall 2023 at a
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $2,299.95 USD and $3,099.99 CDN.