Fujifilm releases compact GF 35-70mm F4.5-5.6 WR medium-format lens: Digital Images Evaluate


Printed Sep 2, 2021

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Fujifilm has simply introduced the GF 35-70mm F4.5-5.6 WR zoom lens for his or her GFX line of medium-format digital cameras. Providing a 35mm-equivalent focal vary of 28-55mm, it is supposed as a light-weight, on a regular basis walkaround zoom lens that does not compromise on picture sharpness or construct high quality. When ‘collapsed’, the lens is simply 74mm (2.9″) lengthy.

The GF 35-70mm has 11 lens components in 9 teams, together with one aspherical ingredient and two extra-low dispersion (ED) components. It additionally contains a close-focusing distance of 35cm (13.8 in) from the sensor, giving topics 0.28x magnification. A 9-bladed, rounded aperture ought to assist guarantee pleasing out-of-focus highlights and bokeh, and the entrance filter measurement measures in at an affordable 62mm.

The GF 35-70mm F4.5-5.6 WR is anticipated to be accessible in late November 2021 at a prompt retail worth of $999.95. It is also included as a package with the GFX 50S II digital camera at a premium of round $500.

Press launch:

Fujifilm Declares FUJINON GF 35-70mm F4.5-5.6 WR Lens

Valhalla, N.Y. – September 2, 2021 – FUJIFILM North America Company is happy to announce the introduction of FUJINON GF35-70mmF4.5-5.6 WR lens (GF35- 70mm), an interchangeable lens for the FUJIFILM GFX System of large-format cameras.

GF35-70mm is a compact and light-weight zoom lens, weighing roughly 13.7 ounces (390g), with excellent image-resolving efficiency and focal size vary. The extremely transportable kind issue broadens the scope of purposes for GFX System cameras outfitted with a big format sensor*1.

“GF35-70mm is a brand new idea, transportable zoom for the GFX System, combining wonderful versatility with mobility and portability,” says Victor Ha, senior director of selling and product growth for FUJIFILM North America Company’s Digital Imaging Division. “It’s rugged, but light-weight design is mixed with its unbelievable adaptability to make it a useful a part of any photographer’s gear.”

Product options:

Superior versatility that covers the focal lengths required to seize day-to-day scenes

  • GF35-70mm covers versatile focal lengths from 35mm in wide-angle to the usual 70mm (equal to 28mm-55mm within the 35mm movie format) to cater to a variety of images conditions, together with panorama, portraiture and avenue images. At 35cm, the lens options the second shortest minimal working distance amongst interchangeable lenses for the GFX System, enabling a close-up shot of a topic roughly 25cm from the front-most ingredient of the lens. This implies it has a broad capturing vary, from the dynamic wide-angle framing to the usual framing fashion with a pure perspective.
  • GF35-70mm consists of 11 components, together with one aspherical ingredient and two extra-low dispersion (ED) components, in 9 teams. Its superior image- resolving functionality, with well-controlled spherical and chromatic aberrations, supplies exact depiction of every scene.

Essentially the most compact and lightest-weight physique amongst GF lenses providing high- pace autofocus (AF) and superior mobility

  • GF35-70mm is optically designed to stability picture high quality with compact portability, weighing roughly 13.7 ounces (390g) and measuring 73.9mm (when retracted)*2) with the filter thread measurement of 62mm, a powerful achievement for the standard zoom designed for large-format sensor cameras. Even when mounted on the FUJIFILM GFX100S or FUJIFILM GFX50S II mirrorless digital cameras, the mixed weight is lower than 3 kilos (about 1,300g).
  • The compact and light-weight focusing components are pushed with a stepping motor for quick and correct AF efficiency, attaining deal with a topic practically instantaneously to seize the proper second. Whisper-quiet AF makes it appropriate not just for stills but in addition for video recording.
  • The lens additionally helps the GFX System’s Face / Eye Detection AF modes. Quick and highly-accurate AF is achieved in as shortly as 0.13 seconds in near- silence for near-instantaneous specializing in the principle topic’s face / eyes*3.That is notably efficient in portraiture that entails topic actions, allowing a momentary change in facial expressions to be captured.
  • The lens is weather-resistant at 9 areas, and can be utilized with weather- resistant GFX System cameras in temperatures as little as 14°F (-10°C). The lens withstands rain even when it’s mounted on the digital camera for hand-held capturing, offering shutter alternatives within the hardest of situations.

Assist info

This lens makes use of a guide retractable barrel construction. Earlier than capturing, manually rotate the zoom ring to increase the barrel to the wide-angle 35mm place, which is the barrel’s default place.

GF35-70mm is at the moment anticipated to be accessible late November, 2021, at a producer’s prompt retail worth of $999.95 USD ($1,250 CDN). For extra info, please go to https://fujifilm-x.com/en-us/merchandise/lenses/gf35-70mmf45-56- wr/.

*1 A big-format digital camera comprises a picture sensor measuring 55mm diagonally (43.8mm x 32.9mm), with the realm approx. 1.7 occasions that of a full-frame 35mm sensor

*2 The lens measures approx. 96.4mm when totally prolonged.

*3 When within the Section Detection AF mode on the FUJIFILM GFX100S; Compliant with the CIPA tips


Principal specs
Lens sortZoom lens
Max Format measurementMedium Format (44x33mm)
Focal size35–70 mm
Picture stabilizationNo
Lens mountFujifilm G
Most apertureF4.5–5.6
Minimal apertureF32
Aperture ringNo
Variety of diaphragm blades9
Particular components / coatings1 aspherical + 2 ED
Minimal focus0.35 m (13.78)
Most magnification0.28×
Motor sortStepper motor
Full time guideSure
Focus techniqueInside
Distance scaleNo
DoF scaleNo
Focus distance limiterNo
Weight390 g (0.86 lb)
Diameter85 mm (3.35)
Size74 mm (2.91)
Zoom techniqueRotary (extending)
Energy zoomNo
Zoom lockNo
Filter thread62 mm
Hood providedSure


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