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Fujifilm Announces Fujinon GF45mm f2.8 Prime GFX Lens Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

7 September 2017

With the new GF45mm f2.8 prime, Fujifilm has added the sixth lens to its GFX medium format mirrorless camera system. With the announcement, the company also updated its GFX lens roadmap and detailed a GFX firmware update coming soon.


Highlights of the new 45mm lens include:

  • Fujifilm G mount
  • 36mm (35mm equivalent)
  • Aperture range: f2.8 to f32
  • One aspherical element, two ED elements
  • Nano GI coating
  • Internal focusing system
  • Dust- and weather-sealed construction
  • Command position on aperture ring
  • Rounded nine-blade diaphragm


Specifications for the new 45mm lens include:

Mount Fujifilm G
Focal Length 45mm
Aperture Maximum: f2.8
Minimum: f32
Angle of View 62.6°
Minimum Focus 1.48 feet
Magnification 0.14x
Optical Design 11 elements in 8 groups
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization No
Filter Thread 62mm
Dimensions 3.31 x 3.46 inches
Weight 1.08 lbs.


The new Fujinon GF45mm f2.8 R WR lens will be available in November for $1,699.95, the company said.

Adorama and B&H are both now accepting pre-orders.

For information about the GXF roadmap and firmware update, see the news release below.

Fujifilm Adds Sixth GF Lens to GFX Medium Format Mirrorless Camera System for Street and Documentary Photography

Fujinon GF45mm f2.8 R WR Lens adds versatile wide-angle lens to the series; updated GF Lens Roadmap announced and new GFX firmware coming soon

VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Fujifilm North America Corp. has announced the new Fujinon GF45mm f2.8 R WR, a highly versatile wide-angle lens. The GF45mm f2.8 R WR lens has a focal length equivalent to 36mm (in the 35mm format) and a maximum aperture of f2.8. With its compact and lightweight design weighing just 490g, this lens is perfect for street and documentary photography.

The new GF45mm f2.8 R WR is the sixth interchangeable GF lens to be added for the Fujifilm GFX 50S medium format mirrorless digital camera system. Taking advantage of the mirrorless system's structure, the G Mount has a short flange back distance of just 26.7mm that reduces the back focus distance as much as possible to prevent vignetting and achieve edge-to-edge sharpness. As with all GF Lenses, the GF45mm f2.8 R WR is a professional quality lens capable of reproducing rich tones and unique colors.

With a construction of 8 groups and 11 elements using one aspherical lens and two ED lenses, the GF45mm f2.8 R WR lens is equipped to provide the highest image quality while reducing aberrations. The lens features Nano GI coating to suppress ghosting and flare and is designed to be weather and dust resistant capable of operating in environments as cold as 14°F/-10°C. The GF45mm f2.8 R WR lens combines reliability and high performance to be the ultimate tool for professional photographers.

Key Features

Key features of the new lens include:

  • Fujifilm G Mount is compatible with the Fujifilm GFX 50S
  • Weather and dust resistant design capable of operating at temperatures as low as 14[!]deg;F/-10[!]deg;C
  • 8 groups and 11 elements construction using one aspherical lens and two ED lenses
  • 9 blade aperture creates smooth and circular bokeh
  • Nano GI coating suppresses ghosting and flare

New Fujinon GF Lens Development Roadmap

Also has announced is the latest development of the G Mount Lens Roadmap, showcasing the continued expansion of the interchangeable lens range for the Fujifilm GFX 50S medium format mirrorless digital camera. The latest roadmap adds two new lenses: the GF250mm f4 R LM OIS WR telephoto prime lens with a focal length equivalent to 198mm (in 35mm format) and maximum aperture of f4 for beautiful bokeh when shooting portrait and landscape images; and the GF1.4x TC WR, a high-performance teleconverter capable of multiplying the focal length by 1.4x. Compatible with the GF250mm f4 R LM OIS WR lens, the GF1.4x teleconverter provides a focal length of 350mm (equivalent to 277mm in the 35mm format).

With the addition of the two lenses, the GF lens lineup includes a total of eight lenses covering focal lengths from 18mm -- 277mm (in the 35mm format) to correspond to an expansive range of photographer needs.

New Firmware Updates Coming Soon

Fujifilm will release a new firmware update for the Fujifilm GFX 50S medium format mirrorless digital camera. Expected in late November, this update will add new support for Fujifilm X Raw STUDIO, improved third party studio flash controller usability and new functions to improve operability.

Fujifilm GFX 50S: V.2.0 Key Features:

  • Supports Fujifilm X Raw STUDIO which enables users to convert Raw files with X Processor Pro.
  • Improves radio flash controller usability allowing users to shoot with compatible third party studio flash in high speed sync or TTL mode via their radio controllers.
  • Supports backup and restore of camera settings from one camera to another via Fujifilm X Acquire.
  • Addition of "Eye Sensor + LCD Image Display" in View Mode that allows for shooting through the viewfinder and checking images on the LCD.
  • ON/OFF for 1/3-step shutter speed adjustment.
  • Addition of "Shoot Without Card" mode so camera will not shoot without SD card inserted.
  • Addition of "-6" and "-7" to EVF's brightness settings.

Availability and Pricing

The new Fujinon GF45mm f2.8 R WR lens will be available in November for USD $1,699.95 and CAD $2,124.99.

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