On the identical day on which Fujifilm revealed a beautiful new H-X2 APS-C digital camera with the biggest sensor ever for that format, and a brand new lens for its X Sequence cameras, the model additionally revealed a brand new GFX medium format ultra-wide lens with some very sturdy specs and options. This newest GFX creation is the Fujinon GF20-35mm f/4 R WR lens and affords a brand new mild, compact ultra-wide 35mm equal focal vary of 16mm to 28mm.
The brand new lens has been produced for simple use and excessive portability regardless of its medium-format parameters. Thus, light-weight compactness was a design precedence.
With these elements in thoughts, the Fujinon GF20-35mm f/4 R WR lens has been assembled from a complete of 14 parts in 10 teams that embrace one extra-low dispersion aspherical ingredient, 3 aspherical parts and three commonplace ED lens parts. With all of those working along with the remainder of the optics, the Fujinon GF20-35mm f/4 R WR can seize photos of as much as 100 megapixels with a sharpness that’s befitting of the GFX medium format cameras the lens is designed for.
Particularly, in keeping with Fujifilm, the focal vary and development of the lens give it the flexibility to absorb ultra-wide angles whereas additionally capturing the excessive element ranges of complicated panoramas like metropolis scenes and pure landscapes. A brand new Nano GI coating additional improves optical high quality by serving to to cut back mirrored mild for minimal ghosting and lens aptitude whereas growing sharpness, element and shade high quality.
Fujifilm additionally claims that having a complete of 4 aspherical parts in every of the lens teams optimizes all the parts within the system to effectively right for aberrations regardless of a compact construct.
One other a part of the Fujinon GF20-35mm f/4 R WR’s design is a magnesium alloy construct lens mount for toughness and to take care of its compact, mild construct. One other necessary design-toughening characteristic is the weather-resistant meeting with 12 sealed factors for cover towards mud and moisture although the lens isn’t thought of to be absolutely moisture-proof.
Fujifilm has additionally given the entrance glass of the lens a fluorine coating that repels water whereas minimizing smudges and fingerprint marks. What’s extra, this piece of Fujifilm glass can function easily at temperatures as little as -10 levels Celcius (14 levels Fahrenheit.)
The Fujinon GF20-35mm f/4 R WR lens goes on sale in October for a steered retail value of USD $2,499.