Frankly, I had a hard time reviewing this lens. The GF 50mm F3.5 is supposed to be an entry-level consideration for those new to the GFX platform, but it performs like an absolute beast. I've spent the better part of five months test-driving this lens more than any other GFX lens I've used, and this performs well above its price and weight. It's an exceptional product with very few flaws, and because of that, it makes this review harder.
On the one hand, I've been finding so much value I feel like any GFX user could benefit from this product. On the other hand, Fujifilm's digital medium format space isn't synonymous with accessibility, so telling people there's something they have to add to their kit is a tricky proposition. With that in mind, let's explore this glass together and find out whether or not this lens may be the right one for you
The GF50mmF3.5 R LM WR is the smallest and the lightest (335g) GF lens with a maximum aperture of 3.5 and a focal length of 50mm (equivalent to 40mm in the 35mm film format). When attached to the GFX 50R, the combination weighs just 1,110g, making it the lightest GFX kit yet, and the perfect choice for street and travel photography.
What We Love:
So Light and Compact
The perfect choice for street and travel photography.
Its smaller, yet tack sharp glass promotes fast shutter speed and autofocus.
The elements promote high image quality.
What It Has:
- Fujifilm G Mount
- 63mm (35mm Equivalent)
- Aperture Range: f/1.7 to f/22
- Filter Size: 77mm
- One Aspherical Element, Two ED Elements
What It Does:
- Wide aperture for creamy bokeh
- Digital mirrorless system for sharpness + detail
- Perfect portrait focal length
- Shoots fast and accurately focuses
- No vignetting
50mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 40mm)
Optical Design - 12 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades - 9, Rounded
Focus Type - Autofocus
Image Stabilization - No
Dimensions (ø x L) - 3.31 x 1.89" / 84 x 48 mm
Weight - 11.82 oz / 335 g