The Fujifilm GF 80mm F1.7 R WR Is a 63mm G1.3 Equivalent Lens for the GF System

The Fujifilm GF lineup deserved a lens like the Fujifilm GF 80mm f1.7 R WR from the start–and they’re finally getting it.

When the Fujifilm GF system launched, one of the first lenses I expected was the Fujifilm GF 80mm f1.7 R WR. But that was not what we were getting. What I was always told was that “Medium format is hard to make this for!” But, I’d respond with a reminder that the GF format is larger than Full-Frame, yet it isn’t a proper medium format system since it doesn’t even reach a 645 sensor size. To that end, I’ve believed a company as innovative as Fujifilm could make f1.2 or f1.4 lenses for medium format. While I think the Fujifilm GF 80mm f1.7 R WR is a great pivot in the right direction, I’m also hoping they’ll be able to keep their cameras, autofocus technology, and image quality all pointed in the same path.

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