Fujifilm GF 23mm f/4 Field Test: The widest lens for the Fujifilm GFX impresses across the frame


posted Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 5:50 PM EDT

Click here to read my Fujifilm GF 23mm f/4 R LM WR Field Test


As the widest lens in the Fujifilm GF lens lineup, the Fujinon GF 23mm f/4 R LM WR is an important optic for landscape photographers, in particular. In my hands-on time with the lens, the 18mm-equivalent prime has impressed greatly. Its 99.9-degree angle of view is excellent on the 50-megapixel Fujifilm GFX 50S medium format mirrorless camera.

The great performance does not come cheap, however. The lens has an MSRP of US$2,600, which is a considerable amount for an f/4 wide angle lens. Speaking of the maximum aperture of f/4, this is one of the few downsides to the lens as it limits its usability as a night photography lens. Overall, though, the Fuji GF 23mm prime is a fantastic lens and a critical addition to the GFX family, offering wonderful image quality and a rugged build.

f/11, 1/8s, ISO 100. This image has been modified.

To read my full thoughts on the lens and see a variety of real-world images, head over to my Fujifilm GF 23mm f/4 Field Test.

Fujifilm GF 23mm f/4 Field Test