Fujifilm GF 45mm f/2.8 R WR Field Test: 35mm-equivalent prime lens delivers fantastic sharpness


posted Friday, February 2, 2018 at 2:11 PM EST

Click here to read my Fujifilm GF 45mm f/2.8 Field Test


The latest lens to join the Fujifilm GF lens lineup is the GF 45mm f/2.8 R WR, which I recently had the chance to use. This 35mm-equivalent prime is relatively compact for a GFX lens, weighing in at just over a pound (17.3 ounces/490 grams) and balances very nicely on the GFX 50S body. It offers full Fujifilm weather protection, including weather, dust and freeze resistance.

Optically, the lens has 11 elements across 8 groups, including a single aspherical element and a pair of ED elements. The lens delivers very sharp images, even wide open, and the 9-bladed rounded diaphragm helps deliver some very pleasing bokeh.

f/11, 1/60s, ISO 100.

To learn more about using the GF 45mm f/2.8 in the real-world, including with respect to close focus distance and autofocus performance, read my Field Test.

Fujifilm GF 45mm f/2.8 R WR Field TestGallery Images