Fujifilm has formally announced the Fujinon GF 50mm F3.5 R LM WR lens for its GFX medium format system – the lens first appeared on the company's roadmap late last year. When mounted on a camera like the GFX 100, the lens is equivalent to 40mm and, according to Fujifilm, can handle the resolution of that 100MP camera with ease. This compact (relatively speaking) lens is just 48mm (1.9") long and weighs in at 335g (11.8oz), making it the smallest and lightest GF-mount lens at time of launch.

It has a total of nine elements, one of which being aspherical, as well as a nine-blade aperture. A linear motor moves the focus elements quickly and accurately, according to Fujifilm. The minimum focus distance is 55cm (21.6").

The lens is sealed against dust and moisture and functions down to -10°C/+14°F.

The GF 50mm F3.5 R LM WR will be available in late September for $1000.

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Fujifilm GF 50mm F3.5

Press Release


Valhalla, N.Y., July 18, 2019 – The Electronic Imaging Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation has announced the release of its FUJINON GF50mmF3.5 R LM WR lens, the smallest and the lightest (11.8 oz./335g) GF lens to date, featuring a maximum aperture of 3.5 and focal length of 50mm (equivalent to 40mm in the 35mm film format). When attached to a FUJIFILM GFX 50R digital camera, the combined weight is only 39.2 ounces (1,110g), making it easily portable and an ideal choice for street and landscape photography.

Lenses in the GF family deliver astonishing image resolution and rich tonal reproduction, made possible by the outstanding optical design and production technology FUJIFILM Corporation developed to process lens surfaces at sub-micron level precision. The GF lenses bring out the full potential of the FUJIFILM GFX 50S and GFX 50R mirrorless digital cameras, and they fully support the 100MP image sensor of the recently launched GFX 100. Coupled with Fujifilm’s unique color reproduction technology, these lenses deliver world-class image quality.

The GF50mmF3.5 R LM WR’s weather-sealed construction makes it dust and weather resistant and capable of operating in temperatures down to 14°F (-10°C), allowing shooting even in challenging conditions while maintaining optimum reliability.

The addition of the GF50mmF3.5 R LM WR expands the lineup of GF lenses to ten lenses. Complemented with various accessories, Fujifilm offers broad shooting coverage to deliver the joy of taking photographs with the GFX Series of cameras.

Some of the main features of the new lens:

Engineered to provide incredible image quality
GFX System Cameras produce images with incredibly high resolution. This requires lenses to be precisely engineered so that they can properly resolve any image with clarity and detail. GF50mmF3.5 R LM WR consists of 9 elements in 6 groups and includes one aspherical lens element to minimize spherical aberration and barrel distortion. Crafted to produce sharp images, rich tones, and very little focus breathing, this lens is great for either still or motion capture.

Lightweight and versatile for any shooting situation
Weighing in at just 11.82oz, GF50mmF3.5 R LM WR weighs less than a can of your favorite soft drink, making it the perfect companion to bring along with you for your next street photography expedition. You might just want to bring that beverage along with you since this lens is so portable.

Be ready for unpredictability with quick, responsive, and near-silent autofocus
Having fast and quiet autofocus is critical when you’re roaming the streets looking to capture that perfect image. With a linear motor moving the focusing element quickly and precisely into place, this lens will be your go-to tool for reliability, speed and sharpness.

Weather resistant to keep the images coming
Work fearlessly in dusty or damp conditions and keep peace of mind when in freezing or terribly hot, humid conditions. Weather sealed in ten places along the barrel, the GF50mmF3.5 R LM WR is capable of operating in temperatures down to 14°F (-10°C).

The GF50mmF3.5 R LM WR lens will be available September 26, 2019 in the U.S. and
Canada for a price of USD $999.95 and CAD $1,299.99.

Fujifilm GF 50mm F3.5 R LM WR specifications

Principal specifications
Lens typePrime lens
Max Format sizeMedium Format (44x33mm)
Focal length50 mm
Image stabilizationNo
Lens mountFujifilm G
Maximum apertureF3.5
Minimum apertureF22
Aperture ringYes
Number of diaphragm blades9
Special elements / coatings1 aspherical element
Minimum focus0.55 m (21.65)
Maximum magnification0.1×
Motor typeLinear Motor
Full time manualYes
Focus methodInternal
Distance scaleNo
DoF scaleNo
Weight335 g (0.74 lb)
Diameter84 mm (3.31)
Length48 mm (1.89)
MaterialsMagnesium alloy
Filter thread62 mm
Hood suppliedYes
Tripod collarNo