Fujifilm has updated its GF lens roadmap for 2024-2025, with the addition of two new Fujinon lenses for its GFX medium format mirrorless system.
First is a GF 500mm F5.6 telephoto prime, which will be equivalent to a 400mm lens in full-frame terms. This will double the GFX system’s telephoto range, with the longest option currently being the GF 250mm F4 R LM OIS WR. The new 500mm optic will also be compatible with the GF 1.4X TC WR teleconverter for even greater reach of 700mm (which equates to 560mm equivalent), with a one-stop drop in maximum aperture to f/8.
We’d fully expect the upcoming GF 500mm F5.6 to offer the same feature set as the GF 250mm F4, and therefore be optically stabilised, weather-sealed, and include a dedicated aperture ring on its barrel. It’s also sure to come with a removeable tripod foot. We should know for certain next year, with the 500mm lens due to appear in 2024.
Second on the list is a power zoom lens for video use, which is scheduled for 2025. While its precise focal length isn’t yet specified, this is described as a standard zoom lens, so we can expect it to overlap with the photo-centric GF 32-64mm F4 R LM WR. Fujifilm says aperture, focus, and zoom will all be electronically controlled, in effect making it a GFX version of the APS-C format Fujifilm XF 18-120mm F.4 LM PZ WR. Unfortunately, that’s not a lens we like very much, due to its weak optics and relatively noisy focusing, so let’s hope the firm does a better job with the GFX version!
Here’s the full GF lens roadmap 2024-2025, courtesy of Fujifilm:
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