Fujifilm GF 30mm f/3.5 R WR Lens Review : Gets 84% Overall Score

DPReview has published their Fujifilm GF 30mm f/3.5 R WR Lens review and test results. The prime lens for mirrorless medium format cameras achieves an amazing 84% overall score and Silver Award.

This Fujifilm GF 30mm f/3.5 R WR Lens, the 12th GF lens in its lineup, has the maximum aperture of F3.5 and the focal length of 30mm (equivalent to 24mm in the 35mm film format).

The US price is $1,699.95, and available at B&HAdorama.  See the details of the Fujifilm GF 30mm f/3.5 R WR Lens review.

Conclusion from DPReview:

The Fujifilm GF 30mm F3.5 is a solid wide-angle prime for users of the company’s GFX camera bodies. It’s sharp wide-open and only gets sharper as you stop down a bit, it’s built really well and it makes for a nice walk-around lens for all types of photography. Bokeh and sunstars aren’t always the strongest, and ghosting artifacts with the sun in the frame can be a bit much. But we think its qualities outshine its shortcomings, and can comfortably recommend it for GFX shooters.

What we like

  • Quite sharp wide-open, and gets even sharper by F5.6
  • Excellent build quality, still lightweight
  • Compact size makes for a good ‘walk-around’ option
  • Basically no chromatic aberrations
  • Limited vignetting and distortion

What we don’t

  • Less contrast at close focus distance
  • Out-of-focus highlights can be distracting, more-so edges of frame
  • Visible ghosting artifacts with bright light sources in the frame
  • Focus could be faster and silent
  • Sunstars are just ‘decent’

Fujifilm GF 30mm f/3.5 R WR Lens Key Features:

  • FUJIFILM G Mount
  • 24mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/32
  • Two Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Dust- and Weather-Sealed Construction
  • Command Position on Aperture Ring
  • Rounded Nine-Blade Diaphragm

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