28 Apr Hands-On with Fuji’s New GF 250mm f/4 Medium Format Lens

Source: Fujifilm Insider

Fuji announced its new GF 250mm f/4 R LM OIS WR lens last week while I was at NAB. I was happy to find they had a fully functional model at the show and I was able to spend a few minutes with it.

I haven’t had the opportunity yet to spend a significant amount of time with the medium format Fuji GFX 50S; however, every time I see one, I have a hard time putting it down. If you get a chance to shoot with one, don’t pass it up. It’s an incredible camera.

When I first picked up the lens, I was struck by how much lighter it is than I expected. It feels significantly lighter than the smaller GF 110mm f/2 lens. When paired with the GFX 50S, the GF 250mm lens is pretty easy to hand hold. The built-in image stabilization for the lens definitely helps in this regard. The 50MP images aren’t very forgiving when it comes to camera shake; however, 1/60s seems fairly safe to hand hold (Fuji cites 5 stops of image stabilization in its specs).

On the technical side, the new GF 250mm f/4 R LM OIS WR lens features 16 elements in 10 groups (with 1 super ED element and 2 ED elements) and offers a new focus preset function, which allows you to instantly activate focus settings previously saved in the lens memory. The lens is also dust and weather-resistant and capable of operating in temperatures as low as 14°F/-10°C.…

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