Fujifilm takes the wraps off a brand new 250mm lens for the GFX system

Fujifilm has expanded its medium-format GFX lens range with all the statement of this GF 250mm f/4 R LM OIS WR.

When installed on the Fujifilm GFX 50S, this telephoto prime lens possesses 35mm focal size equivalent to around 200mm, which whenever partnered with all the brand new 1.4x teleconverter that's been announced delivers a 35mm focal size equivalent of 277mm. 

The lens is made up of 16 elements in 10 teams, which sees the lens focus down to 1.4m and provide a maximum 0.22x magnification ratio. Fujifilm promises it’ll deliver unsurpassed color reproduction and 'three-dimensional' image quality, and ultra-high resolution and rich bokeh.

As you'd anticipate from the pro-spec optic, the brand new GF 250mm f/4 R LM OIS WR possesses lens barrel made of magnesium alloy, even though the lens is sealed in 18 areas for dust and weather resistance.

To lessen the risk of camera shake when shooting at extended focal lengths the latest GF 250mm f/4 R LM OIS WR sports a 5-stop image stabilization system, while there's a linear engine to drive the autofocus system. 

The lens would be offered by the finish of April, coming in at £2,899 / $3,299.95, while the 1.4x teleconverter (GF1.4X TC WR) will cost you £749 / $849.95. Australian pricing remains become verified.

New firmware improvement for X Series digital cameras

As well as the brand new GF 250mm f/4 R LM OIS WR, Fujifilm has announced a wave of the latest firmware updates for the X Series mirrorless digital cameras that will be offered by the conclusion of April/beginning of might. Here's an instant glance at the cameras supported, and also the features available these days:

Fujifilm X-H1: 

  • Addition of Focus Bracketing
  • Compatible using the newly developed cinema lenses
  • Enlarged and customizable indicators or information
  • Enhanced stage Detection AF during movie recording
  • Expanded Phase Detection AF region choices during nevertheless shooting
  • Enhanced Bluetooth connectivity
  • Addition of Fn switch help for IS Mode

Fujifilm X-T2:

  • Addition of Focus Bracketing
  • Compatible with all the newly developed cinema lenses
  • Enlarged and customizable indicators or information
  • Addition of F-log SD card recording
  • Addition of 1080/120P high-speed video mode
  • Enhanced stage Detection AF
  • Addition of Flicker Reduction
  • Addition of choose Folder and Create Folder

Fujifilm X-E3:

  • Supports Fujifilm X Raw Sudio
  • Support for backup/restore of digital camera settings via Fujifilm X Acquire
  • Compatible utilizing the newly developed cinema lenses
  • Improve radio flash controller usability
  • Enlarged and customizable indicators or information
  • Enhanced Bluetooth connectivity

Fujifilm X-Pro2:

  • Increased and customizable indicators or information
  • Enhanced Phase Detection AF
  • Addition of Flicker Reduction
  • Addition of choose Folder and Create Folder
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