Is This the Best Landscape Photography Lens for Fujifilm GFX Users?

The Fujifilm GFX line of mirrorless cameras has become popular for making medium format more modernized and financially accessible than ever, making it a legitimate alternative to full frame for many photographers. For landscape photographers using the system, the GF 20-35mm f/4 R WR looks like the ideal lens. This excellent video review takes a look at the lens and the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in usage.

Coming to you from Andy Mumford, this great video review takes a look at the Fujifilm GF 20-35mm f/4 R WR lens. With an equivalent focal length range of 16-28mm, the GF 20-35mm f/4, on paper, looks like an ideal option for landscape photography. It comes with a range of useful features, including: 

  • 14 elements in 10 groups
  • Three aspherical, one ED aspherical, and three ED elements for reduced distortion and chromatic aberrations and improved sharpness
  • Nano GI coating for fewer flares, less ghosting, and improved contrast
  • 25.6 oz (725 g)
  • Weather-resistant construction with 12 areas of sealing

All in all, the GF 20-35mm f/4 looks like a very useful lens for landscape work. Check out the video above for Mumford's full thoughts on the lens. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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It all comes down to what you photograph. For me , at this moment, the Fujifilm GF 100-200mmF 5.6 seems perfect for what I photograph (winter farmlands).

It was the GF 32-64 and the GF 45-100 last summer when I did a road trip on the Canadian Rockies.

I would love to see some of those winter farmlands. How are you metering for the snow? I use a couple of methods, but it's always enlightening to hear what others are doing. Thank you.

Some of them are on my profile. I post regularly at the DPReview forum, but it's gonna shut down. So, I am bringing a photography platform including forums and I post it there.

I usually start with these and then correct at the post for any screw ups.

Snow with clear sunny skies: +2 to 3 EV
Snow with slight overcast: +1 to 2 EV
Snow with overcast or in open shade: +2/3 to 1 EV

I go b&w most time for winter farmlands except when there is clear sky and brilliant sunrise or sunset.

How do you meter?

Thanks 👍🏻

Yes, I was surprised when I heard about DPreview too. I usually meter on site with a spotmeter or just increase f stop between 1 to 2 1/2. Have not done in PP yet as I mostly shoot professionally with film/slide. But after I digitize them I will give it a shot. There are a lot of beautiful locations in Montana for these winter shoots as well. If you live in Canada then you are in a magnificent location for extremely beautiful sceneries. Colorado and several other locations as well. Just keep shooting and have fun. Which camera(s) are you using?

Planning to get an intrepid camera this late summer.

I use the Fujifilm GW690 (sometimes), GFX -100s (mostly) and the GFX-50s (almost never these days, planning to convert to IR). Rarely Then I use XT3 for some quick moving subjects.