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A First Look at the New Fujifilm GF 55mm f/1.7R WR Lens

Fujifilm recently announced a range of exciting new equipment, including the GF 55mm f/1.7R WR, which offers medium format shooters a remarkably wide maximum aperture paired with a versatile and relatively neutral focal length, making it attractive for a range of applications from portraiture to events. How does it perform in real-world usage? This great first look video takes a look at the performance and image quality you will be able to expect. 

Coming to you from John Branch IV Photography, this awesome first look video takes a look at the new Fujifilm GF 55mm f/1.7R WR lens for Fujifilm GFX medium format mirrorless cameras. Designed for both low-light performance and narrow depth of field, the 55mm f/1.7 is quite a versatile option. It also comes with 14 elements in 10 groups, 11 aperture blades for especially smooth bokeh, DC motor with GMR sensor AF system, a minimum focus distance of 1.6 feet (50 cm), maximum magnification of 0.17x, and a weather-resistant design for working in inclement conditions. In addition, it is relatively compact for a medium format lens with such a wide maximum aperture, measuring 3.9 inches (9.9 cm) long and weighing 1.72 lbs (780 g). Check out the video above for the full rundown.

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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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Cannot afford but the quality of both the subject and the out-of-focus areas is stunning.