A Review of the Astounding Fujifilm GF 80mm f/1.7 R WR Lens

Typically, medium format lenses have smaller aperture sizes compared to full frame lenses, making it uncommon to find one with an aperture wider than f/2. However, the Fujifilm GF 80mm f/1.7 R WR stands out in this regard, as explored in this detailed video review. The review takes a deep look at the lens' capabilities, highlighting its image quality and performance in real-world scenarios. 

Coming to you from Christopher Frost, this excellent video review takes a look at the distinctive Fujifilm GF 80mm f/1.7 R WR lens. Notably, this lens has a wider aperture than the well-regarded GF 110mm f/2 by nearly half a stop. With an equivalent focal length of 63mm, it's adaptable for various photography needs, from portrait sessions to low-light event work and weddings. The lens boasts several advanced features to enhance performance and image quality, including two Super ED elements to minimize chromatic aberrations, an aspherical element to reduce distortion and improve sharpness, along with dust- and weather-resistance for those rainy outdoor sessions. Its front element is coated with fluorine, and it features a nine-blade rounded diaphragm to create smoother and more pleasing bokeh. Overall, it looks like a highly impressive offering sure to please a lot of medium format users. Check out the video above for Frost'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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If I had a Fujifilm GF this would definitely be a lens in my arsenal. The fov is one of my favorites the f/1.7 . That’s a perfect combo to me .
I just got the Voigtlander 65mm f/2.0 macro I’m using for live music photography/videography and loving. I also have the Sigma 65mm f/2.0 I series. I’ve had it for a while now . It’s very hard to beat that lens for its special rendering of lights in the oof areas . I have the Fodiox E to Z adapter and using it with autofocus on my Z9 .
I really like the 55-75mm fov range . Especially with fast apertures and portraits.
Fujifilm has done well with this lens and I’m jealous I don’t have a GF body….. someday