A Review of the Fujifilm GF 23mm f/4 R LM WR Lens

For Fujifilm medium format users, the GF 23mm f/4 R LM WR lens offers a wide angle of view suitable for genres like landscape and architectural photography. 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 Christopher Frost, this great video review takes a look at the Fujifilm GF 23mm f/4 R LM WR lens. As part of the company's medium format line, the GF 23mm f/4 comes with an impressive range of features, including:

  • 18mm-equivalent focal length
  • Optical design includes 15 elements in 12 groups
  • Incorporates a pair of aspherical elements to reduce spherical aberrations and distortions
  • Features two extra-low dispersion elements and one Super ED element to control color fringing and chromatic aberrations
  • Nano GI coating applied to individual elements to suppress reflections, flares, and ghosting
  • Linear AF motor for quick and quiet focusing
  • Internal focusing mechanism
  • Physical aperture ring allows for intuitive exposure adjustment with a Command position for camera-based aperture selection
  • Dust-, freeze-, and weather-resistant construction for use in harsh conditions
  • Rounded nine-blade diaphragm for smoother bokeh
  • Focal Length: 23mm
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 1.25' / 38 cm
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.09x
  • Dimensions (ø x L): 3.54 x 4.06" / 89.8 x 103 mm
  • Weight: 1.86 lb / 845 g

Altogether, the GF 23mm f/4 looks like another impressive lens from Fujifilm. 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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The 23mm was one of the first GFX lenses I bought and it is a nice lens, although I don't use it as much as I thought I would given that I tend to use a wide lens with a FF Nikon. I did look at trading it in for the 20-35 but wasn't offered much for it, so I decided to keep it.