A Review of the Fujifilm GF 55mm f/1.7R WR Lens

Fujifilm continues bolstering its medium format arsenal with ever more versatile GF mount options. One of the latest to come through is the GF 55mm f/1.7R WR, offering an unusually bright maximum aperture for the format. This fantastic video review takes a look at if the spec sheet lives up to its tantalizing promises in real-world practice.

Coming to you from Benj Haisch, this excellent video review takes a look at the Fujifilm GF 55mm f/1.7R WR lens for Fujifilm GFX medium format mirrorless cameras. Weighing under 2 pounds, the optic stretches just shy of 4 inches, making it relatively compact by medium format standards. The design pairs diaphragm 11 blades for particularly smooth bokeh with a DC internal focus motor driving speedy, quiet autofocus. Fourteen elements across 10 groups help to correct any aberrations or image quality issues, and a relatively close minimum focus distance of 1.6 feet (50 cm) offers a maximum magnification of 0.17x. Finally, with a weather-resistant construction, the lens can tackle a range of challenging shooting scenarios with ease. Altogether, it looks like another impressive lens from Fujifilm, one that should offer bokeh fanatics a lot of satisfaction. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Haisch. 

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