Fujifilm shows off superfast 80mm f/1.7 lens & 35mm f/3.5 for GFX medium format cameras

Prototypes of the new GF 80mm f/1.7 lens & GF 35mm f/3.5 lenses for the Fujifilm GFX system
Prototypes of the new GF 80mm f/1.7 lens & 35mm f/3.5 lenses for the Fujifilm GFX system (Image credit: Digital Camera World)

At the Fujifilm X Summit last night, the next two lenses for the GFX medium format system were shown off for the first time. The 80mm F1.7 R WR and the GF 30mm F3.5 R WR were added to the GF lens roadmap last month, but at the conference we were able to see working samples of the two designs.

The 80mm f/1.7 is a particularly interesting addition – and will become the fastest autofocus medium format lens ever produced. The standard prime (which has an effective focal length of 63mm, when the 0.79x crop factor is taken into account) will weigh less that 800g.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.