Fujifilm's longest-ever GFX lens is launched and ready for action!

Fujifilm Fujinon GF500mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR
Fujifilm's new 500mm f/5.6 gives an effective focal length of 400mm - double that of the existing longest telephoto in the GF lens range (Image credit: Fujifilm)

Fujifilm has announced the full specification, name and price for what will be the longest-ever lens launched for its GFX medium format system. The new Fujinon GF 500mm f/5.6 R LM OIS WR telephoto prime was given at the X-Summit Sydney 2024 ahead of it going on sale from June 17.

Thanks to the large GFX sensor, the actual effective focal length of this telephoto lens is 400mm (or 396mm if you want to be precise). But this will be still long enough to make it appealing to wildlife and sports photography fans who want to shoot with a GFX camera. Such action subjects are not traditionally associated with medium format cameras, but the faster burst rates and improving autofocus of models such as the GFX 100 II now make this a possibility.

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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.