The Irix 45mm f/1.4 Dragonfly is fastest Fujifilm GFX lens ever... and one of the cheapest!

Irix 45mm f/1.4 Dragonfly
(Image credit: Irix)

Two things are remarkable about the Irix 45mm f/1.4 Dragonfly. The first is. the f/1.4 maximum aperture, which is a real bolt from the blue, and the fastest lens ever for a Fujifilm GFX medium format camera. 

The second is the price, which is just $1022.45/£769.91 in the Irix online shop. We say 'only', but that's not a bad price for any medium format lens, let alone an f/1.4. The US price is a little higher it seems, but even then only the Fujinon GF 50mm f/3.5 R LM WR pancake lens is cheaper, and even then not by much. 

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at