Fujifilm GF 100-200mm f/5.6 R LM OIS WR review: the only telephoto zoom in the GF lens line-up

The Fujifilm GF 100-200mm f/5.6 R LM OIS WR aims to give you telephoto reach with zoom versatility.

Fujifilm GF 100-200mm F5.6 R LM OIS WR
(Image: © Matthew Richards)

Digital Camera World Verdict

I like that the Fujifilm GF 100-200mm F5.6 R LM OIS WR gives a decent spread of telephoto focal lengths for situations when I can’t ‘zoom with my feet’. It has impressive all-round performance and useful 5-stop optical stabilization but, ultimately, the maximum telephoto reach can feel a bit limited and sharpness drops off noticeable away from the central area of the image frame.


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    Impressive build quality and performance

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    5-stop optical stabilization

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    Good handling characteristics


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    Variable minimum focus distance

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    Mediocre edge/corner sharpness

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    Limited outright zoom range

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Fujifilm makes some fabulous medium format lenses for its GFX cameras but prioritizes primes. At the time of writing this review, primes outnumber zooms in the line-up by 12 to 5. The GF 100-200mm is the longest telephoto zoom in the range but, due to the kind of inverted crop factor of medium format image sensors, it still only has an ‘effective’ zoom range of 79-158mm in full-frame terms. For serious telephoto reach, that doesn’t compare too favorably with ‘trinity’ 70-200mm f/2.8 telephoto zooms for full-frame cameras. 

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Mount optionsFujifilm G
Lens construction20 elements in 13 groups
Angle of view30.6-15.6 degrees
Diaphragm blades9
Minimum aperturef/32
Minimum focus distance0.6m (W) 1.6m (T)
Maximum magnification0.2x (Wide)
Filter size67mm

The Fujifilm GF 110mm F2 R LM WR has a considerably faster aperture rating but it’s a prime lens rather than a zoom and only gives more limited telephoto reach. It’s better suited to portraiture and still life photography.

Fujifilm GF 250mm F4 R LM OIS WR

The Fujifilm GF 250mm F4 R LM OIS WR prime lens has a faster f/4 aperture and gives greater telephoto reach, although it’s considerably more expensive to buy.

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Matthew Richards

Matthew Richards is a photographer and journalist who has spent years using and reviewing all manner of photo gear. He is Digital Camera World's principal lens reviewer – and has tested more primes and zooms than most people have had hot dinners! 

His expertise with equipment doesn’t end there, though. He is also an encyclopedia  when it comes to all manner of cameras, camera holsters and bags, flashguns, tripods and heads, printers, papers and inks, and just about anything imaging-related. 

In an earlier life he was a broadcast engineer at the BBC, as well as a former editor of PC Guide.