Fujifilm GF 120mm f/4 Macro R LM OIS WR review: a powerful medium format lens ideally suited to extreme close-ups

If you’re ready for your close-up, the Fujifilm GF 120mm f/4 Macro R LM OIS WR is the medium format tool for the job, in more ways than one.

Fujifilm GF 120mm F4 Macro R LM OIS WR
(Image: © Matthew Richards)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Fujifilm GF 120mm F4 Macro R LM OIS WR delivers 0.5x magnification at its closest focus distance. That’s enough to reveal tiny details that are practically invisible to the naked eye, and the resolving power of this lens is truly excellent. In some ways though, I feel a bit short-changed that it’s not a full 1.0x macro lens.


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    Versatile for multiple uses

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    Terrific image quality

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    5-stop optical stabilization


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    0.5x rather than 1.0x max magnification

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    Expensive to buy

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    No tripod mounting ring

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I have a soft spot for macro lenses, not that there’s anything ‘soft’ about this Fujifilm GF 120mm. There are lots of positives. I find the ‘effective’ focal length of 95mm ideal for extreme close-ups of anything and everything from bugs and insects to wristwatches and other the other little paraphernalia in life. 

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Mount optionsFujifilm G
Lens construction14 elements in 9 groups
Angle of view25.7 degrees
Diaphragm blades9
Minimum aperturef/32
Minimum focus distance0.45m
Maximum magnification0.5x
Filter size72mm
Fujifilm GF 110mm F5.6 T/S Macro

The Fujifilm GF 110mm F5.6 T/S Macro boasts the same 0.5x maximum magnification but adds tilt & shift functions. The tilt function can be useful for extending the depth of field in extreme close-up photography, but the lens is much pricier to buy.


The Fujifilm GF 110mm F2 R LM WR has a faster aperture rating but only delivers 0.16x maximum magnification, so certainly doesn’t qualify as a macro lens.

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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.