Fujinon GF30mm F3.5 R WR review

The Fujinon GF30mm F3.5 is a handy 24mm equivalent prime for Fujifilm’s medium format system, filling a gap in the line-up

Fujinon GF30mm F3.5
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The Fujinon GF30mm F3.5 fills a gap in the Fujifilm medium format lens range, offering a popular 24mm equivalent wide-angle focal length. It’s a shame Fujifilm couldn’t stretch to an f/2.8 design, but the f/3.5 aperture does keep the weight down and, we presume, the cost, though this is still a pretty pricey lens.


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    Edge to edge sharpness

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    Freedom from aberrations

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    Relatively light

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    Small 58mm filter size


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    Slightly odd elongated shape

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    Modest f/3.5 aperture

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The Fujinon GF30mm F3.5 fills a gap between the very wide GF23mmF4 (18mm equivalent) and the mildly wide GF45mmF2.8 (36mm equivalent). It’s a useful wideangle prime that the GFX system did need. 

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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 fotovolo.com but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at lifeafterphotoshop.com