Fujifilm announces rangefinder-esque GFX 50R and three lenses

Fujifilm has announced the GFX 50R, a rangefinder-styled medium format model based on the earlier GFX 50S. It adopts the same the 51.4-MP cropped medium format sensor (43.8 x 32.2mm) as its sibling and much of the rest of the internals, albeit in a smaller, more compact body and with a significantly lower ticket. The GFX 50R adds Bluetooth connectivity with a smartphone, and offers similar build and weatherproofing as the 50S.  The built-in OLED viewfinder is a smaller 3.69M-dot unit but offers a reasonably generous 0.77x magnification. At the rear, the 3.2-in 2360K-dot touchscreen LCD uses a conventional tilting mechanism. The 50R has dual SD card slots with support for UHS-II media and it shares the same NP-T125 Li-ion battery as its stablemate the 50S.

The announcement coincides with the news from Phase One of closer collaboration and widened support of Fujifilm RAW files in Capture One 11.3. Although not mentioned specifically, the new GFX 50R is already supported, at least provisionally. Read more here.

Three new lenses have also been announced. The following is an excerpt from the provided press release. There are no further details at this time.

GF100-200mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR

This is the long-awaited telephoto zoom lens with the focal length range of 100mm to 200mm (equivalent to 79-158mm in the 35mm film format). It can be used with the existing GF1.4X TC WR teleconverter to cover the focal length range of 140mm to 280mm (equivalent to 111-221mm in the 35mm film format).

GF50mmF3.5 R LM WR

This is the smallest and the lightest lens in the GF lenses with the focal length of 50mm (equivalent to 40mm in the 35mm film format). Combined with the GFX 50R, announced today as well, it adds to a very portable and compact medium format digital camera system.

GF45-100mmF4R LM OIS WR

This is a highly versatile zoom lens that covers the focal length range equivalent to 36mm to 79mm in the 35mm film format, perfect for portraiture and snapshots. When combined with the existing GF32-64mmF4 R LM WR, GF100-200mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR and the teleconverter, the 4 lenses make a set that covers the focal lengths from 32mm to 280mm (equivalent to 25-221mm in the 35mm film format).

The GFX 50R will be available in November at $4,499, body only. It can be pre-ordered at the following retailers:

B&H Photo (US)

WEX Photo (UK)

 

 

 

 

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