Fuji 30mm T/S
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Fujifilm Fujinon GF30mm F5.6 T/S specs compared with Canon EF 24mm F3.5L TS-E

I realise this isn’t an apples-to-apples comparison but as many architecture photographers adapt the Canon 24mm TS-E to use on their Fujifilm GFX system cameras then the side-by-side contrast makes more sense.

It’s surprising how similar the specs are but early testing of the Fujifilm GF30mm T/S with the 100MP Fujifilm GFX100 II (which has an optimised sensor for this lens, apparently) suggests super-impressive optical performance, even when shifted to the maximum.

Also, if there was any doubt that the tilt and shift functions can be oriented separately to use in the same ‘direction’ (it wasn’t that clear in the press release), then I can confirm they can.

When fully kitted out with the tripod foot (and my own Arca-type plate), metal hood with filter adapter and a 105mm Fujifilm Protector filter it’s quite a handful. That said, the results appear to be worth it! Striping that lot off could help if you want the lens a bit lighter (and not so bulky looking) for general use but then a filter can’t be fitted, as the thread is recessed and a cosmetic ring must be adopted if you want the cap to protect the lens.

I will have a review of the GF30mm T/S published here, so keep checking back.

Technical Data

Manufacturer Fujifilm Canon
Model Fujinon GF30mm F5.6 T/S EF 24mm F3.5L II TS-E
Web www.fujifilm-X.com www.canon.co.uk
Elements/construction 16 elements in 11 groups 16 elements in 11 groups
Special glass types 1x Super ED, 3x ED 4x UD, 1 Asph
Aperture blade design 9 rounded 8 rounded
Angle of view 84.7° (diagonal) 24mm equivalent 84° (diagonal)
Tilt/Shift +/- 8.5° Tilt, +/- 15mm Shift +/- 8.5° Tilt, +/- 12mm Shift
Max aperture F5.6 F3.5
Min aperture F32 F22
Min focus distance 0.3m (11.9 in) 0.21m ((8.27 in)
Mount GF mount EF mount
Filter size 105mm (with adapter ring), 72mm front cap* 82mm
Length 135.8mm (5.5 in.) 106.93mm (4.21 in)
Diameter 87.1mm (3.4 in.)  88.39 mm (3.48 in)
Weight 1340g (2.95 lb) 780 g (0.72 lb)
Price £3,899 inc VAT ($3,999)  £2,399 inc VAT ($1,899)

The Fujinon GF30mm F5.6 T/S will be sold with an RRP of £3899 inc VAT.

User manual at: www.fujifilm-x.com

Additional coverage/press release.


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*Obviously, the 105mm adapter for filters is to prevent vignetting.