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Fujifilm Announces New Medium Format Camera and Ultra-Fast Lens

Today, Fujifilm has announced a remarkably priced medium format camera and ultra-fast portrait lens for its popular GF platform.

GFX 100S Mirrorless Medium Format Camera

The GFX 100S takes the 102-megapixel sensor from the GFX 100 and puts it in a smaller body and slashes the price almost in half. Its key specs include:

  • 102-megapixel 43.8 x 32.9mm BSI CMOS sensor
  • 16-bit stills
  • ISO range of 100-12,800, expandable to 50-102,400
  • Continuous burst rate of 5 fps
  • 4K video at 30 fps at up to 4:2:0 10-bit internally or 4:2:2 10-bit over HDMI
  • 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization
  • Magnesium alloy body
  • 3.69-million-dot OLED viewfinder with 0.77x magnification
  • 2.36-million-dot, 3.2-inch touchscreen
  • 460-shot battery life
  • Dual UHS-II SD card slots
  • 1.8-inch LCD top screen
  • Hybrid autofocus system with 425 points covering nearly the entire frame
  • Film simulation modes
  • 400-megapixel Pixel-Shift Multi-Shot mode

You can preorder the Fujifilm GFX 100S here.

GF 80mm f/1.7 R WR Lens

The GF 80mm f/1.7 R WR offers a remarkably wide portrait lens for medium format shooters. Its specs include:

  • Two Super ED elements for reduced chromatic aberrations and increased clarity
  • One aspherical element for reduced distortion and increased sharpness
  • Dust- and weather-sealing
  • Fluorine coating on front element to repel dirt and moisture
  • Rounded nine-blade diaphragm for smoother bokeh

You can preorder the GF 80mm f/1.7 R WR here.

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Edison Wrzosek's picture

If I was in the market for a new camera platform, this would be checking most of the boxes for me!

And to boot, it actually LOOKS sexy, vs it's predecessor that just made go WTF...

Mike Yamin's picture

Unga bunga camera. Me want!

stuartcarver's picture

I’m gonna run with it to the Girlfriend when I try and explain my 70-300 pre order, see if it works.

Benoit Pigeon's picture

If someone came out with an adapter for Canon EF lenses I could certainly look to transition to Fuji. I could salvage 2 lenses and build from there with Fuji lenses. R5 video camera is definitely not for me.

Benoit Pigeon's picture

Thanks! I am definitely going to take a serious look at Fuji and research their lines of lenses.

Jonas Gunnarsson's picture

I have used the Viltrox adapter mainly with Simga Art lenses, and it worked pretty good with my 50s. The 100s has much better af then my old 50s, so my guess it will work even better with the 100s. You also have the Techart and Kipon adapters witch will have af with ef-glass.

PJ Rankin's picture

Curious to know which of the art lenses you tried with the gfx? I read a comment somewhere suggesting their 14mm could nearly covered the whole sensor with little vignetting. Really interested in finding a usable ultra wide to cover that sensor.

Jonas Gunnarsson's picture

I have tried the Rokinon 14/2,4, and it had a really bad vignetting. But my Canon 16-35/4 IS worked really good, unfortunately I can´t find any pictures now. It has some vignetting at the end zoom-ranges but it´s easily fixed in LR och C1.

Joe Hoddinott's picture

The files from the GFX100 are nothing short of amazing, Getting that quality in a smaller, (and gorgeous,) body with IBIS is insanity. This camera is really, really tempting. Not to mention that 80/1.7 looks to be incredible.

Dennis Johnson's picture

would be nice to see a comparison between the Hasselblad H6D 100mpx and this 100s. must say its tempting. small size, large format. could be a nice option to put a 500mm nikon lens on this one with adapter. a 100mpx camera, large format with Eye AF , cant wait to test this one.

Benoit Pigeon's picture

400-megapixel Pixel-Shift Multi-Shot mode is actually part of what could help in my decision.