Fujifilm USA pulled the trigger a bit too early, and published the full press release of the Fujifilm GF50mm f/3.5.
It’s all copied down below, so do not panic even if they remove it :).
The official annoucnement is tomorrow, July 18, at 1AM New York time
GF50mm f/3.5 Press Release
FUJIFILM INTRODUCES GF50mmF3.5 R LM WR LENS, EXPANDING AVAILABLE LENS OPTIONS FOR GFX SERIES MIRRORLESS CAMERAS
Valhalla, N.Y., June 18, 2019 – The Electronic Imaging Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation has announced the release of its FUJINON GF50mmF3.5 R LM WR lens, the smallest and the lightest (11.8 oz./335g) GF lens to date, featuring a maximum aperture of 3.5 and focal length of 50mm (equivalent to 40mm in the 35mm film format). When attached to a FUJIFILM GFX 50R digital camera, the combined weight is only 39.2 ounces (1,110g), making it easily portable and an ideal choice for street and landscape photography.
Lenses in the GF family deliver astonishing image resolution and rich tonal reproduction, made possible by the outstanding optical design and production technology FUJIFILM Corporation developed to process lens surfaces at sub-micron level precision. The GF lenses bring out the frull potential of the FUJIFILM GFX 50S and GFX 50R mirrorless digital cameras, and they fully support the 100MP image sensor of the recently launched GFX 100. Coupled with Fujifilm’s unique color reproduction technology, these lenses deliver world-class image quality.
The GF50mmF3.5 R LM WR’s weather-sealed construction makes it dust and weather resistant and capable of operating in temperatures down to 14°F (-10°C), allowing shooting even in challenging conditions while maintaining optimum reliability.
The addition of the GF50mmF3.5 R LM WR expands the lineup of GF lenses to ten lenses. Complemented with various accessories, Fujifilm offers broad shooting coverage to deliver the joy of taking photographs with the GFX Series of cameras.
Some of the main features of the new lens:
Engineered to provide incredible image quality
GFX System Cameras produce images with incredibly high resolution. This requires lenses to be precisely engineered so that they can properly resolve any image with clarity and detail. GF50mmF3.5 R LM WR consists of 9 elements in 6 groups and includes one aspherical lens element to minimize spherical aberration and barrel distortion. Crafted to produce sharp images, rich tones, and very little focus breathing, this lens is great for either still or motion capture.
Lightweight and versatile for any shooting situation
Weighing in at just 11.82oz, GF50mmF3.5 R LM WR weighs less than a can of your favorite soft drink, making it the perfect companion to bring along with you for your next street photography expedition. You might just want to bring that beverage along with you since this lens is so portable.
Having fast and quiet autofocus is critical when you’re roaming the streets looking to capture that perfect image. With a linear motor moving the focusing element quickly and precisely into place, this lens will be your go-to tool for reliability, speed and sharpness.
Weather resistant to keep the images coming
Work fearlessly in dusty or damp conditions and keep peace of mind when in freezing or terribly hot, humid conditions. Weather sealed in ten places along the barrel, the GF50mmF3.5 R LM WR is capable of operating in temperatures down to 14°F (-10°C).
The GF50mmF3.5 R LM WR lens will be available September 26, 2019 in the U.S. and Canada for a price of USD $999.95 and CAD $1,299.99. For more information, visit https://www.fujifilmusa.com/products/digital_cameras/gfx/fujinon_lens_gf50mmf35_r_lm_wr/.
Specifications: GF50mmF3.6 R LM WR
|Type||FUJINON LENS GF50mmF3.5 R LM WR|
|Lens configuration||9 elements in 6 groups
(includes 1 aspherical element)
(35mm format equivalent)
|Angle of view||57.4°|
Number of blades
9 (rounded diaphragm opening)
1/3EV (20 stops)
(from the sensor surface)
|0.55m and beyond|
Diameter x Length (approx.)
(Distance from camera lens mount flange)
|Φ3.31in x 1.89in (84mm x 48mm)|
(excluding the lens cap, lens hood and hood cap)
|335g (11.8 oz.)|
|Accessories included||Front lens cap FLCP-62II
Rear lens cap RLCP-002
Hood cap FLCP-43
Lens wrapping cloth