DPReview TV has now published their Fujinon GF30mm f/3.5 hands on review, which was filmed with a GF30mm F/3.5 mounted on a Fujifilm GFX100.
The lens is another winner, and can easily keep up with the 100 megapixel of the Fujinon GFX100.
At some point of the video, he took a video of the forest, with a deer far away in the distance, and then cropped in and says “
who needs a wildlife lens anymore“. Of course he said it as a joke, and the GF30mmF3.5 can’t replace a proper wildlife lens, but it was also a statement made to underline that with the combination GFX100 and GF30mmF3.5 you are in photographic crop-heaven.
The biggest problem with the GF30mmF3.5? Well, there is the GF32-64mmF4 (
compare both lenses specs & price here).
You can find the video above and summary of the video down below:
24mm full frame equivalent
is surprises how compact it is: just over 500g
58mm filter thread
very chunky aperture ring and two-step phase between aperture ring and focus ring means you are not going to confuse where your fingers are
a very nice tactile experience
basically no real chromatic aberration and longitudinal chromatic aberration
about 32 cm minimum focus distance, hence you can get fairly close to objects and with that 3.5 aperture get nice and soft background
flare is pretty average, lots of ghosting. Sometimes you see rainbow pattern, but that’s not the lens, it’s reflection coming from the sensor, which you can see on a lot of modern cameras
autofocus speed is fine, it is not super fast, but on medium format you don’t need ultra fast focussing lenses
bokeh is not Chris’ favorite, not the greatest out there, a little bit busy around the edges, and gets more busy if you stop down the lens, but that’s not the end of the world on a wide angle lens
it’s a very sharp lens, especially wide open Chris was quite impressed. Very impressive at f/3.5 from center to corner, and corners sharpen up more really nicely if you stop down
he took a shot of a deer from far away and cropped in and said “
who needs a wildlife lens” (of course joking, but to underline how sharp this lens really is) like the other GF lenses, also this one is optically excellent lens
it’s capable of supporting the 100 megapixel resolution of the GFX100
nice compact lens, balance nice on GFX50R
as for video, the GFX100 got a
recent firmware update that supports ProRes Video in video, the lens has very little breathing
the entire episode was shot on the GF30mm f3.5
compact, fairly wide aperture lens for your GFX system, Chris would totally recommend it, except for one thing: there is also the excellent
GF32-64mmF4 the GF30mmF3.5 is a little bit better optically compared to the the GF32-64, but the IQ of the 32-64 is great, too
but if you like primes, or if you maybe have already the
GF45-100mmF4, this could be your lens
The Fujinon GF30mm f/3.5 is
now in stock.
Follow FujiRumors on Patreon, Facebook, Instagram, RSS-feed, Youtube, Flipboard and Twitter