Medium Format Camera Lenses

0 Views ·Posted 09/08/2022
FUJIFILM has just released the ultra-wide-angle GF 20-35mm f/4 R WR Lens for the medium format FUJIFILM GFX system. This compact lens (no larger than a full-frame camera lens) is the GFX System’s widest-ever optic (prime or zoom) with a full-frame equivalent field of view of 16-28mm and a constant f/4 maximum aperture. Like the other lenses in the GFX System, this new zoom lens is designed to provide spectacular results for landscape,
by Bjorn Petersen ·Posted 12/02/2020
Compared to many other manufacturers, FUJIFILM’s strategy has been to skip the trend of full frame by “sandwiching it” and focusing on APS-C-format and medium format mirrorless systems. This unique decision means that FUJIFILM is pressed to keep two lens mounts active to maintain interest for both systems, and 2020 saw FUJIFILM on its game with a series of releases for X and G lens mounts. Its APS-C-size X System is the more mature system and, as such, the company has been focusing on filling in gaps and even repeating focal lengths with
by Bjorn Petersen ·Posted 11/27/2020
In photography vernacular, there’s something called the “medium format look.” This distinctive but hard-to-describe look is commonly associated with medium format cameras (hence its name) and refers to aesthetic qualities in an image, such as pronounced smoothness, more blurriness in shallow-depth-of-field images, more accurate color rendering, and so on. It’s difficult to pinpoint because it’s somewhat subjective and varies from shot to shot. Also, despite its name, it’s not an effect relegated solely to medium format cameras, although some
by Bjorn Petersen ·Posted 06/30/2020
Wide-angle field of view, compact design, impressively sharp: If I could distill this review of the new FUJIFILM GF 30mm f/3.5 R WR lens into a few select points, that would be it. Luckily, though, I can talk a bit more about FUJIFILM's newest lens for its mirrorless medium format camera systems. Following in the footsteps of the 63mm f/2.8 and 45mm f/2.8 lenses, the new 30mm f/3.5 is the third in this series of simple and versatile prime lens
977 Views ·Posted 01/15/2020
Using the Hasselblad X1D II 50C, Derek takes the XCD 45P medium format lens out for a spin for some portrait street photography and architecture photography. He also checks out Hasselblad's Phocus Mobile 2 app, which has RAW image support, camera control, and allows for easy sharing. Whether you are just getting started with medium
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted 01/15/2020
Mirrorless technology allowed Hasselblad to usher in a lighter and more compact medium format system, with the X1D series of cameras. The company also developed some relatively compact lenses to pair with it. Now, Hasselblad wants to make something even more portable, with the launch of the XCD 45mm f/4 P lens.
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted 01/17/2019
Joining Fujifilm's ever-expanding medium-format family is the GF 100-200mm f/5.6 R LM OIS WR lens, the first telephoto zoom in the system. Offering a 79-158mm equivalent focal length range, this is designed to offer versatility and high performance in a package that still manages to travel well, despite its need to cover the impressive sensors found in Fujifilm's GFX cameras. A constant f/5.6 aperture helps maintain shooting
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 09/25/2018
Smaller and lighter? Check. Big medium format sensor? Check! Fujifilm has just released their newest medium format digital interchangeable mirrorless camera, the Fujifilm GFX 50R. Weighing in 145g less and showing off a body that is 25mm thinner than the already-DSLR-sized GFX 50S, the new GFX 50R promises to be even more portable and
by Bjorn Petersen ·Posted 05/08/2018
Expanding Hasselblad's mirrorless system with an expansive ultra-wide-angle lens, the XCD 21mm f/4 is the widest lens the famed Swedish manufacturer has ever produced. Designed for the svelte X1D-50c medium format camera, this 17mm equivalent lens matches the portable form factor and is ideally suited for
by Bjorn Petersen ·Posted 11/16/2017
Over the past couple of years, a transition has occurred that is finally bringing medium format digital photography to the masses. With the introduction of the first mirrorless systems in the genre, as well as more players in the game than ever, medium format will likely continue to expand and evolve at a faster pace in the future. More brands are treading into the larger-than-full-frame waters, and evolutions are also taking place in the high-end segment of this market. With more eyes on medium format than ever, it is exciting how this
by Val Lazarev ·Posted 07/14/2017
Owners of Micro Four Thirds-mount cameras now have an additional selection of MFT lenses to choose from, with the release of Kowa’s PROMINAR MFT series. Available in focal lengths of 8.5, 12, and 25mm, each in your choice of black, silver, or green, these sleek and compact lenses are made in Japan and feature multi-coated, extra-low dispersion glass, a 9-blade circular iris, an aluminum body, and a dual-link iris that lets you switch between silent and click-stop aperture adjustment. The 8.5mm model is a super-wide-angle lens with an f/2.8 and
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted 04/19/2017
Fujifilm is going for both ends of the imaging spectrum with today’s release of the GF 110mm f/2 R LM WR and GF 23mm f/4 R LM WR lenses for the company’s fledgling medium format system. These lenses are designed for outstanding sharpness and image quality, with the ability to support sensors up to 100MP. Also, they both have fast, quiet