Fujifilm takes the wraps off a new 250mm lens for the GFX system

Fujifilm has expanded its range of medium format GFX lenses with the announcement of GF 250 mm f / 4 R LM OIS WR.

When mounted on the Fujifilm GFX 50S, this telephoto lens has a focal length of 35mm equivalent to around 200mm, which when associated with the new 1.4x teleconverter that was also announced, offers a focal length equivalent to 35 mm of 277 mm.

The lens is composed of 16 elements in 10 groups, which sees the target focused down to 1.4m and provides a maximum magnification ratio of 0.22x. Fujifilm promises that it will offer unsurpassed color reproduction, "three-dimensional" image quality, as well as ultra-high resolution and intense bokeh.

As you would expect from a pro-spec lens, the new GF 250mm f / 4 R LM OIS WR has a lens cylinder made of magnesium alloy, while the lens is sealed in 18 places to resist dust and the weather.

To reduce the risk of camera shake when shooting at extended focal lengths, the new GF 250mm f / 4 R LM OIS WR has a 5-stop image stabilization system, while there is a linear motor to control the autofocus system.

The lens will be available at the end of April, priced at £ 2,899 / $ 3,299.95, while the 1.4x teleconverter (GF1.4X TC WR) will return £ 749 / $ 849.95. Australian prices have not yet been confirmed.

New firmware update for X series cameras

In addition to the new GF 250 mm f / 4 R LM OIS WR, Fujifilm has announced a wave of new firmware updates for its X Series mirrorless cameras that will be available at the end of April / beginning of May. Here is a quick look at the compatible cameras and the features now available:

Fujifilm X-H1:

  • Adding focus bracketing
  • Compatible with newly developed film lenses
  • Enlarged e customizable indicators or information
  • Enhanced phase detection AF during movie recording
  • Extended phase detection AF area options during shooting
  • Enhanced Bluetooth connectivity
  • Add support for Fn buttons for IS mode

Fujifilm X-T2:

  • Add focus bracket
  • Compatible with newly developed film lenses
  • Expanded and customizable indicators or information
  • Add SD card recording F -log
  • Addition of 1080 / 120P high-speed video mode
  • Improved phase detection AF
  • Add-on reduction blinking
  • Adding selected folder and creation folder

Fujifilm X-E3:

  • Supports Fujifilm X Raw Sudio
  • Compatible with backup / restoration of camera settings using Fujifilm X Acquire
  • Compatible with newly developed film lenses
  • Improved usability of radio flash
  • Expanded and customizable indicators or information
  • Enhanced Bluetooth connectivity

Fujifilm X-Pro2:

  • Enhanced and customizable indicators or information
  • Improved phase detection AF
  • Adding flicker reduction
  • Adding selection folder and creation folder