A true feat of optical perfection, the Fujifilm GF 110mm F2 R LM WR lens provides the best in professional portrait workflow. At $2,799, this ultra-high resolution GF lens will fully unlock the potential of the GFX 50S.
Fujinon GF 110mm F2 R LM WR Features
There’s no getting around it. This is a big lens. And it feels great on the GFX. Yes, it’s 2.23 pounds but somehow doesn’t feel heavy. It has a 77mm filter thread, and the barrel is made of plastic that feels and looks like metal.
The almost 2” wide aperture ring, which allows you the choice of any full-stop apertures from f/2 to f/22, has a ridged surface, and the positions are engraved on the barrel. It’s nicely damped and you can hear it click as you change. Besides the aperture range, you can use in Manual, there are also Auto (A) and Command (C) positions. This C position allows you to lock in the position so you don’t have to worry about it creeping.
The smooth rotation of the ring is nice, but a little more resistance would be better to keep from accidentally moving a third of a stop.
The package includes a soft carrying case, 2 caps, and hood. Thanks to the retractable opening of the hood, a circular polarizing filter can be adjusted without taking it off.
At points in front of, and behind your subject, the Fujifilm GF 110mm F2 R LM WR lens delivers excellent detail and sharp transitions from in focus to out of focus.
The linear motor of the lens is a bit loud. And, it’s extremely accurate. For most of the focal range, it’s quick but tends to slow down and hunt some as it moves to the close focus limit. Thanks to the fact that it’s an inner-focusing lens, the length of the barrel doesn’t change.
Subject movement becomes more of an issue for shooting at f/2 because the depth of field is so shallow. A slight camera movement will affect sharpness, so a tripod, or faster shutter speeds, and controlled lighting in a studio will fix that.
The Manual ring looks and feels great. The grip is super wide, well-damped and so very smooth.
Precise focusing is made possible because of the large rotation angle, so even a quick rotation won’t end up with a big change.
Auto magnification and focus peaking, along with the high-resolution electronic viewfinder of the GFX 50, helps to make critical sharpness easier.
Surgically sharp. Almost to the point of being too sharp for portraits.
The resolution at f/2 is great and it keeps that sharpness all away through, though you might notice Light fall-off.
Some blue/yellow chromatic aberration (CA), in high-contrast situations, can be found, but for a fast prime lens, it handles the CA quite well. It handles distortion even better, and there are no problems with vignetting.
The depth and softness of out of focus areas, the bokeh, is inspiring. Creamy smooth, so your subjects jump out with bold sharpness.
- Gorgeous bokeh
- Everybody looks great when shot with this lens
- Weather and dust resistance
- Excellent sharpness, even wide open
- Great colors and contrast
- Extremely accurate focusing
- Really big
- No optical image stabilization
- Focus speeds at close focus distances are a bit slow
- Somewhat heavy
Fujinon GF 110mm F2 R LM WR Review Conclusion
The GF series by Fujinon is another step in quality that didn’t seem possible. Beautiful colors, sharpness at an all-new level, and bokeh to set you staring endlessly. The Fujifilm GF 110mm F2 R LM WR lens somehow makes every person look even better. On top of this, it still has the ability to be improved.Check Price on Amazon