FUJIFILM has rolled out their latest addition for the GFX Series mirrorless digital cameras—the FUJINON GF500mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR lens, set to hit the market in June 2024. This new super telephoto lens is not just about its impressive focal length; it’s about portability, precision, and power.

Weighing just 1,375g, the GF500mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR stands out for its lightweight design without compromising on quality. Its construction, featuring 14 groups and 21 elements including two Super ED lenses and five ED lenses, minimizes chromatic aberration and ensures high-resolution performance.

When paired with the FUJINON Teleconverter GF1.4X TC WR, the focal length extends to an equivalent of 700mm in the 35mm format. This makes it an excellent choice for capturing everything from intense sports moments to the intricate details of wildlife and birds.

The high-speed and high-precision autofocus is driven by a linear motor and an internal focus system, achieving focus in just 0.31 seconds. This, combined with its powerful 6.0-stop image stabilization, means photographers can shoot handheld even in the super telephoto range without worrying about camera shake.

The lens is built for the elements with weather resistance and a fluorine coating on the front element to repel water and smudges. It can handle temperatures as low as -10°C, making it a sturdy companion for outdoor photographers.

With a suggested retail price of £3,499 including VAT and an additional £749 for the teleconverter, the GF500mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR is positioned as a premium option for serious photographers looking to expand their shooting capabilities in the super telephoto range.

The FUJINON GF500mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR lens offers an impressive combination of lightweight design, high-resolution performance, and advanced image stabilization, making it a compelling choice for professional photographers.

By Peter Browne

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