Fujifilm GF 55mm f1.7 R WR Lens

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Fujifilm GF 55mm f1.7 R WR Lens

Introducing the GF 55mm F1.7 R WR: Setting New Standards

Elevate your photography with the GF 55mm F1.7 R WR—a lens that redefines excellence within the GFX System. Crafted to meet the demands of professional photographers and enthusiasts alike, this lens combines versatile focal length with a rapid maximum aperture to deliver outstanding image quality across diverse genres.

Exceptional Versatility: From bustling cityscapes to serene landscapes, and intimate portraits to adventurous travel shots, the GF 55mm F1.7 R WR excels in every scenario, providing a natural perspective that elevates your creative vision.

Uncompromising Image Quality: Experience unparalleled clarity, vibrant colours, and striking contrast in every shot. With two aspherical lenses and two ED lenses, chromatic aberration is effectively suppressed, ensuring impeccable image quality regardless of the focus position.

Sumptuous Bokeh: Achieve a breathtaking depth of field with the GF 55mm F1.7 R WR's fast maximum aperture and 11 diaphragm blades. Whether shooting wide open or stopped down, enjoy beautifully rendered bokeh and distortion-free highlights.

Rugged Durability: Designed to withstand the elements, the GF 55mm F1.7 R WR is weather-resistant, dustproof, and built to withstand low temperatures. Take it on any adventure with confidence, knowing it can handle whatever the environment throws at it.

Elevating the benchmark for the GFX System, the GF 55mm F1.7 R WR encapsulates versatility and speed to deliver unparalleled image quality across diverse photography genres. From bustling streets to intimate portraits, and expansive landscapes to captivating travel scenes, this compact powerhouse offers a natural perspective, becoming an indispensable companion in your GFX odyssey. Expect nothing short of uncompromising image excellence, seamless handling, swift autofocus, and enduring ruggedness—this lens exceeds expectations.

Capturing the Natural Perspective

The GF 55mm F1.7 R WR mirrors the human eye's angle of view by harmonizing its focal length with the diagonal measurement of the GFX System camera's imaging sensor. This synchronization reveals an abundance of detail, especially when coupled with the system's native 4:3 aspect ratio. In a realm of diverse visual perspectives, the GF 55mm F1.7 emerges as a versatile solution for any artistic vision.

Unveiling Unparalleled Detail

Experience image brilliance with the GF 55mm F1.7 R WR, delivering high-resolution captures infused with striking contrast, vibrant hues, and nuanced tones. Harnessing two aspherical lenses and two ED lenses, it effectively suppresses axial chromatic aberration, ensuring consistent aberration correction irrespective of the focus position. Moreover, aperture adjustments across the lens groups maintain superior image quality throughout.

Embrace the Bokeh Delight

With its fast maximum aperture and expansive sensor, the GF 55mm F1.7 R WR creates a sumptuous bokeh that captivates the senses. Boasting 11 diaphragm blades—the first among GF lenses—it produces near-perfect circular apertures, even at F4 or F5.6. The result? Images adorned with exquisite bokeh, distortion-free highlights, and minimal aberrations.

Prepared for Everyday Adventures

Lightweight yet robust, the GF 55mm F1.7 R WR stands ready for every occasion. Its weather-resistant design wards off water, dust, and low temperatures, while its compact form and 780g (27.5oz) weight ensure comfortable all-day carrying. It's more than a lens—it's an essential companion for your everyday creative endeavours.

LENS CONFIGURATION 14 elements in 10 groups
(includes 2 aspherical and 2 ED elements)
APERTURE CONTROL 11(rounded diaphragm opening) 1/3EV(23steps)
FOCUS RANGE Approx 50cm - ∞



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Understanding: Aperture

Aperture is the opening in a camera lens that controls how much light enters the camera. It's measured in f-stops like f/2.8 or f/8. Lower f-stop numbers mean wider openings, letting in more light and creating a shallow depth of field (blurry background). Higher f-stop numbers mean smaller openings, letting in less light and creating a larger depth of field (more of the scene in focus). Aperture also affects the quality of out-of-focus areas in the image (bokeh).

Understanding: Lens Types

Different lenses have different purposes to achieve different styles of images, some popular ones include:
Prime Lens: Fixed focal length, sharp images, great for portraits and dark settings.
Zoom Lens: Variable focal length, versatile for different shots and everyday use..
Wide-Angle Lens: Captures wide scenes like landscapes.
Telephoto Lens: Magnifies distant subjects, ideal for sports & wildlife.
Macro Lens: Perfect for close-up photography of small subjects.
Fisheye Lens: Ultra-wide perspective, creates unique images.

Understanding: Lens Mounts

Different camera brands use different lens mounts, which are like connectors that attach lenses to camera bodies. Each mount is specific to a particular brand and camera series. For example, Canon uses the EF and RF mounts, Nikon uses the F mount, Sony uses the E mount for its mirrorless cameras. These mounts dictate which lenses are compatible with which cameras. Some brands offer adapters to use lenses from other systems, but it's essential to ensure compatibility for proper functionality and autofocus performance.

Understanding: Manual and Autofocus

Manual focus and autofocus are two ways to adjust the sharpness of a camera lens. With manual focus, you turn a ring on the lens to bring the subject into focus yourself, giving you full control over what appears sharp in the image. Autofocus, on the other hand, relies on the camera's built-in technology to automatically adjust the focus for you, usually by detecting contrast or phase differences in the scene. Autofocus can be convenient, especially for fast-moving subjects or when you need to capture a quick shot, whereas manual focus allows for precise adjustments and creative control over the final image.

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