DPReview Published Fujifilm GF 30mm f/3.5 R WR Lens Review (84% Overall Score)

DPReview has completed the Fujifilm GF 30mm f/3.5 R WR Lens review and test results: The Fujifilm GF 30mm f/3.5 R WR Lens achieves an amazing 84% overall score and Silver Award from the experts at DPReview.

Fujifilm GF 30mm f/3.5 R WR Lens Key Features:

  • FUJIFILM G Mount
  • 24mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/32
  • Two Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Dust- and Weather-Sealed Construction
  • Command Position on Aperture Ring
  • Rounded Nine-Blade Diaphragm

What we like

  • Quite sharp wide-open, and gets even sharper by F5.6
  • Excellent build quality, still lightweight
  • Compact size makes for a good ‘walk-around’ option
  • Basically no chromatic aberrations
  • Limited vignetting and distortion

What we don’t

  • Less contrast at close focus distance
  • Out-of-focus highlights can be distracting, more-so edges of frame
  • Visible ghosting artifacts with bright light sources in the frame
  • Focus could be faster and silent
  • Sunstars are just ‘decent’

Conclusion from DPReview:

The Fujifilm GF 30mm F3.5 is a solid wide-angle prime for users of the company’s GFX camera bodies. It’s sharp wide-open and only gets sharper as you stop down a bit, it’s built really well and it makes for a nice walk-around lens for all types of photography. Bokeh and sunstars aren’t always the strongest, and ghosting artifacts with the sun in the frame can be a bit much. But we think its qualities outshine its shortcomings, and can comfortably recommend it for GFX shooters.

Fujifilm GF 30mm f/3.5 R WR Lens: $1,699 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

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