Fujifilm GF 32-64mm f4 R LM WR Review

October 17, 2017 | Mark Goldstein |

Conclusion

The Fujifilm GF 32-64mm f4 R LM WR is a great zoom lens for the fledgling medium-format system, offering enough versatility and quality to deserve a place in every GFX shooter's camera bag. 

The GF 32-64mm is a sharp lens throughout the zoom and aperture range, exhibits almost no chromatic aberrations, has negligible distortion and is capable of producing some very nice bokeh despite only having an f/4 maximum aperture. Vignetting at wide-open apertures is the only real optical issue of note, although stopping down to f/8 solves the problem altogether. 

The high-speed linear AF motor makes it suitable for everything from wide-angle landscapes to portraiture, and as with Fujifilm's X-series lenses, build quality is excellent, with the traditional aperture ring being very welcome. Manual focusing is a veritable pleasure thanks to the massive, well-damped focusing ring and the on-camera focusing aids, which should please anyone predominantly considering this lens for its wide-angle capabilities.

So although 25-51mm in 35mm terms sounds at first like rather a strange focal range, the Fujifilm GF 32-64mm f4 R LM WR proves itself to be a very versatile, go-to lens that delivers excellent images. If we had to choose just one lens for the GFX 50S camera, it would probably be this one... 

4.5 stars

Ratings (out of 5)
Design 4
Features 4.5
Ease-of-use 4.5
Image quality 4.5
Value for money 4