AstrHori pronounces a low-budget $289 extensive angle 40mm f/5.6 guide focus lens for Fuji GFX


When one buys right into a medium format system, even the comparatively cheap ones like Fuji’s GFX sequence, one is aware of that it’s going to be an costly trip. It’s not a lot of a shock. Though the our bodies are an identical dimension to a high-end DSLR, they include a lot bigger (and costlier) sensors, and the lenses want greater and heavier glass than lenses designed for full-frame methods.

AstrHori, although, has introduced a brand new low-budget choice for Fuji GFX shooters who need one thing on the extensive finish and don’t wish to pay a fortune for it. Right now, they’ve introduced the brand new AstrHori 40mm f/5.6 guide focus lens for Fuji GFX, which presents a discipline of view equal to round 31mm on full-frame. In addition to being mild on value, it’s additionally mild on weight, coming in at solely 333g.

The AstrHori 40mm f/5.6 options each focus and aperture rings with a stepped design to make it simple to determine which one you’re turning by really feel. It additionally prevents unintentionally altering one whereas adjusting the opposite. It’s listed as being appropriate with the Fuji GFX 50S, GFX 50S II, GFX 50R, GFX 100, GFX 100S and GFX 100 IR, however because it’s a guide focus lens and there doesn’t seem like any digital communication, it needs to be appropriate with nearly each GFX digicam previous, current and future.

That final level is the one draw back to this lens, and doubtless one of many causes it’s so cheap. There’s no digital communication. So, you’ve no concept what aperture you’re capturing by trying by the viewfinder and it’s not recorded within the EXIF metadata. Nonetheless, relying in your wants, that is probably not a priority.

Focal size 40mm
Max aperture f/5.8
Min aperture f/22
Angle of view 69°
35mm equal focal size ~31mm
Format Fuji GFX Medium Format
Mount Fuji GFX
Focus kind Guide Focus
Lens kind Rectilinear
Optics 7 components in 5
Aperture blades 5
Filter thread 62mm
Min focus distance 41cm
Dimensions 79 x 38mm
Weight 333g

AstrHori says the lens is ideally suited to panorama images, significantly evening time photographs, in addition to structure and even portrait images – I anticipate they imply environmental portraits on that final one and never headshots. The lens presents a pentagonal starburst impact at an aperture of f/8 when capturing portraits or landscapes at evening.


The AstroHori 40mm f/5.6 for Fuji GFX is accessible to purchase now for $289 and is anticipated to start out transport late October/early November.