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While I’ve covered a lot of lenses for Fujifilm cameras on this site, this is my first guide to the best GFX lenses available for photographers that have or are considering buying a large format Fuji body. Follow along as I cover the best GFX lenses for Fuji GFX100, GFX100s, GFX50SII, GFX50S, or GFX50R (medium format) in this comprehensive guide of lens reviews.

Looking for X Mount lenses? Read my recommendations for the best Fuji lenses for X Mount cameras.

Best Prime GFX Lenses

FUJINON GF23mmF4 R LM WR

Best Ultra Wide GFX Lens
Fujinon GF23mmF4 R LM WR Lens
$2,995.00

The FUJINON GF23mmF4 R LM WR is an ultra wide-angle lens with little-to-no distortion. This weather-resistant Fuji GFX lens is perfect for landscapes and architectural photography.

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The Fujinon GF23mmF4 R LM WR has a 35mm equivalent focal length of 18mm, making it an ideal choice for landscape, real estate, and architectural photography. It is the widest lens available for Fuji G-Mount large format cameras and delivers exceptional quality.

Even though it is extremely wide, the GF23mmF4 R LM WR keeps sharpness from edge-to-edge, while its Nano GI coating on the front element keeps ghosting and flare at bay. Worried about distortion? You shouldn’t be. The lens has little-to-no distortion which means you can get great results straight out of the camera without spending time adjusting your lines in post-production.

The lens itself consists of 15 elements in 12 groups, which includes two aspherical lenses, a Super ED lens and three ED lenses. The GF23mmF4 R LM WR features weather-resistant seals in nine areas, to keep you protected in inclement weather. Fuji touts that it protects against dust, moisture, and temperatures as low as -10°C (14°F).

In terms of autofocus, the LM in the model name denotes that it has Fuji’s linear motor, giving you quick and quiet focusing.

If you need the widest field of view possible and enjoy using prime lenses, the GF23mmF4 R LM WR is my top recommendation.

FUJINON GF30mmF3.5 R WR

Best Wide Angle GFX Lens
Fujinon GF30mmF3.5 R WR Lens
$1,659.99

The FUJINON GF30mmF3.5 R WR is a wide-angle lens weighing approximately 510g. While not the widest in the GFX lineup, this weather-resistant Fuji GFX lens is still perfect for landscapes and architectural photography.

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The Fujinon GF30mmF3.5 R WR has a 35mm equivalent focal length of about 24mm, which is a standard wide angle field of view. While it isn’t the widest lens available for Fuji G-Mount large format cameras, most photographers will find it is plenty wide to capture scenes in their entirety.

As with the GF23mmF4 R LM WR, the GF30mmF3.5 R WR keeps sharpness and contrast from edge-to-edge and also features weather-resistant seals, to keep you protected in inclement weather.

While this lens lacks a linear motor like others in the G-mount collection, you still you get quick and quiet auto-focusing to capture your images.

If you don’t need a super wide field of view and want a relatively lightweight prime lens, the GF30mmF3.5 R WR is a fantastic piece of glass.

FUJINON GF45mmF2.8 R WR

Best Street Photography GFX Lens
Fujinon GF45mmF2.8 R WR Lens
$1,699.00

The FUJINON GF45mmF2.8 R WR lens has a 35mm equivalent focal length of 36mm, making it a wonderful option for street photography or general photography. With a shallow depth of field, weather resistant seals, and quick autofocus, it's a great compliment to your Fuji GFX camera.

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The Fujinon GF45mmF2.8 R WR has a 35mm equivalent focal length of 36mm, which is a standard field of view for street photography or ideal for everyday shooting.

While there are other lenses on this list with lower f-stops, the f/2.8 on this lens delivers a shallow depth of field to help separate your subject from the background or get creative with selective focus.

As with all the options on this list of the best GFX lenses, it features weather resistant seals so you needn’t worry about where you’re using it. Its also the lightest lens I’ve listed so far, coming in at 490g.

If you love shooting 35mm on full frame cameras, the GF45mmF2.8 R WR will probably never leave your camera’s body.

FUJINON GF50mmF3.5 R LM WR

Best Portable GFX Lens
Fujinon GF50mmF3.5 R LM WR Lens
$999.00

The GF50mmF2.5 R LM WR lens from Fujifilm is a portable lens that delivers a 35mm equivalent focal length of 40mm, making it another great option for street photography or everyday shooting. Its compact form and light weight make it a desirable option for photographers.

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The FUJINON GF50mmF3.5 R LM WR is a weather-resistant, compact, and lightweight lens with a 35mm equivalent focal length of 40mm. This is only a 4mm difference in focal length compared to the FUJINON GF45mmF2.8 R WR above. There are some key differences between the two though.

For one, the 50mm lens is essentially a pancake lens. It’s only 48mm long and weighs a mere 335g. It also has doesn’t have quite the maximum aperture of the GF45mmF2.8, but since GFX camera sensors are large format, you’ll still find the depth of field quite shallow on both lenses.

The final notable difference between the two lenses is that the GF50mmF3.5 has a linear motor for autofocusing. This keeps the lens portable, while still maintain the silent and quick autofocus you expect from Fujifilm.

If you want the smallest and lightest setup possible when taking photos, I highly recommend checking out the FUJINON GF50mmF3.5 R LM WR.

FUJINON GF63mmF2.8 R WR

Fujinon GF63mmF2.8 R WR Lens
$1,499.00

With a 35mm equivalent focal length of 50mm, the FUJINON GF63mmF2.8 R WR lens is a wonderful lens to hold in your arsenal. With weather sealing and weighing only 405g, you'll love the quality of images this lens delivers.

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The Fujinon GF63mmF2.8 R WR has a 35mm equivalent to a 50mm lens, which is claimed to be the closest to the human eye. I personally love the 50mm focal length since it allows you to capture a natural view of the world. The f/2.8 maximum aperture helps in obtaining a three-dimensional look with separation between subject and the background.

Fuji calls this lens “The Original” as it helps reignite that feeling you get when you pick up a camera for the first time. Photographers love this lens for its sharpness, beautiful color-rendering, and portability. However, that can also be said by pretty much every lens on this list.

Ultimately, I think the decision between this lens and the FUJINON GF45mmF2.8 R LM WR really comes down to personal preference. If you’re new to photography, it may be difficult to figure out which to buy. If you’re an experienced photographer with a history of shooting on a 35mm or 50mm equivalent lens, you’ll know almost immediately which suits you best. The FUJINON GF50mmF3.5 R LM WR offers something between the two, so you’ve got a few options to consider.

FUJINON GF80mmF1.7 R WR

Best Portrait GFX Lens
Fujinon GF80mmF1.7 R WR
$2,299.00

So you shoot portraits? This is the GFX lens for you. The Fujinon GF80mmF1.7 R WR is the world’s brightest autofocus interchangeable lens for medium or large format mirrorless digital cameras on the market. Marvel at the bokeh this beast.

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The Fujinon GF80mmF1.7 R WR is the world’s brightest autofocus interchangeable lens for medium or large format mirrorless digital cameras, thanks to its maximum aperture of f/1.7. When you put this on a Fujifilm GFX camera, you’ll be blown away by the shallow depth of field and low-light possibilities.

At 80mm, this is equivalent to 63mm on a 35mm setup. This lens is ideal for portrait photography, delivering incredible results in terms of sharpness, even wide open. As with all GFX lenses, it is weather-resistant, so you can rest assured when shooting outdoor events such as weddings or music festivals.

If you frequently shoot in low-light situations or want to maximize soft backgrounds with beautiful bokeh, the Fujinon GF80mmF1.7 R WR is the lens for you.

FUJINON GF110mmF2 R LM WR

Fujinon GF110mmF2 R LM WR Lens
$2,799.00

The FUJINON GF110mmF2 R LM WR is equivalent to 87mm on a 35mm format, which some portrait photographers prefer compared to something like the FUJINON GF80mmF1.7 R WR. With a maximum aperture of f/2, you'll still get incredible bokeh and an enhanced compression effect when shooting your subjects.

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On the GFX large format sensor, the Fujinon GF110mmF2 R LM WR gives a mid-telephoto range equivalent to 87mm on a 35mm format. While the maximum aperture on the FUJINON GF80mmF1.7 R WR is better, there are plenty of photographers that enjoy shooting portraits at around 85mm for more of a compression effect—myself included.

This weather-resistant lens delivers stunning color tones and textures with a linear motor for quick, quiet autofocusing. Reviews from photographers that own this lens include words like “favorite” and “magical”. Its truly a worthy contender for your attention and consideration when shopping for the best GFX lenses.

If you prefer 85mm when shooting portraits on 35mm setups, then the FUJINON GF110mmF2 R LM WR is an absolute no-brainer for you to pick up.

FUJINON GF120mmF4 R LM OIS WR Macro

Fujinon GF120mmF4 R LM OIS WR Macro Lens
$2,699.00

Calling all macro photographers. This 95mm equivalent focal length has a 45cm minimum focusing distance, so you'll be able to capture even the smallest details in your fashion, food, or flower photography. With weather sealing and optical image stabilization, this is a macro photography dream come true.

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Macro photography is all about capturing a subject’s details, and the Fujinon GF120mmF4 R LM OIS WR Macro lens from Fuji is the best macro GFX lens on the market. With a 95mm equivalent focal length and 45cm minimum focusing distance, you’ll be able to capture stunning details in your fashion, food, or flower photography.

This is the first lens in the list that has optical image stabilization, hence the OIS in the model name. This means you’ll have increased flexibility when shooting handheld without sacrificing higher f-stops or shutter speeds. Even though the maximum aperture is f/4, you’ll still walk away with images filled with beautiful bokeh since you’re often focusing very close to your subject.

If you shoot macro photography and have a GFX camera, the FUJINON GF120mmF4 R LM OIS WR Macro should be at the top of your lens shopping list.

FUJINON GF250mmF4 R LM OIS WR

Best Telephoto Prime GFX Lens
Fujinon GF250mmF4 R LM OIS WR Lens

The FUJINON GF250mmF4 R LM OIS WR is an incredible lens for sports and wildlife photographers that enjoy shooting on a prime lens. Capture stunning images of distant subjects with this sharp lens that offers weather sealing and optical image stabilization.

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The FUJINON GF250mmF4 R LM OIS WR is the final prime GFX lens on the list, but shouldn’t be ignored if you shoot sports or wildlife photography. The 250mm focal length has a 198mm equivalent on a 35mm sensor. Capture distant details with this telephoto lens on your Fuji GFX camera body. This is the highest focal length of any GFX lens, including the zoom options below.

Since you’ll have to bump up your shutter speeds to freeze action at this focal length, you’ll be pleased to find out that this lens includes optical image stabilization. This provides 5 stops of vibration reduction so you can capture tack-sharp images while shooting through it.

Combine that with weather sealing, a linear focusing motor, focus limiter, and focus memory functions and you’ll walk away with amazing photographs no matter where you’re shooting. Oh you want to get even closer to the action? This lens is compatible with the GF1.4X TC WR teleconverter to achieve just that.

If you enjoy shooting sports or wildlife and don’t need the flexibility of a telephoto zoom lens, the FUJINON GF250mmF4 R LM OIS WR may be the best option for you.

Best Zoom GFX Lenses

FUJINON GF32-64mmF4 R LM WR

Best Travel GFX Lens
Fujinon GF32-64mmF4 R LM WR Lens
$2,299.95

The FUJINON GF32-64mmF4 R LM WR is a versatile lens with a 35mm equivalent focal length range of 25-51mm. This makes it ideal for things like travel photography where you want to be flexible and prepared for a variety of shooting situations.

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The FUJINON GF32-64mmF4 R LM WR is the first lens in this zoom lens section of the best GFX lenses available. It is a versatile lens with 35mm equivalent focal length range of 25-51mm. This is a great range for travel, landscape, street, and architectural photography.

The Fujinon GF35-70mmF4.5-5.6 WR below is very similar in terms of focal length, but this lens wins out when it comes to the linear motor for autofocusing and a better maximum aperture.

The maximum aperture of f/4 is constant throughout the entire focal length range, and still offers a shallow depth of field thanks to the GFX’s large format sensor size. While this lens is missing optical image stabilization, it is wide enough that you shouldn’t need to push the shutter speeds extremely high and the latest GFX camera models have in-body image stabilization.

If you want something versatile that gives you flexibility to quickly change focal lengths on the wide angle end of things, the FUJINON GF32-64mmF4 R LM WR is the best lens available in the GFX lineup.

FUJINON GF35-70mmF4.5-5.6 WR

Best Budget-Friendly Travel GFX Lens
Fujinon GF35-70mmF4.5-5.6 WR
$999.00

The FUJINON GF35-70mmF4.5-5.6 WR is a versatile zoom lens that is compact, lightweight, and generally more affordable than other GFX lens options. It covers a good focal length range and focuses extremely quick.

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The FUJINON GF35-70mmF4.5-5.6 WR lens is another versatile zoom lens that rivals the first zoom lens on this list of best GFX lenses. The 35mm equivalent focal length range of this lens is 28-55mm means you will sacrifice some degrees in terms of the field of view on the wide end when compared to the FUJINON GF32-64mmF4 R LM WR. However, this lens makes up for it with some other features.

Most notably, this lens is much cheaper and is very portable. It has a retractable design and only weighs 390g. You should have no issues fitting this in your travel bag if you intend to use this frequently in the field.

It also autofocuses extremely quick and uses the in-body image stabilization systems in the latest GFX cameras to make handheld shooting easy and accurate. If you plan to use this lens for video, the focus breathing is minimized, which is a nice touch.

If you don’t want to spend a lot of money on a travel zoom lens or are looking to keep your photography bag as light as possible, you can’t go wrong with the FUJINON GF35-70mmF4.5-5.6 WR.

FUJINON GF45-100mmF4 R LM OIS WR

Best Wedding Zoom GFX Lens
Fujinon GF45-100mmF4 R LM WR Lens
$2,299.00

The FUJINON GF45-100mmF4 R LM OIS WR has a 35mm equivalent focal length range of 36-79mm and a constant maximum aperture of f/4. This versatile zoom lens is perfect for event and wedding photography to capture moments in incredible detail with accuracy.

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The FUJINON GF45-100mmF4 R LM OIS WR lens is the next zoom GFX lens in this roundup of the best GFX lenses for Fuji cameras. It has a 35mm equivalent focal length range of 36-79mm, which makes it great for portrait and event photography.

With a constant maximum aperture of f/4 through the entire zoom range, you’ll have no trouble capturing smooth bokeh and background separation. The optical image stabilization is built into this lens, providing 5 stops of vibration reduction so you get that perfect shot in-camera even handheld. We all know this is essential for capturing events.

It focuses quickly and accurately thanks to the linear motor. It also features 11 weather seals, so you won’t need to worry about dust, dirt, or moisture when shooting outdoors in all sorts of weather.

If you want versatility in a lens that can zoom in on the action happening all around you, the FUJINON GF45-100mmF4 R LM OIS WR is my top recommendation.

FUJINON GF100-200mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR

Best Telephoto Zoom GFX Lens
Fujinon GF100-200MMF5.6 R LM OIS WR
$1,999.00

With a 35mm equivalent focal length range of 79-158mm and constant maximum aperture of f/4, the Fujinon GF100-200mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR lens offers some great features like linear motor focusing, a focus limiter, weather sealing and optical image stabilization.

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The Fujinon GF100-200mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR lens offers a 35mm equivalent focal length range of 79-158mm, picking up where the FUJINON GF45-100mmF4 R LM OIS WR left off. It is also compatible with the GF1.4X TC WR teleconverter, so you can get all the way up to 221mm equivalent focal length. It has a constant maximum aperture of f/5.6 and is a great large format telephoto zoom lens.

It has the linear motor we’ve seen on quite a few lenses on this list, so you know you’re going to get quiet, quick autofocusing. This is essential when in the telephoto range of lenses. It also has a focus limiter—a standard feature of many telephoto lenses.

Freezing action is a breeze with the optical image stabilization which combats 5 stops of vibration reduction. Combine that with weather sealing, and you can comfortably take this into the elements to grab images of nature at its finest.

If the limitations of the FUJINON GF250mmF4 R LM OIS WR prime telephoto lens worries you, the FUJINON GF100-200mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR is my top pick for the best telephoto zoom GFX lens.

Conclusion

So there you have it—the best GFX lenses on the market today for your GFX100, GFX100s, GFX50SII, GFX50S, or GFX50R. Depending on the reaction to this guide, I’ll explore creating per camera lens recommendations and reviews. Until then, I hope you enjoyed this article and feel more informed to pick up some of these fantastic Fuji G-mount lenses.

Want to keep reading? Check out my recommendations for the best lenses for the GFX100s.