The Fuji GFX100S packs a 102-megapixel large format sensor into a remarkably compact and lightweight body to deliver insanely detailed images with accurate color and smooth gradations. If you’re looking to move from a full-frame or crop-sensor camera setup to large format, Fuji’s incredible line of G Mount cameras are an excellent choice. In this comprehensive guide, I’m reviewing the best lenses for GFX 100S on the market. Let’s get started!
Best Prime GFX 100S Lenses
FUJINON GF23mmF4 R LM WR
Among the best GFX lenses is the FUJINON GF23mmF4 R LM WR. Attach the Fujinon GF23mmF4 R LM WR to your GFX 100S body and you’ll have a 35mm equivalent focal length of 18mm—perfect for landscape, real estate, and architectural photography. It is the widest lens for Fuji G Mount large format cameras and delivers exceptional performance and quality.
Even though it is ultra wide, the GF23mmF4 R LM WR keeps sharpness from one edge to the other. Surprisingly, the lens has little-to-no distortion so you can get great results straight out of the camera without spending time fixing your lines in Lightroom later.
The lens is made up of 15 elements in 12 groups, which includes two aspherical lenses, a Super ED lens and three ED lenses. The GF23mmF4 R LM WR has 9 weather-resistant seals to keep you protected in all types of weather from dust, moisture, and temperatures as low as -10°C (14°F).
For autofocus, the LM in the model name denotes that it has Fuji’s linear motor, so you get quick and near-silent autofocusing.
If you are after the widest field of view possible with your GFX 100S and love prime lenses, the GF23mmF4 R LM WR is my top choice.
FUJINON GF30mmF3.5 R WR
The Fujinon GF30mmF3.5 R WR has a 35mm equivalent focal length of about 24mm on the GFX 100S, which is a standard wide angle field of view. While it isn’t as wide as the 23mm lens above, most photographers will still find it wide enough for sweeping landscapes, interior shots, or architectural images.
Just as the GF23mmF4 R LM WR, the GF30mmF3.5 R WR keeps sharpness and contrast from edge-to-edge and 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 get quick and quiet auto-focusing while taking your photographs.
If you don’t need an ultra wide field of view and want a relatively lightweight prime lens, the GF30mmF3.5 R WR is a wonderful option.
FUJINON GF45mmF2.8 R WR
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.
The Fujinon GF45mmF2.8 R WR features a 35mm equivalent focal length of 36mm—a standard field of view for photography types like street photography or everyday shooting with your GFX 100S.
While other lenses on this list may have lower f-stops, the f/2.8 on this lens still delivers a shallow depth of field for excellent background separation or creative shots with selective focus.
As with all the options on this list of the best lenses for the GFX 100s, it features weather resistant seals so you don’t need to worry about where you’re using it.
If you love shooting 35mm on full frame cameras, the GF45mmF2.8 R WR will probably never leave your GFX 100S.
FUJINON GF50mmF3.5 R LM WR
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.
The FUJINON GF50mmF3.5 R LM WR is a compact, lightweight lens with a 35mm equivalent focal length of 40mm. It has only a 4mm difference in focal length compared to the FUJINON GF45mmF2.8 R WR above. There are some notable differences between the two GFX lenses though.
First, the 50mm lens is essentially a pancake lens. At 48mm long and weighing a mere 335g, it is very portable. 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 key 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 on your GFX 100S.
If you want the smallest and lightest setup possible when taking photos with your GFX 100S, I recommend checking out the FUJINON GF50mmF3.5 R LM WR.
FUJINON GF63mmF2.8 R WR
The Fujinon GF63mmF2.8 R WR has a 35mm equivalent to a 50mm lens, which some claim to be the closest to the human eye. I love 50mm focal length lenses since they allow you to capture a natural view of the world. The f/2.8 maximum aperture helps in capturing a three-dimensional look with separation between subject and the background.
Fuji lists this lens as “The Original” since it helps reignite that feeling you get when you pick up a camera for the first time. Photographers praise this lens for its sharpness, beautiful color-rendering, and portability. However, that can also be said by almost 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 your personal preference. If you’re just picking up photography, it may be difficult to figure out which to purchase. If you’re more experienced and have a history of shooting on a 35mm or 50mm equivalent lens, you probably already know which suits you best. It is also worth noting that 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
The Fujinon GF80mmF1.7 R WR is the world’s brightest autofocus interchangeable lens for medium or large format mirrorless digital cameras, due to its maximum aperture of f/1.7. When you put this on your GFX 100S 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 shooting portraits, delivering incredible images 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 with your GFX 100S.
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 you need.
FUJINON GF110mmF2 R LM WR
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.
On the GFX 100S’ large format sensor, the Fujinon GF110mmF2 R LM WR gives a mid-telephoto range equivalent to 87mm on a 35mm format. Its maximum aperture is not quite the best from the G Mount range, but it is dang close. There are plenty of photographers that enjoy shooting portraits at ~85mm for more of a compression effect—including myself.
This weather-resistant lens renders stunning color tones and textures with a linear motor for quick, near-silent autofocusing. Reviews from photographers that have used this lens include words like “favorite” and “magical”. It is a worthy contender for your attention and consideration when shopping for the best lenses for GFX 100S.
If you prefer 85mm when shooting portraits on 35mm setups, then the FUJINON GF110mmF2 R LM WR is a no-brainer for you to add to your wishlist.
FUJINON GF120mmF4 R LM OIS WR Macro
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.
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 100S lens available. With a 95mm equivalent focal length and 45cm minimum focusing distance, you’ll be able to take photos with stunning details in your fashion, food, or flower photography.
This is the first lens on the list that has optical image stabilization, hence the OIS in the model name. While the GFX 100S already features in-body image stabilization, this means you’ll have increased flexibility when shooting handheld without sacrificing higher f-stops, ISO, or shutter speeds. The maximum aperture is f/4, so you’ll still walk away with photos filled with beautiful bokeh since you’re often focusing very close to your subject.
If you shoot macro photography and have the GFX 100S, the FUJINON GF120mmF4 R LM OIS WR Macro should be at the top of your lens shopping list.
FUJINON GF250mmF4 R LM OIS WR
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.
The FUJINON GF250mmF4 R LM OIS WR is the final prime GFX 100S lens on the list, and 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 100S. This is the highest focal length of any GFX lens, including the zoom options below.
Since you’ll often have to increase your shutter speeds to freeze action at this focal length, you’ll be pleased to find out that this lens also includes optical image stabilization. This provides 5 stops of vibration reduction on top of the GFX 100S’ IBIS, so you can get 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 be happy with the 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 for an even more zoomed in field of view.
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 ideal choice for your GFX 100S.
Best Zoom GFX Lenses
FUJINON GF32-64mmF4 R LM WR
The FUJINON GF32-64mmF4 R LM WR is the first lens in this zoom lens section of the best lenses for GFX 100S available. It is a versatile lens with a 35mm equivalent focal length range of 25-51mm. This range suits 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 comes out on top due to the linear motor for autofocusing and a better maximum aperture. That does mean, however, it is a pricier lens.
The maximum aperture of f/4 is constant throughout the entire focal length range, and offers a shallow depth of field thanks to the GFX 100S’ large format sensor size. While this lens lacks optical image stabilization, it is wide enough that you shouldn’t need to push the shutter speeds extremely high and you can always rely on the GFX 100S 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 GFX 100S lens for the job.
FUJINON GF35-70mmF4.5-5.6 WR
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, so you will sacrifice some 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 key features.
Most notably, this lens is much cheaper and is very portable. With a retractable design and weighing just 390g, you should have no issues tossing this in your travel bag if you intend to use it frequently in the field.
It also autofocuses extremely fast and uses the in-body image stabilization systems in the GFX 100S to make handheld shooting simple and accurate. If you plan to use this lens for video, the focus breathing is minimized, which is fantastic news.
If you want to save money on a travel zoom lens or are looking to keep your photography backpack as light as possible, you can’t ignore the FUJINON GF35-70mmF4.5-5.6 WR.
FUJINON GF45-100mmF4 R LM OIS WR
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.
The FUJINON GF45-100mmF4 R LM OIS WR lens is the next zoom GFX lens in this roundup of the best lenses for GFX 100S cameras. It has a 35mm equivalent focal length range of 36-79mm, which makes it great for portrait and event photography.
The constant maximum aperture of f/4 through the entire zoom range means 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—essential for taking photographs at events.
It focuses quickly and accurately thanks to the linear motor. It also features an incredible 11 weather seals, so you won’t need to worry about dust, dirt, or moisture when shooting outdoors in any weather.
If you want versatility in a GFX lens that can zoom in on the action happening around you, the FUJINON GF45-100mmF4 R LM OIS WR is my best recommendation.
FUJINON GF100-200mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR
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.
Finally, we have the Fujinon GF100-200mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR lens, which offers a 35mm equivalent focal length range of 79-158mm, picking up where the FUJINON GF45-100mmF4 R LM OIS WR left off. This lens is also compatible with the GF1.4X TC WR teleconverter, so you can get all the way up to 221mm equivalent focal length for distant subjects. It has a constant maximum aperture of f/5.6.
This lens has the linear motor we’ve seen on quite a few lenses on this list, so you can expect quiet, quick autofocusing. This is key when in the telephoto range of lenses. It also has a focus limiter—a standard feature of many telephoto zoom lenses.
Freezing action is easy with the optical image stabilization which combats 5 stops of vibration reduction. Combine that with the GFX 100S IBIS and the lens’ weather sealing, and you can comfortably take this into the elements to take images of nature at its best.
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.
So there you have it—the best lenses for the GFX 100S on the market today. There are several GFX large format sensor cameras from Fuji, so in the days to come I’ll be creating more camera-specific 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 for your GFX 100S. Happy shooting!
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