Fujifilm has made some excellent cameras and glass to adorn them with, but one photographer claims that this lens is the cream of the crop. So, is he right or is there something better that can be found in Fujifilm’s extensive line-up?
It is well documented that the Fujifilm medium format cameras won me over and then some. On a trip to Tokyo, I tested the GFX 100 and used the GFX 50R. This led to me buying a 50R which I still adore, but there was something else that grabbed me on that trip: the Fujifilm GF 110mm f/2 R LM WR. I didn’t think I’d ever use a lens that topples the Lord of the Red Rings, Canon’s 135mm f/2 L, but topple it, it did.
I’ve found it difficult to articulate exactly what it was about the lens that made it so special to me, but really, it was everything. Every frame I took felt like a still from a movie and every portrait I took I wanted to print as large as possible and display front and center in my house. So, when I saw Gajan Balan’s video above, I was all too happy to share it. I would go as far as to say that it’s not only the best lens Fujifilm has ever made, I’d say it’s in the conversation for the best mass-produced lens ever made.
If you ever get the opportunity to try it on one of the GFX range, and you can forgive the weight of the setup, you will see why so many reverse this lens.