The new GF 100-200mm f5.6 R LM OIS WR zoom has a 35mm-equivalent focal range of 79-158mm and can be used with the GFX system’s 1.4x teleconverter to give an effective focal length of 111-221mm.

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The zoom’s optical construction comprises 20 elements in 13 groups, including two Super ED types (extra-low dispersion) to counter chromatic aberrations and one aspherical type to correct for distortion and field curvature. Built-in optical image stabilisation gives up to five stops of correction for camera shake. The minimum focusing distance is 60 centimetres at 100mm and 1.6 metres at 200mm. The minimum aperture is f32 and the zoom has a nine-blade diaphragm to give smoother out-of-focus effects.

Like all the GF mount lenses, the new zoom is fully weather-protected with ten seals and insulated to enable operation in sub-zero temperatures down to -10 degrees Celsius. It accepts 67 millimetres diameter screwthread filters and weighs in at 1.05 kilograms. The barrel length is 183 millimetres.

The Fujinon GF 100-200mm f5.6 R LM OIS WR zoom is priced at $3199 and will be available in Australia from mid-February. For more information visit http://www.fujifilm.com.au