GF250mm F4 WR is the new kid on the block. Plus its side kick, GF1.4X TC.
So what is this lens most use for? This is more of the personal question. I
owned both the GF110mm F2 and GF120mm F4 Macro. So when this lens
pop up, I do seriously ask myself, do I need such a lens? As a commercial
photographer; its never about the size or weight of the lens. Its about nailing
that shot for the client with the right gear. So does this lens deserved a place
in the stable?
When Fujifilm Singapore handed me the GF250mm lens, I was determine to
test this lens for my personal purpose. The GF110mm and GF120mm is a
much shorter in term of focal length. Where else GF250mm definitely have
greater reach. And not forgetting its 5 stops OIS. Of course my fellow GFX
owners who shoot wildlife and maybe landscape will certainly welcome
this new lens with open arms. The problem is I don’t shoot both this genre.
So what is there for me?
I brought this lens out and occasionally mounted the 1.4 TC. Here are some
mundane shots. Shot taken at the zoo when I was a parent volunteer for my
daughter’s class. Evening walk at the gardens etc. GF250mm is also
has a pretty good minimum focusing distance. Here are some general shots
to showcase this lens.
Would I purchase this lens for myself? I would say its a maybe. I am not very
sure. I don’t need that kind of reach for most of my work. The bokeh will
never pop better than a GF110mm F2 for obvious reasons. And also 120mm
F4 covers my needs for Marco.
If you are thinking of getting a GF120mm or GF110mm lens; by adding the
new GF250mm to the mix will certainly create a headache on which of the
3 lenses to purchase first. If you love shooting wildlife; GF250mm plus the
1.4 TC will certainly be the default choice. Also perfect for landscape;
architectural and some close-up work( 1.4 meter). It’s actually quite a
versatile lens. It has 3 main obvious drawback. It’s weight(1425g), size
and F-stops. If one could by-pass this; the GF250mm lens is going to be
pretty rewarding to use.