For the next 10 days or so I have the GF 110mm F2 LM WR Lens on loan from Hire a Camera.

I’m not sure how much use I’ll get from it as I’m away for much of that time (bad planning on my part) but I wanted to have a look and see if it’s something that I may consider adding to my GFX bag in the future.

The Fuji GF 110mm f2 R LM WR is a BIG lens, and quite heavy.  I found that for the first time in a very long time, I needed to rely on a tripod to shoot with it in low light situations.

I’ve mentioned before that the GFX 50S is in no way a replacement for my X-Series and I really utilise it for my Family Photography business which is a prints only operation.

For me, really, anything that comes out of the GFX has to be printed.  It seems like such a waste to simply have images in digital format.  Of course, for the purpose of blogging etc, we have to endure web compression and all that goes with that – but I can already see, without printing these images (I mean, who would print these?) that the sharpness of the Fuji GF 110mm f2 R LM WR is like a razor.

GFX 50S with GF 110mm f2 R LM WR Lens : F2 1/200 ISO 2,500GFX 50S with GF 110mm f2 R LM WR Lens : F2 1/200 ISO 640GFX 50S with GF 110mm f2 R LM WR Lens : F2 1/200 ISO 1,250GFX 50S with GF 110mm f2 R LM WR Lens : F2 1/200 ISO 1,250 GFX 50S with GF 110mm f2 R LM WR Lens : F2 1/200 ISO 1,000GFX 50S with GF 110mm f2 R LM WR Lens : F2 1/200 ISO 640GFX 50S with GF 110mm f2 R LM WR Lens : F2 1/200 ISO 1,250GFX 50S with GF 110mm f2 R LM WR Lens : F2 1/200 ISO 800GFX 50S with GF 110mm f2 R LM WR Lens : F2 1/200 ISO 640GFX 50S with GF 110mm f2 R LM WR Lens : F2 1/200 ISO 800GFX 50S with GF 110mm f2 R LM WR Lens : F2 1/200 ISO 640

Finally, I took a couple of hand-held snaps of Albie.  As I said, this is a lens really that I think would live on a tripod and I wouldn’t expect to use this comfortably for any type of reportage or candid shoot.

GFX 50S with GF 110mm f2 R LM WR Lens : F2 1/200 ISO 1,250GFX 50S with GF 110mm f2 R LM WR Lens : F2 1/200 ISO 2,000

The lens is well constructed and I feel will make a beautiful portrait studio lens, and probably be very useful in the right hands for long scale landscape work too.

I remain absolutely amazed at the quality of the files that come out of the GFX and it’s associated lenses.  The X-Series, of course, works so well for me for my day to day photography, but when printed, the GFX really comes into its own.

Will I buy this lens?  Probably not in all fairness.  It remains to be seen, especially if I [finally] get my studio portraits off the ground.

But for now, after literally using the GF 110mm f2 R LM WR for just around an hour, I’ll marvel at it’s quality but bow to those who are far more refined at portraiture and utilising this lens like Damien Lovegrove.

And Finally….. Are you a Wedding or Street Photographer?

I’ve spent the last year or so planning the first ever X-Weddings Conference.  It will be in Bath, England on the 12th & 13th of June.

We have a top lineup of speakers and you can learn more by heading over to https://www.x-weddings.co.uk

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