Since the news of GFX was announced at the 2016 Photokina, the biggest headache
for prospective photographer is which lens to buy? The GF63mm F2.8 WR or GF32-64mm
F4 WR. Of course we understand they are indeed two very different lenses but many would
like to know at the far end of the GF32-64mm. How does it stand against the GF63mm
F2.8 prime lens?
Here are 2 sets of 3 photos. Two photos from GF63mm. One shot at F2.8 and the other
F4. And the third photo is the GF32-64mm shot at 64mm at F4. The photos are not in
any order but rather are there a lot of differences? This is not a scientific test but a
X-photographer with too much time in his hand. LOL. Have and guess and have some
Did you guess it right? Here are the results. Do click on the below photo to get a larger view of the shot.
A : GF32-64mm F4 WR @64mm F4
B : GF63mm F2.8 @F2.8
C : GF63mm F2.8 @F4
OK, after looking at the result and you still can’t make up your mind. You really have a problem because you need to get both lenses.
Ivan Loh, A Fuji X-photographer is known for his quirky and different approach through his lens. He has received numerous accolades from the International Photography Award, New York and Photography Master Cup. Most Recently a Gold, 1st Place at the 2014 PX3 Prix De La Photographie in Paris .
Ivan started shooting since his teenage years with his father’s Nikon SLR and he hasn’t stopped since. He has lensed campaigns for clients such as Singapore Airlines, MTV Asia, Nike, Bossini, Nanyang Technological University(NTU) Tuas Power, Allianz Insurance, Manulife Insurance, HSBC Insurance, DHL. TNT, UOB, CAAS, Hilton Group, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Raffles Hotel, Diegeo, Embraer, Carlson, TATA Communication, HDB, Clark Quay, HOT FM 91.3, Kiss 92FM, JIA 88.3, Power 98, and CHIMJES.
His editorial works have appeared in magazines such as Conde Nast, Home+Living, TopGear Singapore, Her World, Cleo, Seventeen, FHM, Parents World and Home & Decor. His works have also glossed the pages of international magazines such as Asian Photography and Digital Photography(UK).
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Why both the lens?
The difference is not visible!
Hello audrey, the reason for this is because many that is interested in GFX have been asking me. I guess the best way to answer is to show via a photo. Cheers. 🙂
Come on… 🙂 If you see no difference, then 32-64,as more versatile. If you see it – depends on your needs.And if you know your needs there is no question about priorities.
In these photos the difference is minimal 🙂
Yes, but if DOF matters to you, then this 1.4 times difference on 63-64mm will be huge, it’s will be enormous 🙂
The most important question could be, you can accept the twice heavier zoom
with price difference when the lens quality difference is very small.
I would rather buy two lenses 64 and 32 differently if 32 will be sold.