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    Re: Fujifilm GF roadmap 2020/21

    Had a great conversation with 2-Fuji reps at Shot Show 2020 Tuesday. It seems that a lot of people (me included) are asking for a longer than 250mm lens. They said they've seen a interest in wildlife photographers using the GFX and they all want a lens longer than 250. They wouldn't/couldn't say when however I left them thinking 2021/2022 timeframe. No idea of the focal length however it'd be great if it were in the 300-500 range though the cost is something else.

    I'll keep using the 250 with the 1.4TC until something better comes along.
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    Re: Fujifilm GF roadmap 2020/21

    I think there's a similar thread running in the MF forum.

    Don I'd dearly like a fast/long...except for price

    In the thread in MF there was also an ask for a PC lens. My strong impression of Fuji is that the way to get these lenses is to ask them loud and clear and to get others to ask them. They pride themselves on being responsive to their photographers.

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    Re: Fujifilm GF roadmap 2020/21

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Libby View Post
    Had a great conversation with 2-Fuji reps at Shot Show 2020 Tuesday. It seems that a lot of people (me included) are asking for a longer than 250mm lens. They said they've seen a interest in wildlife photographers using the GFX and they all want a lens longer than 250. They wouldn't/couldn't say when however I left them thinking 2021/2022 timeframe. No idea of the focal length however it'd be great if it were in the 300-500 range though the cost is something else.

    I'll keep using the 250 with the 1.4TC until something better comes along.
    The cost, size, and weight is something else?
    With best regards, K-H.

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    Re: Fujifilm GF roadmap 2020/21

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Libby View Post
    Had a great conversation with 2-Fuji reps at Shot Show 2020 Tuesday. It seems that a lot of people (me included) are asking for a longer than 250mm lens. They said they've seen a interest in wildlife photographers using the GFX and they all want a lens longer than 250. They wouldn't/couldn't say when however I left them thinking 2021/2022 timeframe. No idea of the focal length however it'd be great if it were in the 300-500 range though the cost is something else.

    I'll keep using the 250 with the 1.4TC until something better comes along.
    What about a 400/5,6 ? Would that be much heavier and/or pricier than the 250/4 ?
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    Re: Fujifilm GF roadmap 2020/21

    Of course if you can live with manual focus there’s always the Pentax SMC Pentax-A* 645 600mm F5.6 ED [IF]
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    Re: Fujifilm GF roadmap 2020/21

    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamWelland View Post
    Of course if you can live with manual focus there’s always the Pentax SMC Pentax-A* 645 600mm F5.6 ED [IF]
    Hate to ask... do you have one?
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    Re: Fujifilm GF roadmap 2020/21

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Libby View Post
    Hate to ask... do you have one?
    Alas not but I have looked at the longer Pentax options before as they can easily cover the sensor. Jim Kasson seemed to have good success with the long Kowa Prominar https://blog.kasson.com/the-last-wor...dapted-lenses/ but I've never seen them before. https://sportingoptics.kowa-usa.com/...-prominar.html

    I too would like some longer native GF options than the 250/TC especially as the current GF lenses are so good. This makes sense if Fuji is behind the GFX as a platform system.
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    Re: Fujifilm GF roadmap 2020/21

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Libby View Post
    Had a great conversation with 2-Fuji reps at Shot Show 2020 Tuesday. It seems that a lot of people (me included) are asking for a longer than 250mm lens. They said they've seen a interest in wildlife photographers using the GFX and they all want a lens longer than 250. They wouldn't/couldn't say when however I left them thinking 2021/2022 timeframe. No idea of the focal length however it'd be great if it were in the 300-500 range though the cost is something else.

    I'll keep using the 250 with the 1.4TC until something better comes along.
    In the meantime I use my Mamiya 500 with converter. I also have the 2x for it. Who cares about size and weight if you want long it is usually heavy and long. I also have the Mamiya 300 which is short and lighter weight.

    Even tough I will welcome the 30 and 80 I wish they were going to be with linear motors like the current 50 and other lenses have in them.

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