Lens shopping for your brand new compact Fujifilm X-Pro1 system camera? The selection
was a little sparse at the beginning, but that has been growing by leaps and
bounds. At last count, there were 20 lenses available to mount on the Fuji X-mount,
while 10 of them are prime lenses.
The Fujifilm X-mount is the mounting system currently utilized on Fujifilm’s range of APS-C sensor X-Series digital mirrorless cameras. Launched in 2012, the current X-Mount is a fully electronic bayonet mount system. Being a relatively small system the X-Mount family is small in comparison to the likes of Canon’s EF range, but it is constantly expanding as Fujifilm release new X-Mount lenses and X-System cameras. All Fujifilm X-Mount lenses resolve an image the size of an APSC format sensor. There are two specific ‘classes’ of X-Mount lenses XF and XC (see below). All X-Mount lenses will include either XF or XC in the lens model designation embossed on the lens barrel.
The XF class of X-Mount lenses are the highest quality X-Mount lenses currently available. XF lenses feature fast apertures and high quality ED, and ASP elements. XF lenses also often feature rugged metal barrels often with weather resistant construction. Due to the high quality of their construction XF lenses are more expensive than their XC counterparts
The G-Mount is the mounting system employed on Fujifilm’s new GFX-Series mirrorless medium format digital camera, the GFX 50S. The GFX 50S is the first camera to use the G-Mount, which is a fully electronic bayonet mounting system. At the time of writing there is only one class of G-mount lens named ‘GF’; There are currently
seven GF lenses available. G-Mount lenses are identifiable by the inclusion of ‘GF’ in the lens model designation, and the ‘GF Fujinon’ marker embossed on the lens barrel.