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Pentax Medium Format lenses for the Fujifilm GFX 100s

PENTAX 645 lenses on the FujIfilm GFX cameras

 

I continue to explore additional lenses for the GFX system that can be used a shift lens via adapters.  Alen Koppe, an Australian fine-art photographer suggested using the Pentax 645 lenses on the GFX cameras. 

The Pentax 35mm for their 645 cameras is an excellent lens, and it is my first non-Fujifilm medium format lens.

I purchased the lens from JF Camera in Tokyo. I found the best places to purchase mint Pentax 645 lenses and for that matter, large format Fujinon lenses, are dealers in Japan. It is in close-to-mint condition, and I am testing it this week with a Kipon Pentax 645 to FujiFilm GFX adapter.

James Caulfield, a architectural photographer in Chicago has done extensive testing with Schenider/Leica and Hasselblad lenses on the GFX system.  He raves about the 28mm Leica/Schneider shift lens on the GFX.

 

I am using the Nikon 19mm Nikkor with a Steelrings version 1 adapter.  The newest version incorporates weather sealing.

The Kipon adapter for the Canon 24mm shift lens works perfectly.

The Kipon shift adapter for Pentax 35mm 645 is back-ordered at B&H. I managed to find one on Amazon that was shipped directly from China. It arrived within a week.

The GFX system has become incredibly popular with professional photographers and the 100s is back-ordered along with several of the sought after lenses.

I hope, that one day, sooner rather than later, that Fujifilm will make a tilt/shift lens. So far, the Nikon, Canon and now Pentax lenses will fill the void. However, to have a lens designed for a 102 megapixel sensor with be a welcome addition to my lens collection.