Fuji launches film-based medium format folding camera

Fujifilm announced yesterday that it will launch the GF670, a professional medium format folding camera in the U.S. at PMA 2010 later this month; with product expected to ship in Q2. For photographers who still love shooting film, this is good news. The GF670 will take 120 and 220 roll film, allowing photographers to shoot either 6×6 or 6×7.

The camera features a Fujinon EBC 80mm lens, coupled rangefinder, exposure compensator, and aperture-priority automatic and manual exposure modes. Other features include a hot shoe, PC sync connection socket, electronic Leaf shutter with shutter speeds ranging from 4 seconds to 1/500 of a second including Bulb. Because the camera uses a Leaf shutter, flash sync is available at all shutter speeds.

According to the website Camerapedia.org, the camera was produced through a partnership between Cosina/Voightlander and Fujifilm—the Fujifilm version is the GF670 and the Voightlander version is the Bessa III. The cameras were first shown as prototypes at various tradeshows during 2008.

Pictured above is the Voightlander Bessa III, an almost identical sibling to the Fujifilm GF670. Images of the Fuji model were not available as of press time.

“Even as we continue to see advances in pro digital cameras, many photographers still have a passion for the art of traditional film photography and Fujifilm is committed to providing solutions that foster that creativity,” said Kayce Baker, director of trade marketing, Imaging Division, Fujifilm North America Corp. She added: “There is a segment of studio, portrait, and landscape photographers who find that medium format film is the perfect solution for their businesses because of the unique look that film offers.”

For more information, go to www.fujifilmusa.com.

We can’t wait to try it out and will bring a full review of the GF670 to Picture-soup.com in the future.

— D.B.

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