This is the start of a site dedicated to the very uniquely capable Fuji GX680 camera, and its four models, the Fuji GX680, Fuji GX680II, Fuji GX680III, and Fuji GX680IIIs. It is sponsored by Boa Studios, a rental photo and video studio in Toronto Canada, and CaptureTek, a photo equipment rental house, and digital technician provider, specializing in services for the commercial photographer. They share the same space, gear, and some staff, both being divisions of Boa Solutions Inc, and founded by Mir Lada.
Being GX680 users for over 15 years, we are thrilled that this film-based camera has such an important position in today's more digital workflow, and seamlessly works with Phase One, Hasselblad, Leaf, and Sinar digital backs, among others, primarily through Capture Group adapters or internal modifications. The camera, unfortunately, has been discountinued for many years, but has an active used resale market, as well as one retailer in Asia having "new old stock" at a premium price (comparable in price to new premium equipment from the top medium format .
If you are not familiar with this incredible medium-format camera, highlights include a
full lens lineup with renowned Fujinon optics, from 50mm to 500mm (CaptureTek has 50, 65, 80, 100, 125, 150, 180, and 250mm lenses available for rental). Each lens can be used as a close-up / macro lens thanks to the built-in bellows, made even longer with optional 40mm and 80mm extension rails. Furthermore, each lens has full tilt, swing, and shift capability, far surpassing medium format tilt/shift lenses being offered often with just one focal length, and with slow speeds and high price-tags. Each lens is designed to cover the original 6x8cm film format, plus have a big enough image circle to have lens movements at 55x75mm. It goes without saying, you will have plenty of coverage for the 36x48mm digital back sensors, and even can use the CG V mount stitch adapter that Capturetek rents, to get a 75mm x 48mm 70mp sensor equivalent. With the regular Fuji GX680 digital back adapter, available for both rentals and purchase, in both V mount and Mamiya mount, Capturetek rents Phase One 22mp P25 and H25, 31mp P30+, 39mp P45, and 60mp P65 digital backs. Through our own testing, the Fujinon lenses, even with their far larger image circles, have similar sharpness and contrast to the finest Mamiya 645 and Hasselblad CF / HC lenses with a digital back, and surpass all the other lenses when stitched.
If you would like to contribute any information or images to this site, or be part of its volunteer development, please contact Mir Lada at 416-539-9585 or send message.
We also buy and sell Fuji GX680 equipment. If you have used Fuji GX680 equipment for sale, please contact us with details, price, location, etc.
I have an extensive collection of cherry-picked Fuji GX680 gear for sale. Included in this list is almost everything made for the system. I am a huge fan of the system, and spent years learning and testing every piece I could could obtain, in order to be a GX680 consultant and trainer. I bought multiple systems to run courses on the camera, since it is such a unique system, that provides incredible quality and versatility for the price. While shooters go nuts whenever Hartblei or Schneider release a tilt/shift lens for Mamiya, EVERY lens in the Fuji GX680 lineup is tilt/shift AND macro.
I am keeping at least one of each lens, camera model, and accessory. Below is a list of extra gear I bought to run the courses, which never happened, and may not happen on the scale I bought for. I remain a huge fan of it, of course.
Fuji GX680 body only (no WLF, bellows, film back, or caps) $295
Fuji GX680 I w/waist level finder, film magazine, standard bellows $400
Fuji GX680 II w/waist level finder, film magazine, standard bellows $550
Fuji GX680 III w/waist level finder, film holder III w/ magazine, standard bellows $710
Fuji GX680 S w/waist level finder, film holder w/ magazine, standard bellows (exactly the same as model 1, except no front lens standard movements - recommended for extra rigidity with long lenses and macro, or saving weight) $375
Fuji GX680 Roll Film Holder I (120) w/ 120 magazine. 6x8. $70
Fuji GX680 Roll Film Holder I (220) w/ 120 magazine. 6x8. $70
Fuji GX680 extra 220 magazine (insert) for Roll Film Holder I w/belt case $50
Fuji GX680 extra 120 magazine (insert) for Roll Film Holder I w/belt case $50
Fuji GX680 Roll Film Holder III w/120 magazine (ask about film format inserts, 645, 6x6, 6x7 $40 ea). Without mask, shoots 6x8. $130
Fuji GX680 extra 120 magazine (insert) for Roll Film Holder III w/belt case $70
Fuji GX680 extra 220 magazine (insert) for Roll Film Holder III w/belt case $60
Fuji Film Holder II masks, 645, 6x6, or 6x7 $40
EBC Fujinon 50mm f/5.6 GX for Fuji GX680 w/ hood/ gel filter attachment $800
EBC Fujinon 65mm f/5.6 GX for Fuji GX680 $630
EBC Fujinon 80mm f/5.6 GX for Fuji GX680 $375
EBC Fujinon 100mm f/4 GX for Fuji GX680 $425
EBC Fujinon 125mm f/3.2 GX MD for Fuji GX680 $450
EBC Fujinon 135mm f/5.6 GX for Fuji GX680 $300
EBC Fujinon 150mm f/4.5 GX for Fuji GX680 $400
EBC Fujinon 180mm f/3.2 GX MD for Fuji GX680 $600
EBC Fujinon 210mm f/5.6 GX for Fuji GX680 $425
EBC Fujinon 250mm f/5.6 GX for Fuji GX680 $495
Fuji GX680 Angle finder $150
Fuji GX680 Angle finder II $175
Fuji GX680 Angle finder II, like new, in box, with pouch $190
AC adapter for GX680III $60
Fuji GX680 40mm extension rods $75
Fuji GX680 2 fold bag bellows (necessary for full movement with 50mm and 65mm at infinity) $75
Fuji GX680 4 fold bag bellows (allows longest reach for macro and long lens close focusing, as well as maximum movement with medium and long lenses) $100
Fuji AA battery holder I/II (need to confirm availability) $170
Fuji AA battery holder III $170
Compendium shade w/95mm ring for 65mm lens, 125,, f3.2, 180mm f3.2, etc $120
remote release I $40
remote release III $70
Fuji original AC transformer / adapter for model I/II $260
Fuji GX680 mounting plate for Imacon back (the Imacon backs have user-interchangeable plates, instead of using adapter plates). New $700 $420
Kapture Group Fuji GX680 adapter plate for Hasselblad V back (new is $895 normally) $550
Kapture Group Fuji GX680 stitching adapter plate for Hasselblad V back (uses almost entire 6x8 cm film size, creating a 70mp file with a 39mp digital back, more wide-angle coverage, and sharper per-pixel results than any other MF digital back). Can be used with any size back / sensor, that is V mount. 22mp H25 becomes 40mp with 4 times the sensor area of a full-frame Canon 5D. $770
Phase One H25 Hasselblad V mount (for use with above adapter) 22mp 24 x 36 ISO 50-400 digital back (up to 2 min exposure) incl 15’ cable, and 1 year tech support. $3500