A compact review of the Fuji 56mm f1.2 lens
The Fujifilm Fujinon XF 56mm f1.2 R Lens is a fast f1.2 lens with a focal length of 85mm that delivers stunning background bokeh which is ideal for portraits.
This lens features:
- 11 elements in 8 groups
- Two ED elements and one double-sided aspherical element are used to control spherical and chromatic aberrations
- The XF 56mm F1.2 R Lens has been made to be comfortable when in use and has a premium and classic look to it.
Customer Review from our website:
“I am shooting with the XE1 body. I originally went down this route to compliment my Canon 5DMKII. The Fuji being a lighter weight less obtrusive option for travel & street photography. However I find myself using the Fuji mirrorless camera more and more and am consistently impressed with the results. Canon’s 85mm f/1.2 is probably the best known medium telephoto with a maximum aperture of f/1.2 and that costs around £1700!!!! I don’t own this lens. But have always wanted an 85mm equiv large aperture lens. So at £899 it was time to take the plunge. Having just used this at a family 80th birthday party. I don’t regret it. This lens is a fantastic addition to the X-series lens line up. It is incredibly sharp when stopped down, and performs well wide open too. Highly recommended if your into a bit a portrait photography.” *****
Damien Demolder has just reviewed the 56mm for Amateur Photographer magazine and has scored it 4/5 stars.
“The Fujinon XF56 f1.2 R is an interesting lens and Fuji is sure to do well with it. It is an important focal length for establishing oneself as a serious camera brand, because it is one that ‘serious’ photographers will want to use – and it has the kind of gaping wide aperture that gets attention and people talking.
Lenses with this sort of specification are usually very costly, including the Canon example for full frame sensors, and Panasonic’s Nocticron for micro four thirds, and, at around £900, this X-Series unit is too. It is, however, slightly less well endowed with specialist glasses, in possession of a less rounded iris and less rounded out-of focus huighluights- things that are important to photographers whol like wide-aperture lenses. It is, though, a good portrait performer, decent value for money, and will keep X-Pro1 and X-T1 customers very happy for a long time. Now Fuji needs to introduce shorter top shutter speeds and lower ISO settings to cope with the amount of light this 56mm f1.2 gathers, so we can use it wide open too!”
4 Stars Recommended
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