Fuji 56mm f/1.2R a perfect lens for portraits and lifestyle | Tom Grill

An 80-90mm fast aperture lens has always been my favorite for portraits. When I did photography advertising for cosmetic companies, however, I used instead a Nikon 105mm macro because it was very sharp, had a flat field, and could get in really tight without a need for close-up filters or extensions. Of course that was in the days of shooting film. Today there are of fast lenses out there in the 85mm range. They still don’t get in quite close enough without some help from an auxiliary filter or extension, but they are super sharp, flat, and often have very fast apertures.  Nikon’s 85mm f/1.4 lens is one of the best lenses the company makes, and from what I can tell Fuji’s 56mm f/1.2 (84mm equivalent) is easily its equal. Many lenses are now available with fast f/1.4 apertures, but not all of them deliver superb performance at that opening.  I routinely use the Fuji XF 56mm f/1.2 R lens in a range of f/2-f/1.4 to preserve its bokeh effect……

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 56mm F1.2

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