Fuji XF60mm f/2.4R: Kiss of new life for sleeping beauty | Mike Evans

When I was thinking how to frame this article, I was torn between two fairytale heroines, Sleeping Beauty, who is awoken by the handsome prince—or Cinderella who is saved from a life of drudgery by the handsome prince (a royal who clearly got about a bit). I went in the end with Sleeping Beauty because this is a tale of potential nipped in the bud—and then realised years later. The Fujinon XF 60mm f/2.4 R macro is one of the first three lenses introduced by Fuji along with the X-Pro1 back in 2012. It has never been particularly loved; it’s not a true macro (1:2 not 1:1); it’s an “odd” filter size (39mm—familiar to Leica users but not exactly mainstream). It has a reputation for being slow to focus, and prone to hunting. Initially, it still sold in some numbers because it was the only native long-focus lens (equivalent to 90mm in old money)…….

Source: macfilos.com