Fujifilm XF 56mm f1.2 R Lens Review And Sample Photos | Alik Griffin

What I love About This Lens

This lens is really fantastic. The images it produces are made with magic. Sharpness is fantastic corner to corner with no optical flaws like chromatic aberrations or color shifts. It’s great for street photography where you want some distance, or it’s just great for travel and landscape. If you’re a prime lens shooter, this lens is a must have and was the first Fujinon prime I purchased when I made the switch to Fujifilm. Zero regrets.

Few Things I Don’t Love

The lens is pretty heavy compared to other Fuji lenses. Combine it with a Fuji X-T1 you have a hefty little camera that’s a little front heavy. The 56mm lens is hard to stabilize and will require always shooting at a bit faster of a shutter. I have trouble getting tack sharp images at 1/60 shutter because of motion blur. If you’re on a tripod or shoot with strobes this won’t be a problem. Like mentioned earlier the lens is completely fly-by-wire. You don’t get that same sense of control when using manual focus like you would with a Leica or a manual Zeiss. That’s just the way Fujifilm is designing their lenses so we can’t really complain. I do wish the aperture clicks were a little tighter as I’m always changing the aperture by accident when my hand hits it wrong or when the camera hangs from my neck strap. I think it’s something Fujifilm could work on…..

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 56mm F1.2

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