Fujinon X Lens: Primes – Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R APD (Tested) |
William Brawley

Just when you though the bokeh of the original Fuji 56mm ƒ/1.2 couldn’t get any better, Fujifilm introduced a special version of their portrait prime at Photokina 2014, the 56mm ƒ/1.2R APD. The „APD“ stands for apodization, by which a filter is introduced into the optical path that features a smooth, circular gradation that darkens toward the outer edge. This essentially provides a softer edge to the lens’s aperture and promises to provide smoother out of focus blur, but at the expense of some light transmission. Other than the new APD filter, the optical design and build quality is identical to the original 56mm ƒ/1.2R lens: the same number of aspherical and Extra Low Dispersion elements, and a solid, all-metal barrel construction. Like the non-APD model, this 56mm lens ships with a lens hood, soft pouch and front/rear caps. The APD model, however, also ships with a Fujifilm ND8 (3-stop ND) filter. Seeing as this lens’s main purpose is to be shot at wide apertures for maximum bokeh effect — and indeed, the APD filter works best at very wide apertures — Fuji thoughtfully includes the ND filter to help shoot wide-open in brightly lit conditions……..

Source: slrgear.com

Fujifilm Fujinon XF 56mm F1.2 APD

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