Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R review | Wim Arys

Real-life performance and use

The Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R complements the Fujifilm X-T1 perfectly both in finish and size. The only issue might be that the XF56mm is not weather proofed, limiting the use to dry conditions. I mainly use a lens like this for portraiture and shallow depth-of-field effects. It is truly stunning at large apertures with a beautiful blur in the out-of-focus parts. Focussing is always going to be challenging with a f/1.2 large aperture lens because of the very shallow depth-of-field, but it focus targets very accurately on the X-T1. It would be even more useful if it incorporated image stabilization, but I guess we’ll have to wait for a newer version or sensor stabilization in a future Fujifilm camera model for that. In daylight shooting, I did find the large degree of color fringing quite bothersome. I guess the camera corrects this when shooting Jpeg’s, but if you’re a RAW shooter take note. A fast lens like this also lends itself well to low-light photography. You’ll be able to keep ISO down while still getting a decently exposed image. I always use center spot autofocus on the X-T1, and this works well with the 56mm too…….

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 56mm F1.2

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