Side by Side Comparison: XF56mm F1.2 R Lens vs
XF56mm F1.2 R APD Lens | Leigh Diprose

Last week, I released the second edition of What XF Lens Should I Buy? The response from the community was very positive, however I did receive a few questions asking if I could show the difference between the XF56mm F1.2 R and the XF56mm F1.2 R APD as both lenses looked very similar on paper. I’m happy to announce your requests have been answered in the form of a side by side comparison. To test the lenses I setup two Fujifilm X-T1’s and attached a XF56mm F1.2 R lens onto one of the bodies and the highly anticipated XF56mm F1.2 R APD lens on the other. There were a few controls I put in place to make the comparison as close as possible. First, I navigated through the camera’s setup menu and located the ‚Reset‘ menu, I then proceed to reset the ‚Shooting Menu‘ and ‚Set-up‘. Once this was complete I removed the Fujifilm UV filters from both lenses and cleaned the front element using a lens cloth. All images were captured in Aperture Priority using a 2 second self timer with electronic shutter turned off.  A 3 Legged Thing Tripod was used to ensure there was no camera movement during the exposure and all images bar the last two were photographed in a RAW format. Images were then exported as .jpegs using Lightroom 5.0 with no editing or alterations……


Fujifilm Fujinon XF 56mm F1.2 APD

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