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FujifilmXF 56mm f/1.2 R Lens
 
4.9

(based on 50 reviews)

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Pros

  • Nice bokeh (44)
  • Strong construction (35)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (33)
  • Consistent output (26)
  • Durable (26)

Cons

  • Heavy (10)

Best Uses

  • Low light (37)
  • Weddings (28)
  • Night photography (21)
  • Portraits (11)
  • Landscape/scenery (10)
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5.0

STELLAR

By ExCzech

from Scottsdale, AZ

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Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Nice Bokeh
  • Rugged

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Night Photography
    • Portraits
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R Lens:

    A "must-have" Fuji lens. The fast aperture of the 56mm f/1.2 produces a sharp and narrow depth of field, with beautiful bokeh for separation between subject and background. STELLAR PERFORMER!

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    4.0

    stellar image quality, noisy autofous

    By frozone

    from Syracuse NY

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    Pros

    • Nice Bokeh
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Slow Focus

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light

    Comments about Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R Lens:

    Love the sharpness & bokeh. Only drawback might be the autofocus, which seems slower and noisier than other XF lenses I use.

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    4.0

    Fuji Continues to Impress

    By Victor

    from Redmond, WA

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    Pros

    • Nice Bokeh
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light

      Comments about Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R Lens:

      Another fine prime by Fuji. Very nice bokeh and the build quality is excellent, more like a lens made in the good old days of the 60s and 70s. The reason for the four stars instead of five: (1) focus acquisition seems a bit slower compared to my other Fuji primes; (2) the aperture ring feels looser than I'd like between detents; (3) I wish there were a lock for the "A" setting on the aperture ring so that I don't accidentally change from f/16 to auto; and (4) the lens is a bit fatter than I'd prefer although that may be unavoidable due to the large aperture and electronics stuffed into the barrel. All in all, though, the cons are easily offset by the high image quality, excellent construction, and beautifully de-focused backgrounds.

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      5.0

      Stunning

      By TH

      from Scottsdale, AZ

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      Pros

      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Lightweight
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Night Photography
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R Lens:

        I'm just beginning to learn the capabilities of this lens with the XT-1 body. Out of the box, the lens has a solid, well-crafted feel, smooth as silk, in fact. I've only done test shoots to this point, but I've found the lens quick and accurate to focus in aperture priority mode and the results so far suggest that this will be a good portraiture lens, especially when one invokes the film options designed for such work.

        The Fujifilm line up of X mount bodies and lenses is as strong as any on the market at this time.

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        4.0

        Very good

        By Chellone

        from 3592

        Comments about Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R Lens:

        Sharper than my old 85mm 1.4 Nikon . Quality of bokeh not at that level

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        5.0

        A must have

        By MYS Photo

        from Oakland, CA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Sharp

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R Lens:

          Hard to add to the reviews already here, but I'd say this is a "must-have" for the X mount system lenses...and not just a portrait lens. Beautiful color rendition, sharpness, acuity and bokeh wide open. I love shooting with it and have done entire weddings with just this, the 14mm and 23mm. All I needed. I shoot manual with this lens almost all the time and the focus is dead on. Reminds me of my Zeiss glass shooting on the D700 (Nikon).

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          5.0

          Fujion 56mm F1.2 Lives up to it's Hype!

          By KAM

          from Fairfield

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Rugged
          • Sharp Even At F12
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Mod Heavey
          • Shaking Hard Small Noise
          • Shakingsmall Noise

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Photography
          • Protraits
          • Sports/Action
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R Lens:

          The 56mm F1.2 is as sharp wide open as most lens are at smaller aptures. The creamy Bokeh so so true. I annot see the need nor the loss of exposer f stops of the new one with the filter, f1.2 vs f1.7, I want speed more then more creamy. But to each his own. The heft of the lens is a little on the heavy side.Call it modratly heavy, but it is well balanced with XT-1 camera. The 23mm f/1.4 is the perfect mate for the 56mm f/1.2, a great combo. The lens is well made it is on the level with CZ and Leica M lens. Test may prove this is sharper when you cut down the F stops, hard for me to see. Any other fine lens that puts Fuji on the Mirroless map, FF or not and at a mere great low 16MPs, with no AA super sharp lens like the 56mm F1.2 just live for. If you shake the lens like/as a fool it will create a very mild knoking noise. But with lens no shaking is need before use, unless you are well you know. All lens have little quarks. Just reavel in the sharpness with a creamy Bokeh that is so well made.

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          4.0

          An Awesome Lens, but...

          By James

          from San Jose, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Lightweight
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Lacks Shallow Dof

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R Lens:

          I've been using this lens for a while, and I'm very happy with the sharpness and bokeh rendition of this lens. However, I also learned a very important lesson when I compared this lens to my full frame 85mm. For the longest time, I couldn't figure out why this 56mm at f1.2 has about the same shallow DOF as my FF 85mm at f2. f1.2 should have much shallower DOF than my FF 85mm at f2. I later discovered that lenses designed for APS-C sensors have a different way of calculation DOF. 56mm f1.2 = 84mm f1.8 (f1.8 is the maximum amount of shallow DOF for this f1.2), which means that you will never get the true f1.2 shallow DOF like a FF lens would. The correct way to interpret this lens is: you are buying an 85mm f1.2 for the 85m focal lenght and an aperture of f1.2, but you are only getting a f1.8 lens in terms of shallow DOF. The purpose of getting a portrait lens like this is for the shallow DOF. A FF 85mm f1.8 costs only half the price as this one. I would suggest getting yourself educated about aperture equivalence before diving into this baby.

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          5.0

          Gorgeous lens

          By DutchGirl

          from Amman, Jordan

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Lightweight
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Portraiture

            Comments about Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R Lens:

            I received this lens last week and shot a boudoir session with it on my X-T1. It is a wonderful combination and makes for lovely sharp images with beautiful bokeh.

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            5.0

            Just an amazing lens

            By Pieria

            from Oceanside ny

            Comments about Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R Lens:

            I have been a long time nikon shooter.i have owned the best glass nikon has to offer, from the legendary 200 f 2 vrii , 400 2.8 vr ,70-200 vrii, and the list goes on and on,I would have to rate this exceptional lens in the same category. Simply amazing. The lens has very fast autofocus on the xt1, I love the color contrast and bokeh when shot wide open, built quality is amazing, what else is there to say. For what the lens costs it is a steal, you can get the same image quality with this lens as the five or even ten times more expensive lenses from nikon. Just buy it and never look back, that's how good this lens is.

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            4.0

            This lens by Fuji really rocks!

            By Craggin Stylie

            from Katy, TX

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Nice Bokeh
            • Rugged
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Costly
            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Night Photography
            • Portraits
            • Street photography

            Comments about Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R Lens:

            I bought this lens to compliment the other lenses in my street photography kit built around the X-Pro1 body. The focal length of this lens makes it ideal for portraits, where the other Fujinon XF lenses I use are on the wide angle spectrum.

            The fast aperture of the 56mm f/1.2 produces a sharp and narrow DOF with beautiful bokeh for execllent separation between subject and background.

            The main reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is the weight. It is one heavy monster compared to the other prime Fujinon XF lenses. The lens hood is made of metal which adds to the weight as well.

            And last, I wish it had the old-school focal-range scale like the 14mm and 23mm lenses have, but this really doesn't detract too much from the most important attribute of all: Taking Really Good Photos!

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            5.0

            Bokehlicious

            By Grimmy

            from New York

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Nice Bokeh
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Night Photography
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R Lens:

            This lens is SHARP! I have owned most of Fujix lenses and by far this is their best lens yet. The bokeh on this lens is magnificent. I would recommend this lens to anyone!

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            5.0

            Will absolutely recommend this lens!

            By PhotomadSouth

            from North Carolina

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Nice Bokeh
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R Lens:

              Extremely sharp, wonderful bokeh, and as always B&H was a pleasure to order from.

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              5.0

              The Prime Lens Lineup is Complete!

              By Gavin

              from New York, NY

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Lightweight
              • Nice Bokeh
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • people
                • Portrait
                • Street
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R Lens:

                I am extremely impressed with the cameras and lenses Fuji has been producing over the past few years. I started out with a used X100, then moved to an X100s, and now i have the X-T1. I also own a Canon 5D3 and i love it so much for what it can do for your photographs, but i have found myself bringing this Fuji with me everywhere i go, which is something you just cannot do on a day to day basis with a full frame digital SLR, which means you may be missing out on many impromptu photographic opportunities.
                I wanted to have a camera with the ability to change prime lenses for variable focal lenghts like the 5D3, but something that was more inconspicuous like my X100s was. So i opted for the X-T1 with a 27mm 2.8 and i loved it! It's pretty much the same size as the X100s but now i have the option to build a prime lens lineup like with my Canon. So i went and got the XF 14mm 2.8 for landscapes and astrophotography, and then I wanted something of a medium telephoto for people and portraits so now enter the FX 56mm 1.2!
                This lens changes everything about the X-T1. Not only can i have a small carry around camera for street and everyday use, but when the 56 is attached, the X-T1 becomes a full blown professional setup! There is nothing out there and i mean NOTHING, that can compare with this lens in terms of all the important aspects. Size is about the same as the Canon EF 85mm 1.8, but it's all metal build quality trumps anything out there! Auto focus is spot on and just about as quick as the 27mm (the fastest prime of the fuji XF lineup in my opinion) in good light, only it slows down in low light. This is to be expected for a med telephoto with such a large aperture as 1.2, but it still blows away the canon ef 85mm 1.2l ii for low light focus. image quality is on par with the EF 85mm 1.2l ii which is a mega beast of a lense at over twice the cost and twice the size! There is no croma, no vignetting, the lens is sharp as a samurai sword even at 1.2, and it only gets better from there! If you ask me there is nothing out there that compares with this lens, in this focal length, and at this price.
                And now that i'm finished raving about this lens i will just say this; if you love the lenses fuji has been producing, then this lens with lock you down 100%!
                Go Get it!

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                5.0

                Perfect Portrait Lens

                By Royalte Photography

                from Rochester NY

                Comments about Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R Lens:

                This is truly an amazing lens. I have had the Zeiss 50mm lens for my Sony A77 which was significantly more expensive and the Fuji lens has better color, bokeh, sharpness and a shallower depth of field. It did hunt a bit in low light at times but overall it is quick to focus and very accurate and nails the focus. I was shooting at f1.2 and it nailed the focus only missing on a few occasions. This is definitely a great professional lens. I am sold on the quality of the Fuji lenses.

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                5.0

                A must-own lens for the X system.

                By Bendo

                from Rincon, Puerto Rico

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Nice Bokeh

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R Lens:

                  Great portrait lens. Really shallow DoF on the APC sensor. The auto-focus on my X-T1 hunts a bit at f1.2 (especially in low light), but that's to be expected on a really fast lens. Otherwise, the autofocus is very fast and reliable. Really sharp results. I think every owner of an X camera, if they photograph people, should have this lens.

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                  5.0

                  Happy with my purchase!

                  By kd57

                  from Canada

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Nice Bokeh
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R Lens:

                    great portrait lens....now my xt1 is taking shots equal to my nikon d7000. I was not as happy with my earlier zoom lens and was regretting purchase of my XT1 until I got this lens . Very nice bouquet...great aperature for shooting flowers creatively. Focus distance is a little far away and lens is a little noisy as it does its autofocus, but I was aware of this before my purchase and am still very happy with this lens.

                    It is expensive though. Can get equal lens for slrs for less, so it really depends on how important a lighter weight unit is to you.

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                    5.0

                    Sharp and amazing!!

                    By Ernesto

                    from Miami, Fl

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Nice Bokeh
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Night Photography

                      Comments about Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R Lens:

                      I am using this lens with the Fuji X Pro 1 and the Fuji XT 1 and the rsults are amazing. Super sharp, great portrait lens with amazing Bokeh.
                      If you get it you will be amazed!!

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                      5.0

                      Great in low light

                      By Phil

                      from Cortland, NY

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Nice Bokeh
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Portrait

                      Comments about Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R Lens:

                      I mostly shoot with the 28mm F2 lens, so the 56mm lens seems big and heavy, but I love the low-light capability, the sharpness, and the shallow depth of field. It's solid as a rock.

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                      5.0

                      Amazing lens

                      By Jessica

                      from San Francisco, CA

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Nice Bokeh
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R Lens:

                          Great lens for everyday portrait photos. Been out a few times with it and the images are sharp!

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