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Fujifilm60mm f/2.4 XF Macro Lens
 
4.4

(based on 39 reviews)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (25)
  • Durable (22)
  • Easy to use (15)
  • Reliable (11)
  • Nice bokeh (8)

Cons

  • Slow focus (4)

Best Uses

  • Macro photography (30)
  • Portraits (23)
  • Studio (13)
  • Travel (9)
  • Home (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (11), Semi-professional (11), Photo enthusiast (3), Professional (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great alternative to the fabulous 56mm l

Fairly new to the Fuji mirror less X-format, I had been eyeing the new 56mm f1.2 lens. But since I already own the very fast 23mm lens, I couldn't get myself to spend...Read complete review

Fairly new to the Fuji mirror less X-format, I had been eyeing the new 56mm f1.2 lens. But since I already own the very fast 23mm lens, I couldn't get myself to spend almost $ for another fast lens. The 60mm f2.4 turns out to be a great alternative and with the 4250 instant rebate, it's just a deal that you can't let go.And I couldn't be happier with that decision. To be honest, I don't see how you can make portraits with the 56mm wide open, the DOF will be just too thin!Even the 60mm wide open (at f2.4) gives a really shallow DOF, accompanied with an amazing boket! If you're budget conscious, don't hesitate to get this fabulous portrait lens.

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OK performance overall, but great IQ

I must agree with the reviews - the lens is very slow to autofocus (especially at macro distance, but also in good light at portrait distance). It is also rather minimal in terms...Read complete review

I must agree with the reviews - the lens is very slow to autofocus (especially at macro distance, but also in good light at portrait distance). It is also rather minimal in terms of features: Only 1:2 magnification and no focus limiter. The manual focus takes a lot of time in macro mode because you need to move the focus ring a lot to get focus changes. Of course to a degree that necessary for macro, but its less of a problem on other macro lenses.

But now to the good aspects: Image quality is great, very sharp across the frame starting at f2.4. Also, it is nice to have f2.4, while most other macro lenses start at f2.8 or more. I like how fuji puts a high priority on squeezing out a little more aperture out of most lenses.

With the current deal, the lens is just $400, that is a good price I'd say. The usual $650 is too steep in my opinion for what this lens offers.

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4.0

Sharp.

By DDT

from NW

Comments about Fujifilm 60mm f/2.4 XF Macro Lens:

The XF 60mm 2.4 is not as talked about as the 56mm 1.2, however it has many things going for it. It is significantly less expensive, and smaller, and it does macro. It is very sharp, and at wide open f2.4, certainly fast enough. You can get very nice isolation with the short depth of field, and many people say good things of its bokeh. Auto focus is slow, but not that bad, and it can hunt for focus in low light. If you can accept these limitations, it's a great lens.

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5.0

It may not be a

By BillT

from Phoenix, AZ

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Nice Bokeh
  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • Slow Focus

Best Uses

  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Macro Photography

Comments about Fujifilm 60mm f/2.4 XF Macro Lens:

Other reviews say the focus is slow, I agree. Either have very steady hands or a tripod! With that being said, the lens is very pleasing, both for up close shots (yes you are not getting "MACRO" as in perhaps Canon or Nikon Macro lenses, but it still does a decent job. It is also nice in portrait situations...

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5.0

Great lens for xe1

By JodyH

from West Chester, Pa

Comments about Fujifilm 60mm f/2.4 XF Macro Lens:

My evaluation of this lens is very positive. Sharp and contrasty. Great for portraits! Need to upgrade the camera software to version 3 for accurate focus!

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4.0

Good, but maybe not great

By Mountainside

from Davis, WV

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Nice Bokeh
  • Rugged
  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • Poor in Low Light

Best Uses

  • Macro Photography
  • Weddings/Events

Comments about Fujifilm 60mm f/2.4 XF Macro Lens:

I like this lens, and for the price I still feel it is a good deal, but there are a few issues that may cause it to get limited use. Not being a true macro lens, magnification is 1:2, I find myself wanting more. Maybe my acceptance will grow with time, but I find myself thinking for my uses one of the faster primes might have been a better purchase.

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4.0

Excellent, but small FOV for Portraits

By Dan the Runner

from Baltimore, MD

About Me Casual Photographer

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Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Nice Bokeh

Cons

  • Slow Focus

Best Uses

  • Macro Photography

Comments about Fujifilm 60mm f/2.4 XF Macro Lens:

Great lens. Sharp, small, with excellent closeup potential. But for portraits alone, stick with the 56mm.

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5.0

Stunning lens

By bill

from CT

About Me Semi-Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Sharp

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use
    • Home
    • Landscape Photography
    • Macro Photography
    • Portraits
    • Studio
    • Traveling

    Comments about Fujifilm 60mm f/2.4 XF Macro Lens:

    I read a great deal about how slow the lens focuses. While not a DSLR speed demon, it was quite fast. B&H's exemplary customer support and return policy gave me the confidence to purchase it but it is a keeper. Bitingly sharp from wide open til diffraction.

    2.4 may not meet some folks narrow depth of field requirements but I found it sufficient for my needs YMMV on that.

    Highly recommended.

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    5.0

    Getting started

    By mluppi

    from São Paulo, Brazil

    About Me Semi-Professional

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    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Macro Photography
      • Portraits
      • Traveling

      Comments about Fujifilm 60mm f/2.4 XF Macro Lens:

      Just bought it, and I'm still getting used to it. But gave me nice first shots, although I believe it might get better, specially with the focus. Great results, and a very lightweight piece.

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      4.0

      Great alternative to the fabulous 56mm l

      By dutchie in la

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Razor Sharp

      Cons

      • Heavy
      • Not The Fastest Af

      Best Uses

      • Macro Photography
      • Portraits

      Comments about Fujifilm 60mm f/2.4 XF Macro Lens:

      Fairly new to the Fuji mirror less X-format, I had been eyeing the new 56mm f1.2 lens. But since I already own the very fast 23mm lens, I couldn't get myself to spend almost $ for another fast lens. The 60mm f2.4 turns out to be a great alternative and with the 4250 instant rebate, it's just a deal that you can't let go.And I couldn't be happier with that decision. To be honest, I don't see how you can make portraits with the 56mm wide open, the DOF will be just too thin!Even the 60mm wide open (at f2.4) gives a really shallow DOF, accompanied with an amazing boket! If you're budget conscious, don't hesitate to get this fabulous portrait lens.

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      3.0

      OK performance overall, but great IQ

      By JJ

      from Germany

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Sharp

      Cons

      • Slow

      Best Uses

      • Macro Photography
      • Portraits

      Comments about Fujifilm 60mm f/2.4 XF Macro Lens:

      I must agree with the reviews - the lens is very slow to autofocus (especially at macro distance, but also in good light at portrait distance). It is also rather minimal in terms of features: Only 1:2 magnification and no focus limiter. The manual focus takes a lot of time in macro mode because you need to move the focus ring a lot to get focus changes. Of course to a degree that necessary for macro, but its less of a problem on other macro lenses.

      But now to the good aspects: Image quality is great, very sharp across the frame starting at f2.4. Also, it is nice to have f2.4, while most other macro lenses start at f2.8 or more. I like how fuji puts a high priority on squeezing out a little more aperture out of most lenses.

      With the current deal, the lens is just $400, that is a good price I'd say. The usual $650 is too steep in my opinion for what this lens offers.

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      4.0

      Very sharp.

      By Dan

      from Burlington, VT

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Sharp

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Macro Photography
        • Portraits

        Comments about Fujifilm 60mm f/2.4 XF Macro Lens:

        This is a great value especially if you can get it with the instant rebate. The lens is tack sharp and great for portraits. It's not super fast at focusing and only offers a 1:2 magnification ratio, but I don't think there are any x-mount 1:1 macro lenses. Construction is very good with a nice wide focus ring for fine-tuning.

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        5.0

        Better Focus Speeds with Firmware Update

        By mnflycaster

        from MN

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Improved Firmware Update
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Macro Photography
          • Portraits
          • Studio

          Comments about Fujifilm 60mm f/2.4 XF Macro Lens:

          With the lens and my Fuji-X camera both updated with the latest firmware, the lens focuses much faster and more accurately for me. It is not the fastest focusing lens in the X line up but it now works just fine for my uses. The bokeh is nice and pleasing to the eye. While focusing the lens makes a little more noise than some of the other X lenses but it is not obnoxiously loud. Some of my high-end Nikon lenses make more noise. The macro is decent. Sharp lens. Small and light. I can carry it in my coat pocket and not know it is there. Before the firmware update I was looking for another solution for a portrait lens. So I am no longer tempted to buy the 56mm 1.2 right now for portraits. Maybe next year! ;)

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          4.0

          Sharp Lens, but focus takes some getting

          By KmO

          from Clovis, CA

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

          • Difficult To Use

          Best Uses

          • Macro Photography
          • Portraits

          Comments about Fujifilm 60mm f/2.4 XF Macro Lens:

          So far I have used this lens for some macro work. The build quality and image quality is superb. I find the focus to be very frustrating. It really hunts for the focus point most of the times. As other people have mentioned it often focus' all the way out and back in before focusing. I never have this issue with the 35 mm or 18 mm. Overall, its about the image quality so I'll work with it, and maybe I gets used to the frustrating focus.

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          5.0

          Really great lens.

          By Warpig

          from Brooklyn

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Landscape Photography
            • Macro Photography
            • Portraits
            • Studio

            Comments about Fujifilm 60mm f/2.4 XF Macro Lens:

            It works very well with the X series camera. Focus is quick and the portrait range is perfect for my needs. I am very glad I finally picked this lens up.

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            4.0

            Slow to focus but worth the wait

            By Rick

            from Morristown, NJ

            Comments about Fujifilm 60mm f/2.4 XF Macro Lens:

            This lens is great except for focus speed. It struggles in low light, and works better in OVF than EVF mode on my X-Pro1. The firmware update helped a lot, but I'm not sure that I'll be able to hold on to this once the new 56mm is available.

            Sharp as hell, but slow to focus.

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            4.0

            Great Medium Telephoto at a good price!

            By Dandy Don

            from Bentonville, Ar

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            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Macro Photography
                • Portraits
                • Studio

                Comments about Fujifilm 60mm f/2.4 XF Macro Lens:

                A great medium telephoto as well as a sharp closeup lens. The lens is small and light weight for its focal length. It's well made and relatively quick to focus. Wish it would focus a little closer.

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                5.0

                Great feel, sharp

                By JRS

                from New England

                Comments about Fujifilm 60mm f/2.4 XF Macro Lens:

                Handles great, great focal length.

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                4.0

                Great Macro!

                By SoCalPhotoGeek

                from California

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Macro Photography
                  • Studio

                  Comments about Fujifilm 60mm f/2.4 XF Macro Lens:

                  I'm new to the Fujifilm system. I have used this lens with an X-E1 body to take some product shots and to do some nature photography. This is a sharp little lens. The main thing lacking with the lens is OIS. Other than that I couldn't be happier.

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                  5.0

                  Macro with some distance

                  By SteveWe

                  from Fallbrook, CA

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Macro
                  • Nice 60mm Prime Too

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Macro Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Studio
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Fujifilm 60mm f/2.4 XF Macro Lens:

                    Can be as close as 26.7 cm (10.5") but offers greater focus range with 0.5x max. magnification -- perfect for me and maybe you. Auto-focus is good, but you'll probably use manual focus, which is easy given the large focus ring. Aperture ring has 1/3rd stop easy detents. And, with f/2.4 it's fast. Who else than Fuji offers such a range of top quality optics?

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                    5.0

                    Very Good portrait lens

                    By Sigor

                    from Raleigh, NC

                    About Me Casual user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Landscape Photography
                      • Macro Photography
                      • Portraits
                      • Studio

                      Comments about Fujifilm 60mm f/2.4 XF Macro Lens:

                      Very Good portrait lens.Great pictures, nice bokeh, and build quality. Feels very solid.Not bad focus speed.Really like it!

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                      5.0

                      Great lens

                      By mohammed

                      from Qatar

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home
                        • Macro Photography

                        Comments about Fujifilm 60mm f/2.4 XF Macro Lens:

                        it is really amazing lens

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