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FujifilmXF 56mm f/1.2 R Lens
 
4.9

(based on 161 reviews)

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    (142)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice bokeh (94)
  • Strong construction (80)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (70)
  • Consistent output (60)
  • Durable (59)

Cons

  • Heavy (16)
  • Slow focus (10)

Best Uses

  • Low light (75)
  • Weddings (65)
  • Night photography (46)
  • Landscape/scenery (27)
  • Portraits (25)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (40), Semi-pro photographer (34), Pro photographer (24), Casual photographer (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (101)

Reviewed by 161 customers

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5.0

Love this lens

By Yeiniz

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

I don't have bad thinns to say about this lens. I bought the xt2 with the kit lens and this one, the kit lens is really good but the 56mm 1.2 is amazing. I can't stop using it wide open.

 
5.0

I love this lens in terms of bokeh and sharpness

By Maria Rosa

from Undisclosed

Site Member

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

I have been using heavy DSLRs and wanted to try out mirrorless processors to lessen my now injured knee when I am doing photo ops and of course when I do travel.

I have a Fuji X-T10 and been using this 56mm f/1.2 lens for the last year and I can say that I have never missed my Canon 6D and 50mm f/1.2 a bit.  

Sharpness and bokeh are superb and post editing now doesn't take forever.  Right now I just need to crop and adjust hue and lighting a little bit and ready to share in an instant.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Stunning

By HJALMAR

from Undisclosed

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

I was hesitating about the idea of purchasing the 56mm f1.2 since I already had the 90mm f/2 and many reviews indicating that they were both portrait lenses and having one there was no need for the other. Finally, I traded one of my lenses with this jewel. Performance and IQ are simply stunning, and yes, focusing is a bit slow but in the X-T2 isn't that bad. However, the images produced by this lens are great, micro-contrast is better on the 90mm f/2, but definition and sharpness from wide open (f/1.2) is very good. No regrets about my decision. Now, my only problem is how to share time between these two lenses.

 
5.0

Must have lens!

By Austin

from Undisclosed

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

This lens is a must have for any Fuji user! It is very sharp and perfect for portrait photography. Wonderful bokeh!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Portrait Lens

By AtomicPunk

from Pittsburgh, PA

Verified Buyer

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

Sharp where necessary and creamy smooth bokeh. This is a great portrait lens on par with the big boys from other manufacturers.

 
5.0

Great lens

By Harry

from Greenfield, MA

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

Love the short depth of field of the lens wide open. I have mostly used the lens for portrait work and love the results.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

XF 56mm - Perfect For Portraits

By Andrew

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Cons: slower focusing, bulkier size, no WR, and very loose aperture ring.

Most of those are a non-issue with the primary purpose of this lens being portraiture work. In that realm, this lens is fantastic. Sharp, contrasty, great color, no distortion, amazing bokeh wide open, perfect working distance to subjects (not too close or far). It's hard to really fault this great lens for what it's intended to be used for.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pure love

By Jeremy

from Undisclosed

Site Member

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

Sharp, Sharp And More Sharp. I love this lens! It rarely leaves my camera. I use it for product photography. Beautiful Bokeh

 
5.0

Excellent.

By Benjamin

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

This lens is fantastic.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Razor-Sharp Portrait Tool

By Tom

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

I've owned or used some of the legendary portrait lenses in digital and 35mm photography. None beats this 56mm f/1.2. The painterly-quality rendered by these razor-sharp optics have to be seen to be believed. The lens is compact, light-weight, and supremely well engineered and constructed. I own six Fujinon lenses, four of which are prime. This and the 23mm f/1.4 are my favorites; in fact, if I had to choose a pair of lenses, these would be the ones. Do not hesitate to give this lens a chance. You won't be disappointed.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome lens

By Maura

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Beautiful bokeh. Lovely for portraits. Tack sharp. I'm going to enjoy the heck out of this!

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

excellent lens, would appreciate faster af

By Jungho

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

i use this lens for:
- concert photography where a fast lens is necessary
- portraits for the lens length and background separation

image quality is great though auto focus is not lightning fast and suffers (expectedly) in low light situations. that being said, the fast aperture lets me get shots that i wouldn't able to otherwise capture in those same scenarios so i don't knock the lens hard for this slight shortcoming.

portraits have been where this lens excels for me, no qualms and a wholehearted recommendation for that application.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome lens!!!

By Fotoluminate

from Miami, FL

Verified Buyer

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

Amazing sharp images on my X-T2. Great portrait lens! I've been shooting wide open to f4 and the images are astounding. The bokeh is very pleasing. My only negative comment is the focus can be a tad slow at times in low contrast areas but perfectly acceptable compared to other lens. My new favorite fuji lens! A+++

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

An outstanding lens

By Taiyo

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Build quality is pretty good as well. The focus ring is very smooth and well damped.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Lens!

By Jason

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

This lens is great. It makes for sharp & crips images. It gives you that shallow depth of field look (when desired). The Len's is a little slow for auto-focus, seems more suitable for planed portraits rather than action shots. Works great in low light.

 
5.0

Best portrait lens for Fuji you will find.

By Julio

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Amazing sharp even wide open (f/1.2). AF is decent, not crazy fast but does a good job.

 
5.0

Great lens.

By Kevin

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

I love the build quality of this lens. The image quality is superb as well. I've been using it for portraits (indoors and out). No complaints.

(0 of 43 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sharp wide open

By Rich

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Sharp wide open. Nice booked, just don't expect Canon 85mm F/1.2L II creamy. It's a 56mm not an 85mm.

(4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This Lens Rocks!

By Lawrence

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Very Sharp Lens! Equivalent to 85 on a full frame and excellent on Portraits.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Comparable to Canon 85mm f1.2

By ToanPham

from France

Verified Buyer

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

This lens is so sharp it hurts. AF works perfectly. I was using the beast 85mm f1.2 in Canon system and I'm so happy to see similar image quality I could get with this much smaller, ligter, and cheaper lens from Fuji. Definitely recommend it.

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