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FujifilmXF 56mm f/1.2 R Lens
 
4.9

(based on 137 reviews)

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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)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Glad I switched from Canon

I use this lens for portraits mostly. I also had the opportunity to shoot a concert and I found it extremely useful in the low light. This is by far my favorite lens I...Read complete review

I use this lens for portraits mostly. I also had the opportunity to shoot a concert and I found it extremely useful in the low light. This is by far my favorite lens I own. I recently switched to Fuji after shooting the X Pro-1. It was so much fun to shoot and the image quality was exceptional. After owning the Canon 5d Mark iii, my Fuji cameras have just as great an image quality and the glass is no exception. The 56mm is equal to the 85mm on a full frame.
I really loved the cost. Compared to the Canon 85mm f/1.2, I purchased this lens at half the price and equal the quality. This lens is not a fast focusing lens, compared to the 18-55 f/2.8-4, but that is expected. It still focused fast enough and accurate enough to catch some wonderful low light shots. I would recommend this lens to anyone.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Comes with a learning curve...

I use this as a portrait lens on my X E-1. My first attempts yielded exceedingly soft slightly blurred photos. Admittedly they were hand held at max aperture in low light, As...Read complete review

I use this as a portrait lens on my X E-1. My first attempts yielded exceedingly soft slightly blurred photos. Admittedly they were hand held at max aperture in low light, As the camera is well known for autofocus adventures, I'm suspecting it to be the culprit. Even so other Fuji lenses have yielded much better results under similar conditions. My next outing will be with tripod and remote release - Hardly the stuff of candid portraiture.

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5.0

Amazing image quality

By Tim

from Undisclosed

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

I purchased this lens to use with the X-Pro2. I am extremely satisfied with the image quality and sharpness it produced. Can't wait to get the X-T2 when it's in stock again!

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5.0

Excellent Lens! Superb for Portraits!

By Marie

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

This was the first Fuji prime lens I bought and it doesn't disappoint.  Amazingly sharp with beautiful bokeh. It's must have for any serious portrait photographer.

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5.0

Love the Fuji 56mm!!!

By Chromosoul

from Baltimore, Maryland

Verified Buyer

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

Great addition to my Fuji lens collection. So far a great portrait lens. Great color rendition and fairly sharp. Manual focusing is great but autofocus is not so great on the XPro-1. Probably better on the XPro-2. But I use manual the most for this lens anyway. All in all Fuji makes a great lens. I am very pleased.

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5.0

Epic Lens

By Design Guy

from Minneapolis

Verified Buyer

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

The lens hood is a little big, so I bought a shorter version to replace it. It's a bit heavy, but the amazing IQ is worth the extra heft.

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5.0

A beautiful lens

By Obsessive about photo equipment

from Washington, DC

Verified Buyer

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

Like all Fujifilm XF lenses, you're holding something of real quality. It is well made and produces beautiful images. I wish that it focused a hair faster, but I haven't had any problem with hunting. And it balances incredibly well on my X-Pro2. Without the lens hood, it doesn't block the OVF either, though note that the frameline for the OVF with this lens (even at the magnified option) is pretty small (but still usable).

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4.0

XF 56mm f1.2 Lens

By jj

from portland

Verified Buyer

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

It is a beautiful lens but my X-pro2 LCD display dies after few hours test shots.

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5.0

Completed my kit!

By Joshua Black Wilkins

from Nashville, Tn

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

This was the last lens I needed to complete my Fuji X camera kit. (18,23,35,56)
For the past 4.5 years I've kept my FF Canon system, but never wanted to shoot it. Now with this lens, my Fuji kit is complete and I just sold ALL my canon equipment.
Beautiful lens, great for EVERYTHING! I only pray that Fuji redesigns the hood like they did for the 23mm. I'll buy that in a heartbeat.

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5.0

Amazing lens

By Jason

from Undisclosed

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

The Fuji 56mm f1.2 is an awesome lens. I just switched to Fuji from Canon. I used the canon 85mm f1.2 for years and loved that lens. The 56mm holds up to that level of lens and is half the wait which is amazing. If you are a Fuji shooter you should own this lens.

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5.0

Sweet fast lens

By Bob

from Washington DC

Verified Buyer

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

Great portrait length lens and extremely fast. Extremely sharp even wide open. I use it with a Fuji XT-10. Minor vignetting, easily correctable. Nice bokeh too.

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5.0

Best lens I've ever owned

By Gil

from Denver, CO

Verified Buyer

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

I am not a pro but this lens is amazing. It has character and soul. Once you've got an amazing lens like this you just want to shoot everything with it. Love it. The focus ring sometimes makes a slight scrape sound which worries me since I don't know why it does that. Otherwise as close to perfect as I can imagine.

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5.0

jaw dropping image quality

By donkipix

from scottsdale AZ

Verified Buyer

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

resolution beyond expectations....right there for you how ever deep you want to go

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5.0

love this lens

By mood

from new york

Verified Buyer

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

love this 85mm equivalent lens
beautiful OOF, sharp as tack
focus a little slow?...yes, but so worth the wait

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4.0

Great image quality

By Desert Photogirl

from Tucson, AZ

Verified Buyer

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

I get beautiful results with this lens, but it focuses a little slower than I expected. Not a big deal, & I will definitely keep using this lens, but something to consider. Balances nicely on xpro2.

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5.0

Extremely sharp w/outstanding bokeh

By Laker guy

from Sherman Oaks, CA

Verified Buyer

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

A must for portrait shooters. Though likely better weight balanced on heavier cameras such as the X-Pro or X-T1 I've had no issue porting and shooting with this lens on my now somewhat ancient X-E1. It's incredibly sharp, even at 1.2, and auto focuses relatively quickly. I love the bokeh and find myself taking more portraits than ever before. Edge to edge performance and IQ are outstanding.
Only regret - not buying one sooner.

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5.0

Go-To Lens

By Tom

from Atlantic City, NJ

Verified Buyer

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

The lens is 62mm filter size, and less than 3" long. The XT-1 and lens combo is compact. The black finish looks good. The F1.2 aperature allows higher shutter speeds, and decent bokah.

My XT-1 auto-focus takes 1/3 to 1/2 second. It's quiet and accurate. Manual is quick and effortless. The focus-motor is silent.

Other reviewers found XF 56mm APO lens and XT-1 camera had auto-focus issues. No phase detection. I'm curious to see an APO lens review using the Fuji X-PRO 2.

For the XT-1, the non-APO lens is the great choice.

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5.0

Everything I hoped For

By Old Mike

from Virginia Beach, VA

Verified Buyer

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

I ordered this lens based on reviews on FB and other websites, and the fantastic images it produces. Its intended use is for portraits and documentary style wedding photography. It is a wonderful lens that produces clear sharp images and soft bokeh.

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5.0

Love

By Daniel

from Santa Clara CA

Verified Buyer

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

This is the second lens I've bought for my x-t10 and it's great. I previously bought the 35 f2 which is also great, but I wanted something with more reach that would be my main portrait lens. I considered getting the 90 f2 and everything I read about that lens sounded awesome, but I wanted something more compact than the huge 90. When mounted on the x-t10 it feels good in my hand. I do have the extra hand grip attached to the camera but when it's all paired together the camera and lens feel comfortable.
Image quality is everything I was hoping for. Pictures are crystal clear and the colors pop. And the bokeh is stunning. I was already in love with the Fuji X system, but this just magnified everything.

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5.0

Amazing Lens! Must Have for Fuji X-T1 Shooters

By Rennisk

from Los Gatos, CA

Verified Buyer

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

I can't say enough about this lens - I bought it specifically for a wedding that was held in a low-light environment and flashes weren't allowed. Shooting wide open resulted in beautiful creamy bokeh and sharp subjects. Definitely worth the investment

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5.0

Very sharp, excellent bokeh

By Bill H.

from Richmond, VA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Not weather sealed

Best Uses

  • Indoors/Low Light

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

This is a fast and sharp lens, ideal for portraits. It's also a good size and focal length for the X-Pro 2, allowing use of the optical view finder.

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  • No

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5.0

Great lens no complaints

By Desert Traveler

from Washington DC

About Me Casual Photographer

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Portraits
    • Weddings/Events

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

    My goal was to use this lens for portraits with nice background blur.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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