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FujifilmXF 56mm f/1.2 R Lens
 
4.9

(based on 152 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (133)

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    (18)

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    (1)

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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 152 customers

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(2 of 2 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!

(5 of 5 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 31 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.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Top Quality 85mm Equiv Lens

By Jason

from Undisclosed

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

I've owned the Nikon 85 1.4 and 1.8 and this Lens easily performs as well.  The Bokeh is great, sharpness and build quality as good as you need for the sensor size.  Well worth the value.

 
4.0

Great lens with absolute clarity

By looksy_here

from Chicago, IL

Verified Buyer

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

This lens is great. Most of the images that I capture are crisp and absolutely beautiful. As others have mentioned, the auto-focus can be a bit slow to capture the right field. I prefer not to use auto, but I mostly photograph kids, so sometimes it's impossible to use a manual focus. When I'm trying to get a shot, I'll constantly hit the auto focus button and I'll often get a great shot, though I only gave 4 stars because sometimes the lens can't figure it out and I miss an opportunity. I've found it works really well if you're only trying to get one person in focus and you can use the spot focus. The auto-focus is fast enough so I don't lose too many shots. I can't imagine a lens that would be perfect 100% of the time attempting to auto-focus on moving subjects, so I believe that this lens is as good as it can get on the market in this price range.

 
4.0

Fuji XF 56mm F1.2 lens

By John

from San Diego

Verified Buyer

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

Very nice lens - rendering is very nice - quite sharp but also buttery smooth in shallow DOF - there are some Cons - biggest being the Aperture Ring - way way way to soft - very easy to bump and be totally unaware of it - what is Fuji thinking ??? also second Noise - not a very quiet lens and not all that fast focusing -
So there are cons - but the rendering is very nice - but not practical for video for sure - and Fuji need to address the softness of the Aperture ring -
Actually there are other primes with such a soft aperture ring - Fuji really need to make it more tactile and either a way to lock it or make it much firmer to adjust -

It is one of those must own if one has a Fuji X body - that along with the 16mm F1.4 and the 10-24mm F4 -

 
5.0

Good addition to any fuji kit.

By Machman

from Croton On Hudson, NY

Verified Buyer

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

Was having trouble deciding between the 60mm, or the 56mm. While the 60 might have a little more utility, decided to go with the 56, and have not had a second thought. I have been using it for a few weeks and have had some very pleasing results. It is just so sharp either shooting close up, or landscapes, the images pop. I would like the lens to be lighter, but compared to others it is not all that heavy. All in all a very good addition as a specialty lens, not sure, it will be my constant walk around but it could be.

 
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!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Lens! Superb for Portraits!

By Marie

from Undisclosed

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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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
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.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
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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