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Fujifilm60mm f/2.4 XF Macro Lens
 
4.3

(based on 58 reviews)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (34)
  • Durable (29)
  • Consistent output (15)
  • Easy to use (15)
  • Nice bokeh (12)

Cons

  • Slow focus (8)

Best Uses

  • Macro photography (43)
  • Portraits (23)
  • Studio (13)
  • Travel (9)
  • Landscape/scenery (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (11), Semi-professional (11), Photo enthusiast (8), Semi-pro photographer (7), Pro photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (46)

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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

Fuji's 60 f2.4 not a lens to be overlooked

By Bob

from RIchmond, VA

Verified Buyer

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

If you do some macro photography and also need a very good lens for portraits and landscapes this is a very flexible lens. It is light and has very good image quality, It does not focus as fast as newer Fuji lenses, but that is not a problem for most of my photography. The bokeh of this lens is surprisingly good at wider apertures. I use this lens along with my 14 f/2.8, 35 f/2, and the 55-200 f/3.5-4.8 on my Fuji X-T1. I like working with a light camera kit that travels well.

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4.0

not bad but could be better

By BigBlue

from Flowtown, NJ

Verified Buyer

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

Haven't really put it to use in macro photography but will edit this review when I do, the main thing of importance to me in macro photography is magnification, this lens falls a little short with a magnification of only .5 at 10 inches (the closest focusing distance). I would have liked at least .75 and prefer 1.0 Manual focus (which I prefer) is slow ( you really have to turn the ring a lot) an tends to hunt a lot in auto focus.
On the plus side, it is quite sharp, has good color rendition and a nice bokeh when used (as I have more often) as a portrait lens

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4.0

new to photography

By vicman1134

from oakland, ca

Verified Buyer

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

Good lens. I had a little hard time manually focusing with it compare to the 35mm f/2 but I am a newbie. Sharp photo.

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4.0

Light and compact

By Dave the traveler

from Tucson, AZ

About Me Photo Enthusiast

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Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Lightweight
  • Rugged
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Macro Photography

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

    I generally use shorter lenses so I didn't want to spend a lot on a tele lens. So I jumped when I saw the sale that B&H was running on the 60mm. Also wanted it to be compact and lightweight to complete a basic 3-lens outfit for my X-Pro2 (wide, normal, and short tele) and the 60mm fits the bill. The autofocus with the X-Pro2 with this lens is quite satisfactory--maybe it wouldn't be so good on older bodies lacking phase-detection pixels but I haven't had the chance to try it on one of my older bodies. I haven't used the lens for macro shooting and I suppose that autofocusing in macro shooting might leave something to be desired.

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    5.0

    Incredible Resolution

    By Ricky

    from New Jersey

    About Me Pro Photographer

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    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Macro Photography

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

      I use this lens for studio and tabletop photography. It produces excellent images with really great resolution. It's a "must have" for doing macro work.

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      4.0

      Sharp but not fast fkcus

      By Littlemilligan

      from Tennessee

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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      Pros

        Cons

        • Slow Focus

        Best Uses

        • Macro Photography

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

        I really want a full 1:1 macro lens for shooting macros on my xt1 but since Fuji doesn't show signs of developing one soon I purchased this one. I am pleasantly surprised. I read the reviews and was concerned about its ability to focus. However, I have gotten focus on a large percentage of my shoots and the images have been very sharp, even those when I didn't use a tripod. it does hunt a little on some shots where the background has some distractions and I couldn't achieve focus, even though I was within the distance in the specs. It would be nice to be able to get a little closer and fill the frame. It is solid construction and well made.

        I haven't used it for any purpose other then macros, since I have the 56mm which is a phenomenonal lens for portraits. I purchased it during the recent instant rebates and believe I got my money's worth.

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        5.0

        Great Lens for Macro and Portrait Photography.

        By Gene

        from Rochester, NY

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Macro Photography
          • Portrait Photography

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

          I have owned macro lenses since 1976, and I purchased this lens to complete my Fuji X-E2s camera kit. It produces very sharp images and does double duty as a portrait lens. I am very happy with the images produced by this lens.

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          (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Not Real Happy

          By John

          from San Antonio

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Low Light Operation
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Not Bad For Macro Work

          Cons

          • Bad For Landscapes
          • Bad For Med Telephoto
          • Bad For Portraits
          • Slow Focus
          • Tough To Attach

          Best Uses

          • Macro Photography

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

          After using this lens for the past couple of weeks on wild flower macro pictures, landscapes, and a portrait session I am not very happy. Like most macro lenses you have to use manual focus. The lens has great bokeh with the 2.4 f-stop and photos are sharp. My problem comes when you use it as a medium telephoto for portraits or landscapes. The auto focus feature has a tendency to hunt for several seconds before settling on a point of focus. This is very frustrating in portrait sessions. Same happens when you go to multi focus points. I am contemplating returning this lens.

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          4.0

          Nice Lens

          By Nommek

          from San Antonio

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Lightweight
          • Rugged

          Cons

          • Slow Focus

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Macro Photography
          • Wildlife Photos

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

          Love this lens. Yes, the autofocus is a little slow, but I hardly use AF so I don't care. This lens is solid, metal, sharp and make beautiful images. Great to have good portrait and decent macro in one.

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          4.0

          Great lens!!!

          By Buddha- Dog

          from New York City

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

          I enjoy taking macro photos so bought this lens. What a great little lens!!! Photo are sharp, color is amazing...love it!!! It's not a one to one but it's good enough... Can't go wrong having this baby in your bag!

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          4.0

          Fujifilm 60mm f2.4 macro

          By BuddhaDog

          from New York City

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

          What a great lens. Small/light/sharp.
          Sometimes it hunts.. But it's not a big deal for me. Images look beautiful...

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          5.0

          Incredible lens.

          By Joseph

          from Ohio

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Macro Photography
            • Wildlife Photos

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

            Incredibly sharp lens. It can be a little slow with auto focus but over all is a very impressive lens. Very good for macro photography. You can get very close and get a razor sharp image.

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            5.0

            Fuji 60mm f/2.4 macro

            By SRT

            from NYT

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • None yet

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Macro Photography
            • Portrait

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

            I've used it both as a closeup lens for jewelry pictures on website and as a portrait lens.

            I love that its great quality in a small package.

            So far I have not had an issue with it so can't answer whats not great yet.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fulfillment, at last!

            By B.C.

            from Simi Valley, CA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Macro Photography

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

              I'm a serious camera enthusiast and among other things, I love to take close-ups of flowers, bugs, etc. I'm headed to South Africa soon, and instead of carting my heavy Nikon, I bought an awesome Fujifilm camera, which saves me a bit of weight. And with this perfect Macro Lens, I'm all set!!

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              5.0

              excellent lens

              By gap

              from santa fe, nm

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Macro Photography

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

                As a macro and "walk around", this gives a clear and rapidly focused image.

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                5.0

                Critically sharp images for macro

                By HikerMike

                from Atlanta, GA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Macro Photography
                  • Wildlife Photos

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

                  Just got the 60mm macro for my X-T1. I will be using it on an upcoming trip to the Smokey Mountains in May. It's incrediable sharp and quickly focuses. I manual mode it's solid and accurate to focus.

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                  (10 of 33 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Stop selling this lens

                  By jeremy verinsky

                  from scotts valley

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Noisy
                    • Slow Focus

                    Best Uses

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

                      Yikes! If this had been the first lens I purchased, I would have dumped my beloved x-t1. It struggles to find focus the first (or even third) time. While it is slowly racking back and forth through the focal range you are treated to the loud whirring of the focal motor. It reminds me of some of my old, old Nikon lenses before they invented ultra-sonic motors. Fuji needs to pull this clunker from the shelves until they can come up with a working replacement.

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Razor sharp

                      By Leica Mike

                      from Seaford, NY

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Lightweight
                      • Nice Bokeh
                      • Rugged
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Macro Photography

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

                        This specialized lens has two great uses: macro and portrait photography. It's small, light weight on the Fujifilm mirrorless bodies I own make it useful for macrophotography either hand held, copy stand, or tripod. Also, the large aperture/longer focal length makes for great blurred background flattering portraits. For serious close ups, use manual control.

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                        5.0

                        Outstanding Lens

                        By Cory

                        from Panama City, FL

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Macro Photography

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

                          I recently purchased this lens to extend my Fuji system and specifically to photograph coins. I found it is very well built, excellent quality and focuses quickly. I was absolutely delighted to find that Fuji has also recently released two new extension tubes, making this lens an all around superb macro. I have been very pleased with the entire Fuji system and look forward to see what they have up their sleeve next.

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                          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          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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