Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2

Fujifilm Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2

The Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 has somewhat of a legendary status among Fujifilm X users. It is an excellent lens in the realm of traditional portrait focal lengths that has a gorgeous sharp-but-not-sharp quality about it that renders close-up portraits in a very flattering way. There’s also the gorgeous bokeh that lends itself well to those backlit foliage scenes that family and couple photographers love to use. Not to mention, once stopped down, it’s about as sharp as a lens can get for all the detail junkies out there.

For me, this lens sees plenty of use at corporate events and couple sessions. Autofocus is quick and accurate in AF-S mode and it’s light gathering ability means I don’t need to crank up my ISO. When working with fast-paced subjects, like children at my family sessions, I tend to gravitate more to the XF 50mm f/2 as it focuses much more confidently in AF-C mode. That’s not to say that the 56mm can’t keep up, but the hit rate is much higher with the newer lens.

Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 Panoramic Portrait (Brenizer Method)

Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 Panorama

Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 Portrait

Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 Portrait

Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 Portrait

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