Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R

Fujinon is the optics branch of Fujifilm, and as such is producing some exceptional glass to accompany its CSCs... 

Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R

Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R

This 85mm equivalent lens has the joint fastest aperture in test (f/1.2) and the 7 rounded diaphragm blades allow for some amazing bokeh. The lens includes 11 elements in 8 groups, comprising 1 aspherical and 2 extra low dispersion elements to minimise any optical defects. 

The minimum focusing distance of 70cm and 28.5° angle-of-view allow for some great close-up portraits. Image quality is superb, with the centre sharp throughout the range and corner blur kept in check from the widest aperture all the way up to the minimum f/16. Likewise, thanks to the extra low dispersion glass, chromatic aberration is virtually non-existent. 

This lens weighs a fairly substantial 405g yet retains a high level of build quality and feels very pleasing on-camera. That said, it may prove a little more cumbersome on some of the smaller Fujifilm bodies. 


Very fast f/1.2 aperture
Excellent portrait lens

Noticeable autofocus noise

Max aperture: f/1.2
Min aperture: f/16
Elements/groups: 11/8
Min focusing distance: 70cm
DxL: 73x70mm
Weight: 405g