Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R

Here’s our concise review of the Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R prime lens…

Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R

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.

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. 

Find out more at the Fuji website.

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