xf 56mm f/1.2

my reaction

Iím not much of a long lens guy. I love me some wide, fast primes. But when it comes to long lenses, I just am never happy. So me, knowing that Fujifilm makes a highly-acclaimed 56mm f/1.2 lens for my beloved X-T1, just had to get my hands on one, but didnít want to commit. So I rented.

In the above photo you can see my trusty XF 55-200mm lens (my only long XF lens) next to the rented XF 56mm f/1.2, mounted on the camera. Size-wise, the 56mm lens is obviously much smaller.

But I just didnít love it. I donít even know why. Iíve been thinking about it now for six months, but after a week with the lens, I have no desire to see it again mounted to my camera. It is crazy.

Hereís some photos I took using it:

See? Normal photos. I donít know. Itís just not for me.

But, Fujifilm now makes a XF 90mm lensÖ ooh la la.

First published on 4 Sep 2016; last updated on 27 Jan 2017.

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