Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR Overview


Introduction

The Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR is a quick mid-telephoto prime lens for Fujifilm’s X-series vary of APS-C format mirrorless cameras.

It replaces the unique XF 56mm F1.2 R lens, which was first launched again in 2014, providing a number of vital upgrades together with weather-resistance, nearer minimal focusing distance, extra aperture blades for higher bokeh, and improved image-resolving efficiency .

The Fuji 56mm gives a focal size which precisely matches that of a 85mm optic in a 35mm full-frame system, making it a basic head-and-shoulders portrait prime lens.

It has an optical formulation comprised of 13 parts in eight teams together with one ED component to scale back flare and ghosting and two aspherical parts to assist restrict distortion and spherical aberrations.

Key options embody built-in weather-resistance, a bodily aperture ring full with markings and an A (Auto) Place Lock, and a minimal focusing distance of 50cm.

There’s additionally an iris diaphragm with eleven rounded blades, Fuji’s proprietary Tremendous EBC Coating to scale back lens flare and ghosting, a flourine coating on the entrance component to repel water and fingerprints, a strong DC motor for fast AF response, and a steel mount and focusing ring.

The Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR lens is obtainable in black solely priced at £999 / $999 within the UK and the US, respectively. The XF 56mm F1.2 is manufactured in Thailand.

Ease of Use

Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR

The Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR is likely one of the bigger prime lenses within the X-system line-up, weighing 445g and measuring 7.6cms in size, which is probably comprehensible given the quantity of glass utilized in its development.

It weighs 40g extra and is 0.5cm longer than its predecessor, predominantly as a result of it contains a extra sophisticated optical development than the unique, plus it now presents built-in climate resistance and a extra subtle and quicker auto-focus system.

Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR
Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR

It is nonetheless comparatively compact and lightweight sufficient to really feel well-balanced on the X-H2 and X-H2S cameras that we examined it with, though they’re admittedly one of many largest X-series our bodies presently out there.

Climate-resistance has been newly built-in to the 56mm F1.2 lens at 9 completely different locations to assist shield it towards water and dirt and permit it to completely function in temperatures right down to -10°C (14°F).

Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR
Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR

In testing it complemented the brand new Fujifilm X-H2/S digital camera very properly, forming a well-balanced and comparatively light-weight bundle and greater than matching the physique when it comes to its construct high quality.

The Fujifilm 56mm lens boasts a steel mount and focusing and aperture rings, steel lens barrel and non-rotating 67mm filter thread. which is bigger than the unique model’s 62mm filter thread.

Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR
Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR

As with just about all Fuji lenses, the XF 56mm F1.2 R WR lens has a conventional aperture ring on the lens barrel, which lets you set the aperture in 1/3 steps, full with full aperture markings operating from f/1.2 to f/16.

The present aperture can be proven within the digital camera’s viewfinder or on the LCD display as you flip the aperture ring.

The aperture ring is properly damped and makes a particular click on as you alter the setting, and it is stiff sufficient to forestall it from being by chance turned when saved in a digital camera bag.

Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR

Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR

It toggles between auto aperture management (the ring is ready to A) or handbook aperture management (the change is ready to one of many aperture values).

Fujifilm have additionally included an A (Auto) Place Lock button. When the aperture ring is ready to the A place, it is mechanically locked into place till you maintain down the A (Auto) Place Lock button and switch the ring to pick one of many aperture values.

Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR
Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR

The fly-by-wire focus ring is easy in motion with out being unfastened, though it has no “laborious stops” at both finish of the main target vary, making it tougher to give attention to infinity.

The Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR lens has an inside focusing (IF) system that makes use of a DC linear motor, which leads to pleasingly quick and correct auto-focusing on the X-H2/S digital camera that we examined it with.

It’s a little noisy in operation, although, with the DC motor audibly driving all the lens parts.

Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR
Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR

You actually will not miss too many photographs when utilizing the AF on this lens, and it is actually noticeably faster than the unique.

Due to the IF mechanism the entrance of the lens doesn’t rotate on focus, which is superb information for anybody trying to make use of the lens along with a polariser or graduated impartial density filter.

The Fuji 56mm F1.2 has a easy handbook focusing ring that’s focus-by-wire, somewhat than utilizing a mechanical clutch-based focus ring, however that is additionally true of each different Fuji X-series lens.

Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR
Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR

The main target ring on the 56mm F1.2 does no less than have a pleasant really feel because the elements within the handbook focusing ring meeting have been specifically engineered to reply with extra precision, particularly when the focusing ring is moved barely.

When it comes to equipment, the Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR ships with customary lens and mount caps plus fairly a big plastic circular-shaped lens hood which snaps into place. There isn’t a bag or case included with this lens.

Focal Vary

The 56mm focal size gives an angle of view of 28.5 levels.

Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR

Chromatic Aberrations

Chromatic aberrations, usually seen as purple or blue fringes alongside contrasty edges, aren’t actually an issue for the Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR lens, besides in areas of very excessive distinction.

Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR

Vignetting

With the lens set to its most aperture of f/1.2, there’s just a bit gentle fall-off within the corners, requiring you to cease down by at 2 f-stops to utterly forestall it.

Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR

Distortion

The Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR would not exhibit any barrel or pin-cushion distortion, as you possibly can see within the photograph under.

Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR

Macro

The Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R just isn’t actually a macro lens, with the close-focus level at 50cm from the sensor aircraft and a most magnification of 0.14x.

It might probably focus 20cms nearer than its predecessor, and consequently has a bigger most magnification (0.9x on the unique model).

Observe that the minimal distance from the entrance finish of the lens to the topic is roughly 41cm.

Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR
Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR
Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR
Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR
Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR

Bokeh

Bokeh is a phrase used for the out-of-focus areas of {a photograph}, and is often described in qualitative phrases, equivalent to easy / creamy / harsh and so on.

Fujifilm have paid shut consideration to this side of lens use, using a 11-segment diaphragm with rounded blades for some very pleasing bokeh. That is really the primary ever X-series lens to have an 11-blade aperture.

In our view, their efforts have been very profitable – see the examples under to guage for your self.

Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR
Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR
Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR
Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR
Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR
Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR
Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR
Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR
Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR
Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR
Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR

Sharpness

So as to present you ways sharp the Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR lens is, we’re offering 100% crops on the next web page.

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