Fujifilm has just lately made the highly anticipated new XF 56mm f/1.2 R WR lens available for purchase. This lens is an upgrade of the well-liked 56mm f/1.2 R lens, which has been a favourite among Fujifilm X users since it was first introduced at the beginning of 2014. However, how much advancement can we see? Have any of the concerns raised about the prototype lens been resolved? Incredible insights into actual life may be found in this video.
This video is brought to you by Kevin Mullins, a wedding photographer and Fujifilm guru located in the United Kingdom. In it, he examines some real-world photographs that were created using the recently introduced XF 56mm f/1.2 R WR lens. The Fujifilm 56mm f/1.2 lens has been a mainstay in the camera bags of Fujifilm users all across the world for a significant amount of time.
Kevin has addressed any long-standing concerns that some users had with the previous 56mm lens and let us know if it’s worth the upgrade (spoiler alert: I’ll be replacing my trusted 56mm with the new version of the lens as soon as I can).
Kevin served as an ambassador for Fujifilm up until very recently, and he did so all the way through the emergence of the X mount. Since he is responsible for many wedding photographers making the transition to the brand, we should listen to what he has to say about it if we are going to take anyone’s advice seriously.
If you are interested in seeing the technical characteristics of the new lens, here they are. Kevin discusses more how he has utilised the lens in his work recently, but if you are interested in seeing them, here they are.
- 56 millimetres of focal length (35mm equivalent: 85mm)
- Max aperture f/1.2
- 11 diaphragm blades to create a nearly perfect circular aperture, which results in very clean margins along highlights, low aberrations, and particularly excellent bokeh.
- 13 elements in 8 groupings
- Three different types of elements: two aspherical and one ED
- Technology with a high refractive index
- The closest focusing distance is fifty centimetres.
- Sealing against dust and moisture
- Fluorine coating