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X-mount lensesFuji Lenses22-10-2017

Fuji lenses

As you know, I switched from my Canon 5D Mark III with Canon and Sigma lenses to Fuji with the corresponding Fuji lenses. This amazing range of lenses ensured that, partly because of the image quality, I wanted to make a list of available lenses with corresponding specifications such as filter size, weight and for example size. Here the complete overview of the Fuji lenses that are currently available and which will come out.

Fixed focal objectives

XF 14mm F2.8 R

Smallest focusing distance: 18cm – Magnification: 1: 8.33 – Diaphragm blades: 7 – Filter size: 58mm – Length: 58.4mm – Weight: 235 grams

Currently this is the XF lens with the largest viewing angle in the XF line. A very sharp lens, whose focus ring can be pulled back to use manual focus mode. The lens indicates the DOF and distance scales. 

XF 16mm F1.4 WR

Smallest focusing distance: 15cm – Magnification: 1: 4.76 – Diaphragm blades: 9 – Filter size: 67mm – Length: 73mm – Weight: 375 grams

The almost perfect wide-angle lens! Relative high magnification due to the short focusing distance. And weatherproof. This XF lens has the same manual focus mechanism as the XF 14mm, which is described above. The only optical drawback is the vignetting in the corners of the lens when you shoot it at F1.4. That is a bit difficult for astrophotography for example.

XF 18mm F2.0 R

Smallest focusing distance: 18cm – Magnification: 1: 7 – Diaphragm blades: 7 – Filter size: 52mm – Length: 40.6mm – Weight: 116 grams

One of the first three original XF Fuji lenses of the X-line. Very small and light. The quality of this lens seems to be different for each issue. The autofocus motor in this lens is reasonably loud compared to the other autofocus motors used in other lenses.

XF 23mm F1.4

Smallest focusing distance: 28cm – Magnification: 1:10 – Diaphragm blades: 7 – Filter size: 62mm – Length: 63mm – Weight: 300 grams

A fantastically fast medium wide-angle lens. In no review I have read, I hear bad things about this. I have this lens myself and this is really one of my favorites. Uses the same autofocus engine as in the XF 14mm F2.8 R.

XF 23mm F2.0

Smallest focusing distance: 22cm – Magnification: 1: 7.7 – Diaphragm blades: 9 – Filter size: 43mm – Length: 51.9mm – Weight: 180 grams

After the success of the XF 35mm F2.0 WR, Fuji came with this weatherproof medium wide-angle lens, which is ideal for rangefinder cameras.

XM-FL 24mm F8.0

Smallest focusing distance: 100cm – Magnification: 1:41 – Diaphragm blades: none – Filter size: none – Length: 21mm – Weight: 32 grams

With its fixed aperture and built-in photo filters, this is probably a strange duck in the bite. Sharp from the focus point to infinity. And only available in Japan at the moment.

XF 27mm F2.8

Smallest focusing distance: 34cm – Magnification: 1:10 – Diaphragm blades: 7 – Filter size: 39mm – Length: 23mm – Weight: 78 grams

The smallest and lightest X lens. Optically it is not perfect, but that is significantly better if you stop it. This lens has no aperture ring as with other lenses and the autofocus motor is fairly noisy, compared to other lenses that use a different autofocus motor.

XF 35mm F2.0 WR

Smallest focusing distance: 35cm – Magnification: 1: 5.88 – Diaphragm blades: 7 – Filter size: 52mm – Length: 46mm – Weight: 170 grams

Converted to full frame, this is the 50mm equivalent of Fuji. Weatherproof and ideal for rangefinder cameras. Because the lens narrows to the front, it does not get into the picture at viewfinder cameras. Optically of very high quality, even if you shoot it on F2.0.

XF 35mm F1.4

Smallest focusing distance: 28cm – Magnification: 1: 7.7 – Diaphragm blades: 9 – Filter size: 43mm – Length: 54,9mm – Weight: 187 grams

Of all Fuji lenses this is again one of the three original prime lenses of the X-system. Very sharp in the middle and fairly sharp in the corners when you shoot at F1.4. But that improves considerably if you stop it down to F8.0. Just a very good prime lens. The only downside is the slow autofocus, but that has certainly improved because of a firmware update.

XF 50mm F2.0 WR

Smallest focusing distance: 39cm – Magnification: 1: 6,7 – Diaphragm blades: 9 – Filter size: 46mm – Length: 59.4mm – Weight: 200g

The third of all original Fuji lenses in the prime series. In terms of quality equal to the previous two. (XF 35mm F2.0 WR and 16mm F1.4 WR) and as the name says, also weatherproof.

XF 56mm F1.2 R

Smallest focusing distance: 70cm – Magnification: 1: 11,11 – Diaphragm blades: 7 – Filter size: 62mm – Length: 70mm – Weight: 405 grams

This is the 85mm equivalent for the Fuji X series. This lens has been tested and described by many as nearly perfect. I myself also have this lens and I also agree with this. On F1.2 this lens is incredibly sharp, with wonderful bokeh.

XF 56mm F1.2 APD

Smallest focusing distance: 70cm – Magnification: 1: 11,11 – Diaphragm blades: 7 – Filter size: 62mm – Length: 70mm – Weight: 405 grams

Actually the same lens as above. Only they have added an apodization filter. This filter ensures that the bokeh becomes softer. In addition, they have added an HT-EBC coating which ensures perfect color rendering and clear contrast. But all this comes with a price. Instead of the F1.2 of the version above you now get to a maximum aperture of F1.7. So you lose a little light.

XF 60mm F2.4 R Makro

Smallest focusing distance: 27cm – Magnification: 1: 2 – Diaphragm blades: 9 – Filter size: 39mm – Length: 70,9mm – Weight: 215 grams

One of the three original prime lenses of the Fuji lenses when Fuji started the X-system. And of course the first macro lens. Although the maximum magnification is ‘only’ 1: 2 it is very sharp! But he has a slow autofocus. This lens works perfectly for portraits and fixed subjects, such as product photography. As soon as you want to photograph small creatures, the smallest focal distance is probably too short. And this lens also has a relatively loud autofocus motor. Just like the XF 27mm F2.8 and the XF 35mm F1.4 R.

FX 90mm F2.0 R LM WR

Smallest focusing distance: 60cm – Magnification: 1: 5 – Diaphragm blades: 7 – Filter size: 62mm – Length: 105mm – Weight: 540 grams

An insanely short telephoto prime lens. Provided you keep the focal length. Which converts to 35mm size to 135mm.

 

Zoom lenses

In addition to the prime lenses, Fuji also has different zoom lenses. Below you will find all Fuji lenses that can zoom.

XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS

Smallest focusing distance: 30cm – Magnification: 1: 6.67 – Diaphragm blades: 7 – Filter size: 58mm – Length: 65.2mm – Weight: 195 grams

This is the cheapest lens of all Fuji lenses. Originally meant as standard zoom kit lens for the cheaper bodies. No aperture ring and no button for OIS. Very small and light. Compared to the XF 18-55 F2.8-4.0 R LM OIS, the lens has a stop less light over the entire zoom range, also 5mm at the end of the focal length, but wins 2mm in the beginning, giving it a slightly wider viewing angle.

XC 16-50 mm II F3.5-5.6 OIS

Smallest focusing distance: 15cm – Magnification: 1: 7 – Diaphragm blades: 7 – Filter size: 58mm – Length: 65.2mm – Weight: 195g

The new version of the lens described above. Better build quality and you can get closer to your subject due to the shorter focusing distance.

XC 50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS

Smallest focusing distance: 110cm – Magnification: 1: 5 – Diaphragm blades: 7 – Filter size: 58mm – Length: 111mm – Weight: 375 grams

This cheap telephoto zoom lens is a bit smaller and a lot lighter than the XF 55-200mm F / 3.5-4.8 R LM OIS and has no aperture ring. With this lens, keep in mind that the slower aperture can make you run against limitations.

XC 50-230mm II F4.5-6.7 OIS

Smallest focusing distance: 110cm – Magnification: 1: 5 – Diaphragm blades: 7 – Filter size: 58mm – Length: 111mm – Weight: 375 grams

New version of the lens described above. This lens has better optical image stabilization compared to its predecessor.

XF 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR

Smallest focusing distance: 45cm – Magnification: 1: 3.7 – Aperture blades: 7 – Filter size: 67mm – Length: 97.8mm – Weight: 490 grams

This is Fuji variant of the weatherproof ‘this lens I always sit on’ zoom lens. This lens is good optically. But the aperture range leaves something to be desired. Which is of course insurmountable given the weight and size of this lens.

XF 18-55mm F2.8-4.0 R LM OIS

Smallest focusing distance: 30cm – Magnification: 1: 6.67 – Diaphragm blades: 7 – Filter size: 58mm – Length: 70.4mm – Weight: 310 grams

This lens is sold as the standard ‘kit’ lens for the Fuji X-mount. Experiences from different users all tell the same thing. This is insane for a kit lens! Much better than the average APS-C kit lens from, for example, Canon or Nikon. The aperture range is good, the size and the weight are good. Optical image stabilization works incredibly well and the lens is razor sharp! Given the price, you simply can not complain about this.

XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS

Smallest focusing distance: 110cm – Magnification: 1: 5,56 – Diaphragm blades: 7 – Filter size: 62mm – Length: 118mm – Weight: 580 grams

This lens does not have the range of its cheaper brother, the XC 50-230 mm F / 4.5-6.7 OIS. But with its aperture range of F3.5-4.8, this lens is a lot brighter and therefore more suitable for general telephoto use, namely wildlife. Very small lens and very sharp on aperture F3.5.

XF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR

Smallest focusing distance: 175cm – Magnification: 1: 5,26 – Diaphragm blades: 9 – Filter size: 77mm – Length: 210mm – Weight: 1375 grams

A very nice telephoto zoom lens with 5 stops optical image stabilization. This lens is sharper when you focus close. But at 400mm that’s all right when you’re on F8.0. This lens from the range of Fuji lenses works well with the 1.4 and 2.0 teleconverters. But with the 2.0 converter it is possible that in older models the phase autofocus detection no longer works and you have to switch to contrast detection autofocus.

XF 10-24mm F4.0 R OIS

Smallest focusing distance: 24cm – Magnification: 1: 6.25 – Diaphragm blades: 7 – Filter size: 72mm – Length: 87mm – Weight: 410 grams

The (to date) widest lens of Fuji lenses. Really nothing but praise for this lens.

XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR

Smallest focusing distance: 30cm – Magnification: 1: 6.25 – Diaphragm blades: 9 – Filter size: 77mm – Length: 106mm – Weight: 655 grams

This is the professionally oriented standard zoom lens from Fuji. Very good build quality and fantastic image quality. But also very heavy, large and expensive compared to the XF 18-55mm F / 2.8-4.0 R LM OIS. The 2mm shorter focal length at the beginning and the fixed aperture over the entire range will make many choices for this lens instead of the XF 18-55mm F / 2.8-4.0 R LM OIS. But this lens then has optical image stabilization.

F 50-140 mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR

Smallest focusing distance: 100cm – Magnification: 1: 8.33 – Diaphragm blades: 7 – Filter size: 72mm – Length: 175,9mm – Weight: 995 grams

This is the professional oriented medium telephoto zoom lens from Fuji. There is no doubt about the image quality of this lens. But it is the largest, heaviest and most expensive lens from Fuji, after the 100-400mm. Here you can also use the 1.4 and 2.0 teleconverters. But in contrast to the 100-400mm you can still use your phase detection with the older bodies.

Fuji lenses that are coming

In addition to the already beautiful line of Fuji lenses, according to Fuji there is even more in the pipeline. Below is a small roundup of the (possible) upcoming lenses.

XF80MM F2.8 R LM OIS WR MACRO

This new Macro lens is the first lens of FUJIFILM with a magnification factor of 1.0x. This means that subjects that are photographed or filmed with this lens are recorded as large as they actually are. Because this lens has a focal length of 80mm (angle of view similar to a 122mm objective at 35mm digital), a photographer can keep sufficient distance to the subject to be photographed. This is important for those photographers who want to photograph or film insects or other small objects with the help of this lens.

Thanks to the new anti-shift-shake functionality, this macro lens is also easy to photograph out of hand. Because the image stabilization system in this new FUJINON XF80mm can handle objective shift movements (movements or vibrations that occur when moving parallel to the image sensor scene), it is also easier to photograph without a tripod. And as the name of the lens says, this lens is also weatherproof.

XF8-16mm F2.8

The XF8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR ultra wide-angle lens is a weather-resistant zoom lens with a focal length that is equivalent to an angle of view from 12mm to 24mm compared to cameras with a digital 35mm sensor. Due to its large aperture of F2.8, this lens can rightly be called bright. This makes this lens ideal to use when photographing landscapes, architecture, or as an objective for astrophotography. This lens meets the needs of those photographers who also like to work with the “XF16-55 mm F2.8 R LM WR” and the “XF50-140 mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR”. With the arrival of the “XF8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR”, FUJIFILM offers photographers a total range from ultra wide-angle to telephoto. Fuji offers a wide spectrum of lenses for every photographer.

XF200mm F2 R LM OIS WR

The “XF200mm F2 R LM OIS WR” is a weather-resistant telephoto lens with optical image stabilization, which when placed on a camera of the FUJIFILM X-Series gives an angle of view that corresponds to a 305mm telephoto lens for cameras with a so-called full frame sensor. .
Due to its extremely large maximum aperture of F2.0, this lens will be the ideal workhorse for photographers who like to beat sports events with their FUJIFILM camera from the X Series, or for those who make recordings in nature of, for example, birds, or animals in the wild.

Third Party

In addition to the Fuji lenses, there are of course third parties that also make lenses. There are many, very many. From Zeis, Handevision and Jacker Optical to Lensbaby and Meike. I will not describe all these lenses here, because many of these lenses have to be focused by hand, with the exception of the Zeis lenses.

Yet there is a lens that interests me, namely the Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm F0.95 II. Why is my interest going to this lens? Because it is converted to 35mm, a 50mm with a diaphragm of F0.95. Although you have to manually focus this lens, the reviews about this lens are very favorable. Here you can find a few example pictures of this lens.

 

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