But at least I learned a lot about how to use the Gimp. "}},{"@type":"Question","name":"What are Fuji Red Badge lenses? It’s often hard to pick a bad Fuji lens due to the high level of engineering and construction they invest in every lens. The 50mm f1.0 and 56mm f1.2 are razor sharp at this point, but the Viltrox is the real surprise as it reaches the same level as the two more expensive Fuji lenses. And that size trumps all. Whilst similar f/1.2 lenses from Canon (which are over twice the price of this Fuji) display softness when shot at f/1.2, the 56mm f/1.2 manages to achieve incredible sharpness from edge to edge. That said, the optical quality of this lens is superb and the useful 10-24mm focal range still makes the Fujifilm 10-24mm f/4 one of Fuji’s best options available today. In this post, I am looking for a standard zoom lens, i.e. As for the best Fuji wide angle lens, the 16mm f/1.4 is hard to beat for speed and image quality. The adapter does exactly what it is said to do -- allow use of Nikon M mount lenses on a Fuji X series body. Nikon, on the other hand, still offers elements of old (aperture ring) and new-school (computer chip) technology in its D-series lenses. ‘Fujinon’ is the correct naming convention for the range of lenses, made by Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd, more commonly known as Fujifilm. You will have a great time shooting with these. Thanks to the use of an inner focusing high-speed AF system with lightweight internal lens elements, the 10-24mm f/4 is very quiet to use. Plus some lenses do not have an aperture ring. Aperture ring. At settings other than A , you can adjust aperture by rotating the lens aperture ring (exposure modes A and M ). Available in black and silver, the 50mm f/2 is a solid and robust lens with a full metal build including the camera mounting plate. My advice would be unless you know you’ll need the f/1.4 version for low light work, grab a copy of the 23mm f/2 WR – I guarantee it’ll be attached to your Fuji camera the longest ;-), CLICK HERE TO GET THE LATEST PRICE ON THE FUJIFILM 23MM F/2 WR. Some of that stability is no doubt due to the increased weight of the XF 18‑135, but nevertheless, I find these results astonishing! Another common point is corner sharpness, which is typically said to strongly favor primes. CLICK HERE TO GET THE LATEST PRICE ON THE FUJI 16MM f/1.4. Fujifilm 56mm f/1.2 Sample Image | © Nathan Elson. Because of that, I will not compare sharpness. I’d go as far as to say that in good light, the focus speed is even faster than the 23mm f/1.4 (which is understandable since it’s lighter). Fujifilm 23mm f/2 sample image | © Jonas Rask. Image stabilization. Fujifilm’s high performance APS-C mirrorless cameras and the incredible lens lineup entice more and more amateur and professional photographers each year. 16mm as opposed to 18mm will also give you more flexibility for wide angle shots too. When I tested a range of Fujifilm lens options for this review, I had this Fuji 23mm f/1.4 on my camera 90% of the time… and absolutely loved it. When the aperture ring is set to A, rotate the sub-command dial to adjust aperture. At least in the center-ish area of the image, every pixel shows different information, which is not something I could have said about some of the Nikon lenses I used to own. When you’ve just stumped up thousands of dollars for the latest Fuji mirrorless camera, it’s nice not to spend another thousand on a great lens after all! Unless you absolutely need the fastest glass you can buy (for low light shooting), I’d actually recommend investing in the 23mm f/2 WR and spending what you save on education. As with all Fuji X mount products, the construction is solid. Having a deep depth of field is also more relevant for landscape and architectural photography. With that out of the way, let's have a look at these lenses! When Fujifilm Australia kindly leant me one of their best mirrorless cameras for this lens review, they told me to have a go at this little stunt, and my jaw was on the floor…, The ‘WR’ in the name of the 23mm f/2 WR stands for ‘weather resistant’. When compared to the bumbling Canon 85mm f/1.2L, the AF on the Fuji beats it on all accounts. So, aside from image quality, size and weather proofing, another area where the 23mm f/2 WR really stands out is Autofocus. That said, if you’re buying an f/1.4 lens, you’ll want to be shooting it wide-open, and thankfully the bokeh, when shot in this way, is beautiful. 23mm on a Fuji mirrorless camera body has a 35mm equivalent focal length on a full frame sensor, the field of view of choice of street photographers, wedding photographers and any other photographer who wants a story telling lens that’s versatile enough for portraits, landscapes and everything in between. The XF 18‑55 and XF 27 have a wider maximum aperture than the XC 16‑50 or XF 18‑135, by about two thirds of a stop. Fuji x-series lenses have exceptional imaging quality, especially for their size and price. It’s another great Fuji wide angle lens that offers a great amount of flexibility, but just be aware that it isn’t weather resistant. Lenses with Aperture Rings. If the lens has an aperture mode switch, aperture can be adjusted manually by sliding the switch to and rotating the aperture ring. It also comes with a nano-GI coating, which makes matters better. Before we get started, all of these lenses are perfectly sharp to my eyes. Shown on a X-Pro1 above, the 55-200mm f/3,5-4.8 is a relatively portable telephoto zoom that offers impressive image quality right across its wide zoom range. The inclusion of Optical Image Stabilisation in the 10-24mm f/4 means that you’re able to work handheld which shooting in low light too. As some small buying advice, the XC 16‑50 was refreshed in 2015 with the OIS II version, which introduced that nice close focusing distance (highly recommended). Aperture ring without clicks. It is one of the major reasons why I like Fuji cameras. Fujifilm 50-140mm f/2.8 Sample Image| © Dhugal Watson. With a lens of this focal length and a semi-fast f/2.8 aperture, it won’t be pleasing any of the bokeh-whores out there, but still, there’s enough subject separation to elevate your image from the smartphone shooters out there. You will be losing some ability to shoot in low light and 2mm on the wide end, compared to the 16mm f/1.4 version though. A cheaper (and lighter) alternative is the 18-55mm f/2.8, although it has to be said that the 18-55mm is in a different league to this 16-55mm f/2.8. When combined with the wide angle and fast aperture, you can get away with hand-holding at slow shutter speeds up to 1 second and still get a steady shot! (If you’re a prime shooter and need something long, get the amazing 90mm f/2 instead – it’s one of the best lenses for portrait photography right now.). The 27mm f/2.8 adds a mere 0.17 lbs (77 g) to the front of your camera and is an absolute joy to use, making it much more likely that you’ll have your camera in your pocket with you everywhere you go. This is a bit of a bonus inclusion. i.e. This provides a medium to long range zoom capabilities, making the 55-200mm f/3,5-4.8 an excellent choice for cropping tight on landscape shots or pulling elements in the distance closer together (see below image as an example). Although there is a slight difference in the bokeh of this lens when compared to that of its more expensive f/1.4 brother (mostly due to the difference in aperture blades), you’ll hardly notice unless you examine them side by side. As Fuji’s fastest portraiture lens, the 56mm f/1.2 exhibits the 85mm equivalent creamy bokeh when shot wide open at f/1.2, letting in enough light to warrant its use even in the darkest of locations. Shooting at such slow speeds would be extremely difficult without the inbuilt image stabilisation on this Fuji lens. No need obsessing over it. Weather sealing. For those who need to carry their equipment for long periods such as motorsports photographers, the size and weight of the 90mm f/2 is a god-send. There’s very minor vignetting at f/1.2 and close to zero chromatic aberation. I can tell that the following lenses can be used with this adapter: Olympus Zuiko 50mm f 1.4; Vivitar Series 1, 70-210mm and Tamron SP 90mm macro. Much more powerful is getting closer to your subject: The closer you focus, and the farther away your background, the more the background will be out of focus. Another ‘kit’ lens with excellent image quality. As with the other smaller Fujinon f/2 primes, this lens includes a weather and dust seal around the base of the mounting plate. DA lenses, DFA100 macro WR, etc. Bear in mind, however, that these are 100% crops in the very furthest corners of a high-contrast image. Stay away from the EOS to Fuji X adapters that do not have aperture control rings. X-T2 + 50mm f/2 | f/2.5 | 1/250 | ISO200 | © Greg Cromie. You can really test the potential of your photography with a third party lens without spending a truckload of money. I have held a 23mm f/2 WR attached to a Fujifilm X-T2 under a running tap! A minimum focusing distance of just 28cm means that you can capture both smaller foreground detail along with the wider surroundings to give your subject context, such as in the photo below shot at 10mm. This is my first choice as a do-everything zoom kit. Fujifilm has been producing lenses for decades now. Still today, there are a lot of such lenses in Nikon's lens lineup. Only at 1 s of shutter speed did I see significant numbers of missed shots! Let’s break down all those confusing abbreviations: In the reviews above, I’ve removed the superfluous lettering after the main elements of each lens name in the interests of simplicity – feel free to click through to each lens on Amazon to see the entire lens name. The 23mm f/2 WR is a bit of a special weapon in the line up and one that deserves a mention. If you see, in terms of the specifications, there is an X-Mount lens in APS-C format, 53 mm, aperture f/ 2-16, and two EDs along with Aspherical elements. As for performance, the 27mm f/2.8 is sharp at all apertures, although shooting wide open at f/2.8 will result in slight softness in the corners, but it’s barely noticeable. {"@context":"https://schema.org","@type":"FAQPage","mainEntity":[{"@type":"Question","name":"Are Fuji Lenses Good? Fuji continues to release exceptional products and it’s hard for me to name a bad one! Let’s look at the top lens options for your Fuji camera. There are currently three XF Red Badge lenses: 16-55mm f/2.8, 50-140mm f/2.8 and 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6. But it should also be obvious that these differences are incredibly tiny, and not worth fussing over. The 16-55mm f/2.8 is built out of metal which makes it very robust and a pleasure to hold. Distortion is hard to measure on some Fujifilm x-mount lenses since the camera body may be correcting any distortion automatically, but either way, you won’t see any warped elements in your final images. All shots were taken at f/8 at 27 mm, ISO 400 and a shutter speed around 1/300 s. I often read that micro contrast really tells lenses apart. At f2 we can finally compare the four lenses at the same aperture. Similar to the more expensive Canon/Nikons, this zoom lens is razor sharp throughout the entire zoom range. ","acceptedAnswer":{"@type":"Answer","text":"Fuji lenses have exceptional imaging quality, especially for their size and price. If you’re looking for a great vlogging lens, the 16mm f/1.4 is great for this too – I shot a video handheld using this lens attached to a Fujifilm X-H1, and the field of view was perfect to include my head in the centre of the shot while still including enough background. All comments pertain to the Nikon-to-Fuji X-mount version. Other popular uses of the 50-140mm f/2.8 include wildlife photography and landscape photography work. "}},{"@type":"Question","name":"Who makes Fujinon Lenses? Otherwise the lens is going to expose at it's smallest aperture. Now I need new lenses. If I just want to throw a camera in my bag without any particular photographic intentions, the XF 27 is my first choice. The f/2 is lighter and weather-resistant (see the amazing video later on in this review), whilst the f/1.4 is obviously slightly better in low-light. It’s amazing just how popular it is! Aperture ring. Imagine being able to shoot 4 or 5 stops slower than you usually would with a long-range zoom lens and still have a sharp photo! Since Fuji mirrorless is still very new, you’re not going to find the dizzying array of legacy glass Canon and Nikon users have access to. The 16mm f/1.4 is a perfect match for cameras such as the Fujifilm X-H1 (reviewed here), with its in-body image stabilisation. Fuji 16mm f/1.4 Image Sample | © Les Taylor. The Updated Fuji GF Lens Roadmap. Please tag all photos with the Fujinon lens in question; this way people can search the group's photo pool for pictures taken with a specific lens. The XF 18‑135 was apparently built in two batches, the original made in China version that seemed to have horrible QA issues, and a second made in Philippines version in 2017 without. I tried it; I couldn't stand it. Sharpness isn’t everything after all, especially in portraiture, where the 35mm f/1,4 is still very popular. From what I can tell, the XF 18‑135 is significantly more effective in this regard than the XC 16‑50 or the XF 18‑55. MILCs (mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras) are only as good as the lenses you attach, so it’s good to know you’ll never be let down with the Fuji X series. And slightly off-color. With disabled image stabilization, I could hand-hold most shots for at most 1/focal length, but missed or fudged a few shots even there. On the APS-C sensor Fujifilm cameras, a 16-55mm f/2.8 gives you even more range (up to an equivalent of 84mm). The XF 18‑55 focuses at 25 and 35 cm (Fuji: 40 cm), which is not particularly impressive. This effect gets even stronger when you zoom in. Given that the Fuji XF 50mm F/2 is fast, light, compact and fast prime makes it great value for money. On the other hand, I like the marked aperture ring on the XF 18, particularly for resetting the aperture without looking through the viewfinder, or when the camera is turned off. Putting a big, heavy zoom on the front of a lightweight Fuji camera body just doesn’t make sense to me. ","acceptedAnswer":{"@type":"Answer","text":"'Fujinon' is the correct naming convention for the range of Fuji lenses, made by Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd, more commonly known as Fujifilm. Much like the 23mm f/2 and the 35mm f/2, this lens is smaller, lighter and cheaper than the larger and more expensive focal equivalent of the 56mm f/1.2. The 250 g XF 18‑55 and the 500 g XF 18‑135 are more lens-heavy, which makes a two-handed grip necessary, which is a better fit for the aperture ring on the lens. to Fuji X Series Camera . You change aperture on the 23mm f/2 WR by twisting the aperture ring which is much faster and more convenient than fiddling with dials when your mirrorless camera body is small. Even a basic body like the Nikon D3400 can use 287 lenses natively! CLICK HERE TO GET THE LATEST PRICE ON THE FUJI 50MM F/2 WR. i.e. Fujifilm 90mm f/2 Sample Image | © Bert Stephani. XF lenses feature all-metal construction, larger maximum apertures, aperture rings, and OIS toggle switches. "}},{"@type":"Question","name":"What is LM on a Fuji lens? Howdy all, i got myself a Fuji camera very recently and my kit lens in particular (15-45mm) doesn't have an aperture ring, bummer! ","acceptedAnswer":{"@type":"Answer","text":"The Red Badge Fuji XF lenses offer the best performance in focusing speed and image quality. That can be done with Canon lenses with electronic aperture. If you’re lucky enough to find the 56mm f/1.2 in stock and have some money to invest in this impressive portrait lens, you won’t regret your decision. Combined with a Fuji mirrorless body such as the Fujifilm X-T3, the combined weight of just 1kg (2.2lbs) makes the combo a pleasure to use. Autofocus speed. XF lenses feature all-metal construction, larger maximum apertures, aperture rings, and OIS toggle switches. Subject separation is distinct and the focal distance allows for a nice amount of image compression. Fujifilm X-T2 + 23mm f/2 | f/5.6 | 1/3200 | ISO200 | © Jonas Rask. The products in this post may contain affiliate links. The 23mm f/1.4 is a metal lens which feels sturdy and satisfying in the hand, and even more so when attached to a similarly robust body such as the X-T3 (reviewed here). An image and its brightness a 85 mm f/1.8 AF lens lacking an ring. 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