XF56 f1.2 released and specs

Started Jan 6, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Krich13 Contributing Member • Posts: 619
Re: XF56 f1.2 released and specs

LWS2013 wrote:

a l b e r t wrote:

http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/x/fujinon_lens_xf56mmf12_r/specifications/

Weight 405g (XF23 1.4 weight: 300g, Canon 85 1.2 weight: 1025g)

From the MTF charts, it looks like wide open sharpness is about the same as 23 f1.4.

And price is more reasonable ($999), not $1299 as someone predicted.

since the 85mm eqv is primarily a portrait focal length one would be shooting this for DoF rather than available light, since this is an APS-C lens you should really compare it to a FF lens that provides around the same DoF, the Nikon 85mm f1.8G which is rated very highly by Dxo for its sharpness wide open weights 350g and is around the same size as the Fuji 56mm and is close to 1/3rd of the price.

Size/use/weight wise the Fuji 56mm offers little over using a FF DSLR 85mm lens, we will have to wait and see if it's worth the extra 2/3rds cost.

Nikon 85/1.8 G is an excellent lens, I have one and love it (on D610). And, indeed it's cheaper (two times in the US) than this new Fuji, which helps offset high price of FF camera.

However, it has a very serious drawback: longitudinal CAs are pretty terrible. I actually prefer Canon's 85/1.8 for that reason (even though Nikon is marginally sharper) --that is preferred until I sold all my Canon gear in favor to Nikon.

It remains to be seen how new Fuji deals with LoCAs, it may or may not be better than Nikon 85. For twice the price it'd better be...

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