Photographer Bert Stephani might just be the luckiest guy on the planet as one of the first people in the world to use the much-anticipated Fuji 90mm f/2.0 portrait lens. The lens, officially known as the Fujinon XF90mm f/2 R LM WR is currently available for pre-order and will likely be shipping in mid-July 2015. In this video, Stephani gives a honest look at the latest and greatest portrait lens in the Fuji X-Series lineup and shares some really wonderful sample images straight out of the camera.
As an owner of a Fuji X-Pro 1 (or at least occasional borrower of one), I'm pretty intrigued by this glass, albeit not quite as much as the 56mm f/1.2. I'll be really interested in messing around with it, although the 135mm equivalent may be a little long for my taste (I'm a huge 85mm buff). At $949 this lens certainly isn't the cheapest in the lineup, but if previous lenses are any indication it'll have the performance to back up the price tag.
As pointed out in the video, the 90mm isn't quite as large as some had speculated and seems pretty manageable, especially compared to the 50mm–140mm f/2.8 zoom.
All the Fuji guys out there: what do you think of the newest addition to the tremendous X-Series line of glass? Will one be making its way into your bag? Let me know in the comments below.
[via Bert Stephani]