Ultimate Bokeh for Fuji Photographers: A Review of the Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R Lens

For portrait photographers who shoot on Fujifilm cameras, the XF 56mm f/1.2 R lens is one of the highest quality options, offering great sharpness, an ultra-wide aperture, and smooth bokeh. If you have been wondering if this lens deserves a place in your bag, this excellent video review takes it through its paces and shares some helpful sample images.

Coming to you from Christopher Frost Photography, this great video review takes a look at the XF 56mm f/1.2 R lens. The 56mm f/1.2 is probably Fuji's most highly regarded portrait lens and offers numerous features that make it a great option for lots of photographers. Beyond the impressive f/1.2 aperture, it also uses both aspherical and extra-low dispersion elements for reduced aberrations and distortion and increased sharpness, along with a Super EBC coating for reduced flare and ghosting and better contrast. Additionally, it comes with a seven-blade rounded diaphragm for smoother bokeh. Altogether, for Fuji shooters who are looking for a classic portrait focal length along with the background-demolishing powers of a wide maximum aperture and great image quality, it looks to be a fantastic lens at a reasonable price. Check out the video above for the full rundown. 

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Maybe penultimate. There is the 56/1.2 R APD. The 50/1 will probably surpass both, but at what cost? I am hoping for a 66/1.4 and a 90/1.4. those would both be quite interesting lenses.

F1.2 x 1.5 = F1.8