I've used a lot of lenses over the years, some good, some bad, but the vast majority comfortably in between. This lens, however, doesn't fit in any of those three camps.
I have harked on about this piece of glass for about 15 months now, to the point where I sound as if Fuji are asking me to (they aren't.) I've used a handful of lenses in my life that have truly resonated with me and left me wanting to shoot over and over. One is the Canon 135mm f/2 L (Lord of the Red Rings) which I had high hopes for after seeing an abstract photographer (that is, a photographer who shoots abstract imagery!) creating such beautiful prints with one; it exceeded these hopes. The second, however, is the subject of this video by Mattias Burling: the Fujifilm 110mm f/2 WR.
You can watch the video for Burling's thoughts, but here are the reasons why I love it, all of which I've mentioned at some point before: it's tack sharp, it's the perfect focal length for medium format, the out of focus areas look delicious, and it's perfect. Alright, the last one's a stretch, but it is the best lens I've ever used; I couldn't take a bad shot with it. I don't much like the philosophy of putting every lens to its widest and snapping away, but it's hard not to with the 110mm. I can't remember ever enjoying a lens more, which is why it went in my Desert Island Discs photography challenge.
Have you used this lens? What did you think?