Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 Lens announced, Price, Where to Buy

Fujifilm XF 56mm f 1.2 R Lens

Fujifilm has just announced the XF 56mm f/1.2 R lens. A fast short telephoto ‘portrait’ lens for its X system mirrorless cameras. With an angle of view equivalent to an 85mm lens on full frame, it uses an internal focus design for fast, silent autofocus.

The lens has an aperture ring which Fujifilm says has been engineered to give positive click stops, something that hasn’t really been the case with previous XF lenses. Like the older XF primes (but unlike the more recent wide angle primes), the focus ring is of the continuously-rotating type with no distance or depth of field scales – although Fujifilm claims it should have improved ‘feel’.

Price: $999.00

Pre-order link:

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Release date: XF 56mm f/1.2 R will be available in February, 2014.


Principal specifications
Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size APS-C / DX
Focal length 56 mm
Image stabilisation No
Lens mount Fujifilm X
Maximum aperture F1.2
Minimum aperture F16.0
Aperture ring Yes
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Aperture notes Rounded diaphragm
Elements 11
Groups 8
Special elements / coatings 2 ED glass elements, 1 double-sided aspheric element
Minimum focus 0.70 m (27.56″)
Maximum magnification 0.09×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Micromotor
Full time manual Unknown
Focus method Internal
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Weight 405 g (0.89 lb)
Diameter 73 mm (2.88″)
Length 70 mm (2.74″)
Materials Metal barrel, metal mount
Filter thread 62 mm