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’.
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Release date: XF 56mm f/1.2 R will be available in February, 2014.
|Lens type||Prime lens|
|Max Format size||APS-C / DX|
|Focal length||56 mm|
|Lens mount||Fujifilm X|
|Number of diaphragm blades||7|
|Aperture notes||Rounded diaphragm|
|Special elements / coatings||2 ED glass elements, 1 double-sided aspheric element|
|Minimum focus||0.70 m (27.56″)|
|Full time manual||Unknown|
|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|