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Fujifilm announces updated roadmap for X- and GF-series lenses, including tilt-shift

Fujifilm Unveils Latest Development Roadmap For Interchangeable FUJINON Lenses For FUJIFILM GFX System And X Series Mirrorless Digital Cameras

Valhalla, N.Y., September 2, 2021 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation has unveiled the latest development roadmap for interchangeable FUJINON lenses designed for its GFX System and X Series mirrorless digital cameras.

A total of 17 lenses are on the development roadmap for the GFX System, catering to a variety of photographers with a wide range of needs who want their pictures delivered in ultra-high image quality, only made possible by using a large format sensor.

The first lens added to the GFX System roadmap is the large-aperture prime standard lens “GF 55mm F1.7” (equivalent to 44mm in the 35mm film format). The fast F1.7 lens can be combined with a shallow depth-of-field, produced by the large format sensor, to render the background out-of- focus for a maximum level of creamy bokeh. This lens joins the FUJINON GF80mmF1.7 R WR to expand the lineup of F1.7 lenses.

The second FUJINON lens to be added is the first G Mount ultra-wide-angle zoom lens “GF 20- 35mm” (equivalent to 16mm-28mm in the 35mm film format). “When mounted on a large format GFX System camera, the wide-angle zoom lens can capture every subject detail from wide-angle to ultra-wide-angle with its incredible image-resolving power, inspiring new photographic creativity,” said Victor Ha, senior director of marketing and product development for FUJIFILM North America Corporation’s Electronic Imaging Division.

The third lens Fujifilm is currently developing is a tilt lens designed to meet the expectations of professional photographers. It can tilt and shift the focal plane to correct image distortion and produce distortion-free pictures of architecture, for example, in the ultra-high image quality that only FUJINON GF lenses can deliver.

For X Series, two lenses have been added to Fujifilm’s development roadmap. The first lens is XF 18- 120mm zoom lens (equivalent to 27-183mm in the 35mm film format), designed for video creators. It will be the first XF lens that provides a function to facilitate one-person shooting of full-scale video.

Additionally, XF 150-600mm (equivalent to 229-914mm in the 35mm film format) has been added; an ultra-telephoto zoom that extends the X Series’ longest focal distance among zoom lenses. This lens is a perfect choice in situations that require a long focal distance, such as wildlife photography and sports photography. Its compact and lightweight design, one of the benefits of the X Mount, makes XF 150-600mm highly portable and easy to hand-hold.

These additional lenses bring the total number of X Series interchangeable lenses up to a whopping forty. Fujifilm will continue to enhance its FUJINON lens lineup to address users’ diverse photography needs and to broaden the opportunities for photography creativity and enjoyment.

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The best Fujifilm lenses in 2021: the best Fujinon zoom lenses & primes right now

The best Fujifilm lenses are the perfect pairing for your Fujifilm camera, designed to complement your kit and help you get the best images possible. Choosing the best Fujifilm lenses for you will come down to what sort of photography or videography you shoot. 

For those who capture intricately detailed portraits or epic landscapes, you might want to take a look at some of the high quality prime lenses Fujifilm produces. Alternatively, if you're a casual fan of travel or street photography, then you'll love the affordable Fujifilm zoom lenses instead.

The lenses in this guide are solely for Fujifilm X-series cameras. If you're a GFX medium format user, then we'd recommend checking out our guide to the best Fujifilm GF lenses instead. However, you don't have to invest in medium format glass to get the most out of your Fujifilm optics. The newly added Fujinon XF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 R LM OIS WR telephoto zoom and the super-sharp, super-fast Fujinon XF18mm f/1.4 R LM WR both show just how versatile and high quality the best Fujifilm lenses can be. 

One of the widely-spouted drawbacks of the best mirrorless cameras is that they don't have the same epic archive of lenses for users to choose from. However, Fujifilm has been steadily increasing the amount of X-mount lenses available for almost a decade. 

From zooms to primes, or wide angles to telephotos, there are plenty of exciting options for both photographers and videographers to explore. We've split up our guide to the best Fujifilm lenses into lens types, including portrait lenses, macro lenses, wide angle lenses and more. Scroll down below to explore…

The best Fujifilm lenses in 2021

Standard zooms

Many Fujifilm cameras actually come with kit lens included, which is usually a standard zoom. However, while these lenses are perfectly serviceable, you might want to upgrade to a piece of glass with a wider constant aperture or better optical quality. Take a look at our top picks here.

1. Fujinon XF16-80mm F4 R OIS WR

The best standard zoom all-round, with a 5x range and stabilization

Specifications

Mount: Fujifilm X-mount

Elements/groups: 16/12

Diaphragm blades: 9

Autofocus: Stepping motor

Stabilizer: 6-stops

Min focus distance: 0.35m

Max magnification: 0.25x

Filter thread: 72mm

Dimensions (WxL): 78.3x88.9mm

Weight: 440g

Reasons to buy

+High-quality optical construction+Close focusing prowess+5x zoom range+6-stop stabilization

Reasons to avoid

-Relatively expensive-Biggish lens for smaller cameras

The Fujinon XF 16-80mmF4 R OIS WR is not the fastest X-mount lens in the Fujinon line-up – that's the XF 16-55mm f2.8 R LM WR – but it's smaller, lighter, cheaper, has a 5x zoom range and optical stabilisation, so losing one f-stop in maximum aperture seems a small price to pay. We found it a consistently good performer in outdoor shooting (not so much at close range in the lab), and its build quality and handling are as good as it gets... and ALL lenses should have an aperture ring like this one! The XF 16-55mm f/2.8 might look like the best 'pro' standard zoom, but we think this is a much smaller, cheaper and more versatile all-rounder.

Read more:Fujinon XF16-80mm F4 R OIS WR review

2. Fujinon XF16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR

Fujifilm's pro standard zoom is good, but also expensive and heavy

Specifications

Mount: Fujifilm X-mount

Elements/groups: 17/12

Diaphragm blades: 9

Autofocus: Twin linear motor

Stabilizer: No

Min focus distance: 0.6m

Max magnification: 0.16x

Filter thread: 77mm

Dimensions (WxL): 83x106mm

Weight: 655g

Reasons to buy

+Supreme build quality+Constant f/2.8 aperture 

Reasons to avoid

-No image stabilizer -Relatively big and heavy 

This top-drawer ‘red badge’ lens is Fujifilm’s answer to pro-grade 24-70mm f/2.8 lenses for full-frame DSLRs. The Fujifilm XF16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR actually beats them for zoom range, with an ‘effective’ 24-84mm focal length, and has a similarly robust, weather-resistant construction. Performance is fabulous in all respects, with super-fast and highly accurate autofocus enabled by a twin linear motor, plus a feast of glassware that includes three aspherical elements and three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) elements. Sharpness and contrast are spectacular, bokeh is beautiful and there’s excellent resistance to ghosting and flare, thanks to dual conventional and nano-structure coatings. The only real minus points are that there’s no image stabilization, and the lens is relatively heavy for an X-mount standard zoom. 

3. Fujinon XC15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ

The electrical zoom can be confusing, but this is a super-small lens

Specifications

Mount: Fujifilm X-mount

Elements/groups: 10/9

Diaphragm blades: 7

Autofocus: Stepping motor

Stabilizer: 3-stops

Min focus distance: 0.13m

Max magnification: 0.24x

Filter thread: 52mm

Dimensions (WxL): 62.6x44.2mm

Weight: 135g

Reasons to buy

+Extremely light+Pleasingly sharp

Reasons to avoid

-Stabilisation could be better-Electronic zoom only

Typical of Fujifilm’s ‘XC’ lenses, this one is very compact and lightweight. It features optical image stabilization but adds a dual-speed ‘power zoom’ feature which is great for movie capture. The 15mm minimum focal length makes this unusually 'wide' for a kit lens, which can be really useful indoors and in narrow streets. Handling can be a little fiddly, as you might expect from a lens so physically small, with no option for manual zoom. Lightness has clearly been the number-one priority throughout the lens's entire development, so it does end up feeling a little plasticky compared to Fujifilm's other offerings. If this doesn't bother you, you'll find the Fujifilm XC15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ to be a rewarding and enjoyable lens to use and optically very good – it's certainly the best Fujifilm standard zoom for travelling light.

4. Fujinon XF18-135mm F3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR

It's the closest thing to a Fujifilm 'superzoom', and it has stabilization

Specifications

Mount: Fujifilm X-mount

Elements/groups: 16/12

Diaphragm blades: 7

Autofocus: Linear motor

Stabilizer: 5-stops

Min focus distance: 0.6m

Max magnification: 0.27x

Filter thread: 67mm

Dimensions (WxL): 76x98mm

Weight: 490g

Reasons to buy

+Large zoom range+Impressively consistent quality

Reasons to avoid

-Middling max aperture

Even though most Fujifilm X-mount lenses are comparatively compact and lightweight, it can still be a chore if you need to carry multiple lenses around with you. Ideal for travel and walkabout photography, this ‘superzoom’ XF18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR takes you all the way from wide-angle coverage to serious telephoto reach, equivalent to 27-206mm on a full-frame camera. Naturally, if you like to travel light, you won’t want to be lugging a tripod around either, so the 5-stop optical stabilizer is another bonus. Not just versatile in terms of zoom range, the lens is great for everything from landscape and architectural shots to action sports and wildlife, thanks to a very fast linear motor autofocus system. You needn’t let rain stop play either, as the lens has comprehensive weather-seals applied to no fewer than 20 areas.

Telephoto zooms

Other than a standard zoom, a telephoto zoom can be one of the most useful pieces of glass that a photographer can buy – especially if they like shooting far-away subjects, such as wildlife or sports. We've collated a few different options to consider here, including an affordable piece of glass perfect for novices and some more powerful lenses for professional shooters.

5. Fujinon XF50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR

A pro-grade constant f/2.8 telephoto zoom for experts and pros

Specifications

Mount: Fujifilm X-mount

Elements/groups: 23/16

Diaphragm blades: 7

Autofocus: Triple linear motors

Stabilizer: 5-stops

Min focus distance: 1.0m

Max magnification: 0.12x

Filter thread: 72mm

Dimensions (WxL): 83x176mm

Weight: 995g

Reasons to buy

+Constant f/2.8 aperture+Super-fast triple autofocus 

Reasons to avoid

- Fairly heavy- Expensive 

Most professional and enthusiast photographers who use full-frame cameras grab a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens for telephoto shooting. The Fujifilm XF50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR is the equivalent X-mount lens with an effective 105-210mm zoom range and the same fast, constant f/2.8 aperture. It also happens to be full of ‘red badge’ finery. Like its sibling 16-55mm optic, this one has fully pro-grade build quality and high-grade glass including five ED elements and one Super ED element, plus dual conventional and nano-structure coatings. Super-fast autofocus is driven by a triple linear motor and, this time, you also get optical stabilisation with class-leading 5-stop performance. The focal length range and wide aperture result in a relatively heavy build but the lens is nevertheless only two-thirds of the weight of most 70-200mm f/2.8 full-frame zooms.

6. Fujinon XF70-300mm F4-5.6 R LM OIS WR

Need more range? The XF 70-300mm f4-5.6 gives you much more reach

Specifications

Mount: Fujifilm X-mount

Elements/groups: 17/12

Diaphragm blades: 9

Stabilizer: Yes

Min focus distance: 0.83m

Max magnification: 0.33x

Filter thread: 67mm

Dimensions (WxL): 75x132.5mm

Weight: 588g

Reasons to buy

+Image quality+Build and handling, portability+Teleconverter compatibility

Reasons to avoid

-Imbalanced on small bodies-Occasional AF hunting

If your budget (and your biceps) can't stretch to the pro-level 70-200mm f/2.8, the Fujinon XF 70-300mm f4-5.6 R LM OIS WR will give both an easier time, and also offers much more reach for distant subjects like wildlife. While it is an enthusiast lens, this 70-300mm is far from a budget performer. It blends portability with excellent range and superior sharpness. When paired with the compatible XF 2x TC WR teleconverter you get a 914mm f/11 lens, which provides excellent value.

Read more: Fujinon XF 70-300mm f4-5.6 R LM OIS WR review

7. Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS II

An affordable telephoto zoom with an impressive zoom range

Specifications

Mount: Fujifilm X-mount

Elements/groups: 13/10

Diaphragm blades: 7

Autofocus: Stepping motor

Stabilizer: 3.5-stops

Min focus distance: 1.1m

Max magnification: 0.2x

Filter thread: 58mm

Dimensions (WxL): 69.5x111mm

Weight: 376g

Reasons to buy

+Affordable telephoto lens+Good sharpness across frame

Reasons to avoid

-Little change from predecessor-Narrow max aperture

Fujifilm's XC lenses are designed for lightness and low cost, but they still perform remarkably well. Very compact and lightweight for a telephoto zoom, the Fujifilm XC50-230mm f/4.5-6.7 OIS II keeps things simple and affordable. Even so, it features an aspherical element and an ED element, and boasts an ‘effective’ zoom range of 75-345mm. A 3.5-stop optical stabilizer is also on hand to fend off camera-shake. Sharpness is decent across the frame, with minimal distortion or aberration, and the lens is constructed to a pleasing standard. This 'II' version is a pretty minimal upgrade over its predecessor.

8. Fujinon XF100-400mm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR

This lens gives you huge telephoto reach of 600mm equivalent

Specifications

Mount: Fujifilm X-mount

Elements/groups: 21/14

Diaphragm blades: 9

Autofocus: Twin linear motors

Stabilizer: 5-stops

Min focus distance: 1.75m

Max magnification: 0.19x

Filter thread: 77mm

Dimensions (WxL): 95x211mm

Weight: 1,375g

Reasons to buy

+ Massive effective focal length + Excellent 5-stop stabilizer 

Reasons to avoid

-Heavy (as you'd expect)-Expensive

The Fujifilm XF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR has all the usual pro-grade attractions and weather-sealed build quality. It’s typically heavy for a super-telephoto zoom, although many on the market are substantially heavier, weighing up to twice as much. Highlights include twin linear motors for super-fast and virtually silent autofocus, a class-leading 5-stop image stabilizer, and top quality optics that include five ED elements and one Super ED element. The lens comes complete with a tripod mounting ring and an Arca-Swiss compatible tripod plate is also available as an optional extra. And if 600mm of ‘effective’ telephoto reach isn’t enough for you, the lens is also compatible with Fujifilm’s 1.4x and 2.0x teleconverters, which boost the maximum focal length to 853mm and 1,219mm in full-frame terms.

Wide-angle zooms

A wide angle zoom lens is the perfect companion or photographers that enjoy a spot of travel, architectural, interior or landscape photography. Luckily, Fujifilm has two great options – one with an ultra–wide focal length range and a second one that's a little more affordable. 

9. Fujinon XF8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR

The widest lens in Fujifilm's X line-up (or anyone else's) but pricey

Specifications

Mount: Fujifilm X-mount

Elements/groups: 20/13

Diaphragm blades: 9

Autofocus: Linear motors

Stabilizer: No

Min focus distance: 0.25m

Max magnification: 0.1x

Filter thread: n/a

Dimensions (WxL): 88x121.5mm

Weight: 805g

Reasons to buy

+Amazing wide field of view+Fully weather sealed

Reasons to avoid

-Big and hefty-Can't take screw-in filters

In 2019, Fujifilm debuted its widest lens yet, the Fujifilm 8-16mm f2.8 XF R LM WR Fujinon Lens. Its size and price tag put it firmly in the same camp as the pro optics; weighing more than 800g, when it's paired with one of the larger cameras like the X-T3, this lens makes for a setup that calls the mirrorless reputation for lightness into question. Don't get us wrong though, this is a fantastic lens. A sophisticated optical construction ensures pin-sharp image quality, while it also has an extra f-stop over its nearest comparison point in the X stable, the 10-24mm (see below). It's worth being aware that the lens lacks optical image stabilisation of any kind, and its wide front makes it incompatible with screw-in filters. Nevertheless, this is as wide as ultra-wide zooms get, with a full frame equivalent focal length of just 12mm at its widest setting!

Read more:Fujinon XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR review

10. Fujinon XF10-24mm F4 R OIS WR

A new and improved version of Fujifilm's most practical wide zoom

Specifications

Mount: Fujifilm X-mount

Elements/groups: 14/10

Diaphragm blades: 7

Autofocus: Stepping motor

Stabilizer: 3-stops

Min focus distance: 0.5m

Max magnification: 0.16x

Filter thread: 72mm

Dimensions (WxL): 78x87mm

Weight: 385g

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The Hidden X Mount Roadmap

Many people complain that Fujifilm is not updating its lens roadmap.

And since I love my community to be happy, let me take over the job that Fujifilm refuses to do.

Also, in the comments to our earlier posts some fellow FR-readers asked me if, in the light of the latest rumors, the timeline for other lenses is still confirmed or if something changed.

So let me sum it up clearly in a sort of unofficial roadmap today, by listing all future X mount lenses that we rumored so far on FujiRumors.

Of course I am working to add more lenses to the list. So definitely stay tuned on FujiRumors.

The Future Looks Good

It’s a couple of years that Fujifilm hasn’t been so active on the Fujinon X mount lens front.

Look at what we got in the last few months (late 2020 / early 2021)

And that’s not even all for 2021. In fact, surely we will get the XF33mm F1.4 R WR. But will there be even more in 2021? FujiRumors is investigating and will let you know.

Also 2022 seems interesting, thanks to two highly desired MKII lenses and an intriguing Fujinon XF150-600mm. Plus, also for 2022 I am working on more, so expect updates.

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Fujifilm Unveils Latest Development Roadmap For Interchangeable FUJINON Lenses For FUJIFILM GFX System And X Series Mirrorless Digital Cameras

Valhalla, N.Y. – FUJIFILM North America Corporation has unveiled the latest development roadmap for interchangeable FUJINON lenses designed for its GFX System and X Series mirrorless digital cameras.

A total of 17 lenses are on the development roadmap for the GFX System, catering to a variety of photographers with a wide range of needs who want their pictures delivered in ultra-high image quality, only made possible by using a large format sensor.

The first lens added to the GFX System roadmap is the large-aperture prime standard lens “GF55mmF1.7” (equivalent to 44mm in the 35mm film format). The fast F1.7 lens can be combined with a shallow depth-of-field, produced by the large format sensor, to render the background out-of-focus for a maximum level of creamy bokeh. This lens joins the FUJINON GF80mmF1.7 R WR to expand the lineup of F1.7 lenses.

The second FUJINON lens to be added is the first G Mount ultra-wide-angle zoom lens “GF20-35mm” (equivalent to 16mm-28mm in the 35mm film format). “When mounted on a large format GFX System camera, the wide-angle zoom lens can capture every subject detail from wide-angle to ultra-wide-angle with its incredible image-resolving power, inspiring new photographic creativity,” said Victor Ha, senior director of marketing and product development for FUJIFILM North America Corporation’s Electronic Imaging Division. 

The third lens Fujifilm is currently developing is a tilt and shift lens designed to meet the expectations of professional photographers. It can tilt and shift the focal plane to correct image distortion and produce distortion-free pictures of architecture, for example, in the ultra-high image quality that only FUJINON GF lenses can deliver. 

For X Series, two lenses have been added to Fujifilm’s development roadmap. The first lens is XF18-120mm zoom lens (equivalent to 27-183mm in the 35mm film format), designed for video creators.  It will be the first XF lens that provides a function to facilitate one-person shooting of full-scale video.

Additionally, XF150-600mm (equivalent to 229-914mm in the 35mm film format) has been added; an ultra-telephoto zoom that extends the X Series’ longest focal distance among zoom lenses. This lens is a perfect choice in situations that require a long focal distance, such as wildlife photography and sports photography. Its compact and lightweight design, one of the benefits of the X Mount, makes XF150-600mm highly portable and easy to hand-hold.

These additional lenses bring the total number of X Series interchangeable lenses up to a whopping forty.  Fujifilm will continue to enhance its FUJINON lens lineup to address users’ diverse photography needs and to broaden the opportunities for photography creativity and enjoyment.

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This roundup of the best Fuji lenses has been updated to keep up with the huge popularity of Fuji X Mount Cameras.

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Fujifilm 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8

Highly RecommendedOutstanding optics and great image stabilisation in an affordable zoom lens.
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Fujifilm’s high performance APS-C mirrorless cameras and the incredible lens lineup entice more and more amateur and professional photographers each year.

Despite recent mirrorless camera releases by other big brands, the well-established lineup of X mount lenses has been a big reason to keep returning to the big F.

With the launch of the formidable X-Pro 3 and X-T4, as well as useful firmware updates to many of the existing X-series cameras, it’s clear that the demand for high quality Fujifilm XF lenses will just keep on growing in 2021.

Let’s look at the top lens options for your Fuji camera.

Best Fuji Lenses in 2021

 

It’s clear that the compact, lightweight, high quality and affordable lens selection is one of the major drawcards of the Fujifilm mirrorless camera system.

So let’s take a look at the best Fuji lenses right now.

Top 12 Fuji Lenses in 2021

1. Fuji 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8

Best Fuji zoom 55-200 - multiple focal lengths

  • Aperture: f/2.5-4.8
  • Focal Length: 550-200mm (80-300mm equivalent)
  • Dimensions: 2.95 x 2.95 x 4.65 in. (74 x 74 x 118mm)
  • Weight: 1.28 lbs (580 g)
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Shown on a X-Pro1 above, the 55-200mm f/3,5-4.8 is a relatively portable telephoto zoom that offers impressive image quality right across its wide zoom range. Focus is silent and fast, perfectly complementing the best Fuji cameras for discreet shooting.

The inbuilt image stabilisation of the 55-200mm f/3,5-4.8 is impressive, allowing the use of slow shutter speeds to prevent camera shake even when hand-holding in low light situations. Imagine being able to shoot 4 or 5 stops slower than you usually would with a long-range zoom lens and still have a sharp photo!

Being able to use slower shutter speeds in low light will allow you to use lower ISOs, which in turn leads to a cleaner final image.

The 55-200mm focal length when used on a Fuji X mount camera with a 1.52x crop factor shows the same angle of view as an 80-300mm lens on a 35mm camera – see this guide for more about focal length conversions.

This provides a medium to long range zoom capabilities, making the 55-200mm f/3,5-4.8 an excellent choice for cropping tight on landscape shots or pulling elements in the distance closer together (see below image as an example).

XF 55-200mm -zoom lens better than kit lens

XF 55-200mm Sample Image | © Eduard Kraft

The build on the 55-200mm f/3,5-4.8 is solid, as with all of the Fuji X mount products. Autofocus is extremely fast and accurate thanks to two linear motors, and the bokeh from f/2.5 to 4.8 is beautiful and creamy.

In-focus elements are razor sharp at all settings, as illustrated well in the photo below.

55-200mm zoom lens that can be used as a macro lens

55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 Sample Image | © Freiraum7

My favourite feature of this impressive Fuji zoom lens is its ability to focus as close as 1.1 metres, which means you can capture high quality telephoto close-ups, much like a macro lens.

It’s great to have such a broad focal range in one lens that’s much more compact and lightweight than an equivalent lens for a full frame camera, and also that it can be used for close-ups too.

With over 100 5 star reviews on Amazon, the 55-200mm f/3,5-4.8 is one of the best Fuji zoom lenses – an excellent all-round choice with a useful telephoto range and high image quality.

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2. Fuji 23mm f/1.4

best fuji prime

  • Aperture: f/1.4
  • Focal Length: 23mm (35mm equivalent)
  • Dimensions: 2.83 x 2.83 x 2.48 in (71 x 71 x 62 mm)
  • Weight: 1.2 lbs (550 g)
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For many photographers (including myself), this is one of the best Fuji prime lenses ever made. When I tested a range of Fujifilm lens options for this review, I had this Fuji 23mm f/1.4 on my camera 90% of the time… and absolutely loved it.

It’s usually the smaller prime options such as this one that are the most popular for Fuji X series cameras, since they balance so well with the camera body.

35mm is arguably the most popular focal length for photographers due to its versatility, being equally at home shooting portraits as well as being wide enough to fill the frame with interest.

The 23mm f/1.4 is super-sharp, focuses accurately and near instantaneously, has beautiful bokeh when shot wide open at f/1.4, and also displays awesome sun stars when stopped down to smaller apertures.

You can see the subject separation and smooth bokeh exhibited by the 23mm f/1.4 in the image below.

23mm f:1.4

There’s no distortion which is unusual for a 35mm lens, and another surprise is the complete lack of vignetting, even at f/1.4, This could be the ‘cleanest’ 35mm equivalent lens ever produced – it’s definitely the better of the two 23mm XF options, in terms of image quality.

The 23mm f/1.4 is a metal lens which feels sturdy and satisfying in the hand, and even more so when attached to a similarly robust body such as the X-T3 (reviewed here).

In fact, photojournalists and street photographers often have the 23mm f/1.4 permanently attached to their mock-rangefinder X-Pro’s, simply because the combination is just so good.

Fujinon 23mm f:1.4

23mm f/1.4 Sample Image | © Sven P

As for sharpness, well Ken Rockwell reports that “the Fujinon 23mm f/1.4 is as sharp as Nikon and Canon’s 35mm f/1.4 options”, which cost twice as much.

I’ve shot with two different Nikon 35mm lenses for over 5 years now, and agree that this compact offering from Fuji can definitely give them a good run for the money.

You can check out the full review of this impressive lens, to see how a Unit Still photographer puts it to good use on film sets.

If you’re looking for one of the best Fujifilm lenses with a fixed focal length, the 23mm f/1.4 is definitely up there. It’s simply an extraordinary lens at a very useful focal length.

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3. Fuji 16-55mm f/2.8

16-55mm f2.8 zoom lens

  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • Focal Length: 16-55mm (24-84mm equivalent)
  • Dimensions: 3.27 x 3.27 x 4.17 in. (83 x 83 x 105 mm)
  • Weight: 1.44 lbs (653 g)
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The weather-resistant Fujinon 16-55mm f/2.8 lens is a midrange zoom with a focal length equivalent to 24-84mm, and a constant f/2.8 aperture throughout the range. It’s a pro-grade zoom Fujifilm lens with amazing optics and razor-sharpness from edge-to-edge.

If you are ready to make the investment, the 16-55mm f/2.8 is the best midrange zoom Fujifilm produces, and also the most popular all-round focal length zoom available.

XF 16-55mm Martin Hulle

16-55mm f/2.8 Sample Image | © Martin Hulle

A cheaper (and lighter) alternative is the 18-55mm f/2.8, although it has to be said that the 18-55mm is in a different league to this 16-55mm f/2.8. 16mm as opposed to 18mm will also give you more flexibility for wide angle shots too.

On a 35mm camera, the Fuji 16-55mm f/2.8’s closest lens would be the immensely popular 24-70mm f/2.8, a zoom range favoured by many pro photographers due to its versatility – from wide angle to medium telephoto, a 24-70mm covers it all.

On the APS-C sensor Fujifilm cameras, a 16-55mm f/2.8 gives you even more range (up to an equivalent of 84mm).

Shot fully zoomed out to 55mm, the 16-55mm f/2.8 is an excellent portrait lens. If you step back enough and want to shoot wide, a non-distorted portrait can even be shot around 16mm, like the example below which was shot at 17mm.

16-55mm f:2.8

16-55mm f/2.8 Sample Image | © Dave Kal Piper

The 16-55mm f/2.8 is built out of metal which makes it very robust and a pleasure to hold. It’s also Weather Resistant, which is great for added peace of mind when shooting landscapes in the great outdoors.

Its solid build does, however, add to its weight, with often results in it being a lot heavier than the Fuji mirrorless camera it’s attached to (see photo above with the 16-55mm f/2.8 attached to a Fuji X-T1).

If you don’t mind the weight, the 16-55mm f/2.8 is technically brilliant, and since the focal range is so versatile, it deserves to remain here as one of the top Fujinon lens options available this year.

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4. Fuji 27mm f/2.8

compact lens for travel

  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • Focal Length: 27mm (41mm equivalent)
  • Dimensions: 2.4 x 2.4 x 0.91 in. (60 x 60 x 23 mm)
  • Weight: 0.17 lbs (77 g)
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This ‘pancake lens’ is one of my personal favourites in this roundup (after the Fuji 23mm f/1.4). It’s the smallest and lightest of all in the range, making it a great Fuji lens for travel.

In my mind, the biggest benefit of the Fujifilm X cameras and compact mirrorless cameras, in general, is their size and weight. Putting a big, heavy zoom on the front of a lightweight Fuji camera body just doesn’t make sense to me.

The 27mm f/2.8 adds a mere 0.17 lbs (77 g) to the front of your camera and is an absolute joy to use, making it much more likely that you’ll have your camera in your pocket with you everywhere you go.

XF 27mm - wide-angle

Fuji 27mm f/2.8 Sample Image – © Joe D

The focal length of the Fuji 27mm f/2.8 is equivalent to 41mm on a full frame camera, about the same angle of view as the human eye. This means you can accurately frame your shot before you’ve even lifted the camera to your eye, making it a great choice for street photographers.

Incidentally, if you’re looking for a small and light camera for use on the street, many consider the Fuji X-A1 to be the best camera under $500.

As for performance, the 27mm f/2.8 is sharp at all apertures, although shooting wide open at f/2.8 will result in slight softness in the corners, but it’s barely noticeable.

When stopped down to the smaller apertures, the 27mm f/2.8 is at its sharpest, exhibiting no distortion combined with excellent colour rendition, as shown in the jpeg image below which came straight out of a Fuji X-Pro1 with Velvia film simulation.

XF 27mm f/2.8 Sample Image | Shot at f/8

With a lens of this focal length and a semi-fast f/2.8 aperture, it won’t be pleasing any of the bokeh-whores out there, but still, there’s enough subject separation to elevate your image from the smartphone shooters out there.

The 27mm f/2.8 is available in silver and black. If you’re going traveling and need a lightweight, flexible and fun lens for your new Fuji mirrorless camera, you can’t find much better than this great lens.

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5. Fuji 16mm f/1.4

XF wide angle lens 16mm

  • Aperture: f/1.4
  • Focal Length: 16mm (24mm equivalent)
  • Dimensions: 2.87 x 2.87 x 2.87 in. (73 x 73 x 73 mm)
  • Weight: 0.83 lbs (376 g)
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Equivalent to a 24mm lens on a full frame camera, the Fuji 16mm f/1.4 is held by many as the best Fuji wide angle lens.

24mm is typically used in conjunction with a longer lens by wedding photographers, landscape photographers, street photographers, architectural photographers and basically anyone who wants to tell a story by including more in the frame.

For a wide angle lens, the 16mm f/1.4 has relatively little distortion for a wide-angle lens. Distortion is hard to measure on some Fujifilm x-mount lenses since the camera body may be correcting any distortion automatically, but either way, you won’t see any warped elements in your final images.

Remember that you can even shoot portraits with wide angle lenses such as the 16mm f/1.4 if you step back far enough, as illustrated by the image below.

16mm portrait

Fuji 16mm f/1.4 | © Damian Lovegrove

The 16mm f/1.4 is built like a tank, much the same as most of the Fuji X mount products. In fact, the Fujifilm x-mount products are built much better than any of the plasticky Nikon or Canon pro options which often cost (and weigh) twice as much.

As for performance, the 16mm f/1.4 is super-sharp, exhibits no lateral colour fringing and no visible light falloff even when shot wide open at f/1.4.

As with all wide angle lenses, you need your subject to be relatively close to the camera if you really want to separate them from the background via the bokeh. In fact, the 16mm f/1.4 can focus to within just 6cm from the front of the lens!

As for sunstars when shot at smaller apertures, see the long exposure photo below for how beautifully these reproduce.

16mm skyline

Fuji 16mm f/1.4 Image Sample | © Les Taylor

An advantage of a fast wide angle lens like the 16mm f/1.4 is your ability to shoot it at slower shutter speeds than a longer lens. Any slight movement when shooting hand held will in effect be masked by the width of the shot, and f/1.4 will let plenty of light in to help achieve a faster shutter speed.

When combined with the high ISO performance of the X-series mirrorless camera lineup, low light photography is made a lot more achievable.

The close-focus distance of just 15cm (0.49ft) is also a welcome addition, allowing you to get up close and personal to your subject, while still including enough of the environment in the frame to tell the complete story.

The 16mm f/1.4 is a perfect match for cameras such as the Fujifilm X-H1 (reviewed here), with its in-body image stabilisation. When combined with the wide angle and fast aperture, you can get away with hand-holding at slow shutter speeds up to 1 second and still get a steady shot!

If you’re looking for a great vlogging lens, the 16mm f/1.4 is great for this too – I shot a video handheld using this lens attached to a Fujifilm X-H1, and the field of view was perfect to include my head in the centre of the shot while still including enough background.

If you’re looking for a more affordable and lightweight Fuji wide-angle lens, the 18mm f/2 lens is a decent alternative at almost half the price. You will be losing some ability to shoot in low light and 2mm on the wide end, compared to the 16mm f/1.4 version though.

In my opinion, the 16mm f/1.4 is quite simply the best wide angle lens available for Fuji x series cameras today, thanks to its image quality, build and versatility.

If you’re a stills or video shooter, I highly recommend you have this lens in your camera bag.

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6. Fuji 10-24mm f/4

10-24mm f4 wide-angle lenses

  • Aperture: f/1.4
  • Focal Length: 10-24mm (15-36mm equivalent)
  • Dimensions: 3.07 x 3.07 x 3.43 in. (78 x 78 x 87 mm)
  • Weight: 0.9 lbs (408 g)
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Many photographers prefer to reach for a wide-angle zoom rather than a prime. Often used on tripods by landscape and architectural photographers, the ability to zoom to frame a shot perfectly is a huge advantage when the camera’s position is fixed.

The 15-36mm equivalent focal range of the Fujifilm 10-24mm f/4 makes it extremely versatile, allowing the ability to take advantage of a wide-angle as well as the popular 35mm (36mm) field of view.

It’s another great Fuji wide angle lens that offers a great amount of flexibility, but just be aware that it isn’t weather resistant.

10-24 Sample Image

Fujifilm 10-24mm f/4 Sample Image | © Yak Mirs

The fixed f/4 aperture is available throughout the 2.4x zoom range and provides excellent detail from the foreground to the distance. The inclusion of Optical Image Stabilisation in the 10-24mm f/4 means that you’re able to work handheld which shooting in low light too.

Thanks to the use of an inner focusing high-speed AF system with lightweight internal lens elements, the 10-24mm f/4 is very quiet to use. Combined with a silent Fuji mirrorless camera like the Fuji X-T2 (reviewed here), it makes a perfect reportage style documentary photography setup.

A minimum focusing distance of just 28cm means that you can capture both smaller foreground detail along with the wider surroundings to give your subject context, such as in the photo below shot at 10mm.

Note that in the image below, the trees are leaning to the centre of the frame due to the low level of the camera position.

10-24mm f:4

Ken Rockwell calls the 10-24mm f/4 “the best ultrawide for the Fuji X-mount cameras”, and for good reason.

Don’t be put off by the relatively ‘slow’ maximum aperture of f/4 – wide angle lenses always produce a deeper depth of field, unless you’re right up close to your subject. Having a deep depth of field is also more relevant for landscape and architectural photography.

If you’re concerned about f/4 not being quick enough for low light situations (and the lack of Optical Image Stabilization therein), I’d recommend investing in one of these solid tripods to stabilise your shot, especially at slower shutter speeds.

That said, the optical quality of this lens is superb and the useful 10-24mm focal range still makes the Fujifilm 10-24mm f/4 one of Fuji’s best options available today.

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7. Fuji 90mm f/2

90mm macro

  • Aperture: f/2
  • Focal Length: 90mm (137mm equivalent)
  • Dimensions: 2.95 x 2.95 x 4.13 in. (75 x 75 x 104 mm)
  • Weight: 1.32 lbs (600 g)
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Remember that this round up is in no particular order – if it were, the incredible Fujifilm 90mm f/2 would be closer to the top.

With an equivalent focal length of 137mm, the 90mm f/2 is the best Fuji lens for portrait photography in the Fuji x-mount lens line up, delivering ultra-sharp, flattering results with zero distortion.

90mm f:2 for portraits

Fujifilm 90mm f/2 Sample Image | © Bert Stephani

The optical construction of 11 elements in 8 groups minimizes vignetting and creates beautiful bokeh thanks to the rounded diaphragm.

As well as being an excellent portraiture lens, the 90mm f/2 is also used widely as a lens for astronomy photography due to its focal length and fast aperture.

As with all Fuji X mount products, the construction is solid. The 90mm f/2 features weather and dust-resistant sealing, allowing usage to temperatures as low as -10 degrees.

The biggest advantage of the 90mm f/2 lens is its lightweight and compact size. Weighing in at only 540g, this lens makes much more sense in my mind than the far heavier zooms in the lineup.

For those who need to carry their equipment for long periods such as motorsports photographers, the size and weight of the 90mm f/2 is a god-send.

Combined with a Fuji mirrorless body such as the Fujifilm X-T3, the combined weight of just 1kg (2.2lbs) makes the combo a pleasure to use.

90mm f:2 for motorsport photos

Fujifilm 90mm f/2 Sample Image | © John Rourke

With so many 5 star reviews on Amazon of the Fujifilm 90mm f/2 lens, happy users report “ultra-shaprness”, “superb image quality” and “astounding colour/bokeh/rendering” of the Fujifilm 90mm f/2.

One pro went as far as to say, “I’ve had a lot of Canon L glass and this equals or exceeds every one…”

If you’re after what is arguably the best Fuji lens for portraits, or you just want a tighter/more compressed composition, the 90mm f/2 should be at the top of your list.

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8. Fuji 35mm f/1.4

35mm equivalent prime lens photos

  • Aperture: f/1.4
  • Focal Length: 35mm (52mm equivalent)
  • Dimensions: 2.56 x 2.56 x 2.17 in. (65 x 65 x 55 mm)
  • Weight: 0.4 lbs (187 g)
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It’s debatable whether this is the absolute best option available today, but the near-legendary Fujifilm 35mm f/1,4 is certainly the most popular lens in the Fuji X mount lens lineup.

With a staggering 130+ near-perfect reviews on Amazon and a 98% score on Imaging-Resource, this 52mm equivalent option is on the front of so many Fuji mirrorless cameras used professionally around the world… and for good reason.

Early in 2012, Fuji released the X-Pro 1 system, with this 35mm f/1,4 being one of the 3 flag-ship lenses.

It was touted as the perfect combination with the X-Pro series, giving a field of view closest to 50mm – the choice of so many photographers throughout time.

The 35mm f/1,4 is capable of sharp image reproduction, but stopped down to f/5.6 is where the sharpness is most impressive.

That said, if you’re buying an f/1.4 lens, you’ll want to be shooting it wide-open, and thankfully the bokeh, when shot in this way, is beautiful. Wide open, edges are a little soft, but this adds to a natural vignetting of the image, giving great character.

Images such as the one below may not be optically perfect, but they exhibit a certain character that is unattainable with other Fujifilm lenses.

35mm f:1,4 photos

Fujifilm 35mm f/1.4 Sample Image | © Soe Lin

Sharpness isn’t everything after all, especially in portraiture, where the 35mm f/1,4 is still very popular.

Zach Arias had this to say about this lens’s unique character: “There are lenses that I love and then there are those that have magic inside of them. (The 35mm f/1.4) is one of three I’ve owned in my life that I feel have that magical quality.”

Another plus point is the price of the Fuji 35mm f/1,4, making it one of the more affordable options when buying a new Fuji mirrorless camera body.

(Those wanting an even more affordable 35mm option can look at the 35mm f/2, another extremely popular lens.)

It goes without saying that the 35mm f/1,4 (as with all the other primes in the Fujinon lens lineup) is beautiful to hold and to look at, suiting the black bodies of the Fuji X-T series and X-Pro series perfectly.

35mm f/1.4 Sample photos

Silent operation combined with these stealthy looks makes the combination popular with street photographers and documentary wedding photographers who wish to remain unnoticed to capture moments candidly.

When combined with the eerily silent Fujifilm X-H1, you’ve got yourself a camera set up that won’t turn a single head, even when you’re shooting at high-speed burst mode!

Despite its age, the Fujifilm 35mm f/1.4 is still an excellent performer. Perhaps not as sharp and optically perfect as some of the others in this Fuji best lens roundup, but nevertheless, displaying a certain quality to image rendering that sets it a step above the rest.

Don’t just take my word for it though – have a look at the hundreds of 5 star reviews on Amazon for the Fuji 35mm f/1.4. It’s amazing just how popular it is!

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9. Fuji 56mm f/1.2

Best fuji x lens for portraits photos 56mm

  • Aperture: f/1.2
  • Focal Length: 56mm (85mm equivalent)
  • Dimensions: 2.87 x 2.87 x 2.76 in. (73 x 73 x 70 mm)
  • Weight: 0.89 lbs (403 g)
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Whilst we’re still on the topic of Fujifilm x-series lenses with near-legendary status and tons of positive customer reviews, the FujiFILM 56mm f/1.2 really deserves its mention as perhaps the best Fuji X lens for portrait photography.

Often hard to find due to high demand, the 56mm f/1.2 is the lens of choice of every wedding photographer I’ve met who shoots with a Fuji mirrorless camera.

As Fuji’s fastest portraiture lens, the 56mm f/1.2 exhibits the 85mm equivalent creamy bokeh when shot wide open at f/1.2, letting in enough light to warrant its use even in the darkest of locations.

Whilst similar f/1.2 lenses from Canon (which are over twice the price of this Fuji) display softness when shot at f/1.2, the 56mm f/1.2 manages to achieve incredible sharpness from edge to edge.

However, it’s the beautiful out-of-focus elements (bokeh) that really make this lens deserving of its inclusion in this roundup.

56mm f:1.2

Fujifilm 56mm f/1.2 Sample Image | © Nathan Elso

Shooting at f/4 to f/5.6 is where sharpness really gets impressive, but let’s face it – no one buys a pro-grade f/1.2 lens to shoot it at anything other than wide-open!

There’s very minor vignetting at f/1.2 and close to zero chromatic aberation. As for focusing on the 56mm f/1.2, it’s not lightning fast but it’s no slouch either. When compared to the bumbling Canon 85mm f/1.2L, the AF on the Fuji beats it on all accounts.

The 56mm f/1.2 feels sturdy with its all-metal construction, much like an expensive Zeiss lens. Despite being built like a tank, this lens remains relatively lightweight and would be the perfect combination on a second camera body worn all day by two-camera shooters.

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Fujifilm 56mm f/1.2 Sample Image | © Nathan Elson

The 85mm equivalent field of view of the 56mm f/1.2 is a favourite of portrait photographers – tight if you move in close, yet wide enough to include just enough of the background in the frame to tell the story.

If you’re looking for stellar subject separation and low light performance, its hard to beat the 56mm f/1.2, and the hundreds of positive customer reviews since its launch in 2014 tell a similar story – read them here.

If you’re lucky enough to find the 56mm f/1.2 in stock and have some money to invest in this impressive portrait lens, you won’t regret your decision.

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10. Fuji 50-140mm f/2.8

best x mount zoom

  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • Focal Length: 50-140mm (76-214mm equivalent)
  • Dimensions: 4.9 x 7 x 11.1 in. (124 x 177 x 281 mm)
  • Weight: 2.19 lbs (995 g)
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The 50-140mm f/2.8 is another of the best Fuji X mount zoom lenses, offering the most frequently used telephoto focal lengths (equivalent to 76mm-214) in a robust, well-designed unit.

The Canon/Nikon 70-200mm zooms are the most popular professional zooms, and this is the same with the 50-140mm f/2.8 on the Fuji side. Similar to the more expensive Canon/Nikons, this zoom lens is razor sharp throughout the entire zoom range.

Autofocus is silent, almost instantaneous and always accurate. In dimmer light, the 50-140mm f/2.8 starts to struggle when compared to a dSLR 70-200mm, so low-light sports use is not advisable.

By day and in good light is where this lens really sings, as shown in the excellent panning motorsports shot below.

50-140 f/2.8

50-140mm f/2.8 Sample Image | © Jacky Ley

Out of focus bokeh elements are soft and creamy, and when shot at its full range of 140mm, the 50-140mm f/2.8 offers excellent subject separation, making it a great portrait lens if you have the room to back up far enough.

Other popular uses of the 50-140mm f/2.8 include wildlife photography and landscape photography work.

Beginners often wrongly assume that landscape photography requires wide angle lenses, but this is not the case.

Using a telephoto zoom such as the 50-140mm f/2.8 can compress an image, making distant landscape elements appear closer together, for more striking compositions.

50-140mm f/2.8

Fujifilm 50-140mm f/2.8 Sample Image| © Dhugal Watson

As for the build, you’ll know by now that all the Fuji X mount lenses are built out of metal to outlast your life as a photographer. As with all pro-grade Fuji zooms, the 50-140mm f/2.8 isn’t compact or light, but the internal zoom and focus means that the lens doesn’t ‘grow’ at least!

Image stabilisation on the 50-140mm f/2.8 also deserves a mention, with handheld shots at shutter speeds as slow as 1/15s shot at 140mm remaining very sharp. Shooting at such slow speeds would be extremely difficult without the inbuilt image stabilisation on this Fuji lens.

Whilst my recommendation for mirrorless cameras is always a small, lightweight prime lens, if you’re in the market for an all-purpose telephoto zoom, the 50-140mm f/2.8 should be on your radar. Stick to daytime usage and you’ll be the envy of every back-aching DSLR shooter stuck on the sidelines!

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11. Fuji 23mm f/2 WR

compact prime lens

  • Aperture: f/2
  • Focal Length: 23mm (35mm equivalent)
  • Dimensions: 5 x 5.4 x 4.3 in. (127 x 137 x 109 mm)
  • Weight: 0.39 lbs (180 g)
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This is a bit of a bonus inclusion. I’ve already reviewed a 23mm lens (the aforementioned f/1.4 version), so why the need to include another one?

The 23mm f/2 WR is a bit of a special weapon in the line up and one that deserves a mention.

It’s also the best Fuji prime lens if want that elusive 35mm focal length on a budget ;-)

There are a few reasons why I think this impressive lens should be the first lens you consider when buying a Fuji mirrorless camera.

I have held a 23mm f/2 WR attached to a Fujifilm X-T2 under a running tap! When Fujifilm Australia kindly leant me one of their best mirrorless cameras for this lens review, they told me to have a go at this little stunt, and my jaw was on the floor…

The ‘WR’ in the name of the 23mm f/2 WR stands for ‘weather resistant’. You’ll see it on a few of the other lenses, including the 50mm f/2, 16mm f/1.4, 35mm f/2 and 90mm f/2, so in theory, my incredibly scientific ‘running water’ test is possible with all these lenses too (although you’ll need to be using one of Fuji’s weather resistant camera bodies like the X-T2.)

As you can see, ‘weather resistant’ is a bit of an understatement, and bears testament to the incredible build quality of the 23mm f/2 WR lens.

The next impressive feature of the 23mm f/2 WR s its weight. Weighing in at only 180g, this little lens is one of the lightest in the range, and so small that you could keep it in your jacket pocket all day as a backup and not even notice it there.

X-T2 + 23mm f/2 sample image

Fujifilm X-T2 + 23mm f/2 | f/5.6 | 1/3200 | ISO200 | © Jonas Rask

However, you’ll not want to reserve the 23mm f/2 WR as a mere backup, since the image quality it offers is superb. It’s just as sharp throughout its aperture range as its big brother the f/1.4, and most importantly, excels wide open at f/2.

You’ll have a hard time deciding between this f/2 Fuji lens and the f/1.4 variant in fact since the f/2 offers very similar image quality at almost half the price (and weight!) of the f/1.4 lens.

Unless you absolutely need the fastest glass you can buy (for low light shooting), I’d actually recommend investing in the 23mm f/2 WR and spending what you save on education.

23mm on a Fuji mirrorless camera body has a 35mm equivalent focal length on a full frame sensor, the field of view of choice of street photographers, wedding photographers and any other photographer who wants a story telling lens that’s versatile enough for portraits, landscapes and everything in between.

I use a 35mm lens for 95% of my own wedding photography work – it’s just such an incredibly flexible focal length.

Sample image taken with the 23mm f/2

Fujifilm 23mm f/2 sample image | © Jonas Rask

So, aside from image quality, size and weather proofing, another area where the 23mm f/2 WR really stands out is Autofocus.

Fuji claims the lens can focus in 0.05 seconds, and during my testing, it never skipped a beat. I’d go as far as to say that in good light, the focus speed is even faster than the 23mm f/1.4 (which is understandable since it’s lighter).

The shape of the 23mm f/2 WR is rather unusual, going from wide to narrow(er), as opposed to remaining the same width or wider like most of the other Fujifilm x-series lenses.

When mounted on a slimline Fuji X body such as the Fuji X-Pro3 however, it actually looks better than the bulkier 23mm f/1.4 in my opinion.

Fuji 23mm f2 close up

© Jonas Rask

You change aperture on the 23mm f/2 WR by twisting the aperture ring which is much faster and more convenient than fiddling with dials when your mirrorless camera body is small.

The final pleasant surprise when it comes to this impressive little Fuji lens is the price. When you’ve just stumped up thousands of dollars for the latest Fuji mirrorless camera, it’s nice not to spend another thousand on a great lens after all!

You can click here to find the latest price on the 23mm f/2 WR, but at the time of writing this review, it sat just below $450, which really is great value for a lens of this caliber.

Fast autofocus even in low light makes the 23mm f/2 a great lens for street photography

Fast autofocus even in low light makes the Fujifilm 23mm f/2 a great lens for street photography | © Jonas Rask

Although there is a slight difference in the bokeh of this lens when compared to that of its more expensive f/1.4 brother (mostly due to the difference in aperture blades), you’ll hardly notice unless you examine them side by side.

My advice would be unless you know you’ll need the f/1.4 version for low light work, grab a copy of the 23mm f/2 WR – I guarantee it’ll be attached to your Fuji camera the longest ;-)

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12. Fuji 50mm f/2 WR

50mm f2

  • Aperture: f/2
  • Focal Length: 50mm (75mm equivalent)
  • Dimensions: 60.0mm x 59.4mm (2.36″ X 2.34″)
  • Weight: 200gm (7.05 oz)
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This is a newer inclusion to this comprehensive roundup. While I have already reviewed a lens with a similar focal distance in the 56mm f/1.2, I wanted to share with you a great alternative lens, which may be more suited to your budget and needs.

In January 2017 Fujifilm released the third lens in its new line-up of compact weather-sealed primes.

Aside from its place in this trilogy of lenses, the 50mm f/2 has a unique place among the entire range. It’s a great inclusion especially if you are looking for a portrait lens on a budget.

The release of this lens is another example of Fujifilm listening to consumers and providing them with more choice in their lens purchases.

Much like the 23mm f/2 and the 35mm f/2, this lens is smaller, lighter and cheaper than the larger and more expensive focal equivalent of the 56mm f/1.2.

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X-T2 + 50mm f/2 | f/2.5 | 1/250 | ISO200 | © Greg Cromie

Available in black and silver, the 50mm f/2 is a solid and robust lens with a full metal build including the camera mounting plate.

From the smooth glide of the focus ring to the assuring clicks of the aperture ring, there are no compromises in the quality of this nifty little lens.

As with the other smaller Fujinon f/2 primes, this lens includes a weather and dust seal around the base of the mounting plate. The entire lens is also weather and dust sealed and can withstand a serious drenching.

Image quality for the 50mm f/2 is outstanding with edge to edge sharpness even wide open at f/2.

While not a bokeh monster, this Fuji lens produces a smooth and creamy background rendering perfect for portraiture. Subject separation is distinct and the focal distance allows for a nice amount of image compression.

When it comes to autofocus, the XF 50mm f/2 is one of the fastest Fujifilm x-mount options available. There is zero evidence of focus hunt even in low lighting conditions making this a great lens for capturing animal or children portraits.

Given that the Fuji XF 50mm F/2 is fast, light, compact and fast prime makes it great value for money.

At half the cost of the 56mm and a third of the cost of the Fuji 56mm APD version, this prime now provides consumers with an entry-level option to hone their skills at this focal distance.

The XF 50mm f/2 is an option that also includes exceptional autofocus and fantastic image quality.

Fuji continues to release exceptional products and it’s hard for me to name a bad one!

The 50mm F/2 is no exception to their commitment to design and produce high quality lenses that meet the needs of photographers at every level.

It’s the ideal lens for anyone wishing to have a high quality prime in a versatile and flattering focal distance in their kit bag.

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Fuji Lens Reviews | Buyer’s Guide

Best Fuji Accessories

I’ve tried to be as eclectic as possible with this Fuji lens review roundup, recommending products that are best for the majority of photographers.

The above suggestions are what I consider to be the best all-round lenses that would see you well in most situations.

If you want to know what Fuji lenses to buy first, this quick summary should help:

The 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8, an incredible all-rounder and one of the best Fuji zoom lenses I’ve ever used. (If you’re a prime shooter and need something long, get the amazing 90mm f/2 instead – it’s one of the best lenses for portrait photography right now.)

As for the best Fuji wide angle lens, the 16mm f/1.4 is hard to beat for speed and image quality.

If you’re looking for the best Fuji prime lenses, the 23mm f/1.4 or the 23mm f/2 WR are my two favourites due to their versatile focal length.

Whilst not technically as excellent as the two above options, if you’re looking for a lens with true character, you should definitely check out the 35mm f/1.4.

The f/2 is lighter and weather-resistant (see the amazing video later on in this review), whilst the f/1.4 is obviously slightly better in low-light.

If you’re after an ultra-wide angle zoom, my choice would be the 10-24mm f/4, which many call the best Fuji lens for landscape photography.

Also, if you’re looking to accessorize your Fuji camera with the latest gadgets and gizmos, check out this guide to the best Fuji accessories.

How to Read a Fujifilm Lens

It’s important to understand what all the letters in the lens name mean when you set our to buy a Fujifilm lens (aka Fujinon lens/ Fujifilm XF lens).

Here’s an example of one that’s quite a mouthful:

lens naming conventions

The above lens is the Fujifilm XF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR. Let’s break down all those confusing abbreviations:

  1. XF – the lens series (XF or XC)
  2. 18-135mm – the focal length
  3. f/2.5-5.6 – the maximum aperture range
  4. R – presence of an aperture ring to be able to manually adjust the aperture
  5. LM – presence of a linear motor to aid with AF speed
  6. OIS – presence of Optical Image Stablization
  7. WR – presence of Weather Resistance

In the reviews above, I’ve removed the superfluous lettering after the main elements of each lens name in the interests of simplicity – feel free to click through to each lens on Amazon to see the entire lens name.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Fuji Lenses Good?

Fuji x-series lenses have exceptional imaging quality, especially for their size and price. They are renowned for edge to edge sharpness, excellent clarity and colour rendition, and robust build quality. Many also feature weather-sealing.

Does Tamron make lenses for Fuji?

No, Tamron does not currently make lenses for Fuji cameras.

What are Fuji Red Badge lenses?

The Red Badge Fuji XF lenses offer the best performance in focusing speed and image quality. There are currently three XF Red Badge lenses: 16-55mm f/2.8, 50-140mm f/2.8 and 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6.

Who makes Fujinon Lenses?

‘Fujinon’ is the correct naming convention for the range of lenses, made by Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd, more commonly known as Fujifilm.

What does the R mean on Fuji lenses?

The ‘R’ is an abbreviation of ‘Ring’, and signifies that the lens is equipped with an aperture ring. i.e. you can use the ring around the lens to control the lens’ aperture value.

What is the difference between Fuji XF and XC lenses?

The XC lenses are considered consumer-level in quality, build and performance, while XF are the semi-pro/pro lenses. XF lenses feature all-metal construction, larger maximum apertures, aperture rings, and OIS toggle switches.

What is LM on a Fuji lens?

The ‘LM’ is an abbreviation of ‘linear motor’, which exists on some lenses to aid with AF speed and performance.

Best Fujifilm Lenses | Final Words

I hope you enjoyed this selection of the best Fuji X lenses. As and when new X mount lenses are released, I’ll review them and update this post accordingly.

MILCs (mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras) are only as good as the lenses you attach, so it’s good to know you’ll never be let down with the Fuji X series.

Disclaimer: All recommendations are impartial and based on user experience, with no bias to the products of the brand. The products in this post may contain affiliate links.

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