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Gear Review: Fujifilm XF56mm f/1.2 R

The Fujifilm XF56mm f/1.2 R. One of the highest regarded lenses in the Fujifilm X Series lineup of prime lenses. It’s also one of Usually Dave’s favorite lenses….of all time! Souper Friends if you are into photography, Usually Dave has another gear review up for you to enjoy over on his main photography site!

You can find his FULL FUJIFILM XF56mm f/1.2 R REVIEW HERE!

If you want a quick summary, look no further!

This lens is in the mid-telephoto category and with a super fast aperture of f/1.2 it give not only great low light performance BUT some super creamy out of focus backgrounds to your photos. If you’ve ever seen those photos where your main subject is perfectly sharp and in focus and then everything behind them is just blurred out you’ll know exactly what we mean. One of the official words for the quality of that out of focus area is called ‘Bokeh’.  It’s a term from Japan that refers to the quality of the out of focus areas of an image. It’s also a term that a lot of people hate so use that new word cautiously!

Most people would use a lens like this strictly for portraits, but as you’ll see from Usually Dave’s review, it works fantastic for landscapes and all sorts of other photography as well. Go check out the full review to hear his full thoughts on the lens and to see a whole bunch of great image samples.


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