Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R Review

March 11, 2014 | Mark Goldstein | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star

Sharpness at 56mm

For these sharpness tests the Fujifilm 56mm lens was attached to a Fujifilm X-T1 body, which in turn was mounted on a sturdy tripod. Slight tonal changes are due to slight changes in natural light during the session.

The full frame at 27mmThe full frame at 56mm

The centre is remarkably sharp wide-open at f/1.2, with peak performance achieved in the f/2.8-8 range. Diffraction is only noticeable by its complete absence, which means that you can safely use this lens at f/11 and f/16.

The edges are soft from f/1.2 through to f2, sharpening up sufficiently at f/2.8, with f/8 the optimum setting.

Aperture Centre Crop Edge Crop
f/1.2 f1_2.jpg f1_2.jpg
f/1.4 f1_4.jpg f1_4.jpg
f/2 f2.jpg f2.jpg
f/2.8 f2_8.jpg f2_8.jpg
f/4 f4.jpg f4.jpg
f/5.6 f5_6.jpg f5_6.jpg
f/8 f8.jpg f8.jpg
f/11 f11.jpg f11.jpg
f/16 f16.jpg f16.jpg