Fujifilm XF 90mm F2 R LM WR Review

July 20, 2015 | Mark Goldstein |

Sharpness at 90mm

For these sharpness tests the Fujifilm XF 90mm F2 R LM WR 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 90mm

The centre is remarkably sharp wide-open at f/2, with peak performance achieved in the f/2.8-f/8 range. Diffraction is only really noticeable at f/16.

The edges are slightly soft from f/2 through to f/2.8, sharpening up sufficiently at f/4, with f/8 the optimum setting.

Aperture Centre Crop Edge Crop
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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