Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R Portrait Lens for X System Announced

Fujifilm has announced the XF 56mm F1.2 R portrait lens. The Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R is a new fast portrait lens for X-series mirrorless cameras.

Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R features a fast maximum aperture of f/1.2, angle of view equivalent to an 85mm lens on full frame and delivers beautiful bokeh, making it particularly suitable for high quality portraits. The lens 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.

Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R Portrait Lens for X System Announced

Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R Price and Release Date

The Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R portrait lens will be priced for $999. The  XF 56mm F1.2 R will be available in April 6, 2014. The lens is available for pre-order at Amazon.

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Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R Specifications

Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size APS-C / DX
Focal length 56 mm
Image stabilisation No
Lens mount Fujifilm X
Maximum aperture F1.2
Minimum aperture F16.0
Aperture ring Yes
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Elements 11
Groups 8
Special elements / coatings 2 ED glass elements, 1 double-sided aspheric element
Minimum focus 0.70 m (27.56″)
Maximum magnification 0.09×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Micromotor
Full time manual Unknown
Focus method Internal
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Diameter 73 mm (2.88″)
Length 70 mm (2.74″)
Materials Metal barrel, metal mount
Filter thread 62 mm