The Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R is a superb addition to the X-series range. PhotographyBlog and SLRgear has posted their review for the lens. They have covered Chromatic Aberration, Sharpness Shading (”Vignetting”), Distortion, Focusing, Build Quality and Handling. See their conclusions below.
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.
Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R Reviews
From PhotographyBlog review :
Priced at £899.99 / $999.99, the Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R is something of a considered purchase, but we found it to be a very adaptable lens that can be used for a lot more things than just portraiture, helping to justify the cost. We’d definitely recommend the new Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R as a must-have lens for all Fujifilm X-mount users.
From SLRgear review :
Fujifilm is really knocking it out of the park with their X-mount prime lenses, and the Fujinon 56mm ƒ/1.2R is another triumph. Typically, an impressively bright ƒ/1.2 aperture brings with it some big sacrifices such as sharpness, vignetting and CA, but the Fuji 56mm avoids them all. With stunningly sharp images, even in the corners at ƒ/1.2 with extremely minimal CA, vignetting and distortion, Fuji shooters looking for the premiere portrait lens for the X-mount should look no further.
Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R Price and Availability
The Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R portrait lens price is for $999. The XF 56mm F1.2 R will be available from April 6, 2014.