Fujifilm has been designing quality lenses for decades, whether for photography or television. After suffering at the beginning of the digital age, the former king of film launched his line of hybrid cameras. In this article we will discuss best lens for Fujifilm camera.
Designed around an APS-C sensor praised for its quality, Fujifilm’s housings (X-Pro 1, X-E1, X-A1, etc…) also benefit from very high-quality lenses. Launched two years ago, Fujifilm’s hybrid range has already won the hearts of photographers and Zeiss has recently launched two lenses for this X-mount.
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Best Lenses for Fujifilm Camera
Compatible Devices: X-Pro 1, X-E1, E – XE2, X-M1, X-A1.
1. Fujifilm XF 18-55 mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS
Without a doubt the best “kit” lenses we have ever tested. And for good reason: at 700 dollars naked lenses, it is also one of the most expensive.
But here point of plastic construction or lens mediocrity, this 18-55 mm is a model of brightness and quality, with its 14 lenses and its metal construction.
2. Fujifilm XF 50-230mm f/4.5-6.7 OIS
Entry-level telescopic zoom, the 50-230 mm is offered as a dual kit with some of the brand’s devices, but also comes out on its own.
3. Fujifim XF 55-200 mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS
Like Fuji’s 18-55 mm “kit”, this 55-200 mm is a largely improved version of the traditional 55-200. Its construction is much better and its lens performance drives the equivalent zooms at Canon, Nikon and other brands.
Small downside, the price is well (logically) higher than the reflex competition.
4. Samyang 300mm f/6.3 ED UMC CS
This catadioptric lens (the same principle as telescopes) offers a very high power of zoom – 450 mm – in a compact, lightweight and cheap format. But it is necessary to settle for its low brightness and average lens quality.
5. Fuji XF 14mm f/2.8 R
This 21 mm equivalent is impressive in the quality of the optical corrections: the deformations related to the ultra-wide-angle are almost imperceptible. A lens feat and our favorite wide-angle lens.
6. Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8
If you need a slightly wider angle than Fuji’s 14 mm, the 12 mm (equivalent to an 18 mm) is a good choice. However, pay attention to the flare, rather poorly contained and the price, prohibitive – more than 1000 dollars.
7. Samyang 16mm f/2 ED A UMS CS
The low-cost wide-angle alternative for the Fuji X system. Equivalent to a 24 mm, this fully mechanical and manual lens (no auto focus) offers very good optical quality for a price twice less than Fujifilm’s 14 mm. A very good alternative, but a little heavy – 615 gm against 490 gm for the 14 mm.
8. Fuji XF 60mm f/2.4 R Macro
Only one macro lens is available for the X system, but fortunately for Fujifilm the lens quality is at the rendezvous: it is the most pricked lens in the entire range. Only real flaw, the slowness of the focus, which slowed the shooting in portrait mode.
9. Fuji XF 18mm f/2
Fast to focus, the 18 mm (EQ. 27 mm) is mostly very light (116 g) and very bright (f/2), which makes it a good companion of street photography. Its sting is correct without more – at 18 mm, the 18-55 mm is less bright.
10. Fuji XF 23mm f/1.4
The 35 mm (23 mm x 1.5 = 34.5 mm) Fuji version is, like the 14 mm, a model for correcting deformations of the wide angle. The images are very stitched from f/2.8 and the bokeh very soft. An excellent lens that only has as a big flaw its price – $900+.
11. Fuji XF 27mm f/2.8
Less bright and slightly less wide-angle than the 23 mm (35 mm EQ. 24×36), the 27 mm (EQ. 40.5 mm) however has two major advantages: it is twice cheaper and almost four times less heavy. A choice lens for reporting discreetly.
12. Fuji XF 35mm f/1.4
Equivalent to a 50 mm, this high-end lens delivers excellent shots with a well-marked pique from f/2.8 and excellent construction. Only defect: it is a little soft knee side AF.