I’m not a natural portrait photographer, which is what this lens excels at, but with two young kids it can be put to great use while they’re not moving too quickly (autofocus speed is not a strength).
The 56 1.2 is also a good street lens although with the standard lens hood it is a bit intimidating. The square metal hood for the 23mm 1.4 also fits without introducing vignetting or flare though, and gives it a more discrete outward appearance. I bought the equivalent hood by JJC (the metal hoods are expensive!) which did a lovely job.
Here’s a sample image taken with the Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R APD:
Aug 2018 – Jul 2021
- XF 56mm F1.2 R APD
- Frames taken
- Focal length
- Max. aperture