by Caitlyn Chapman and Sean Symondson
It was great last week to get our hands on all of the Fujifilm X Series lenses and as was expected I was very impressed by the line-up. Within the line-up Fuji has 19 lenses consisting of XF and XC models. XF are Fuji’s higher end lenses, being made mainly of metal and tend to have higher end optics within them. The XC line are less expensive and are made mainly of plastic.
The most fascinating part of the line up to me was the amount of prime lenses they have compared to the amount of zoom lenses. I enjoy these options as prime lenses are usually sharper and have higher apertures making them better in lower light as well.
My three favorite lenses in the lineup were the XF10-24mm F4 R OIS, XF 56mmF1.2 R, and the XF 50-140mmF2.8 R. The 10-24mm, is a great wide angle lens that works great for landscapes or if you were doing some architecture photos. The 50-140mm was a great zoom lens and being a zoom lens aperture is usually sacrificed however being 2.8 solves that issue. This is a great lens for shooting sports or even as a portrait from a distance. The 56mm F1.2 however stole the show from my perspective. This lens is extremely sharp and is perfect for portraits. With its sharpness and beautiful bokeh I found this lens on my camera the most while we were shooting.