Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R APD Lens

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Designed For The Bokeh Enthusiast

Fujifilm 35mm f/1.4 XF Lens The Fujifilm 56mm f/1.2 APD XF R Lens features an uncommon optical layout, prime portrait-length reference point, and quick f/1.2 maximal aperture to advance creating shallow field depth images. Setting itself apart from the other X-series f/1.2 56mm Fujifilm lens, this 85mm (35mm equivalent) lens encompasses a manageable apodizing filter within the design to deliver an aesthetically-satisfying out-of-focus appearance to tailor selective focus shooting.

Complementing the uncommon focusing and bokeh-affiliated properties of this lens is an analogous state-of-the-art optical design, which contains 11 elements within 8 groups and comprises one aspherical element, a pair of extra-low dispersion lens elements, along with three cemented elements. All combined, these elements dole out a noteworthy reduction in distortions,, chromatic aberrations, and color fringing all through the aperture range. In addition, a multi-layer coating of HT-EBC has moreover been given to elements to diminish surface reflections, ghosting and flare for more contrasty, color-neutral results.

  • Prime short telephoto-length lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 85mm, making it ideal for portraiture and other applications where a slightly longer-than-normal perspective and flattening appearance is desired.
  • Bright f/1.2 maximum aperture is well-suited to low-light shooting and for controlling focus placement for shallow depth of field and selective focus applications.
  • Signified by the APD designation, this lens incorporates an apodizing filter in order to produce controllable and aesthetically-pleasing bokeh, that is characterized by a sharp main subjects, tremendously blurred background, and an overall three-dimensional quality. These effects are further emphasized by seven rounded diaphragm blades, which help to develop a circular quality to out-of-focus highlights.
  • Since the apodization filter performs best at wider aperture values, a 3-step ND filter is built into the lens to aid in controlling exposure. Using two separate aperture rings, the red dial indicates the effective aperture value as it relates to depth of field. The standard white ring indicates the actual f/stop number, and the difference between these two rings indicates the effectiveness of the filter.
  • Comprised of 11 elements in 8 groups, the optical design includes one aspherical glass molded element, two extra-low dispersion elements, and three cemented elements. This sophisticated layout helps to minimize chromatic and spherical aberrations as well as color fringing and other distortions.
  • An HT-EBC multi-layer coating minimizes lens flare and ghosting to deliver contrast-rich, color neutral imagery.
  • An inner focusing mechanism maintains the overall lens length and moves only the smaller middle and rear elements during focusing for faster, more reliable performance.
  • When used with an X-series camera that features a Lens Modulation Optimizer (LMO) function, the lens' performance is enhanced to deliver consistent illumination and sharpness throughout the aperture range.

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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  
Aperture notes Rounded diaphragm  
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  
Weight 405 g (0.89 lb)  
Diameter 73 mm (2.88)  
Length 70 mm (2.74)  
Materials Metal barrel, metal mount  
Filter thread 62.0 mm


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