For four years now, the Fujifilm 23mm f/2 has been my most used lens and, whilst I can’t stop using the 35mm f/1.4 right now, this little lens was my first love. Despite having this lens, I’ve always dreamed of owning one of the X100 series cameras but for some reason I could never justify it. That was until recently. I finally caved and snagged a used X100F. It’s only been a few weeks but my god the X100F it the greatest thing I have ever held in my hands. It’s absolutely perfect.
Well, let’s get this underway shall we? I recently woke up one morning and, as I’m sure happens to all photographers, had a wild idea to trade in the Fujifilm 56mm f/1.2. Now that lens is absolutely beautiful but there are drawbacks (as I explain here) and I was genuinely about to force it out of my life forever. Thankfully, I paused and, very gratefully, the lovely people at Fujifilm sent me the 50mm f/2 lens as well as the 90mm f/2 lens to test drive.
Following my recent controversial dilemma on the future of my Fujifilm 56mm f/1.2, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to test out both the 50mm f/2 and the 90mm f/2 thanks to the lovely people over at Fujifilm. For those that haven’t read the post about the 56mm f/1.2 (it’s here if you want a read), I was genuinely tempted to trade it in for something that was a little more travel friendly eg the 50mm f/2. I was also tempted by the 90mm f/2 to replace the excellent portrait abilities.
For this post however we’ll concentrate on the 50mm f/2 and my short two weeks with it.
I’ve owned the Fujifilm 56mm f/1.2 now for just over two years and so I thought that it was finally time to review what is heralded as one of Fujifilm’s best lenses. As with all of my gear reviews, I like to be as honest as possible and give you it straight. I know when I’ve toyed with the idea of a new lens, I need to know as much as possible; not about the specs but what it’s really like in the real world.
It’s time to let the cat out of the bag. If you’ve been following me on Twitter or Instagram, you’ll know that I recently caved and bought the Fujifilm 35mm f/1.4. With a reputation for being legendary, this is one of Fujifilm’s oldest lenses and… Read More »Fujifilm 35mm f/1.4: The Magic Has Arrived
Around a year ago, just before my first trip to the USA, I finally took the plunge and landed my hands on one of Fujifilm’s holy grails; the 16mm f/1.4 lens. The question I can’t quite remember the answer to is why? I already had… Read More »My Impressions of the Fujifilm 16mm f/1.4
Having used the Fujifilm 35mm f/2 lens for two months, it’s time to share my thoughts in this helpful review. Everything you need to know about this little pocket lens is here in this article.