Fujifilm bulks up its growing lens line-up for its X-series range of CSCs with the introduction of the Fujinon XF56mm f/1.2 R lens

Offering a focal length equivalent to 85mm on an X-series system camera, the Fujinon XF56mm is an ideal choice for portraits, especially when you consider the incredibly fast maximum aperture of f/1.2 available. As well as portrait photography, this will no doubt also appeal to wedding and social photographers looking for a moderate telephoto optic that’ll be suited to poorly lit shooting situations.

As we’ve seen from other lenses in the Fujifilm stable such as the lovely 14mm f/1.4 and 23mm f/1.4, the 56mm f/1.2 features a durable, metal construction with aperture and focusing rings, while there’s an all-new optical design with 11 elements in 8 groups.

This includes two extra low-dispersion elements and one double-sided aspherical element, plus four elements with a convex surface facing the subject, aimed at reducing spherical and chromatic aberrations. As well as this, Fujifilm also claims this will ensure the best possible image resolution, even at f/1.2.

The Fujinon XF56mm f/1.2R will set you back £999 and should be available from February this year.