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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 60 mm f/2.4 R Macro

8 October 2012
Szymon Starczewski

10. Autofocus

Out of the series of the first three „primes”, designed for the Fuji X-Pro1 system, the Fujinon 2.4/60 has the most unreliable autofocus. Its official focusing speed is perhaps not that bad – when everything is fine the lens manages to set focus in half of a second. The problem is that very often everything goes rather wrong. In the same lighting conditions which were perfectly acceptable for the 2/18 and the 1.4/35 models the Fujinon 2.4/60 can miss the right focus position several times, never finding what it was looking for, often unable to set focus at all. This lens is good for photographing immobile objects situated in a well-lit environment. Shooting good portraits of children which move fast, though, will be very difficult.

Even in studio conditions the accuracy of the autofocus doesn’t impress – the number of misses reached a quite significant level of 15%. It must be said, though, that we performed our test before firmware 2.00 version for Fujifilm X-Pro1 was available; it is supposed to improve the performance of the autofocus of the camera plus the lens set significantly.

As consolation we are left with the fact that the lens didn’t show any front or back focus tendency.

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 60 mm f/2.4 R Macro - Autofocus