Lens review

Fujifilm Fujinon XF 60 mm f/2.4 R Macro

Fujifilm Fujinon XF 60 mm f/2.4 R Macro
8 October 2012
Arkadiusz Olech

1. Introduction

Among three lenses, presented on the day of the launch of the Fujifilm mirrorless system, the 2.4/60 model I consider the least interesting (still it doesn’t mean worse). Firstly, this lens is a kind of compromise, It is understandable that the Fujifilm company wanted to present to the users of the new system the most options possible. They decided to produce a lens which is supposed to work as a macro device but can be a portrait instrument at the same time. Such compromises are always costly, though. The lens doesn’t provide 1:1 magnification factor, like a real macro one, and for a portrait lens it is slow. The other problem is the cooperation with the X-Pro1 camera. A hybrid viewfinder is its huge advantage – it cooperates very well with lenses featuring a shorter focal length. With a 60 mm device the camera works moderately well and to get a really good frame you have to use an electronic viewfinder.

Still please do not take this introduction to heart or treat it too seriously. Just because I personally don’t consider this lens interesting doesn’t mean it is also not very interesting for the others. What’s more only after the lecture of the next chapters you can find out how it compares to other system “primes” and whether the decision of Fujifilm was right at all.

We would like to thank Fujifilm Poland for lending us the equipment for testing purposes.

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