The Phoblographer’s Guide to Fujifilm X Mount Lenses

If you use any of Fujifilm’s excellent X-Trans cameras, this guide to Fujifilm X Mount lenses is for you.

Over the last few years, Fujifilm has been working incredibly hard to build up their X series line up of cameras. As great as their cameras are, we all know that they are nothing without quality lenses. Fortunately, Fujifilm has amassed a collection of superb primes and zoom lenses that really help make the platform shine. With the partnership of companies like Zeiss and Rokinon, the Fujifilm X series lens lineup has also grown to include a few solid third party lens options too. If you currently use a Fujifilm camera or are thinking about making the switch and just aren’t sure which Fujifilm X Mount lenses you want to spring for, this guide is for you.

Over the last few years, we’ve reviewed almost all of the Fujifilm X Mount lenses that have come to market. As the platform continues to go from strength to strength, we’ll continue to complete our comprehensive real-world reviews on the newest Fujifilm X Mount lenses too. This Fujifilm X Mount lenses buyers guide puts all of our reviews in one easy to find location. Check out all of the reviews we’ve completed for first, and third party Fujifilm X Mount lenses below.

 

Zeiss 12mm f2.8 Touit

 

In our review, we said:

“The user of this lens may be the typical Zeiss customer: the higher end that appreciates better build quality and image quality for the money. When they purchase this lens, they’ll be rewarded with fast autofocusing and excellent image quality on top of the already mentioned stellar construction.”

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Fujifilm 14mm f2.8

 

In our review, we said:

“The real beauty of this lens comes from manually focusing. The pull back focusing ring and the depth of field scale often make street photography exciting again when using the Zone Focusing/Hyperfocal Length style of shooting.”

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Fujifilm 16mm f1.4 R WR

 

In our review, we said:

“The Fujifilm 16mm f1.4 is quite the excellent lens when it comes to image quality. It’s sharp, offers great color no matter what the color profile, and has very little that would make you hate it when it comes to image quality.”

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Fujifilm 16mm F2.8 R WR

 

In our review, we said:

“For documentary and travel work, I think that the Fujifilm 16mm f2.8 R WR lens is more than quick enough to make you want to tote it along vs using your phone’s camera.”

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Fujifilm 18mm f2

 

In our review, we said:

“When pairing the XF 18mm f2 with my X-Pro 1, I just feel motivated to capture everything around me, and I found myself zipping about, shooting things I would have otherwise ignored when lugging around my Canon DSLRs.”

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Fujifilm 23mm f1.4

 

In our review, we said

“When you first mount the 23mm f1.4 to your camera, something really magical happens after you get the first photo that you really love. Using the lens will bring back a nostalgia that you may have had when first creating your earliest film images. All that we can really say is that it is pure magic. With that, note that the 23mm f1.4 lens has excellent sharpness (though it could be better wide open), wonderful color rendition when using one of the Neutral color profiles, exhibits a touch of micro-contrast, and has some extremely creamy bokeh.”

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Fujifilm 23mm f2 R WR

 

In our review, we said:

“The speed when focusing with this lens on the X Pro 2 is very impressive. It’s by far the absolute best lens in Fujifilm’s lineup for street photography and candid shooting due to its autofocus speed.”

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Fujifilm 27mm f2.8

 

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In our review, we said:

“We don’t have a single problem with the sharpness that this lens offers. At f2.8 it already is very sharp and only gets better until f5.6. After that, don’t even bother unless your exposure really needs it.”

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Fujifilm 35mm f1.4

 

In our review, we said:

“The 35mm f1.4 is truthfully best experienced if not wide open, nowhere past f5.6. Otherwise, you’re doing an extreme injustice to yourself by not taking advantage of the beautiful bokeh and extreme sharpness that the lens has to offer wide open.”

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Fujifilm 35mm f2 R WR

 

In our review, we said:

“The Fujifilm 35mm f2 R WR is a solid lens as far as image quality goes. It has nine aperture blades, renders very sharp photos even on the X Pro 1, and overall gives you images that aren’t worth complaining about at all.”

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Mitakon 35mm F0.95 II

 

In our review, we said:

“The Mitakon 35mm F0.95 II is a great lens, especially when you consider the price tag. That is only a little more than the Fujifilm lens offerings and you are getting a lens that gives you a lot more versatility in low light and in playing with your depth of field.”

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Fujifilm 50mm f2 R WR

 

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In our review, we said:

“The Fujifilm 50mm f2 R WR has fantastic image quality that really, truly speaks for itself. There isn’t a single reason for photographers to complain. It’s sharp, has nice bokeh, doesn’t suffer from any sort of issues the 23mm f2 suffers from when it comes to image quality, and most importantly it’s got great colors.”

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Rokinon/Samyang 50mm f1.2

 

In our review, we said:

“This lens is razor sharp, has a decent build quality, a very smooth focusing ring, gorgeous bokeh and has a fantastic price attached to it. If you’re an APS-C camera user, then you’ll be hard pressed to find something better for portraits.”

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Zeiss 50mm f2.8 Touit Macro

 

In our review, we said:

“When it comes to the color rendition, this lens is absolutely phenomenal and we consider it to be the optic’s biggest strength. The beauty of the colors is something that is not only lifelike but will make you want to reach into the image and touch the subject.”

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Fujifilm 56mm f1.2

 

In our review, we said:

“Fujifilm’s 56mm f1.2 is the sharpest mirrorless camera lens that we’ve tested. Not only that but it exhibits beautiful bokeh, pretty good color rendition, almost no distortion, focuses quickly, and is built well.”

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Fujifilm 60mm f2.4 Macro

 

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In our review, we said:

“One of the best things about this lens is its build. The 60mm f2.4 comes with a large lens hood that makes it feel like a true portrait lens but otherwise is pretty much as large as the lens itself. This lens looks and feels like something Leica would make if the M mount system has autofocus lenses.”

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Fujifilm 80mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro

 

In our review, we said:

“Overall the image quality of the Fujifilm 80mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro is outstanding, truly. The lens is sharp, even wide open from edge to edge. Distortion, CA and other abnormalities are well controlled for the most part. I don’t have a bad thing to say about the Image Quality you can expect out of this lens.”

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Fujifilm 90mm f2 R LM WR

 

In our review, we said:

“Of all the portrait lenses that we’ve tested for the system, it’s by far the best. Yes, there is an f1.2 lens out there, but it can’t compare to the pure image quality that the 90mm f2 renders in the best of situations. You’ll fall in love all over again with the bokeh, sharpness and consistent performance that gives you very little reason to do any sort of editing to the images right out of the camera.”

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Fujifilm XF 200mm F2 OIS WR

 

In our review, we said:

“With such a massive price tag, the Fujifilm XF 200mm f2 OIS WR is incredibly capable of delivering the fantastic image quality that we’ve known Fujifilm capable of producing for years now. Combine this with your camera’s Classic Chrome setting or something like that and you’ll be producing images that look almost like they belong in a vintage issue of Nat Geo or something.”

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Fujifilm 8-16mm f2.8 R LM WR

 

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In our review, we said:

“The Fujifilm 8-16mm f2.8 R LM WR is meant to do serious work; it absolutely, totally can do that. It completes Fujifilm’s weather sealed, working zoom lens trinity and brings with it some major weather sealing and performance. In complete transparency, there isn’t a single thing wrong or awful with this lens at all. I can see so many photographers having fun with it while traveling, while working, etc.”

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Fujifilm 10-24mm f4 R OIS

 

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In our review, we said:

“Like all of Fujifilm’s lenses, the 10-24mm f4 is built like a tank and it’s in line with Fuji’s retro aesthetic. The barrel is all metal, save for the zoom ring, and this metal construction is part of the reason for its heft. It feels good in the hand, and the long barrel could lead some to think you’re shooting at a much longer focal length.”

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Fujifilm 16-55mm f2.8 LM WR

 

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In our review, we said:

 

“The Fujifilm 16-55mm f2.8 LM WR is an exceptional lens in pretty much every way when it comes to the image quality. The lens is sharp–sharper than most of the company’s primes in fact. It also gives us great bokeh, excellent colors and everything that a photographer could ask for including weather sealing.”

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Fujifilm 18-55mm f2.8-4 OIS

 

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In our review, we said:

“Fujifilm’s XF 18-55mm f2.8-4 R LM OIS is the most refreshing take we’ve seen on an otherwise forgettable form. Kit lenses are often cast aside in favor of faster options with better build quality, but with this lens, we found that we kept it on for longer than we thought we would. Fujifilm gives each new owner complete optical control, and this lens performs exceptionally well at every point on the spectrum. With accurate colors, sharp lines, and bokeh that just won’t quit, the 18-55mm is a fantastic kit option.”

Buy Now ($699): Adorama

 

Fujifilm 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR

 

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In our review, we said:

“The Fujifilm 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 lens produces some astounding image quality. Sure it’s not the sharpest glass in the X-series lineup but it captures more then enough detail to produce a nice image with decent bokeh and excellent colors.”

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Fujifilm 50-140mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR

 

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In our review, we said:

“Ah, the wonderful world of bokeh at f2.8. With seven rounded aperture blades, the 50-140mm f2.8 renders bokeh very nicely, which makes it great for portraitists, wedding photographers, and folks who hold bokeh as one of the essential elements of an image.”

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Fujifilm 55-200mm f3.5-4.8 OIS

 

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In our review, we said:

“This lens produced great results, and while it is a little bulky, it’s worth the weight with what it can give you out of the camera. On the street, in the studio or at an event, you’ll find that this lens can give you what you’re looking for.”

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Fujifilm 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR

 

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In our review, we said:

“When you consider the fact that there really is nothing quite like the Fujifilm 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 lens on the market, you get a greater reason to want to give it an Editor’s Choice award. But then you look at the image quality it can deliver, add in weather sealing, and you’ve got a serious winner. With great autofocus, a compact size and image stabilization, you’re getting quite the package overall.”

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