The Best Budget Lenses For Fujifilm Photographers

Fujifilm has been building up a solid following over the years since introducing their X-Series to the world. In the last couple years its popularity has grown at a break neck pace as their latest generation X-T2 and X-Pro2 have been alluring photographers into finally ditching their heavy DSLR systems. But just as DSLR owners want to know the best budget options for their systems, new Fujifilm owners are probably wondering what the best budget lenses for fujifilm photographers are as well.

We have a giant master list of what we feel the best budget lenses are for every system, and you can find that here, but in this post we wanted to highlight our picks for the best budget lenses for the Fujifilm X-Series system. And if you want to explore pretty much every lens for Fujifilm, then you can check out our Guide to Fujifilm X Mount Lenses.

Fujifilm Brand Lenses

One of the things that has set Fujifilm’s lenses apart is that with few exceptions they are all very well done and excellent performers. What Fujifilm loses with lack of third-party lens support they make up for with affordable and absolutely outstanding Fujinon brand options.

Fujifilm 27mm F2.8

As currently the only pancake lens for the Fujifilm X series system, it’s a bit pricey but for the small size and focusing/image quality performance like this you really can’t go wrong. It isn’t amongst the sharpest lenses in the lineup, but it is still sharper than many other offerings you may come across.

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Fujifilm 35mm F1.4

This lens is still our favorite for the system. It was one of the original three released with the inception of the system and has since received various firmware updates to improve it. At this point, there is almost nothing to complain about.

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Fujifilm 18mm F2

As another lens for the system to launch right out of the gate, its small size and image quality is also something to seriously consider. Of all of the X series lenses, this one is often sold for the steepest discount if you get lucky.

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Fujifilm 60mm F2.4 Macro

This is one of the company’s first lenses, and when you add a flash into the scene, it’s surprisingly sharp. What I really like is how it renders skin tones.

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Third Party Lenses

Fujifilm may not have quite the same vast array of third-party options as other systems, but that does not mean there are not some great budget friendly third-party lenses from the likes of companies like Rokinon/Samyang.

Rokinon 50mm F1.2

Oh man, if you’re going to get any single portrait lens for the Fujifilm X series, this is the one lens that you’ll really want. It’s sharp, contrasty and offers really fantastic image quality.

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Looking for more?

These are just our picks for the top budget lenses for the Fujifilm system in general, if you are looking for good lens options with a specific photographic specialty in mind we highly recommend checking out some of our other lens recommendation posts like: The Essential Budget Portrait Kit: Fujifilm X Photographer, After The Kit: 5 Killer Lens Upgrades For The Fujifilm X-Series, Best Wide Angle Lenses For Fujifilm? We’ve Got You Covered!, and The Best Lenses for the Fujifilm X Pro 2 and the Fujifilm X-T2.

If you are looking for more budget recommendations for another system make sure and check out our full listing, here.

Anthony Thurston

Anthony is a Portland, Oregon based Boudoir Photographer specializing in a dark, moody style that promotes female body positivity, empowerment, and sexuality. Besides The Phoblographer, he also reviews gear and produces his own educational content on his website.