When It Comes to Landscape Photography and Fujifilm, Use These Lenses

These Fujifilm lenses, when paired with any Fujifilm X mount camera, will give you the results you want when it comes to landscape photography.

When is the best time for landscape photography? Anytime is the best time for landscape photography! And if you have a Fujifilm camera and want to capture the splendor of the world around you, this roundup will help you. There are a ton of great Fujifilm lenses on the market, but when it comes to landscape photography, these are the cream of the crop. Join us after the break to see which Fujifilm lenses we recommend for landscape photography.

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Captured with the Fujifilm X-T3 and the Rokinon 12mm f2

All the X mount lenses we have selected will help you capture some truly stunning images. When paired with cameras like the X-T3, the X-H1, or the X-Pro 3, you will be amazed at just how much detail you will be able to capture. The lenses listed below are incredibly sharp, can produce beautiful, natural colors and tones, and most of them are weather sealed. If landscape photography is your thing, and a Fujifilm camera is your tool of choice, check out some of our favorite lenses for this genre below.

Rokinon 12mm F2

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Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • Great colors
  • Small build
  • Lightweight
  • Nice aperture clicks
  • Sharp

Cons

  • There are lenses with better bokeh for sure

Buy now: $326.44

Fujifilm 14mm F2.8

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Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • Excellent sharpness when stopped down
  • Fairly fast focusing
  • The addition of the working manual focus ring and depth of field scale has us totally stoked–and you should be too
  • Very little distortion until you get very close. It is more apparent toward the corners

Cons

  • More color fringing than we’d like–though this can be easily eliminated with software
  • For a mirrorless camera lens, it is a tad larger than we’d like
  • We wish it could focus closer, even with the macro setting activated
  • We wish the focusing and aperture rings were smoother

Buy now: $899

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Pro Tip: Landscape photography is all about details. To create stunning landscape images, you’ll need to make sure your horizons are level, and that your gear is secured. The only real way to do this safely is with a quality tripod. Quality tripods, believe it or not, don’t cost a fortune. In fact, you can get this Vanguard VEO 2 CB 235, which we absolutely love, for under $150. It will be a great addition to your landscape photography setup.

Fujifilm 16mm F2.8 R WR

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Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • Small
  • Lightweight
  • Weather sealed
  • Fun to use
  • Affordable
  • Good for documentary work and travel
  • Incredibly fast autofocus

Cons

  • Not sure why there isn’t an effective manual focus distance scale for hyperfocal length shooting
  • It’s a wide-angle lens with a relatively slow aperture for an APS-C camera system
  • You can get the 16mm f1.4 on eBay for good prices. You also get two stops more of light and weather sealing in addition to snappy autofocus

Buy now: $399

Fujifilm 8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR

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Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • Solid image quality
  • Fast autofocus, which is expected
  • Lets you handhold it to very low shutter speeds due to the reciprocal rule of shutter speeds
  • Weather sealed

Cons

  • This lens is pretty darned expensive

Buy now: $1,799

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Beavers Bend, OK. Shot with the 55-200mm

Pro Tip: Being out in nature means you’ll be exposing your gear to all kinds of dirt, dust, and who knows what else. As mentioned above, landscape photography is all about the details, so you need to make sure your lenses are dust and dirt free before you capture images. You can grab a basic camera cleaning kit for little money these days. Make sure you’re prepared to clean while out and about by having a basic cleaning kit in your camera bag at all times.

Fujifilm 10-24mm F4 R OIS

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Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • Solid metal construction with a large rubberized zoom ring
  • Built-in image stabilization and a smooth aperture ring
  • Sharp images and vibrant colors

Cons

  • Fairly heavy
  • It’s quite expensive

Buy now: $999

Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS

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Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • Aperture ring
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Sharp images
  • Smooth bokeh

Cons

  • No depth of field scale
  • The aperture ring is unmarked

Buy now: $699

Pro Tip: When you’re hiking and taking in nature, it can be easy to take tons of pictures in very little time. One thing you don’t want to do is run out of storage space. RAW files from the Fujifilm cameras can easily take up roughly 50Mb of space per image, so if you have a small SD card, you will fill it up quickly. Keep spare SD cards in your camera bag or in your pockets so that you don’t run out of space. SD cards are cheap, so stock up on them while you can.

Fujifilm 16-55mm F2.8 LM WR

Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • Solid image quality
  • Nice bokeh, sharpness, and color rendition
  • Weather sealed
  • Fujifilm’s best general zoom lens yet
  • Fujifilm gave this an actual aperture ring instead of what they did with their previous kit lens zooms and gave the user a switch

Cons

  • Feels weird in the hand due to its size
  • An internal zooming mechanism would have made this feel better
  • A steep price

Buy now : $1,199

Fujifilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS

Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • Excellent image quality
  • Large rubberized zoom ring makes for smooth operation
  • Gorgeous bokeh
  • Affordable at $699, considering what this lens is
  • Faster aperture than its equivalent zooms across companies which usually come in at f4.5-5.6

Cons

  • It is massive for any X-series camera
  • It would’ve been great to see with this with a constant aperture, though that would jack up the price considerably

Buy now: $699

Fujifilm XF 50-140mm F2.8

Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • Internal zooming keeps things reasonably compact
  • Wonderfully sharp images
  • Very nice bokeh, if that matters to you
  • Tripod collar makes for a good grip
  • Weather-sealed

Cons

  • Prepare to drop serious cash. This lens ain’t cheap
  • The focusing ring moves a bit too slowly

Buy now: $1,599