7 of Our Favorite Fujifilm Lenses for Magical Portrait Photography

If portrait photography is your game and you’re eyeing Fujifilm as your platform of choice, these are the Fujifilm lenses you will want to own.

Fujifilm cameras have become firm favorites with portrait photographers thanks to their great build qualities and the number of features packed inside the cameras. Aside from the feature sets of the cameras, the Fujifilm platform has become loved for portrait photography thanks to the excellent lenses available. Fujifilm lenses are well made, and they can help you create some unique images when used in conjunction with the impressive Fujifilm film simulations found in their cameras. If you love portrait photography and wonder which Fujifilm lenses you should add to your collection, this roundup is for you.

It doesn’t matter if you shoot with an X-T3, the X-Pro 3, the X-T30, or any other Fujifilm camera; pair it up with the lenses we have listed below, and you will fall in love with the results. These lenses have incredible optics; the colors they produce are splendid, they focus quickly, and they make the most of the excellent eye AF features found in Fujifilm cameras. When it comes to portrait photography and Fujifilm, trust us when we say these are the lenses you will want to have at your disposal.

Fujifilm 23mm F1.4

Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • Superb image quality
  • Beautiful bokeh
  • Lots of great sharpness with even a bit of what seems like micro-contrast
  • Well built
  • Snapback focusing ring

Cons

  • Expensive

Buy now: $899

Fujifilm 35mm F2 R WR

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Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • Great sharpness
  • Nine aperture blades make the bokeh as good as it can be
  • Small size
  • Weather resistance
  • The fastest focusing lens Fujifilm has offered as of the publication of this review

Cons

  • Just f2…a refresh to the 35mm f1.4 would have been more appreciated and pushed the system ahead

Buy now: $399

Fujifilm 35mm F1.4

Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • Exceptional image quality
  • Jaw-dropping sharpness
  • Focusing speed has improved with further firmware updates
  • The excellent metal build quality
  • The finish will make it look like an old lens over time

Cons

  • Still a bit too slow to focus in some situations, but when you have this kind of image quality, you really can’t complain

Buy now: $599

Captured with the Fujifilm X-T3 and the 56mm f1.2

Pro Tip: Portrait photography is a fantastic genre. It allows photographers to capture the essence of a person, though this is no easy task. Sure, we all have go-to poses that work for the majority of subjects, but sometimes you really have to struggle to find poses that work. Fortunately, there are guides and tutorials available that can arm you with knowledge on how to pose just about anyone, in any situation. This one from Lindsay Adler is a must-have for portrait photographers who want to learn all there is to know about posing. You’ll never be stuck without ideas again.

Fujifilm 50mm F2 R WR

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Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • Weather sealing
  • Fast autofocus performance on the newer cameras
  • Sharp optics and image quality
  • Nice bokeh
  • Only gets sharper when you use a flash
  • Pretty compact
  • Nice build quality

Cons

  • Not much, honestly

Buy now: $449

Fujifilm 56mm F1.2

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Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • Super sharp wide open. In fact, this is the sharpest lens for mirrorless cameras that we’ve tested
  • Excellent resolution and sharpness when studio lighting is used
  • Dreamy bokeh
  • Great feel in the hand
  • In good to fair lighting, its focusing abilities are about as fast as the company’s 35mm f1.4
  • Almost no reason to stop it down, and you’ll be encouraged to shoot wide open

Cons

  • Even though it is an f1.2 lens, we wish the aperture were faster
  • Misfocusing happens a bit more than we’d like in low light situations
  • Fairly expensive
  • Color rendition from the 35mm f1.4 is a tad better

Buy now: $999

Fujifilm 90mm F2 R LM WR

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Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • Superb image quality
  • Weather sealing
  • Great bokeh
  • Very sharp image quality
  • Makes great use of Fujifilm’s Classic Chrome and Astia film renderings
  • Well balanced with both the X Pro 1 and the X-T1
  • Lightweight lens
  • The focusing ring feels really big and beefy
  • Surprisingly fast and accurate focusing
  • Pretty much no distortion
  • Perhaps the single best portrait lens Fujifilm has made for the X series camera system–even better than the 56mm f1.2

Cons

  • Fujifilm’s largest prime lens to date of publishing this review
  • No image stabilization

Buy now: $949

Fujifilm XF 50-140mm F2.8

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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