The Best Fujifilm Lenses For Every Genre Of Photography

The lineup of Fujifilm lenses is impressive, and no matter what you shoot, you’ll find a great one.

Are you thinking about joining the Fujifilm family? Are you already a member but aren’t sure which lenses to pick up? Have no fear, we’re here to help. Navigating the lens marketplace can be difficult, and it can be challenging to choose the right lens for a given genre of photography. However, this roundup will show you which Fujifilm lenses are the best for specific jobs. Whether you shoot sports, events, weddings, landscapes, macro, or anything else, there are Fujifilm lenses for you. After the break, you’ll see that we have broken down the 10 most popular genres of photography, and the Fujifilm lenses we believe will give you the best results.

Captured with the Fujifilm 90mm f2

The line up of Fujifilm lenses is impressive. One thing is for sure is that you won’t be disappointed with any purchase you make. All of the Fujifilm lenses listed below are absolute gems. Just remember to add a crop factor of x1.5 to the focal length of these Fujifilm lenses before you buy them, and you’ll be good to go. Here’s a look at the best Fujifilm lenses for every genre of photography.

Landscape and Cityscape Photography – Fujifilm 8-16mm f2.8 R LM WR

Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • Solid image quality
  • Fast autofocus, which is expected
  • Lets you hand hold 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: $1,999

Environmental Portraits and Documentary Photography – Fujifilm 23mm F1.4 R WR

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
  • Snap back focusing ring

Cons

  • Expensive

Buy now: $899

Wedding Photography – Fujifilm 35mm F1.4

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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: $499

Street Photography – Fujifilm 35mm F2 R WR

Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • It’s very affordable
  • Weather sealing
  • Fast autofocus performance on the newer cameras (sorry X Pro 1 users)
  • 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: $399

Captured with the Fujifilm 35mm f2

Pro Tip: Having a nice camera and gorgeous lenses is one thing, but you must understand how to get the most out of your gear. If you are just about to join the Fujifilm family, fear not. There are excellent guides that can teach you how to get the most from your camera. There are guides for the X-T4, the X-Pro series, the X-H1, and many more. Pick one up and prepare yourself. This way, you can go out and shoot with confidence.

Concert Photography – Fujifilm 56mm R 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 (at the time of review)
  • Excellent resolution and sharpness when studio lighting is used with it
  • Dreamy bokeh
  • Great feel in the hand
  • In good to fair lighting, its focusing abilities are about as fast as the Fujifilm 35mm f1.4
  • Almost no reason to stop it down

Cons

  • Even though it is an f1.2 lens, we wish that the aperture were faster
  • Misfocusing happens a bit more than we’d like it to in low light situations
  • Fairly expensive

Buy now: $849

Macro Photography – Fujifilm 60mm F2.4

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Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • Very sharp
  • Great color
  • Minimal distortion
  • Amazing feel in the hands

Cons

  • Slow to focus
  • Don’t focus as closely as Zeiss’s 50mm f2.8 Touit option

Buy now: $649

Portrait Photography – 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
  • 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 that 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: $799

Event Photography – 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
  • The focusing ring moves a bit too slowly

Buy now: $1,299

Captured with the Fujifilm 50-140mm f2.8

Pro Tip: One of the best things you can do for your lenses and your camera is cleaning them. Cleaning your lenses will ensure that you get dust and smudge-free images every time you hit the shutter. Cleaning will also keep your lenses in working order for years to come. You don’t have to spend a lot to get a good cleaning kit. This one has everything you need, and it’s under $15.

Professional Sports Photography – Fujifilm 200mm F2 R LM OIS WR

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Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • Great image quality
  • Crisp
  • Weather Sealing
  • Fast autofocus
  • Image Stabilization means you can hand hold this lens with the X-T3
  • Fairly compact
  • Focus switches
  • Amazingly lightweight and not at all difficult to carry around

Cons

  • Quite pricey

Buy now: $5,999

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

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Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • Not as heavy as you’d think
  • Weather sealing
  • Feels great in the hand
  • Sharp output
  • Beautiful bokeh
  • Aperture doesn’t change all that much
  • Fast autofocus performance on both the X Pro 2 and the X Pro 1

Cons

  • Holding it vertically is tough
  • Zooming in and out moves the scene that you’re viewing due to the motion involved with tuning the zoom ring. A push/pull design would have been nicer

Buy now: $1,899