5 Great Third Party Lenses For Fujifilm X Mount That Will Inspire You

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Perhaps the biggest downer about Fujifilm cameras is that the X series system is a closed one. While Sony has opened the gates so that Sigma, Tamron, and others can create lenses without reverse engineering their AF system, Fujifilm does not want to go this route. This is fine, simply because Fujifilm creates gorgeous lenses. However, having choices in lenses (and price points) is always a win for the consumer. Still, there are, in fact, some third party lenses for the Fujifilm X mount; and they’re incredible. Not much attention is given to these mostly manual focus Fujifilm X mount gems. They should really be on your radar, though, if you want to branch out a little when it comes to lenses. After the break, we’ll share 5 third party lenses for the Fujifilm X mount that will leave you speechless.

Rokinon 12mm f2

Fujifilm X Mount

In our review, we said:

“The Rokinon 12mm f2 is a nice lens. It has good sharpness when stopped down and balances that with a characteristic film softness when shot wide open. Then there’s the small size, the effective depth of field scale, and the overall nice feeling in the hand.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
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Rokinon lenses 12mm f2

Buy now: $249

Zeiss Touit 12mm f2.8

Fujifilm X Mount

In our review, we said:

“This is one heck of a sharp lens. We almost never wanted to stop it down beyond f2.8, but in many sunny situations, we needed to. Its sweet spot is around f4 or f5.6. But even then, it doesn’t get drastically sharper than at f2.8. When you incorporate this lens sharpness with the way that the Fujifilm X Trans Sensor renders sharpness in images, you’ve got an extremely killer combination.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief

Buy now: $849

Lensbaby Trio

Fujifilm X Mount

In our review, we said:

“Overall, I think the Lensbaby Trio is a pretty incredible optic not due to the crazy charts and lab tests, but more because the lens has some character to it. If you embrace this character then you’ll be really happy with the image quality it can deliver.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief

Buy now: $199.96

Zeiss 50mm f2.8 Touit

Fujifilm X Mount

In our review, we said:

“The Zeiss 50mm f2.8 Touit has excellent sharpness, creamy bokeh in the right situations, super punchy and vivid color rendition that takes full advantage of the Fujifilm X Trans Sensor, and also does a great job in how it handles skin tones. In fact, we don’t have a single major complaint about this lens’s image quality: and we doubt you will either when it is used in the correct settings.

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
Fujifilm x mount

Buy now: $849

Fujifilm X Mount
Captured with the Rokinon 12mm f2

Manual focus lenses for the Fujifilm X mount platform will help you become more in tune with your images. This is one of the key benefits of using manually focusing lenses. You’ll also find that your creativity will go through the roof. Take the time to master these lenses, utilize focus peaking, and you’ll be rewarded handsomely.

Samyang 50mm f1.2

Fujifilm X Mount

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.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
Fujifilm X Mount

Buy now: $379.79