Portrait photography is no doubt one of the niches in photography that attract many aspirants to the industry, both as hobbyists and professionals–and finding budget friendly portrait lenses can be tough. That said, the majority of new photographers simply doesn’t have the budget to spend on top class professional portrait lenses, so today we are taking a look at some of the best budget oriented portrait lenses for the Fujifilm X-Series. If you have another camera system no worries, we will be following this up with budget portrait lens roundups for other systems as well.
As Fujifilm’s longest portrait prime lens to the date of publishing this review, the Fujifilm 90mm f2 R LM WR has been the envy of many Fujifilm photographers. At a $949 price point, the lens incorporates weather sealing but oddly enough no image stabilization. Why? We’re not sure–but it’s got lots of other stuff. This lens incorporates seven aperture blades, three extra low dispersion elements, Super EBC lens coatings, and 11 elements in 8 groups. Weighing 1.19lbs, it’s also fairly hefty for a lens designed for a mirrorless camera system.
One thing’s for sure though: if you’re a Fujifilm user, get ready to fall in love all over again.