So the battle of the sub f/2.0 portrait lenses for the Fujifilm X series is heating up with some of the best lenses I have used to capture anything from my son to a CEO of a huge law firm in Texas USA.
So what are our option’s in Fujifilm’s native short tele portrait lenses…
35mm F1.4 – A ‘magical’ lens, perfect for anyone who loves the 50mm full-frame equiv. look to their images. This lens renders beautifully in every environment and a must for any Fuji X photographers bag; this would be my daily carry lens on an X-T3 body and small messenger bag.
56mm F1.2 – My longest lens currently, this lens has been my bread and butter portrait lens from headshots to weddings for the past 5 years and what can I say that hasn’t already been said before… an amazing lens that renders just amazing with great bokeh & colours. My only niggle in the 5 years is the AF jitter from this lens, causing me to always double-check I got the shot and its in focus.
50mm f1.0 – ‘The One’… Oh, the name fits the lens 100%, a bright, fast lens that renders outstanding images even wide open with equally outstanding bokeh. This lens is the 35 & 50 in one lens as they say in other reviews online, I would go as far as it has some 90mm F2 characteristics in there also making it ‘THE ONE’ – a perfect lens for any bag.
At the time of writing this my go-to ‘Trio’ lens setup for every job:
16mm F1.4 WR – Amazing
35mm F1.4 – Beautiful
50mm F1.0 – Wow
This setup allows me to cover any situation my clients ask from me & I believe these are the best of the bunch for a Fujifilm X photographers perspective in the quality these lenses produce in the end results.
Thanks for your time, any questions, please comment on this post.
“My name is Paul Marshall, International Commercial, Fashion, Portrait & wedding photographer. Based in Belfast, UK with clientele in europe & the US. I am a full time Fujifilm X photographer.”