XF 90mm F2 R LM WR | Patrice Michellon

By | July 16, 2015

Articles rarely fall short of superlatives when a Fujifilm lens shows its filter thread. For several months the Fujifilm XF 90mm F2 R LM WR came with its share of speculation and rumors. “Wait and you’ll see” is typically the background noise which spread on the internet. Actually the pictures taken by Fujifilm Ambassador Fred Boehli were already making me drool weeks before I could get a chance to test the lens. He even warned me: “Don’t touch the lens or you might suffer from serious GAS*”. I’m not going to waste your time further, no need to dither; this 90mm is Fujifilm’s best lens in their lineup. End of discussion. If you already own it you know what I’m talking about. If you don’t, get one now. Obviously everyone won’t need such a fixed lens but for those of you who are searching for the best option to capture portraits, stop looking around! This 137mm full frame equivalent and its crazy sharpness will certainly please to wedding photographers as well. If you felt the 56mm was too short, you now have the perfect alternative. Like all other Fujifilm lenses, the XF90mm F2 R LM WR is extremely well built, all metal, with smooth rings. Also it is weather resistant (Seven distinct weather seals) and comes with a new Quad Linear Motor autofocus system. Combined with the latest X-T1 firmware (v.4) I found it hard to miss a shot. For some, the only downside will be its weight (540 grams) and size. If you thought the XF 16-55mm F2.8 WR was already too big you’ve just been served……….

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