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XF 56mm F/1.2 R WR: A Fast Prime Lens

The XF 56mm F/1.2 R WR is a fast prime lens with a mid-telephoto focal length of 56mm (equivalent to 85mm in the 35mm format). It builds on the popular F/1.2 open aperture of its predecessor (FUJINON XF 56mm F/1.2 R; the "previous model") with a shorter minimum focusing distance, improved image-resolving performance and stunning out-of-focus background. Every detail in focus is rendered in high resolution, while the open aperture creates beautiful bokeh in the background to make the subject stand out, giving added definition to the image.

The previous model was popular for portrait photography due to its F/1.2 open aperture and mid-telephoto characteristics. With the new lens, minimum focusing distance is improved to facilitate table-top photography and can also cater to various shooting situations, including street photography.

To achieve improved image-resolving performance over the previous model, the XF 56mm F/1.2 R WR consists of 13 elements in eight groups, including one ED element and two aspherical elements. Eight elements are used in the focusing group to minimise chromatic aberration, spherical aberration and chromatic aberration to produce advanced image-resolving capability from MOD to infinity. The minimum focusing distance is reduced to just 50cm from the sensor surface, 20cm shorter than the previous model.

Outstanding Image-Resolving Performance and Stunning Bokeh

Metal moulds used to manufacture the aspherical elements are polished to within one -hundred thousandth of a millimetre, which can reduce the onion-ring effect in bokeh. The lens design, consisting of 13 elements in eight groups, including two aspherical elements and one ED element, suppresses various aberration types, including chromatic and spherical aberration, to achieve edge-to-edge image sharpness and smooth background bokeh.

The lens also uses three high refractive elements as part of the focusing group of eight elements to minimise chromatic aberration and chromatic aberration. The result is advanced image resolution from MOD to infinity.

This is the first Fujifilm lens to use 11 diaphragm blades to achieve a near-perfect circle in the aperture, with the previous model featuring seven. The new model provides a near-perfect circle even when the lens is stopped down only slightly from being wide open to create beautiful bokeh in a wide range of situations.

Unrestrained Photographic Approach With The Fast Mid-Telephoto Lens

The new lens is a perfect choice for portraiture as it gives clear separation to the subject from its background. In addition, the minimum focusing distance has been reduced to just 50cm, 20cm shorter than the previous model, thanks to its improved resolving capability at MOD. The appeal of this fast mid-telephoto prime is its suitability for various situations beyond portrait photography.

Af Function Driven by an Evolved DC Motor For Fast and Accurate Autofocus

A DC motor is used to drive the focusing group of eight elements and an aperture unit for precise autofocusing. The lens can attain focus quickly and accurately to seize a decisive photo opportunity even when shooting with a shallow depth-of-field, in which accurate focusing is essential. The use of a bearing mechanism has successfully reduced friction that arises when the DC motor is driving lens elements. The reduction of lens-driving friction means minimal motor noise.

Advanced practical usability with dust and weather resistance and capability of operating at temperatures as low as -10°C

The lens is designed to take maximum advantage of the compact and lightweight X Mount System, weighing just 0.445kg and measuring 7.6cm despite being a fast prime lens with an open aperture of F/1.2.

The lens barrel is weather sealed in 9 places to ensure dust and weather resistance and the ability to operate at temperatures as low as -10°C. The front lens element is applied with a fluorine coating to repel water and offer protection against stains. Users can enjoy the lens with peace of mind to take photos outdoors in rainy or dusty conditions.

Focal Length 56mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 85mm)
Maximum Aperture f/1.2
Minimum Aperture f/16
Lens Mount Fujifilm X
Lens Format Coverage APS-C
Angle of View 28.5°
Minimum Focus Distance 1.6' / 50 cm
Maximum Magnification 0.14x
Optical Design 13 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 11, Rounded
Focus Type Autofocus
Filter Size 67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L) 7.94 x 7.6 cm
Weight 0.445 kg


* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice

  • Fujifilm XF 56mm F/1.2 R WR Lens

Manufacturer Warranty


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36 month Australian warranty

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