Is the Fujifilm 50mm f/1.0 Worth the Premium Over the 56mm f/1.2?

I am a long-time user and fan of Fujifilm’s excellent XF 56mm f/1.2 R lens. I’ve never even thought twice about another portrait lens for the system since I bought it, that is, until I saw the specs on the company’s new XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR lens.

It would seem so, at least according to YouTuber and Fujifilm ambassador Jonathan Branch IV. In his video, YouTuber and Fujifilm ambassador Jonathan Branch compares the 56mm f/1.2 to the 50mm f/1.0 in an unscientific portrait shoot on his Fujifilm X-T3s.

While to my eye, most of the photos appear to be almost exactly the same, Branch does talk about how much more he likes the 75mm equivalent focal length in the 50mm compared to the 85mm of the 56mm. It’s a bit of an odd duck as a portrait lens, since most times, the classic focal…


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