Ivan Joshua Loh was one of the first X-Photographers to have the chance to play with the new Fujinon XF 50mm f/2 WR, the latest addition to the f/2 series that aims to provide an affordable option to X series users.
The new lens is weather-sealed and – just like the 23mm and 35mm that came before it – is small, light and comes with a fast AF motor. Ivan did a quick comparison to test out the sharpness and bokeh of the new lens side-by-side with the 56mm f/1.2 APD and the 60mm f/2.4 macro. The latter is one of the first three lenses ever released by Fujifilm when the X-Pro1 was announced. Despite being older and having a significantly slower AF motor, it is still a valid choice when it comes to sharpness and bokeh capabilities. The 56mm APD is an upgrade of the standard 56mm that aims to deliver a better bokeh for portraits.
While the difference in price and nature of the three lenses should easy give us a winner, Ivan came to a different conclusion:
There are no winner in the simple shoot out. Rather each lens have its own strength and weakness.
Curious to see the results? Then click here or on the picture below to read Ivan Joshua Loh’s article and see which lens you prefer.