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Fujifilm 56mm f1.2 R XF APD Lens


  • Lens is suitable for: Fujifilm X-Series Body
  • Fitting: Fujifilm X
  • Standard PRIME
  • Filter Size: 62mm

Product code: 222071 (4547410289855)

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Fujifilm 56mm f1.2 R XF APD Lens


RRP £1,329 (SAVE £80.00)

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Product Details

  • X-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 85mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.2 to f/16
  • Apodization Filter for Smooth Bokeh
  • One Double-Sided Aspherical Element
  • Two Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Super EBC Coating
  • Internal Focusing Mechanism
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm

The FUJINON 56mm F1.2 XF R APD is an autofocus lens for digital cameras with APS-C size sensor and provides a focal length equivalent to 85mm. The lens has a maximum aperture of F1.2 making it the world’s brightest autofocus lens for digital cameras with an APS-C sensor. In addition, the new apodising filter makes it the perfect choice for portraiture, with every strand of hair visible and a unique bokeh effect.

This lens is highly portable. When attached to an X Series camera body, it weighs about half as much as a single-lens reflex camera with a lens of the same focal length and F value, plus it’s quick to use thanks to the high-speed, quiet autofocus.

It produces not only beautiful bokeh part, but also maintain the sharpness with accurate focusing even in a shallow depth-of -field. This is a huge advantage of Mirrorless system over SLR thanks to focusing on image sensor itself rather than on separate PD sensor. The shutter on X Series bodies is equally quiet, so it’s easy to capture more natural shots of subjects.

Apodisation filter delivers more creative portraits

The XF56mm F1.2 R APD offers brilliant levels of sharpness even when shooting with the aperture at F1.2. In addition, the apodisation filter smooths the bokeh’s outlines. This combination of image sharpness and beautiful bokeh delivers portraits with a three-dimensional feel.

An optical construction of 11 glass elements in eight groups, including one aspherical glass molded lens element and two extra low dispersion lens elements has been used. Spherical aberrations are corrected by the aspherical glass element to deliver high resolution at the maximum aperture setting. Additionally, thanks to the combination of two extra-low dispersion lens elements and three cemented lens elements, chromatic aberrations are greatly reduced.

By applying Fujifilm’s unique HT-EBC (High Transmittance Electron Beam Coating) to all lens surfaces, ghosting and flare are controlled for sharp, clear results.

The lens also makes the most of Fujifilm’s unique X-TransTM CMOS low pass filter-less sensor for extremely high image quality. Ghosting and flare are controlled even under harsh conditions such as backlighting.

By combining this lens with an X Series camera body with Lens Modulation Optimiser (LMO) technology, the performance from the lens is improved even further. LMO corrects for diffraction to produce images with edge-to-edge sharpness and create a realistic three-dimensional effect, even at small apertures.

Autofocusing for a lens with an apodisation filter

In the past, an apodisation filter has only been used on a manual focus lens, this is the first to use high-precision contrast AF.

Combined with an X Series camera body, more natural shots of subjects are possible thanks to the near-silent shutter sound.

Film-like effects with the Film Simulation function

X Series interchangeable lens cameras are equipped with Film Simulation modes, which have been developed using Fujifilm’s knowledge from 80 years of manufacturing to deliver film-like colours and tones. Combining this lens with the Pro Neg. Film Simulation mode, which is specifically designed for portrait photography, reproduces beautiful skin tones.

High build quality and comfortable operation

The apodisation filter delivers its best results at wider apertures. To enable wide apertures to be used even in bright environments, an ND filter is included that adjusts brightness in three levels. To indicate the apodising effect, the lens features an aperture ring showing the effective FNo. in red. The difference between the FNo. and the effective FNo. indicates the effectiveness of the apodisation filter.

Both the focus and aperture rings are metal, plus metal is also used on the exterior of the lens body for a high-quality finish. The texture and torque on the rings makes for comfortable shooting even for delicate manual focusing.

Product Reviews

Image quality, Durable, Easy to use, Lightweight, Sharp image
Photography BLOG

The Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R is a superb addition to the X-series range, offering a classic portraiture focal length and an ultra-fast aperture that produces simply beautiful background bokeh with a minimum of fuss.


This lens is a fine addition to the X-series lens line up. It is incredibly sharp, whether you're shooting with the aperture wide open, or not. The APD filter, which sets this lens apart from the standard 56mm f/1.2 is a really interesting addition, which truly helps to improve the appearance of out...

Practical Photography

Fujifilm has two 56mm lenses for their X Series cameras, and although the APD is near identical in spec, it’s hiding a secret its rivals can’t compete with... APD stands for apodization filter, an inclusion that makes the bokeh smoother than a regular lens.

It is true that the Fujinon XF 56 mm f/1.2 R has many advantages – after all not every lens manages to break resolution records like it does. On the other hand the cons list consists of as many as four positions; taking into account the price of the 1.2/56 model it might be considered a bit...


This lens is a fine addition to the X-series lens line up. It is incredibly sharp when stopped down, and performs well wide open too. The build and handling are also of the same high standard we've come to expect from Fujifilm.

Practical Photography

Fujinon is the optics branch of Fujifilm, and as such is producing some exceptional glass to accompany its CSCs.


The smooth bokeh produced by the XF 56mm f/1.2 R APD lens will attract photographers interested in portraiture.

PC Magazine

The Fujifilm Fujinon XF 56mm F1.2 R has more light-gathering capability than any lens in the Fuji mirrorless system, and captures images with crisp details.

Photography Life

This is an in-depth review of the Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R lens made for Fuji's line of X-Series cameras. This short telephoto lens (85mm full-frame equivalent) was released in February of 2014 and quickly became known as one of the best prime portrait lenses on the market, mirrorless or...


This telephoto lens for the Fujifilm X-series interchangeable lens cameras, may seem familiar, as it's virtually the same as the current 56mm f/1.2 , which provides a field of view equivalent to an 84mm lens on a 35mm camera, sports a very bright f/1.2 maximum aperture and costs around £750.

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Castle Cameras

I concur with most of the online reviews that this is a superb lens. What it lacks in weather resistance it makes up for with fantastic rendering and bokeh. Beautiful portrait lens. It is often compared to the 50 f2 which is also a superb lens but used for a different purpose.


I spent over 20 years taking portraits all over the world. This lens is my go to choice for all my portrait needs. The sharpest 1.2 lens I owned for an affordable price.the bokeh is creating an extremely soft and blured background which make the subject pop I. Amy background.

Wex Photo Video

I knew this would be a great lens for portraits, but I also wanted something telephoto for general work (landscape, travel type pictures). The lens focuses quickly (not as fast as the Fuji 16/1.4 but quicker than the Fuji 35/1.4) and is sharp even wide open.

Wilkinson Cameras

Very nice high quality lens capable of producing wonderful images. It's early days for me, but it is proving to be razor sharp at f1.2 which is astonishing. The snap attached was taken while out walking yesterday evening in crummy light and apart from lifting the shadows is pretty much straight out...

Has to be one of the best lenses of any manufacturer on the market, it oozes quality and the results are stunning

Wex Photo Video

This is one of the classic Fuji lenses. When I first looked at Fuji, a lot of the pictures were taken with this lens or the 35/1.4. Fast forward to now and I finally manage to get one and I am so pleased that I have - I use it for some portrait work (which is its main purpose) but also for general...


I have had this for three years or more and it is my most used XF lens. It is not just for portraits I use it for street, landscape and just about everything else apart from macro.

A joy to work with - and you will be satisfied with the results. Absolute must for any Fujifilm-X owner!


This is one of the classic Fuji lenses. When I first looked at Fuji, a lot of the pictures were taken with this lens or the 35/1.4. Fast forward to now and I finally manage to get one and I am so pleased that I have - I use it for some portrait work (which is its main purpose) but also for general...

Wex Photo Video

The image quality is fantastic as others have said, but I find that the autofocus chatters a bit and there is a lag with the X-T1 body. When it locks on, it is great, but it does take a little while to get there. Not at all as immediate as the 50mm 1.2 on a Canon body I'm afraid

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