Fujifilm XF 60mm F2.4 R Macro

Last Updated (01 December’12):
- Review & Sample Photos @ Photozone

Fujifilm XF 60mm F2.4 R Macro lens has angle of view up to 26.6° with minimum focus distance up to 10.51″ (26.7 cm) and 0.5x of Magnification, while the construction consists of 10 elements in 8 groups with 9 rounded diagram blades and filter size of 39mm. The lens measures (Diameter x Length) Approx. 2.52 x 2.79″ (64.1 x 70.9 mm) with weight 7.58 oz (215 g).

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Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Fujifilm XF 60mm F2.4 R Macro Reviews

Photozone reviews the Fujifilm XF 60mm F2.4 R Macro and writes;
“The Fujinon XF 60mm f/2.4 R macro is the best of the three initial lenses for the X-mount. The image quality is already very good at f/2.4 and bitingly sharp around f/4. The resolution remains impressive till about f/11. If you are into macro photography f/16 may be an option but better avoid f/22 due to heavy diffraction effects. Lateral CAs are very low and not relevant from a real world perspective.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Ephotozine reviews the Fujifilm XF 60mm F2.4 R Macro and writes;
“Those wishing to use this lens for portraiture and the occasional bit of macro work will find the performance of the Fuji 60mm pretty much perfect. Sharpness is excellent from corner to corner, CA is pretty much non-existent, and other optical problems like distortion and falloff are also very well controlled.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Photoreview reviews the Fujifilm XF 60mm F2.4 R Macro and writes;
“When focused correctly, shots were nicely sharp. Bokeh at wide apertures was as pleasing as you’d expect from a fast, short-telephoto prime lens. The large lens hood provided excellent shielding against stray light for backlit shots. Flare and ghosting were seldom encountered when it was in place.”
Rating: ★★★★½

User Opinions

Fujifilm XF 60mm F2.4 R Macro User Reviews

Stellar image quality
“Solid construction; 215g, light to moderate weight; 39mm filter thread; Huge lens hood included. About the size of the lens itself; Convenient external aperture ring; Manual focus ring well damp; Sharp wide open, quality comparable to 35mm lens or better; Stellar image quality, colours; Beautiful bokeh; No visible vignetting” – By Parka
Rating: ★★★★★

Solid lens.
“My last review of this lens discussed a lens that produces solid image quality marred with a slow auto and manual focus, however, the focus issues have been fixed by a firmware update.. The firmware released late September 2012 improved the function of the lens greatly bringing up the speed of manual and autofocus. Hunting can still occur when contrast focus misses, but those 10 seconds of hunting has been drastically cut down to what feels like ~3 seconds. Manual focus is fast and now quite usable.” – By Andrionni Ribo
Rating: ★★★★★

Very good first impression
“actually I need more time to fully evaluate the subtle quality of image. But the first impression is very good. Both optics and workmanship. It will take me at least one to two months to appreciate the optical characteristics.” – By Bill Au
Rating: ★★★★☆

Nice portrait lens
“While I am still learning to use this lens, the couple of portrait images I have taken are excellent. The lens takes great pictures but its build quality is not on par with the Canon top of the line lenses. All in in I’m pleased with the purchase.” – By James K. Murphy
Rating: ★★★★☆

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Manual

Fujifilm XF 60mm F2.4 R Macro User Manual (PDF)

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Features

Fujifilm XF 60mm F2.4 R Macro Features

The Fujifilm XF 60mm F2.4 R Macro is equivalent to 90mm in 35mm format and the fast, bright f/2.4 maximum aperture makes this lens ideal for shooting in low light situation with pleasant bokeh (the out-of-focus portion of a photo), while the 9-blade aperture design makes it also an ideal lens for dramatic portraits.

Key Features:

+ Short telephoto 90mm (equivalent in 35mm format) macro lens that focuses to 11″

+ Aspheric and ED elements to combat field curvature and chromatic aberration

+ Bright f/2.4 maximum aperture for low-light work, portraits, pleasing out-of-focus backgrounds

+ Magnification of 0.5x


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Comment by Vlad Didenko Subscribed to comments via email
2012-12-03 13:31:58

Great lens – love it for the small product photography (for ebay & such). One flaw is the recessed filter thread – more info in this G+ post.

 

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