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Fuji Announces XF56mm f1.2 X-Series Lens at CES 2014
by Sarah White -  1/3/2014

Fuji's new XF 56mm f1.2 (85mm equivalent) lens is quiet while also remaining fast and the metal aperture ring gives it a professional look while also allowing users to comfortably change between f-stops while shooting. Fujifilm advertises the lens as lightweight and compact with a minimum working distance of 70cm, making it a great choice for professional photographers on the go. To improve high-speed aperture functions, the XF56mm F1.2 R includes a built in focusing system that moves elements in the middle and rear of the lens without disturbing the large stationary elements in front.

The XF56mm F1.2 R specs include 11 elements in 8 groups, two extra low dispersion elements, and four elements with a convex surface that faces the subject. To reduce any instances of ghosting that can pop up when using a concave lens, Fujifilm used a special coating on the back of the front lens as well as a HT-EBC multi-layer coating. The lens also features a seven-blade aperture diaphragm, which can help photographers achieve professional level bokeh effects in their photos.

The Fujifilm XF56mm F1.2 R will work with all Fujifilm interchangeable lens cameras and will be available starting in February 2014 for $999.95.