Excerpt: This specialized lens has two great uses: macro and portrait photography. It's small, light weight on the Fujifilm mirrorless bodies I own make it useful for macrophotography either hand held, copy stand, or tripod. Also, the large aperture/longer focal length makes for great blurred background flattering portraits. For serious close ups, use manual control.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I recently purchased this lens to extend my Fuji system and specifically to photograph coins. I found it is very well built, excellent quality and focuses quickly. I was absolutely delighted to find that Fuji has also recently released two new extension tubes, making this lens an all around superb macro. I have been very pleased with the entire Fuji system and look forward to see what they have up their sleeve next.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I wanted to use this in a similar fashion that i use my Tamron 90mm macro with my Nikon d90 slr. I love doing field nature photgraphy with my macro- flowers, spiders, insects, etc- and this lens is very difficult to use. The slightest movement by the photographer or the subject and the sense starts the autofocus process- all the way through the entire focal rang- until it locks on again.
Summary: I bought this to use as a macro lens. It is great for that. It is sharp. The auto focus is relatively slow, but not a problem on a tripod for macro. As a gp lens not so much. The Fuji zooms do the job much better.
Excerpt: The XF 60mm 2.4 is not as talked about as the 56mm 1.2, however it has many things going for it. It is significantly less expensive, and smaller, and it does macro. It is very sharp, and at wide open f2.4, certainly fast enough. You can get very nice isolation with the short depth of field, and many people say good things of its bokeh. Auto focus is slow, but not that bad, and it can hunt for focus in low light. If you can accept these limitations, it's a great lens.
Summary: This lens is optically sharp! My favorite lens on the XE1. The only complaint would be the slow/hunting autofocus at times, but since I manually focus most of my lenses this is not an issue for me.
Excerpt: Other reviews say the focus is slow, I agree. Either have very steady hands or a tripod! With that being said, the lens is very pleasing, both for up close shots (yes you are not getting "MACRO" as in perhaps Canon or Nikon Macro lenses, but it still does a decent job. It is also nice in portrait situations...
Pros: Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction