Reviews and Problems with Fujifilm XF60mmF2.4 R Macro
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DDT, B&H Photo
19 November 2014
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.
Excerpt: I like this lens, and for the price I still feel it is a good deal, but there are a few issues that may cause it to get limited use. Not being a true macro lens, magnification is 1: 2, I find myself wanting more. Maybe my acceptance will grow with time, but I find myself thinking for my uses one of the faster primes might have been a better purchase.
Pros: Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Summary: This lens is great as all others in XF line. Auto focus has improved with latest FW but still gets lost in poor-light conditions. As portrait lens, this is a true winner. It just can't get much better than this considering price level. I use this lens also as macro lens with Raynox M-250. Perfect for flowers and small creatures. Now I need to wait for prices drop of new Fujinon primes(56, 23, 14 and 10-24) but until then, I'm very happy with this one.
Summary: Like a shallow depth of field no matter the f stop? This lens is for you. Granted there are many factors for getting a smooth creamy background but this lens, for me, seems to always give the smooth out-of-focus background. It's touted as a portrait lens but works great for landscape, cityscape, and street photography at a distance. It's a mid range prime. I like utilizing the zoom function, i.e., moving my feet. It forces one to think and pre-visualize. All good points.
Excerpt: For the current price, this is a good lens. It's well made and does the job for most of my close up work, although not technically a Marco lens, I believe. I am using it on my X-Pro1 for outside situations. Mostly still work, so I can't attest to its performance picking up a focus on a moving target, etc.
Excerpt: Fairly new to the Fuji mirror less X-format, I had been eyeing the new 56mm f1.2 lens. But since I already own the very fast 23mm lens, I couldn't get myself to spend almost $ for another fast lens. The 60mm f2.4 turns out to be a great alternative and with the 4250 instant rebate, it's just a deal that you can't let go.And I couldn't be happier with that decision.