Excerpt: I read a great deal about how slow the lens focuses. While not a DSLR speed demon, it was quite fast. B&H's exemplary customer support and return policy gave me the confidence to purchase it but it is a keeper. Bitingly sharp from wide open til diffraction. 2.4 may not meet some folks narrow depth of field requirements but I found it sufficient for my needs YMMV on that. Highly recommended.
Summary: Purchased during the instant savings sale. Mainly use it for portraits. When it arrived. The first thing i did was pop it onto my X-Pro1. Boy was it slow to focus. Check the firmware and it showed it was outdated. So after i updated it, focused again and it was much improved. Only gripe i have with the lens is that its not a true 1:1 macro and the lens barrel protrudes out when focusing.
Excerpt: With the lens and my Fuji-X camera both updated with the latest firmware, the lens focuses much faster and more accurately for me. It is not the fastest focusing lens in the X line up but it now works just fine for my uses. The bokeh is nice and pleasing to the eye. While focusing the lens makes a little more noise than some of the other X lenses but it is not obnoxiously loud. Some of my high-end Nikon lenses make more noise. The macro is decent. Sharp lens.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Improved Firmware Update, Lightweight, Reliable
Excerpt: Portraits excellent with beautiful Bokeh. Pictures are tack-sharp, even at 1200 ISO ! I have the 14 mm, and the 55-200 zoom. This is now the lens I use the most. The Macro setting at 90 mm allows you to do close-ups without your own shadow covering the shot. I love it !
Summary: This is an AMAZING! lens. Color, saturation and sharpness are great. Make sure that you update it to the current firmware along with your body. After update 3.0 the focus issues with the lens (which were horrible before 3.0) are now all gone. I still can't believe it myself. I used this lens for portraits and not for macro work and its stellar. Those wanted to use it for Macro purposes will be disappointed as its not a true 1:1.