The X se­ries is sup­ported by sen­sa­tional primes and zooms. We re­veal some of the best

Amateur Photographer - - Testbench Top Cameras & Lenses 2018 -

Fu­ji­non XF 23mm f/2 R WR £409 www.fu­ji­film.eu/uk

This lens of­fers a fo­cal length equiv­a­lent to 35mm and is in­cred­i­bly ver­sa­tile since it forces you to in­ter­act with your sub­ject by mov­ing your feet. It’s com­pact in size and re­as­sur­ingly weather- re­sis­tant: it can op­er­ate in tem­per­a­tures as low as -10°C. Fea­tur­ing nine aper­ture blades, it pro­duces at­trac­tive bokeh and is fast and no­tably quiet when fo­cus­ing.

Fu­ji­non XF 80mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro £1,149 www.fu­ji­film.eu/uk

If you’re a Fu­ji­film user look­ing to cre­ate 1:1 macro im­ages, this op­tic should be high on your list. Un­like the XF 60mm f/2.4 R Macro, it doesn’t re­quire ex­ten­sion tubes to pho­to­graph the world in minute de­tail. It also boasts a highly ef­fec­tive op­ti­cal im­age sta­bil­i­sa­tion sys­tem to sup­press cam­era shake.

Fu­ji­non XF 56mm f/1.2 R £849 www.fu­ji­film.eu/uk

Pro­vid­ing a sim­i­lar an­gle of view to an 85mm lens on a full-frame cam­era, this ver­sa­tile piece of glass has an op­ti­cal de­sign fea­tur­ing 11 el­e­ments in eight groups. This com­bi­na­tion en­sures sharp­ness while also re­duc­ing chro­matic aber­ra­tion. Sharp­ness and de­tail are good, even when the lens is used wide open.

Fu­ji­non XF 50mm f/2 R WR £425 www.fu­ji­film.eu/uk

This mid-tele­photo prime of­fers a fo­cal length equiv­a­lent to 76mm in 35mm film terms, and a max­i­mum aper­ture of f/2, mak­ing it ideal for por­trai­ture, low-light con­di­tions and most ev­ery­day sub­jects. It is petite and light­weight, and has an op­ti­cal for­mula that ar­ranges nine glass el­e­ments in seven groups.

Fu­ji­non XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR £899 www.fu­ji­film.eu/uk

Weigh­ing a hefty 655g, and fea­tur­ing ex­ten­sive weath­er­proof­ing, this lens is built to with­stand chal­leng­ing con­di­tions. It has a fo­cal length equiv­a­lent to 24-84mm (in 35mm film terms) and is ideal for all sub­jects from por­traits to land­scapes. It fea­tures a com­plex ar­range­ment of 17 el­e­ments in 12 groups.

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