12 Jun 1.2 Point of View: Fujifilm XF 56mm First Impression
85mm is probably my favorite focal lengths in photography, it’s the one I
constantly keep adding to my collection. When I made the switch to Fuji I
told myself that I wanted to replicate my previous setup, the 35mm and 85mm
focal length (FF Eqv.), this may sound like a rather simple task, but with
Fuji’s lack of dedicated lenses, and my limited financial resources I had a
tough time mentally figuring things out.
Initially I was just going to take advantage of the Fuji’s focus assist
feature and use vintage glass, I owned the Helios 44-2 and the image
quality it offered was suitable enough for my needs. This wasn’t until I
went on a shoot with a friend of mine in the woods of Westland. I was using
the 18-55 kit lens and I really like the face detection feature. It locked
right on! I found myself switching between this lens and the Helios, the
work flow with the kit was just way easier. At that moment I knew for
serious sessions I needed this feature, but at faster speed.