23 Nov A Look at The Fujifilm XF 56mm f1.2 R APD Lens:

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I imagine some of you are getting ready for Thanksgiving, so I’m going to keep it short today.  I know I still have to do a little last minute food shopping myself but I thought I’d write up one more post before Thanksgiving.  So, last night I was working on some of the pictures for my upcoming Fuji XE3 review (which I’ll probably post next week), and I started to look at a couple of files I took with the XF 56mm f1.2 APD.  The lens is my own copy, not a loaner but I haven’t used it in months until a couple of days ago with the X-E3.  The funny thing is it’s been so long since I’ve used the XF 56mm APD that I kind of forgot how much of an impact this lens has in terms of rendering.  The smooth bokeh is so pleasing…to be honest, it kind of surprised me in a good way.

So, I went back to some of my older images I had in my backup drives, and found a few.  I actually have quite a lot of portraits I never posted here for some reason.  I decided to rework these, and thought I’d put them up.  I think a couple of these are in a post I did a long time ago but I re-processed them in Capture One this time.  While I still have ones I have not posted here, I will one day but I wanted to post these particularly because of the bokeh.  I just love how this lens transitions from sharpness to a buttery smoothness.  In my opinion, the XF 56mm f1.2 APD is really something special.  It’s one of those lenses that isn’t necessarily all about technical perfection.  Yes, it is sharp, etc. but it has a character to it that makes it unique.  In my opinion, that’s what you’re paying for when you buy a lens like this one…

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