16 Feb Canon 85mm f1.2 L vs Fujifilm XF 56mm f1.2

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I took a break this past year from Canon, sold off all my gear and made a complete switch to Fujifilm.  I bought the Fujifilm X-T2 and the X-pro2 as well as their 16mm f1.4, 23mm f1.4, 35mm f1.4, 56mm f1.2 and 90mm f2 lenses.  I’ve been quite happy with their system and it’s opened up a whole new avenue for me, in photography, allowing me to shoot everyday and carry their cameras with me, all the time.  I absolutely love my Fuji system, and will never go without them.  However I do miss the robustness of the Canon system and the skin tones and color, when using Canon L series glass.  So I decided to re-add Canon back into my camera setup, in the form, of the Canon 6D, 85mm f1.2 L and the 50mm f1.2 L.

I thought it might be fun to do a comparison of the two portrait lenses, between the two systems.  The Canon 85mm f1.2 and the Fuji XF 56mm f1.2, the 2 most incredible portrait lenses out there.

It’s important to note, that I decided to post the the photos, completely unedited, to give you a sense of what the pictures look like right off the camera with no color correction of any kind, exported out of Lightroom.  I know that other RAW editors, handle RAW differently than Lightroom, but because the vast majority of users, use Lightroom, I thought it would be appropriate to see how Lightroom interprets, both RAW formats.  You can easily match color between examples, but for this exercise were going to keep them as is….

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