22 Jul Review: Fujifilm Fujinon XF 90mm f/2 R LM WR

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Fuji’s hard work at fleshing out their X series lineup continues at a frantic pace.  Today I review the brand new XF 90mm f/2 R LM WR, a lens that has the field of view of the classic 135mm long-portrait lens that has been a staple of many systems over the years. The 90mm f/2 completes Fuji’s standard prime kit, and has been highly anticipated.  Early reports point to this lens being simply stunning, so I was eager to get my hands on it.  Let’s dive in.

The Fuji XF 90mm f/2 R WR

If you’re not familiar with my reviews, I review from a real world shooting perspective. You won’t find lens charts or resolution numbers here. There are plenty of other sites that cover those. I review products on how they act for me as a photographic tool. Construction and Handling

If you already own a few Fuji X-series prime lenses, then you have a good idea of the construction of the 90mm f/2.  The 90mm f/2 has an all-metal exterior construction with a broad focus ring and a dedicated aperture ring.  The lens is solidly constructed with no creaks or wobbles and feels like a very high-end piece of kit.  The only thing that gives pause is the floating focus element, which is held in place by electromagnets.  As such, when there is no power to the lens, the focus element is free to move in the lens body.  If you tilt the lens when it’s detached from

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