Waste of money. I'm old enough to remember when bokeh hadn' t been invented by the marketing people. If you have to worry so much about the out of focus bits of an image, the in- focus bits must be really crap.
glad i watched your review as you just saved me five hundred bucks thereby allowing my family to eat next month
Wow, an extra $500 for really no improvement - and more drawbacks. Lol. Fuji failed with this one.
So that APD cost few hundred dollars?
Nice honest video. I will stick to the 50mm 2.0 thanks.
what a disappointing lens. the difference to the regular one is nearly negligible. i wouldn't know this is an apd lens by the pictures only.
Most of people here doesn't understand how the APD works... That's sad. I can see the difference in the outer ring. I admit it is a slight different but there is a reason why it is used for specific place and specific time. If you are looking for quality of pictures, it is still worth of buying. Guess how many photographers are trying to erase unnatural outer rings in one picture.
Does APD = reduced sharpness?
Thank you Chris for great review as always!
I was interested to replace my original 56mm f1.2 with APD version. But I did not realize about these AF & light intensity side effect of using APD filter.
Now I decide to keep my original 56mm.
If you compared lens in this suck way it means 50mm f2 is the best lens?
I wouldn't notice the difference.
The APD version appears to be selling for around £60 cheaper than the original version in similar condition on the used market.
I guess the trade-off in light transmission and the lack of a distinct difference between the two have had an effect on the prices.
Thanks Chris! Excellent review as always and you just saved me a bit of money 😎
looks like a downgrade from the old lens !
I'm pretty sure the APD element of this lens effects the F stops and not just the T stops. At f/1.2, it behaves as the regular lens stopped down to f/1.7. This is also the reason why it is a bit sharper and more contrasy wide open than the non APD version.
The official MTF charts from Fuji support that.
Excellent review Chris, I’ve been waiting for this one for sometime. We would love if you could review the Fuji 16mm F1.4 and 35mm F2.
I think this whole Fuji stuff is just overhyped. There are always some major flaws with Fuji gear....
Make a video about noct 58 0.95 pleaase
Both are optically lovely lenses but boy Fuji seriously need to update them as the autofocus isn't great unlike their newer lenses and bodies. I hear they are about to release a 50mm f1.0. If true surely anyone would hold out rather than buy one of these at the moment?
Why I'm watching this, I'm a Nikon shooter with 105 1.4
Is it worth it? No
you ain't gonna trick me with that two thumbs down
The unique magic works super! Will stay with the 56mm f1.2 R. The price is also super!
Could just get the same look in post
Excellent and very helpful, thanks!
That orange numbers are T-stops as opposed to f-stops. The "actual" amount of light the lens lets in.
Great review, really well done.
Your review lost all credibility with the highbrow clique when you pronounced Bokeh as BokAh. You know it is HAS to be pronounced Boke (Japanese) or Bokhay for you to be a real photographer.... :-)
I can add that on post...not gonna buy the apd one 😋, thanks for sharing
The effect is too limited vs the much more stunning Sony 100mm stf so I rather just get the normal 56mm 1.2 instead
I think the APD is a bit more artsy
APD offers too little added value compared to the additional price..!
I actually prefer the bokeh of the normal version. It's a no brainer for me.
Hi, say I was traveling in the 3rd world -- with dirt, grime, and on a motorcycle where I don't have much choice and time to care for my XT-3 or lens -- just get off bike, shoot someone and blast off again. Do you think the WR moniker makes a big difference? I have a Sony 7RIII with a Tamron 28-75 2.8 for most uses. But if I am in a town with cool characters, I may want to bring out my XT-3 for a quick portrait and light weight and also having a redundant camera. Is the XF 56 1.2 a good choice vs 50 F2 WR? I love shooting quick portraits of unique cultures and people -- but I dont want to mess up my camera if the weather sealing sucks.
perfect review of these two lenses, really cleared up the confusion for me. Thanks!
Great review as always, thank you! Both lenses produce amazing stills and I just love my 56mm F1.2 on my old X-pro1 but the APD has something unique that makes it even better. Nothing like it really...
Nice video and product comparison. Just wondering if you used something like the Tiffen Black Pro-Mist Filter with the R 56mm f/1.2 to see if it would soften up the bokeh?
Very high quality!
But still a very very hard decision to make....
I love bokeh bokeh bokeh....
But is bokeh worth a few 100 dollars of euros??
Hard to say....
I even do not know which one I would choose if having the same price....
Greetings from Germany!
Great video! I’m actually about to purchase the 56mm and now that I’ve seen the test results I really don’t think the apd version is worth an extra $500!
I decided not to go for this lense .. for the price, why didn't fuji put wr on with better af .. ? .. oh well.
This is my favorite lens in my fujiline. I have 16mm f1.4, 56mm f1.2 and 80mm f2.8 as primes. Your reviewed 80mm and 56mm. So I am still waiting for your review about brillant 16mm f1.4...
every time...seriously every time before I buy a lense...I go to your channel. Thank you so much!
Full frame equivalent will be f1.8
Don't upgrade you camera's people. Upgrade to great lenses and use them for years to come :)
im thinking about buying one, but i really need to know if the lack of image stabilization is a problem when using this lens
How does this perform for video compared to the other Fuji lenses? I know some of them have odd focus motor performance for video work.
I bought this lens in a way to cheap kit from someone who didn't use his Fuji gear anymore. I bought his X-T1, 10-24, 18-55 and the 56 for only $1200! Until this day I'm glad I didn't let this opportunity go, because I knew the value of the lenses that I bought.
i cant afford that len, poor me
Not sure if it's the sharpest, especially wide open. In my testing the 56mm is outperformed in every metric by the 90mm f/2.
Excellent lens for crappy sensor
I'm here for the fuji lens reviews, thanks for the videos.
Am i the only one that really likes when a lens has good flaring? 😅 You can get if off it by the hood but you can't make a perfect no lensflare lens make flaring so rather have flares in a lens and use it in an artsy way🙏
would love to see you do a review on the new xc35mm f2 :)
The worst Fuji lens ever !!! —except its sharpness and image quality. Terrible focus (hunting) problem, with a disturbing focusing sound. The focus speed is not fast either. For some reason, Fuji is persistent on not releasing a firmware update to fix the focus issues. The only Fuji lens I regret buying.
Really shame that it isn't weather sealed
56mm f/1.2 is 85mm f/2 equiv. in full frame terms, i knew this, and Chris you are 100% right, but some peeps in the comment section don't get it and are arguing with you pointlessly. Here we can't multiply crop-factor of 1.5x with aperture. One way of explaining this, is that, the Fullframe Sensor is not Twice the Size/Area of APSC sensor, but more, it is actually 2.35x larger, means there's over 1 Stop difference in Aperture Value, exactly 1 & 1/3rd stop, .... and f/1.2 in APSC will produce Bokeh/Blur/DoF of an f/2 in Fx terms
Switched from my Canon and a 1.2 85 this is less creamy but I like it more it's sharper or at least easier to nail focus but the main thing is the massive size and weight difference
I own the APD version. It is my best XF lens. No doubt.
Please do review Fujifilm 10-24mm
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decision... decision... decision..!!! APD or not to be!
Cool video man i have to do a shool presentation in english about this lens . You helped me alot!
you wisely said this lens isnt allways suited for every situation. But thats the whole point isnt it? Just like macro isnt for use in every situation. Its no lens for live situations. Its the situation you create your self and then use the APD to enhance it. I am talking about the almost 3d separation of the object and the background. Its subtle and yet, its like a bit of extra salt in your soup, you will say, I taste nothing extra, but once you take it out again (good luck at that :-) ), you will say, hey, I miss something. And to me the APD gives that blurry bokeh on the background an extra dimension, like the regular 56 cant. The latter gives you the impression of subject against a blurry background and thus pointing your attention to the subject on the foreground. APD does not give you that impression anymore, it litterally makes the subject come loose of the background, giving it a more 3d effect as if the background has become a curtain and the subject standing in front of it as if in a studio, and yet its not a curtain, its the real world background depicted as a canvas behind your model. and that is the experimentation project i have been thinking bout for a while now, making me save up for the APD.... .i am sure your clients at the wedding would not have mind you used the regular 56. And thats why vanilla 56 is good for 99.99 procent of our work. But when you really wanna explore that extra...go the extra mile and dime. I am pretty sure it will have to be a second hand APD. Hey i wanna be creative, not poor. Comes to mind that renting it, might be a valid option. Thanks for the review.
I shoot portraiture mainly and the APD sure makes a difference the same way some special Leica lenses do. Nothing basically needed but definitely something to enjoy and fall in love with. Thanks for the review!
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Can you or have you done a video on the yellow labels you put on your camera gear? Are the just regular name labels or security? Thanks
What I love about your reviews is the honesty and "from the heart" feeling you give.
Could use more shots in view while you talk maybe, just some thought.
Have a nice weekend
The bokeh of the apd version better and similar to the 90mm f2(or even better) while the non apd version has slightly worse ,but the price gap doesn't justify the difference
Lose the shades, they seem to de-personalise your message.
I checked out the review on fujivsfuji and honestly I don't think that's worth $500 and losing on the nicer focus. There's a different but it's only a pixelpeeper toy imo
56 f1.2 aside, considering the phase loss and slow AF the benefit of fuji's excellent peaking would steer me toward mitakon's 50mm f0.95 over APD. thanks damian
Sorry im still in love with my normal 56mm one word "magical"
For what I do it would be nice to have extra smooth bokeh, but I still need quick & swift light sucking monster so I'll stick with the regular version which I already own. Good video tough :D