I will keep this article short and sweet. For one simple reason, to me, this lens is perfect.
I've only had it for a few hours and already, I have fallen in love.
Like many others, I have been waiting for an 85mm equivalent on Fuji's X System and just couldn't wait to get my hands on this highly anticipated XF 56mm f/1.2 lens.
What Fuji delivered however, is beyond what I could have asked for. I am in awe of this lens and I urge everyone to go out and try it when it's available.
From Street and Weddings to Visual Essays, and everything in between, I truly believe that everyone will get fantastic results from this lens.
If you haven't already, you need to see Patrick Laroque's work with this lens. Truly exceptional.
I leave you with just a few samples shots for now... Plenty more to come.
Here are two sets I have taken with the XF 56 since this review was posted:
Please note that I am using a pre-production model of this lens and that performance may change between the time of writing and when it is released.