The 7Artisans 35mm f2 is an all metal full frame lens with 10 aperture blades designed for mirrorless cameras.
When I first picked up the 7Artisans 35mm f2, I spent a few days shooting, walking maybe a total of probably 8-9 miles just shooting. After the first day before really reviewing the images, I just wasn’t really impressed and wanted to send it back. Then I got into Lightroom and man, I have to say, I’m liking it.
The Fujinon 23mm f1.4 is Fujifilm classic. With the 35mm field of view and the f1.4 aperture, this lens can produce some amazing images in almost any situation. It’s the bread and butter for many street photographers and is one of those lenses you’ll never leave behind.
The 7Artisans 25mm f1.8 is a small and fast lens designed and manufactured in China for mirrorless cameras. It’s built with an all-metal lens barrel with poor quality control and construction. Optically the lens is tuned for a somewhat old school, retro image quality where corner and edge sharpness is sacrificed at the cost of microcontrast and color. All around this little lens is kind of a mess and I’m struggling to decide if it’s even worth it.
All around the Fujifilm 16mm f1.4 is a phenomenal lens with very few negative characteristics other than maybe its size and weight. I chalk it up as one of the best Fujifilm lenses in terms of overall design and tuning of characteristics and probably the best ultra wide prime ever made.
The Fujinon 60mm f2.4 is a short telephoto macro lens for the Fujifilm X-Mount APS-C mirrorless camera system.
This lens features a fast f2.4 aperture with 9 aperture blades and an equivalent field of view of 90mm, making it great for portrait photography as well as product photography . The excellent corner to corner sharpness also means landscape photographers will find great use for it as well.
I consider the Fujifilm 60mm a short telephoto jack-of-all-trades lens, because it can do just about anything with no serious negative characteristics.
The KamLan 50mm f1.1 lens is a super fast manual focus lens by Sainsonic for mirrorless cameras. It’s designed to be a very inexpensive specialty lens with extremely shallow depth of field with buttery smooth bokeh. This is achieved by a f1.1 aperture with 12 circular aperture blades.
Its simple design with a low element count makes this lens shoot and behave more like a retro lens with extreme characteristics.
I finally decided to buy the exquisite Fujifilm 90mm f2 and have been testing it thoroughly around town and at the pumpkin patch with the kids. I have to say, this thing is amazing and is one of Fujifilms best lenses in my opinion. Everything about it is just incredible.
The Fujinon 14mm f2.8 is one of Fujifilms oldest (of the modern) lenses, it’s slow and noisy with a stepping motor focus system, but optics are everything and this 14mm captures some incredible images for both landscape photographers or those just looking to have a little fun with an ultra-wide.
If you’re looking to get started collecting old vintage lenses from the 80’s and 90’s, then the Helios 44 series is a great place to start. They are known for their beautiful large swirling bubble bokeh.
There are several variations of this lens all with different character. They are all similar and different but built with the same goal – to copy the Zeiss Biotar.
A list of every G-Mount lens available from Fujifilm and third-party lens manufacturers that work for the Fujifilm GFX 50s.