XF 90mmF2: “The MUST-HAVE Companion for a Portrait Photographer ” Olafphotoblog & more Reviews!


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XF 90mm F2 WR
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So here is another one, who fell in love with the latest Fujinon lens: Olafphotoblog here! They posted a buntch of images and a list of thoughts about the XF 90mmF2 WR (I’ll share just a few points here on FujiRumors):

  • When shooting wide-open, the bokeh is creamy and pleasing to the eye.
  • Edge transitions are gorgeous and ceaseless, allowing for dreamy look.
  • The micro-contrast is nicely balanced for portraiture work.
  • The sharpness is top-notch and on a par with the XF 56mm F1.2 and XF 35mm F1.4.
  • Autofocus works much better with the latest update. We played with a face/eye detection function and found it sometimes takes a bit longer than we would like before it locks. We will write more about this in our upcoming posts.
  • With Fujifilm’s film simulations, which are tuned to photographing people (beautiful skin tones), the XF 90mm is a great fit.

Here are a few more reviews: Rico’s XF90mm First Look. / 90mm + MCEX Tubes at jasonpitcher / Fujifilm XF90mm Review at leighmiller PART ONE and PART TWO / XF 90mm Review at wimarys / Hands on review at aboutphotography-tomgrill / Review at patricemichellon /

image courtesy: patricemichellon – 100% crop

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  • “No sharpening applied” in a lens review reads like “Never fueled” in a car review.

    • Vlad

      Read that three times and still have no idea whether I agree or not.

    • ryu

      In the comments section in-camera sharpness was +1 as mentioned by reviewer. Shadow and highlights -1, NR -2, with WB in auto and astia mode.

      Probably he meant no post processing sharpness.

      • Seems like it. However, downsizing for web always changes the microcontrast, effectively decreasing or increasing perceived sharpness depending on a particular algorithm used.

      • Sharp Shark

        Any processing after the photo is made can be seen as post processing. So, in camera processing is post processing. So the image was sharpened.

  • a-traveler

    A couple of years ago I was interested in trading my Canon DSLRs for Fuji X-E1s. But the lack of a 90mm lens was a deal breaker. While Fuji was obsessing over wiiiiide primes, I moved on.

    • It’s good to know precisely who the world revolves around. Now that I know it’s you, just think of all the questions I can ask.

      I’ll start with the basics. Is it ‘milk in first’ or ‘hot water first’ in the production of a really good cup of tea?

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