Fujinon XF 60mm f/2.4 R macro (Fujifilm) - Review / Test Report
Lens Reviews - Fujifilm X-Pro

Review by Klaus Schroiff, published June 2012

Introduction

The Fujinon XF 60mm f/2.4 R macro is the first tele lens for the Fuji X-mount system. Fuji follows a "dual mode" approach here. Being aware of their limited production resources they mixed the concepts of a relatively fast tele and a macro lens. Regarding its max. aperture of f/2.4 it is certainly no speed demon but fast enough for e.g. very decent portraits. The macro capabilities are limited to a max. magnification of 1:2 which may be disappointing to some. However, this should be well sufficient for mainstream macro photography.

The build quality of the Fujinon lenses is excellent and the 60mm f/2.4 is no exception here. It is made of a tightly assembled metal body based on a metal mount. The supplied barrel-shaped lens hood is also made of metal. The inner lens tube moves during focusing so it's not a true IF (inner focusing) focus design. Fuji XF lenses have a dedicated aperture ring and if you are a A-mode (aperture priority) fan you have to use the aperture ring just like in the old days.

The AF speed is Okay but, frankly, light-years behind modern SLR or Micro-Four-Thirds lenses. AF object tracking isn't really possible - that's at least based on the X-Pro1. The AF accuracy is very good though. Noise-wise AF operations are noticeable albeit not really disturbing. Manual focusing works "by wire" thus by triggering the AF motor. A focus distance guidance is provided in the camera viewfinder/on the LCD.

Specifications
Equiv. focal length91 mm (full format equivalent)
Equiv. aperturef/3.6 (full format equivalent, in terms of depth-of-field)
Optical construction10 elements in 8 groups inc. 1xED & 1x aspherical element
Number of aperture blades9 (circular)
min. focus distance0.267 m (max. magnification 1:2)
Dimensions64.1 x 70.9 mm
Weight215 g
Filter size39 mm
Hoodbarrel-shaped, bayonet mount, supplied
Other features-




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