The Best Fujifilm Lenses in 2021

From novice kit lenses to ground-breaking prime lengths that cover a huge range of focal lengths, sizes, and prices — there is truly a lens for everyone.

Fujifilm Lens - Picture of a dirtbike.
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The Best Fujifilm Lenses in 2020

Finally, after announcing a few months back that we now sell Fujifilm camera bodies and lenses in the Moment Shop, I was stoked to get my hands on their wide range of lenses for different purposes around my hometown. From novice kit lenses to ground-breaking prime lengths that cover a huge range of focal lengths, sizes, and prices — there is truly a lens for everyone.

At A Glance…

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To Know:

You know us, we love Fuji. This camera brand is no stranger to incredible JPEGs straight from the sensor’s source, making it easy for edits on the fly. The flip-up screen is truly a game changer for those who wish to shoot from the hip while capturing the streets. When we place this gorgeous lens on a camera, we immediately fall in love with the results. As an avid portrait makers on the team, we couldn’t help but gloat at the creamy bokeh behind the subject’s body.

What We Love:

The Depth of Field Is Otherworldly

The XF50mm F1.0 R WR consists of 12 lens elements, making this lens a technical masterpiece for bokeh vibes.

Precise Focus

Its tack sharp ability to focus upon even the most miniscule of details makes this a winner in my book.

Great In Low-Light

Even when the sun is low and the clouds are in, the camera hardly struggles against extremely low light conditions.

The Details:

Brand: Fujifilm

Price: $1,499.99

Product Type: Lens for Mirrorless Cameras

Best For: Portrait photographers looking for tack-sharp details under extremely lovely bokeh scenarios.

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XF10 24mm F4

To Know:

The XF10-24mm's ultra-wide to standard focal length capabilities make it the perfect choice for shooting dynamic, high impact landscapes images with excellent detail from the foreground to the far distance. The maximum F4.0 aperture is available throughout the 2.4x zoom range from the lens’ ultra-wide 15mm focal length to its longest at 36mm. With a powerful Optical Image Stabilization system, the ability to work handheld when shooting in low light is boosted. It offers high-speed AF thanks to an enhanced inner focusing system, and the use of a stepping motor and lightweight internal lenses has ensured that the XF10-24mm is very quiet to use. Its minimum working distance of 24cm means that with macro photography you can capture both the small and large details.

What We Love:

No Fringing

Three extra-low dispersion elements are used to reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to produce high clarity and color fidelity throughout the zoom range

Gets The Whole Picture

10mm is an incredibly wide range of view; similar to that of a fisheye lens. With zero distorting around the edges, you get a crisp shot of everything in frame.

Low Light Compatible

With a powerful Optical Image Stabilization system, the ability to work handheld when shooting in low light is boosted.

The Details:

Brand: Fujifilm

Price: $999.95

Product Type: Camera Lens

Best For: Landscapes and lifestyle scenes where the photographer wants the whole scene in frame.

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Fujifilm XF 10 24mm F4 R OIS Lens
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Fujifilm Lens - Picture of a dirtbike.

Dirk Bike at 20mm.

Fujifilm Lens - Picture of a dirtbike.

Dirt Bike at 55mm.

To Know:

A flexible workhorse of a lens, the XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR from FUJIFILM is a versatile standard zoom spanning a 24-84mm equivalent, wide-angle to portrait-length range. Characterized by its bright f/2.8 constant maximum aperture, this lens is adept in difficult lighting conditions and also offers notable control over depth of field. Its optical design comprises both aspherical and extra-low dispersion elements, which help to reduce distortion and color fringing for improved sharpness and color accuracy throughout the zoom range. Nano-GI and HT-EBC coatings have also been applied to elements to minimize surface reflections and prevent lens flare and ghosting.

What We Love:

Great In All Lighting Conditions

This lens’ f/2.8 aperture makes it so it can handle nearly all harsh lighting conditions and within low light settings.

Flexible Range

It’s 16-55mm range makes it a powerhorse of a lens, shooting from out wide to extremely close with a grand depth of field.

Crisp Edge of Edge

Three aspherical elements control distortion and spherical aberrations, which helps to improve sharpness and realize more accurate rendering.

The Details:

Brand: Fujifilm

Price: $1,199.95

Product Type: Camera Lens

Best For: The go-to lens for lifestyle scenes with crisp detail and low light capabilities.

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Fujifilm XF 16 55mm F2 8 R LM WR Lens F4 R OIS Lens
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Fujifilm Lens - Picture of a protest.

Captured at 23mm.

Fujifilm Lens - Picture of a protest.

Captured at 23mm.

To Know:

Distinguished by its fast design, the XF 23mm f/1.4 R from FUJIFILM is a general wide-angle prime offering a 35mm equivalent focal length to suit working with a broad range of subjects. The bright f/1.4 maximum aperture suits working in difficult lighting conditions and enables greater control over depth of field for isolating subject matter. The optical design incorporates one aspherical element, which helps to reduce distortion and increase sharpness, and a Super EBC coating has also been applied to minimize ghosting and flare.

What We Love:

Greatest Aperture Your Can Get

Notably fast f/1.4 maximum aperture affords increased control over depth of field and greatly benefits working in low-light conditions.

Fantastic Colors

Super EBC coating has been applied to individual elements to reduce lens flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color fidelity when working in strong lighting conditions.

Fixed Lens

The fixed focal length makes it easy to concentrate on a wide range of subjects with ease. Simplicity encourages fast shooting and quick workflow.

The Details:

Brand: Fujifilm

Price: $899.95

Product Type: Camera Lens

Best For: Street photography where wider scenes are a must-need with sharp detail and zero distortion.

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Fujifilm XF 23mm F1 4 R Lens
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Fujifilm Lens - Picture of a protest.

Captured at 35mm.

Fujifilm Lens - Picture of a protest.

Captured at 35mm.

To Know:

A fast and flexible normal-length prime, the XF 35mm f/1.4 R from FUJIFILM is a 53mm-equivalent lens characterized by its bright f/1.4 maximum aperture. This design benefits working in difficult lighting conditions and also affords greater control over depth of field for isolating subject matter and using selective focus techniques. The optical design employs one aspherical element, which reduces distortion and spherical aberrations in order to achieve higher sharpness and accurate rendering.

What We Love:

Immaculate Depth of Field

Impressive f/1.4 maximum aperture suits working in difficult lighting conditions and also affords extensive control over depth of field.

Flexible Lengths

Prime normal-length lens is designed for APS-C-format FUJIFILM X-mount mirrorless cameras and provides a 53mm equivalent focal length.

Zero Distortion

One aspherical element limits distortion and spherical aberration in order to realize greater sharpness and accurate rendering.

The Details:

Brand: Fujifilm

Price: $599.95

Product Type: Camera Lens

Best For: Basic portraits and composed candids; really any go-to scene you wish to capture with an impressive depth of field.

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Fujifilm XF 35mm F1 4 R Lens
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Fujifilm Lens - Picture of a sign in a mountain valley.

Captured at 50mm.

Fujifilm Lens - Picture of the sky.

Captured at 140mm.

To Know:

A telephoto zoom designed for use in trying conditions, the FUJIFILM XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR is a weather-sealed lens spanning the popular 76-213mm equivalent focal length range and featuring a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture. Built for FUJIFILM X-mount mirrorless digital cameras, this fast zoom further distinguishes itself with a sophisticated design, highly effective optical image stabilization system, and a Triple Linear Motor AF system for refined focusing performance.

What We Love:

Crisp, Not Hazy

A Nano-GI coating has also been applied to elements to alter the refractive index between elements, to minimize surface reflections.

Smooth Auto-Focus

A Triple Linear Motor autofocus system delivers smooth, near-silent performance that is especially beneficial to video applications

Weather Resistant

The lens body incorporates 20 distinct weather seals to protect against dust and moisture, and to enable worry-free use in inclement conditions and freezing temperatures as low as 14°F.

The Details:

Brand: Fujifilm

Price: $1,299.95

Product Type: Camera Lens

Best For: Wildlife or concentrated travel imagery where you want to zoom in on far away subjects.

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FUJIFILM XF 50 140mm f2 8 R LM OIS WR lens

How We Tested:

I’m a photographer that shoots all sorts of goodies around the world. Though, during this strange, convoluted textbook history we’re currently living though, I took it upon myself to test out some of my personal favorite lenses, (the Fujifilm 23mm and 35mm) at the Seattle protests (shooting ethically, of course). The prime lenses make it the perfect go-to lens option for street photography and wide angle lifestyle scenes. Alternatively, I tested the others around my neighborhood, personal studio, and nearby forests. The difference in subjects for each lens felt important to showcase.

Reviewed By Andrew

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