The greatest Fujifilm lenses are the ideal complement to your Fujifilm camera, built to round out your gear and assist you in taking the best pictures. Which Fujifilm lenses are ideal for you depends on the photography or filmmaking you undertake.
You may wish to look at some of the top-notch prime lenses Fujifilm makes if you want to shoot photos of highly detailed portraits or grand landscapes. Alternately, if you’re just a casual vacation or street photography enthusiast, you’ll like the reasonably priced Fujifilm zoom lenses.
Only lenses for Fujifilm X-series cameras are included in this guide. If you use the Fujifilm GFX medium format camera, we advise you to look at our list of the top GF lenses. To get the most out of your Fujifilm optics, you don’t necessarily need to spend money on medium format glass. The ultra-sharp, ultra-fast Fujinon XF18mm f/1.4 R LM WR and the recently launched Fujinon XF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 R LM OIS WR telephoto zoom both demonstrate how flexible and superior the greatest Fujifilm lenses can be.
The fact that the greatest mirrorless cameras don’t provide the same spectacular lens selection as DSLRs is one of the often-cited disadvantages of these devices. But for nearly a decade, Fujifilm has been slowly expanding the selection of X-mount lenses.
There are many intriguing alternatives for photographers and videographers to explore, from zooms to primes to wide angles to telephotos. Our list of the top Fujifilm lenses is divided into sections for each kind of lens, including wide-angle, macro, and portrait lenses. Scroll down to learn more.
Top Fujifilm Zoom Lenses
Many Fujifilm cameras come with a kit lens that is often a normal zoom. These lenses are still totally functional. However, you may wish to change to a piece of glass with a wider constant aperture or higher optical quality. Here are some of our top choices.
1. XF16-80mm F4 R OIS WR by Fujinon
The fastest X-mount lens in the Fujinon lineup is the XF 16-55mm f2.8 R LM WR(opens in new tab), but because the Fujinon XF 16-80mmF4 R OIS WR is smaller, lighter, cheaper, has a 5x zoom range, and features optical stabilization, it seems like a tiny price to pay to lose one f-stop in maximum aperture. The build quality and handling are as excellent as it gets, and ALL lenses need to have an aperture ring like this one! We found it to be a consistently strong performer while shooting outside (albeit not so great up close in the lab). Although the XF 16-55mm f/2.8 may seem to be the greatest “pro” standard zoom, in our opinion, this lens is more compact, less expensive, and more adaptable.
2. XF16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR from Fujinon
Fujifilm is challenging the pro-grade 24-70mm f/2.8 lenses for full-frame DSLRs with its top-tier “red badge” lens. In terms of the zoom range, the Fujifilm XF16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR surpasses them with an “effective” 24-84mm focal length and an equally sturdy, weatherproof design. A dual linear motor allows for very quick and precise autofocus, and a feast of glassware includes three aspherical elements and three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) elements. Performance is excellent in every way. Dual conventional and nano-structure coatings provide amazing sharpness, contrast, bokeh, and outstanding resistance to ghosting and flare. The only significant drawbacks are that the lens is quite hefty for an X-mount standard zoom and that there is no image stabilization.
3. Fujinon XC15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ
Like other ‘XC’ lenses from Fujifilm, this one is exceptionally small and light. Although it has optical picture stabilization, it also has a dual-speed “power zoom” capability that is excellent for recording movies. This unusually “broad” kit lens for a kit lens has a minimum focal length of 15mm and may be quite helpful both indoors and in confined spaces. Because there is no manual zoom option and the lens is so physically tiny, handling may be a bit tricky. The lens does feel plasticky compared to Fujifilm’s previous products since the weight has been given top priority throughout the development process. The Fujifilm XC15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ is a satisfying and pleasurable lens and has excellent optical quality. If this doesn’t worry you, it’s the greatest Fujifilm standard zoom for packing light.
4. Fujinon XF18-135mm F3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR
Even though most Fujifilm X-mount lenses are rather small and light, carrying around numerous lenses might be cumbersome. This “superzoom” XF18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR gives you wide-angle coverage to significant telephoto reach, equal to 27-206mm on a full-frame camera. It is perfect for travel and walkabout photography. The 5-stop optical stabilizer is another plus as, if you want to travel light, you won’t want to be carrying it along with a tripod either. Thanks to a quick linear motor focusing technology, the lens is excellent for capturing anything from landscape and architectural photos to action sports and wildlife, in addition to being adaptable in terms of the zoom range. Rain doesn’t have to interrupt the fun either since the lens has thorough weather seals applied to less than 20 locations.
A telephoto zoom may be one of the most valuable lenses a photographer can purchase, apart from a conventional zoom, particularly if they like photographing distant subjects like animals or sports. Here, we’ve gathered a variety of choices for you to think about, from an inexpensive piece of glass that’s ideal for beginners to some stronger lenses for experienced photographers.
5. Fujinon XF50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR
For telephoto photography, most professionals and amateur photographers who use full-frame cameras(opens in new tab) go for a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens. A similar X-mount lens, the Fujifilm XF50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR, has the same quick, continuous f/2.8 aperture and an effective 105-210mm zoom range. Additionally, it’s loaded with “red badge” finery. Similar to its sibling 16-55mm optic, this one has a pro-grade build, high-grade glass, five ED elements, one Super ED element, dual conventional and nano-structure coatings, and is constructed with pro-grade materials. A triple linear motor powers the very quick focusing, and you also get optical stabilization with a class-leading 5-stop performance this time. The lens is quite hefty because of the broad focal range and large aperture, yet it only weighs two-thirds as much as the majority of 70-200mm f/2.8 full-frame zooms.
6. XF70-300mm F4-5.6 R LM OIS WR from Fujinon
The Fujinon XF 70-300mm f4-5.6 R LM OIS WR can provide an easier time and much greater reach for faraway objects like wildlife if your money (and your biceps) can’t extend to the pro-level 70-200mm f/2.8. Although it is an enthusiast lens, the 70-300mm is not a low-cost option. It combines mobility with a great field of view and exceptional clarity. A 914mm f/11 lens is produced when combined with the suitable XF 2x TC WR teleconverter, and it offers exceptional value.
7. Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS II
The XC lenses from Fujifilm are lightweight and inexpensive, yet they nevertheless provide impressive performance. The Fujifilm XC50-230mm f/4.5-6.7 OIS II is a very small, light telephoto zoom that keeps things simple and inexpensive. Despite this, it has an ‘effective’ zoom range of 75-345mm and has both an aspherical and an ED element. To combat camera shake, there is also a 3.5-stop optical stabilizer available. With no distortion or aberration and great sharpness across the whole frame, the lens is made to a high level that is attractive to the eye. There isn’t much of an improvement over the “I” version.
8. Fujinon XF100-400mm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR
All customary pro-grade features are there in the Fujifilm XF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR, along with a weather-sealed construction. Super-telephoto zooms are normally hefty, but many of those on the market are far heavier and may weigh up to twice as much. Highlights include:
The lens already has a tripod mounting ring, but an additional Arca-Swiss compatible tripod plate is also offered. Additionally, the lens is compatible with Fujifilm’s 1.4x and 2.0x teleconverters, which increase the lens’s maximum focal length to 853mm and 1,219mm, respectively, in full-frame terms if 600mm of “effective” telephoto reach isn’t enough for you.
A wide-angle zoom lens is ideal for photographers who love a little travel, architectural, interior, or landscape photography. Fortunately, Fujifilm offers two excellent choices, one with an ultra-wide focal range and the other a bit more reasonably priced.
9. The Fujinon XF8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR
The Fujifilm 8-16mm f2.8 XF R LM WR Fujinon Lens, Fujifilm’s widest lens to date, made its debut in 2019. Given its size and price, it belongs clearly in the same category as professional optics. Weighing more than 800g, this lens creates a configuration that casts doubt on the mirrorless system’s reputation for lightness when used with one of the bigger cameras, such as the X-T3. But don’t misunderstand us; this is a great lens. Pin-sharp picture quality is guaranteed by an advanced optical design. It also boasts an additional f-stop over the 10-24mm, its closest competitor in the X stable (see below). It’s important to be aware that the lens has no optical image stabilization of any type and that due to its broad front, screw-in filters cannot be used with it. Nevertheless, with a full-frame comparable focal length of just 12mm at its widest setting, this is the widest ultra-wide zoom you can get!
10. XF10-24mm F4 R OIS WR from Fujinon
The long-running Fujifilm ultra-wide zoom has been updated and upgraded with a more svelte design, weatherproofing, and greater stabilization, but the optical composition remains the same. Using the Fujinon XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS WR is undoubtedly pleasant. The construction, finish, and handling are top-notch, the maximum aperture remains constant at f/4 regardless of zoom setting, which is helpful for photographers and filmmakers who want to work with fixed apertures, and aperture ring is a great addition. Optical performance should meet the same criteria, however. The softer edges at 24mm are disappointing and take the edge off of what might have been a 5-star lens, even if it is fantastic at 10mm.
FujiFilm Prime Lenses:
Everyone loves a nice prime lens. Prime lenses are a solid favorite among photographers because they often have wide maximum apertures that are ideal for allowing in lots of light and producing a beautiful bokeh-filled image. Here, we’ve compiled a list of the top wide and normal primes for Fujifilm cameras.
11. Fujinon XF16mm F2.8 R WR
In addition to its larger, quicker f/1.4 primes, Fujifilm also produces a line of considerably smaller, more affordable f/2 lenses, or f/2.8 in this instance. It produces pictures of exceptional quality in a small compact and tops it off with a sleek design, playing to all the X-series’ advantages. The results are consistently good for the budget, with respectable edge-to-edge sharpness at all aperture settings. There is no stabilization. However, you probably won’t miss it too much with a lens of this kind due to the affordable pricing. Even more surprising is the absence of Fujifilm’s fluorine coating for the outer components, a layer of defense against dirt and grease that is typically present on all other X-series lenses. If you want to use this one for outdoor activities, it could be worthwhile to couple it with a UV filter
12. XF18mm F1.4 R LM WR from Fujinon
For a wide-angle f/1.4 lens, this one is rather small and light. It also has a cool design and a standard 62mm filter attachment. Although there is already a 16mm f/1.4 in the Fujinon lens lineup, the optical performance is excellent even when the lens is wide open, giving the impression that this lens is trying to fill a hole that isn’t quite there. When the lens is taken off of the camera and its AF system is not being powered, there is an irritating “clonking” sound from what we believe to be the AF actuator, which is something we wouldn’t anticipate in a fast prime lens anyhow.
13. XF33mm F1.4 R LM WR from Fujinon
The Fujinon XF33mmF1.4 R LM WR increases the sub-range of fast f/1.4 primes available from Fujinon. Although its 33mm focal length may appear a bit peculiar, the XF33mm F1.4 has an effective focal length of 50mm, in terms of full-frame since Fujifilm’s X-mount cameras feature APS-C sensors. This lens is big for an APS-C 50mm-equivalent lens, but it has quick linear motor autofocus, a maximum aperture of f/1.4, and excellent optical performance. Additionally, the Fujinon XF33mmF1.4 R LM WR has a physical aperture ring that perfectly complements the external shutter speed dials on cameras like the X-T30 II, X-Pro3, and X-T4 to offer traditional external exposure controls for more experienced photographers and those who just prefer to shoot the old-fashioned way!
14. F1.4 Fujinon XF35mm R
One of the main benefits of APS-C format cameras is that they increase the ‘effective’ focal length of lenses, allowing you to use a larger telephoto lens while still having a greater telephoto reach. On the other hand, getting a shallow depth of focus is more challenging when you wish to blur the backdrop, like in still-life or portrait photography. The Fujifilm XF35mm f/1.4 R’s extra-wide aperture rating of f/1.4 comes to your rescue, allowing a shallower depth of focus and accelerating shutter speeds in low-light situations. It provides a comparable viewing angle and perspective to shooting a regular 50mm prime on a full-frame camera. Excellent bokeh (the characteristic of defocused regions inside photographs) and contrast and sharpness are also very significant.
15. Fujinon XC35mm F2
This is another 35mm prime lens from Fujifilm (50mm equivalent); however, it is at the complete another end of the spectrum from the XF35mm f/1.4 R. In reality, the XC35mm F2 is a cheaper version of the XF35mm F2 from Fujifilm, without the metal barrel and mounting plate, weather sealing, and aperture ring. But you get the same optical design (and optical performance) in a much lighter and less expensive lens. Although it seems fairly plasticky compared to Fujifilm’s XF lenses, its performance and value for money are quite remarkable. Fujifilm intended this as a low-cost, lightweight companion to their cheaper X-A7 and X-T200 cameras.
16. F2.8 R WR Fujinon XF27mm
We were great admirers of the original Fujinon XF27mm lens since it was so thin while providing excellent edge-to-edge clarity. The only differences between the old and the new ones are that the latter has a physical aperture ring and is weatherproof. It’s a fantastic lens in and of itself and even better when used with the X-E4. Our lens, albeit swift enough but loud by today’s standards, didn’t appear to support Fujifilm’s claim of a rapid and quiet AF motor. But disregard that; this lens is the one you need if you want something that can fit in your pocket and is sharp.
The recently released Fujinon XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR is a superb, ultra-fast prime lens that is ideal for portraiture, but it is quite expensive! Here are two Fujifilm portrait lenses that are affordable and will allow you to take high-quality portraits.
17. XF56mm F1.2 R APD from Fujinon
This lens’s focal length and maximum aperture are comparable to an 85mm f/1.2 lens when used with a full-frame camera. It’s the perfect setup for portrait photography because it lets you keep a comfortable distance from your subject while achieving background blur with a shallow depth of focus. The depth of focus isn’t as shallow, however, as it would be with a lens with a “real” 85mm focal length rather than just an “effective” one. With the help of an “apodization” filter created using nanotechnology, this lens fights back. This unique component in the lens’s optical path softens the edges of forms in out-of-focus regions, giving the bokeh an even softer, more creamy appearance. The extra attractiveness comes at a steep cost, however, since the non-APD version of the lens only costs around two-thirds as much.
18. XF50mm F2.0 R WR from Fujinon
Although this lens won’t provide you with as shallow of a depth of focus as either version of the 56mm f/1.2 lens from Fujifilm, it is still the second-best option for portraiture since it is reasonably priced. If money is your main concern, you’ll find that this lens is more than enough for your portrait requirements; although not the widest aperture, f/2 still creates beautiful bokeh for lasting photographs. The full-frame equivalent focal length of the lens is around 76mm, and the all-metal construction makes it seem premium (perhaps more premium than it is). Unfortunately, there is no optical image stabilization, and when paired with the somewhat smaller aperture, you may need to use higher ISOs to achieve the photos you desire.
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19. XF80mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro from Fujinon
When shooting at its closest focus distance of 0.25m, the Fujifilm XF80mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro produces 1.0x magnification. Because of the APS-C format crop factor reproduces tiny objects at full life-size on the camera’s image sensor. It provides even more “effective” magnification than when using a comparable lens on a full-frame camera. It is quite possible to greatly magnify minute details and microscopic things. One of the innovative features is a newly created focusing mechanism that uses ceramic balls on a guide rail to achieve the maximum degree of precision and fidelity over the whole picture frame. Additionally, there is a “hybrid” 5-stop stabilizer that corrects for both horizontal and vertical movement in addition to the typical camera wobbling. This makes close-up photography much more successful, albeit you should use a solid tripod(opens in new tab) at or close to the lowest focus distance.