Damien’s thoughts on the Fujifilm XF 60mm f/2.4 R Macro Lens
“The XF60mm f/2.4 is my favourite lens from the initial X system trilogy of 18mm, 35mm and 60mm. I had all three lenses at the time and my more successful work was captured with the 60. A lot of photographers complained at the time that it was slow to focus, but I just got on with it and showed just how capable it is. It gets the word macro in its description by Fujifilm, but it isn’t a macro lens.”
“It only gets to 1:2 magnification and even then some optical artefacts can cause a disc of light in the centre when working at minimum focus. If you want to shoot true macro you can readily get extension tubes on the XF90mm, use a third party macro lens like the Zeiss 50mm or wait for the XF80 macro lens to be released in 2017. Having said all that, the XF60mm represents great value as a lightweight portrait lens and I will always hold it in high regard.”
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