Here is a gallery of pictures taken by Damien Lovegrove with the Fujifilm XF 60mm f/2.4 macro prime lens. All the pictures were shot on either my Fujifilm X-Pro1 or X-T1 camera. Ever since I’ve owned the 56mm f/1.2 my 60mm lens has been used less and less. This is 60mm lens has a wonderful bokeh and represents the best value of all the fuji glass in the X series range. I used my 60mm almost exclusively at f/2.4. I’ve made my own lens hood modification that you can see here because I find the lens is somewhat susceptible to flare.
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.”