Five great lenses that will help make the 40MP Fujifilm X-H2 shine


Fujifilm has been hard at work releasing new lenses that will make the most of the new 40MP sensor found in the new Fujifilm X-H2.

If there’s one area where Fujifilm excels, it’s in the lens department. Fujifilm has been producing superb primes and zooms for years that render fantastic images. The quality of Fujifilm lenses is so good that we have no doubts about their detail resolving power.

Choose just about any Fujifilm lens and they’ll help make the Fujifilm X-H2’s new X-Trans sensor shine. Like many others, we of course have our favorite lenses. In this roundup, we’ll take a look at the glass we’d immediately buy to pair with the Fujifilm X-H2. All lenses feature incredible optics, weather sealing, fast autofocus motors and more.

Fujifilm XF 18mm f/1.4 R LM WR — The perfect everyday carry lens for X-H2 users

The Fujifilm 18mm f/1.4 R LM WR should be one of the first lenses to look at if you like landscape photography, astrophotography, architectural photography or if you like to take photo walks with a quick little primer. As well as being razor-sharp, the 18mm f/1.4 – which has a 27mm-equivalent focal length – also offers copious amounts of weather sealing. So no matter the weather, you’ll be able to create images with tons of detail.

The Fujifilm 18mm f/1.4 will also make the most of the Fujifilm X-H2’s new autofocus system, thanks to super-fast autofocus motors that can lock onto a subject in just 0. 04 seconds. You can also get closer to your subject with this lens, thanks to its minimum focusing distance of 7.9 inches. When it comes to wide-angle Fujifilm premiums, there aren’t many better Fujifilm options than this one. Check out our full review here.

Fujifilm 33mm f/1.4 R WR — Sharp, fast and weatherproof

Another stunner in Fujifilm’s range of prime lenses. The 33mm f/1.4 R WR is one of my all-time favorite lenses to use on Fujifilm X-mount cameras. With a 50mm equivalent focal length on Fujifilm APS-C cameras, this lens can be used for street photography, portrait photography and is a great everyday carry lens.

This first has a fast f/1.4 maximum aperture, allowing great control over depth of field and bokeh. It’s also a great lens to use in low-light situations. The lens is weather sealed, meaning you can use it on the X-H2 whatever the weather, and with three ED elements, the lens controls flare, aberrations and flare incredibly well. distortions while maintaining high contrast levels. This stunning bounty is also beyond sharp! If you like slick fifties, this is the premier Fujifilm for you.

Fujifilm 50mm f/1.0 R WR — This lens and the Fujifilm X-H2 will create magic

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If you’re a portrait photographer and want a lens that will push the Fujifilm X-H2 to its limits, this is the lens for you. With a maximum aperture of f/1.0, you can easily blend in the background and easily create stunning portraits with the Fujifilm 50mm f/1.0 R WR. Surprisingly; this lens focuses quickly despite a large amount of glass inside.

With a 75mm equivalent focal length, this Fujifilm prime sits well between the 50mm and 85mm focal lengths. This lens is by far the sharpest Fujifilm X mount lens I have ever used. The lens retains the classic Fujifilm aperture ring. Plus, it sports 11-point weather sealing and Super EBC coating suppresses ghosting for better contrast. This is the best natural light portrait photography lens on the rig and it will pair brilliantly with the Fujifilm X-H2.

Fujifilm XF16-80mm f/4 OIS WR — A standard zoom that hits all lenses

It took Fujifilm a while to release a versatile standard zoom with a constant f/4 aperture. However, when it finally arrived, the lens ticked all the necessary boxes and then some. With a 24-120mm equivalent focal length range, this lens is suitable for a variety of photography genres, from street photography to landscapes and event photography to portraits.

The lens has fast autofocus motors, six stops of optical image stabilization, coatings to reduce ghosting and flare, and tons of weather sealing. This lens will help you take the shot no matter what. At under $800, it’s one of the best standard zooms on the market. Fujifilm shooters are blessed, and those choosing to purchase the Fujifilm X-H2 should make this lens a priority.

Fujifilm XF 50-140mm f/2.8 — One of the best telephoto lenses on the market

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The Fujifilm 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR may be a few years old, but it’s still one of the best fast telephoto zooms on the market. The lens is magnificent in all areas. The build quality is exceptional. The optics are some of the best you’ll find, and the way the lens renders images will take your breath away.

As well as excellent optics, you’ll find an incredible all-metal body with multiple weather sealing points. The autofocus motors are fast and precise. Image stabilization will help you get the shot right every time. The colors and bokeh rendered by this lens will have you smiling from ear to ear. This is not a cheap lens; however, it is a lens that every Fujifilm shooter should strive to own. You can read our full review here.

Fujifilm XF 150-600mm f/5.6-8 R LM OIS WR — A must-have for wildlife and bird photographers

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Wildlife and bird photographers who have invested in the Fujifilm ecosystem have patiently waited for years for a lens like the Fujifilm 150-600mm. Now it’s here, and believe us when we tell you the wait was worth it. This lens has an equivalent focal length range of 229-914mm. It will pair perfectly with the Fujifilm X-H2 and its new autofocus system, thanks to fast autofocus speeds. Moreover, with the camera featuring a 40MP sensor, bird watchers and wildlife photographers can crop to their liking.

Like all the other lenses in this roundup, the Fujifilm 150-600mm f5-6.8 is fully waterproof. In addition, the lens has optical image stabilization. There are nine rounded aperture blades. Focusing and zooming are done internally, while the fast linear autofocus motors help traverse the focal range. Fluorine coatings further improve lens performance in harsh weather conditions. So what does all this mean? This lens will deliver exceptional images no matter what situations you find yourself in.


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