The high resolution stage is set and XF56mmF1.2 R WR is ready to perform. Its fast maximum aperture delivers precise control over depth-of-field and beautiful bokeh effects, while its optical construction produces high resolution, aberration-free results packed with detail and color. Harness the versatility of the latest X-Trans sensors and unleash your creativity.
Precision with Every Frame
Every aspect of XF56mmF1.2 R WR has been precisely engineered to deliver images with clarity and detail.
The optical design, which incorporates a focusing group comprised of aspherical and ED elements, minimizes chromatic and comatic aberrations. It also reduces the curvature of the image plane at close range, which means the reduction in close focusing distance from 70cm (27.56in) to 50cm (19.69in) will have little to no effect on overall image quality, despite the shorter distance from the lens to the subject.
Let's Get Shallow
There is no comparison to XF56mmF1.2 R WR when it is used wide open. Images have a level of clarity and detail that is only matched by the wonderfully smooth bokeh found in areas with shallow depth of field. Busy backgrounds melt away from their subjects and create an isolating effect that cannot be emulated or replicated by any other lens.
Beautiful Made Better
XF56mmF1.2 R WR is the first X Mount lens to feature 11 diaphragm blades, which results in a clean, almost perfectly circular aperture, even at F4 or F5.6. The result is a clean edge along a highlight, with minimal aberrations and distractions, that is especially pleasing when it is out of focus.
From Specialty to Multi-Purpose
With a shorter close focusing distance and an updated optical construction built upon its legendary reputation, XF56mmF1.2 R WR sets new standards for mid-telephoto lenses, making it a great option for still-life and street subjects in addition to its usual place as a lens for portraits and weddings. From magic hour moments and night scenes, to urban landscapes utilizing the shallow depth of field, this compact and lightweight lens can now play a central role in anyone's creative journey.
Ready for Anything
The creativity switch can flip on at any moment, so it is immensely important to have a lens that's ready to make great imges when inspiration strikes. XF56mmF1.2 R WR's weather-resistant design makes it ready for the moment whenever it happens. Nine rubber seals keep it protected from dust and moisture, while ensuring that it will continue to operate in temperatures as low as -10°C (14°F). The fluorine-coated front element, meanwhile, repels water, fingerprints, and dust, making it easier to clean between the moments its being used to make magic.