Fuji 90mm f/2 WR Lens Review: Simply put, it doesn’t get much sharper than this


posted Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 4:31 PM EDT


Though Fuji shooters already have a couple great portrait prime options, with the two variants of the ultra-fast 56mm f/1.2 lens, those looking for a bit more reach now have the Fuji 90mm f/2 WR. Offering around 137mm in 35mm equivalents, the 90mm f/2 is a classic, mid-range telephoto prime lens, and coupled with a wide f/2 aperture, it offers excellent subject isolation and "bokeh."

We shared our initial impressions and a batch of real-world sample images with you not too long ago. Dave Pardue, who spent some time with the lens, was rather smitten. Performance from this lens was great, and the images were fantastic. Now, we've had a chance to thoroughly test the lens in our lab and boy, oh boy, it is absolutely stunning. The inclusion of image stabilization would be nice on a lens this long, but that's pretty much our only nit-pick with it.

X-T1: 1/250s / f/2 / ISO 800

Needless to say, if you want sharpness, this lens delivers. It's fantastic. As for other optical characteristics, such as CA and distortion, well...what CA? What distortion?

The Fuji 90mm f/2 paired with the Fuji X-T1

Jump over to SLRgear for our full, in-depth Fuji 90mm f/2 WR review complete with our test results and graphs as well as handling notes and test images. We also have a selection of real-world shots using the Fuji X-T1 in the X-T1 Gallery Page (just look for images with "90mm" in the filename).

X-T1: 1/750s / f/2 / ISO 200 

Fuji 90mm f/2 WR Lens ReviewGallery

X-T1: 1/250s / f/2 / ISO 2500