The Fujifilm Designer Series XF50/35/23 f/2 R WR

The Fujifilm Designer Series is an excellent value, but Fujifilm hasn’t been using the branding since they first mentioned it here. Now that all three lenses are widely available it would be really cool if Fujifilm sold a special package of all three lenses with an XPro2 using the Designer Series branding.

Fujinon XF50 F2 R WR
FStoppers – “”wow.” The images that come out of this lens are sharp, contrasty, and have smooth out of focus areas.” – ” I’m quite smitten by the Fujifilm 50mm F2″
admiringlight – “The 50mm f/2 provides great value and high-end imaging in a small package, and continues Fuji’s excellent reputation for creating quality optics.”
jonasraskphotography – “For the 3rd time in a row, I can say that the Fujinon lenses deliver stellar quality no matter what focal length they seem to get involved in making. I really love how this lens treats the transitions between in focus and out of focus. It reminds me of my old Leica Summilux 50mm f/1.4. It has a softness, yet sharpness that brings a very organic look to the images.”

Fujinon XF35 F2 R WR
FStoppers – “With the extra sharpness and 9 rounded aperture blades, it is a worthy replacement for the f/1.4 version.” – “Wide open, the lens has a gorgeous look to the images, and I personally think the bokeh is very pleasing.”
admiringlight – “The XF 35mm f/2 R WR is a lens that makes life difficult for Fuji users, because it provides better optical quality, better autofocus and better construction than the more expensive f/1.4 lens, but loses a stop of light.”
jonasraskphotography – “Is it sharp? YES… Does it have great bokeh? YES… Does it have microcontrast? YES… Does it render like the 35mm f/1.4? YES, and more!…”

Fujinon XF23 F2 R WR
FStoppers – “I found myself really impressed with the it’s performance and versatility.” – “The speed is incredible.  And I mean incredible to the point that sometimes I have to wonder if in fact the AF has done anything.”
admiringlight – “For the cost of the lens, I think it’s a good buy and an easy lens to recommend, but those seeking the best 35mm equivalent for Fuji will likely want to save up for the 23mm f/1.4.”
jonasraskphotography – “The 23mm f/2 WR is sharp and has great bokeh through the entire aperture range.”

Fujifilm X-T2: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Fujifilm X-Pro2: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Fujinon XF 50mm f/2 R WR: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Fujinon XF 35mm f/2 R WR: B&Hphoto / Amazon / Adorama
Fujifilm XF 23mm f/2 R WR: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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