- Solidly built lens with an all-metal construction
- Compact size
- Very sharp right from maximum aperture
- Beautiful bokeh, with even specular highlights and a creamy rendering
- Excellent color and contrast
- Good control of chromatic aberration
- Mild vignetting
- Autofocus is slow when using the whole range or in dimmer light, even with newer camera bodies
- Lens hood is overly large for the lens
- Distortion requires digital correction
- Only 1:2 magnification
The XF 60mm f/2.4 Macro is one of the original lenses for the Fuji X system, and it is still a worthy member of the excellent X-series lineup. It’s small, has a fairly wide aperture, is great for closeups of insects and flowers and works well as a portrait lens given it’s field of view, which is equivalent to a 90mm lens on a full frame camera.
The 60mm f/2.4 is sharp, has gorgeous bokeh, good control of chromatic aberration, outstanding color and contrast and packs its versatility into a very small and well-built package. On the down side, the autofocus can be quite slow in some situations, though in good light on a newer Fuji camera, it does fairly well. The metal lens hood is too big and clunky, and many would rather have true 1:1 macro capabilities. Still, it’s a lens that is versatile and produces great images. The Fuji X system only has two autofocus macro lenses available, this 60mm lens and the Zeiss Touit 50mm f/2.8 macro, which goes to 1:1 and is slightly sharper, though at the expense of size and a higher price tag.
If you need a small excellent macro lens, the XF 60mm f/2.4 is worth a long look.
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In addition to the image samples here, very many of the product photos for my reviews have been taken with this lens.