Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Fujifilm XF56mm F1.2 APD Lens Aperture Range #2

XF50-140 Lens

I briefly took a look at the APD lens in an earlier post here - 
This lens is a specialty optic which gives a super creamy bokeh when used at wide open apertures.
A great pairing for the lens is the X-T1 since it allows super high shutter speeds up to 1/32,000 which is needed at F1.2 when in bright light.  Of course an ND filter is included with the lens should you prefer that option.  Here on the beach this week I tried a quick series of aperture runs.  The temp was about 30 degrees F, but the sun was bright so the shutter speed eventually reached 1/13,000th in the series.  Previously not possible with most standard cameras.  The use of the electronic shutter option allows this type of super high exposure.
Here is a quick three shot range of F1.2 &  6.4 & 16.  Of course the lighting wasn't ideal for a portrait - but the effect is there.  The background is much less distracting (to me) on the wide open version.

I also did a full range look so you can see how the background drops out and the subject is isolated.
Here the range is full stops - 
F - 1.2 - 2.0 - 2.8 - 4.0 - 5.6 - 8.0 - 11 - 16 
Click to enlarge.

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