Can the Fujinon XF 56mm 1.2 R Be Used As an All-purpose Lens?

You be the judge. I took the photos below yesterday (4/8/17) in bright sunlight with the 56mm 1.2 lens mounted on an XT2. All were shot from the 7th floor balconies of my corner apartment. One balcony faces south, the other, west. All photos were cropped from larger photos. See the first two photos below for an idea of the ratio between original and cropped. I used ISO 200 and shutter speed 1/8000 for all shots. Aperture varied from 1.2 to 2.2. For some of the photos, I used the exposure compensation tool in the Fujifilm SilkyPix Raw File Converter before conversion. I then used Photoshop to crop. For one or two photos, I used Photoshop’s color and brightness tools. At 1/8000 speed, I shot everything handheld. I’d say 99% of the photos were useful. The autofocusing was fast for my needs with almost no wait time. As you can see, there’s no blurring in motion shots involving bicycles, motorcycles, motorscooters as well as pedestrians, cars, and buses.

Photo 01. This is a cropped section of the photo below.



Actual size of Photo 01 above.

Photo 02. The lens compresses this Kanunu Street scene, shrinking depth of field. The swimming pool above is in the building across the street. The Pagoda parking lot is about 1.5 blocks away. Beyond that is Keeaumoku Street and the entrance to the Walmart and Sam’s Club parking structure.

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Photo 04. This is the warehouse entrance for the large department store on Kanunu Street, directly across the street. The store entrance is on the opposite side.

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Photo 08. This pagoda-shaped structure is a beauty shop in the apartment complex on Rycroft and Kaheka Street, about a block away.

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Photo 10. Clips is a surf shop in the blue-green building on Kaheka Street diagonally across from me.

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Photo 14. The pedestrians in the foreground are crossing Kapiolani Blvd., which is about two blocks away. The multi-level parking lot in the background is part of Ala Moana Shopping Center, which is about four blocks away. Beyond that is the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor (see the masts) and the Pacific Ocean. The harbor and beach are about a mile away.

Photo 15. A panel truck on Kaheka Street.

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Photo 17. This is a view of Rycroft Street and its intersection with Keeaumoku Street and the HMSA building.

Photo 18. That’s Punchbowl National Cemetery in the background.

Photo 19. One of the many tourist trolleys that takes tourists from their hotels in Waikiki to Honolulu shopping areas.

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Photo 21. A view of Kaheka Street and the Makaloa Street and Kapiolani Blvd. intersections. The flags on the left are for the Honolulu Fire Department’s Pawaa station. Directly across the street, on the right, is the Hawaii Public Radio site.

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Photo 24. View of Punchbowl in the background.

Photo 25. Honolulu City bus on Kaheka Street.

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