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Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R APD

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Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*

Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R APD
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Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R APD vs Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*

Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R APD
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*
Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R APD
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*

Why is Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R APD better than Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*?

  • 14.29% wider aperture at minimum focal length
    f/1.2 vs1.4f
  • 0.2f wider aperture at maximum focal length
    1.2fvs1.4f
  • Has a silent focus motor built into the lens
  • 29mm shorter minimum focal length
    56mmvs85mm
  • 155g lighter
    405gvs560g
  • Is a macro lens
  • 0.1m shorter minimum focus distance
    0.7mvs0.8m

Why is Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T* better than Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R APD?

  • Has full-time manual focus
  • 6f smaller aperture at maximum focal length
    22fvs16f
  • 29mm longer maximum focal length
    85mmvs56mm
  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
  • 2 more aperture blades
    9vs7
  • Can focus to infinity
  • Weather sealed
  • Is a telephoto lens

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1.minimum focal length

56mm

85mm

A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.

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2.maximum focal length

56mm

85mm

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.

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3.Is a macro lens
Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R APD
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*

A macro lens is used to take very close-up photos, allowing you to capture flowers, insects etc. in great detail. A macro lens is any lens with 1:1 magnification.

4.Weather sealed
Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R APD
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

5.Has a metal mount
Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R APD
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*

A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.

6.weight

405g

560g

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Optics

1.has built-in optical image stabilization
Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R APD
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

2.optical zoom

1x

1x

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

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22.2x

3.magnification

0.09x

0.1x

A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.

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Aperture

1.widest aperture

f/1.2

f/1.4

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

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f/1.2

2.widest aperture at maximum focal length

1.2f

1.4f

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2

1.2f

3.smallest aperture at maximum focal length

16f

22f

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

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45f

4.Has rounded aperture blades
Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R APD
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*

Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.

5.aperture blades

7

9

The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.

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12

6.smallest aperture at minimum focal length

16f

22f

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

Best

Pentax HD DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW

45f

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Focus

1.Has full-time manual focus
Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R APD
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*

With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.

2.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R APD
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*

Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.

3.Can focus to infinity
Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R APD
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*

Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.

4.minimum focus distance

0.7m

0.8m

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

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0.02m

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