Best Lenses for Fujifilm X-Mount Cameras

In 2012, Fujifilm introduced the Fujifilm X-Pro1 as its first mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with an APS-C sensor and the new X-mount. Current camera models include the Fujifilm X-A7, X-E3, X-S10, X-T200, X-T30, X-T4 and X-Pro3.

This page provides an overview of the growing catalog of X-mount APS-C lenses. These are mostly autofocus lenses, but selected manual focus lenses may also be included. 

For every lens, the following major characteristics are given:

  • Focal length.
  • Maximum aperture. It has a strong influence on the light conditions in which the lens can be used, and how shallow the depth of field can be. Fast lenses also tend to be much more expensive. Green labels indicate fast lenses (> f/2), red labels indicate slow lenses (< f/4).
  • Filter size. It serves as a representative of the length, diameter and weight of the lens. Green labels indicate compact lenses (filter size < 60 mm), red labels indicate big lenses (> 70 mm).
  • Minimum focus distance (MFD). It has a major influence on the magnification that can be achieved, as well as the depth of field.
  • Another interesting point is of course the price, but it is different in every market and currency. Instead, links to independent reviews are given.

1 Prime lenses

Lenses with a fixed focal length.

1.1 Fisheye lenses

Ultra wide angle lenses with purposeful strong distortions.

lens   focal length max aper­ture filter size MFD rvws
    mm   mm m  

1.2 Wide angle lenses

lens   focal length max aper­ture filter size MFD rvws
    mm   mm m  
Zeiss Touit 12 2.8 67   LT, ML, OL
Fujifilm Fujinon XF R 14 2.8 58 0.18 LT, OL
Fujifilm Fujinon XF R WR 16 1.4 67 0.15 CL, LT, ML, OL
Fujifilm Fujinon XF R WR 16 2.8 49 0.17 LT
Fujifilm Fujinon XF R 18 2.0 52 0.18 LT, OL
Fujifilm Fujinon XF R 23 1.4 62 0.28 LT, OL
Viltrox AF XF 23 1.4 52 0.30 LT
Fujifilm Fujinon XF R WR 23 2.0 43 0.22 CL, LT, ML, OL

1.3 Standard lenses

Lenses with a focal length similar to the image sensor diagonal of 28 mm. The images created with these lenses are perceived as “natural” by a human observer.

lens   focal length max aper­ture filter size MFD rvws
    mm   mm m  
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 27 2.8 39 0.34 LT, OL
Zeiss Touit 32 1.8 52   LT, ML, OL
Fujifilm Fujinon XF R 35 1.4 52 0.28 LT, OL
Fujifilm Fujinon XC 35 2.0 43 0.35 LT
Fujifilm Fujinon XF R WR 35 2.0 43 0.35 CL, LT, OL

1.4 Telephoto lenses

lens   focal length max aper­ture filter size MFD rvws
    mm   mm m  
Fujifilm Fujinon XF R WR 50 1.0 77 0.70 CL
Fujifilm Fujinon XF R WR 50 2.0 46 0.39 CL, LT, ML, OL
Fujifilm Fujinon XF R 56 1.2 62 0.70 CL, LTML, OL
Fujifilm Fujinon XF R APD 56 1.2 62 0.70 OL
Viltrox AF 85 1.8 72 0.80  
Fujifilm Fujinon XF R LM WR 90 2.0 62 0.60 CL, LT, ML, OL
Fujifilm Fujinon XF R LM WR 200 2.0 105 1.80  

1.5 Macro lenses

Lenses with a high magnification.

lens   focal length max aper­ture filter size MFD rvws
    mm   mm m  
Zeiss Touit Macro 50 2.8 52 0.15 LT, ML
Fujifilm Fujinon XF R Macro 60 2.4 39 0.267 LT, OL
Fujifilm Fujinon XF R LM WR Macro 80 2.8 62 0.25 LT, OL

2 Zoom lenses

Lenses with a variable focal length.

2.1 Wide angle zoom lenses

lens   focal length max aper­ture filter size MFD rvws
    mm   mm m  
Fujifilm Fujinon XF R LM WR 8-16 2.8 n/a 0.28 CL, LT
Fujifilm Fujinon XF R WR 10-24 4.0 72 0.24 (CL), (LT), (ML), (OL)

2.2 Standard zoom lenses

Zoom range from moderate wide angle to moderate telephoto.

lens   focal length max aper­ture filter size MFD rvws
    mm   mm m  
Fujifilm Fujinon XC PZ 15-45 3.5-5.6 52 0.13-0.35 LT
Fujifilm Fujinon XC II 16-50 3.5-5.6 58 0.15-0.35 (LT), (OL)
Fujifilm Fujinon XF R LM WR 16-55 2.8 77 0.30-0.40 CL, LT, ML, OL
Fujifilm Fujinon XF R WR 16-80 4.0 72 0.35 LT
Fujifilm Fujinon XF R LM 18-55 2.8-4.0 58 0.30-0.40 CL, LT, OL
Fujifilm Fujinon XF R LM WR 18-135 3.5-5.6 67 0.45 ML, OL

2.3 Superzoom lenses

Like standard zooms, but with an approximately 10x zoom range.

lens   focal length max aper­ture filter size MFD rvws
    mm   mm m  

2.4 Telephoto zoom lenses

lens   focal length max aper­ture filter size MFD rvws
    mm   mm m  
Fujifilm Fujinon XF R LM WR 50-140 2.8 72 1.00 CL, LT, ML, OL
Fujifilm Fujinon XF R LM 55-200 3.5-4.8 62 1.10 OL
Fujifilm Fujinon XC II 50-230 4.5-6.7 58 1.10 (OL)
Fujifilm Fujinon XF R LM WR 100-400 4.5-5.6 77 1.75 CL, ML, OL

3 Teleconverters

Teleconverters extend the focal length of matching telephoto lenses by a certain factor.

lens   focal length max aper­ture filter size MFD rvws
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 1.4X TC WR 1.4x n/a n/a n/a  
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 2X TC WR 2.0x n/a n/a n/a  

Additional designations such as OIS, Super EBC are omitted.

*Manual focus lens with digital coupling between lens and camera.

**Manual focus lens without digital coupling between lens and camera.

References

The linked reviews are by CameraLabs (CL), LensTip (LT), MirrorLessons (ML) and OpticalLimits (OL, formerly known as Photozone). LT and OL focus on laboratory testing, CL and ML on real world photography. Links in brackets refer to tests of earlier models.