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10 Best Fujifilm X-Mount Lens Under $1,000 for Portrait

Finding the perfect X-Mount portrait lens can be challenging, but I had done all the work for you. I had used many of the lenses in the list below, and I ranked them according to my liking. Nowadays, you can get a decent portrait lens for $500 to $1000, so you can’t go wrong with any of it. Few of the lenses on this list are manual focus, so keep that in mind.

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Which is the Best Fuji 35mm vs. 50mm vs. 90mm Focal-Length for Portraits?

There is no single perfect portrait lens, but the simple rule is to get a lens with a longer focal length because of compression. So if you are shooting with 35mm over 90mm, then the background will appear near 35mm. If you want the ultimate portraits with your Fujifilm X-Mount cameras, then going for the longer focal length is the most perfect. But on the downside of the longer focal length is impossible to shoot indoor or even outdoor on the busy street. So, I always prefer the 35mm for a portrait where is the subject is near me.

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10. Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm F0.95 II

If you are looking for the most shallow depth of field on Fujifilm, you need to get the Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm F0.95 II lens. Remember one thing; getting the subject in focus at F0.95 aperture is problematic. But once you get a hold of the by manual focusing, then the images it produced are outside of this world. I know 35mm is the second most used focal length on X-Mount after the 50mm for portraits. I prefer shooting with 35mm (52.5mm in Full Frame) because I can shoot indoor with it; one downside of the Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm F0.95 II is the weight around 460g. If you are looking for a Fuji X-Mount lens with the most shallow depth of field, you can’t go wrong with this one!

FE FocalMin FocusMagnificationOISWeightLengthWeather
  52.5mm35cm0.13xNo460g60mmNo


9. Rokinon/Samyang 135mm F2.0 ED UMC

The Rokinon/Samyang 135mm F2 lens is full of joy to use. One thing for certain, you can’t use it indoors in a tight space unless you want to use it in the hall. I love the images coming out of this lens, and the compression is pleasant to the eyes. The weight of the lens is a significant factor against buying it. If you are looking to invest in a lens on budget and willing to carry the 830g weight, then go for it. The 135mm is the best suited for wedding portraits. The lens also had magnificent construction compared to some of their manual lens for the Fuji X-Mount.
 

FE FocalMin FocusMagnificationOISWeightLengthWeather
  202.5mm80cm0.25xNo830g122mmNo


8. Fujifilm XF 35mm F1.4 R

If you need the best-all-rounder Fuji portrait lens, I can’t find anything better than the Fujifilm XF 35mm F1.4 lens. The images this lens produce are outstanding, and the color rendition is admirable. But the auto-focusing on older Fuji cameras can be a problem. Also, the XF 35mm F2 produces sharper images over the F1.4. Only get this F1.4 lens if you need more bokeh. Otherwise, this lens lacks weather resistance, and there are much better options out there.

FE FocalMin FocusMagnificationOISWeightLengthWeather
  52.5mm28cm0.17xNo187g55mmNo

7. Carl Zeiss Touit F1.8/32mm

Fuji X-Mount has very few autofocus lenses from the third party, and here is one such fantastic lens from the Carl Zeiss. I admire the color rendition of this Carl Zeiss Touit F1.8/32mm a lot. If you are looking for a unique lens for X-Mount, this lens won’t disappoint you, but it’s pricy. I wish it had OIS so that it can be used for videos on Fuji bodies without IBIS. One thing I was surprised to found was the magnification of 0.11x, which is good. Overall, you can’t go wrong with this lens.

FE FocalMin FocusMagnificationOISWeightLengthWeather
 48mm30cm0.11xNo210g60mmNo

6. Fujifilm XF 90mm F2 R LM WR

If money is not a problem for you, shoot most of the portraits outdoor, get the Fuji 90mm F2 Lens as fast as you can. The first primary reason is the WR, which stands for weather resistance to shoot in all kinds of weather, even during snowfall. I love the 90mm focal length, which is ideal for outdoor portraits. The weight can be an issue at around 540g for some if you are looking for a lightweight lens. Overall, if you can afford then get the Fuji 90mm F2 lens.

FE FocalMin FocusMagnificationOISWeightLengthWeather
 135mm60cm0.20xNo540g105mmNo

5. Fujifilm XF 60mm F2.4 R Macro

Technically, it’s not a Fuji portrait lens, preferably a semi-macro lens. I don’t think it’s an excellent macro lens because of its limiting 0.5x magnification. For a macro lens, always go for 1x magnification. But this Fujifilm XF 60mm F2.4 excel in portraits. I was worry about the F2.4 aperture, but it’s not that much of a difference over the F2. If you are looking for a cheaper Fuji 90mm, then the Fuji 60mm is your best choice. The Fujifilm XF 60mm F2.4 is a very lightweight lens only weighing around 200g. I think this is one of the underrated Fuji lenses on the market right now. Also, its focus quick in video mode.

FE FocalMin FocusMagnificationOISWeightLengthWeather
 90mm26cm0.50xNo215g71mmNo

4. Zeiss Touit 50mm F2.8

If you can find this lens, then get it as soon as possible other than the high price. The Zeiss Touit 50mm F2.8 had gone up in price, but you can sometimes grab it for around $800 on Amazon. The first thing which stands out about this lens is the colors, and it had distinctive colors compare to the Fujifilm lenses. Also, this lens is lightweight for the amount of excellent glass you are getting in it. For some, this is a pricy lens, but I will say it’s worth investing in it, but there is no weather resistance.

FE FocalMin FocusMagnificationOISWeightLengthWeather
75mm15cm1xNo290g91mmNo

3. Viltrox PFU RBMH 85MM F1.8 STM


This lens is the reason why Fujifilm can now compete with Canon budget bokeh lens. For around $300, you are getting an autofocus lens at F1.8, which itself an outstanding value proposition. I love you can get an actual portrait lens at a super affordable price now on the Fujifilm X-mount. But there is one significant downside to the lens; it’s the bulky design and its weight. For $300, I can easily overlook its negatives and recommend the Viltrox PFU RBMH 85MM F1.8 STM without hesitation.

FE FocalMin FocusMagnificationOISWeightLengthWeather
 127.5mm80cm0.12xNo636g72mmNo

2. FUJINON XF 50mm F2 R


The all-rounder portrait lens you can get for Fuji cameras is the XF 50mm F2. I admire the compact size of this fantastic lens with the rugged build quality. There is no major drawback of its lens. It ticked all the boxes, and it even had weather resistance so that you can shoot during monsoon season. I think the Fujifilm XF 50mm F2 pair perfectly with the X-T4 camera. So if you need a single portrait lens that can last for years to come, you can’t go wrong with this one.

FE FocalMin FocusMagnificationOISWeightLengthWeather
75mm39cm0.15xNo200g59mmNo


 1. Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R

If you have $1,000 in your back pocket, get the Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R lens. I know you will wonder, is there a significant difference over the F1.4 vs. F1.2? The answer is not really, but if you need the best portrait lens, why settle for the F1.4? If you are looking for the ultimate bokeh on the Fujifilm X-Mount system, you can’t go wrong with it. Even the $1,000 price tag seem acceptable, and you are getting what you are paying for

FE FocalMin FocusMagnificationOISWeightLengthWeather
 127.5mm80cm0.12xNo636g72mmNo

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