Cat Portraits with Fujifilm XF 56mm F/1.2 and Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS

My parents’ cats are incredibly photogenic. What more excuse do I need for an impromptu pet portrait session?

The first 10 shots are taken with the Fujifilm XF 56mm F/1.2. The last 4 are taken with the Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS. Obviously the 10-24 isn’t thought of as a portrait lens, but it adds a fun perspective to close up head shots.

Having not picked up the 56mm F/1.2 in a while, I must say, I’d forgotten how clunky it is to use. It’s loud and slow, at least paired with the X-T2 and X-H1 (although I hear that with the X-T3 it’s given a new lease of life). Focus isn’t massively reliable (especially when shooting wide open, which is always the temptation with a lens like this) compared to some of the more up to date lenses from Fuji and using it with continuous AF is basically a fool’s game. But… it produces amazing results.

Oh, and if you’re wondering what kind of cats they are; they’re Lynx Point Siamese sisters.

All cat photos were taken with the Fuji X-H1 and the Fuji X-T2 with the Fujifilm X56mm f/1.2 Lens and the  Fujifilm XF10 - 24mm f/4 Lens, processed from RAW with Capture One.

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