I’m a big fan of fixed FL lenses, I use a combination of wide & portrait lenses on each of my photo session. Let start with the Fujifilm XF-16mm f1.4 WR an ultra-wide-angle lens with weather-sealed capabilities, perfectly useful for shooting in tight rooms or a big group of peoples. It’s one of the sharpest Fujifilm XF lenses in the market.
The Fujifilm XF-23mm f1.4R, a versatile medium-wide lens. I use these lenses the most, both in wedding or engagement sessions. I’ve three units of this lens, one for me, one for my second shooter, and the last one for backup. Just in case.
The Fujifilm XF-35mm f1.4R, My favorite lens among all others. I use this lens almost anywhere. From wedding preparation, sunset session, engagement, family photos, all the way to accompany me on my travel. If I can only choose one lens, I will definitely choose this one.
The Fujifilm XF-56mm f1.2R, a bokeh monster lens. It produces the most pleasing out of focus background for portraits. I use this lens mostly on a wedding ceremony as its focal length is perfect to capture the couple’s expression without interfering with the ceremony.
The other lenses I occasionally use during the sessions are the Mitakon 35mm f 0.95 & Nikkor 50mm f1.2. This manual focus lens is really unique and produces a smooth and buttery bokeh effect that resembles a classic film look. I also use a Fujifilm Macro Extender MCEX-11 & MCEX-16 when I need to shoot closeup objects like jewelry and wedding rings. It’s more practical to use rather than to buy a separate lens just for macro shots.