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Fujinon 55mm f2.2

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Fujinon is a brand of optical lenses made by Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd, now known as Fujifilm. Fujifilm's Fujinon lenses have been used by professional photographers and broadcast stations as well as cinematography. Fujifilm started manufacture of optical glass in its Odawara Factory in Japan in 1940, which was the start of the Fujinon brand.

This Lens

Fujinon 55mm f/2.2 is a manual focus prime lens for SLR cameras. It's a lightweight lens with lots of plastic, but lovely optics is somewhat unusual. Certainly the bubble bokeh is a bonus, use this lens wide open with pinpoints of backlight and you're in for a bubble treat. Fuji began offering this lens as the kit lens for its consumer grade SLRs in the late 70's. It's not particularly sharp which is disappointing Optically though the lens is flawless.

Lens in Use

Aperture: f/2.2 to f/16
Focus: Infinit to 0.6m (2ft)
The optical scheme comprises 4 elements in 4 groups.
5 aperture blades not so good but wide open gives good bokeh bubbles.
This lens has a size of 45 mm, very convenient in everyday use.
The weight of this lens is very small (155 grams)


Really a good lens, sharpness are not everything for me anyway as the bokeh is fantastic. Due to the bokeh the lens has a bit of a following. 

For general information on lens design and lens elements go to the homepage HERE


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