Getting Married with the Fuji X-T1 & XF 56mm F1.2

While we view ourselves as landscape and fine art photographers, we don’t shy from other areas of photography. Quite the contrary!

While photographing landscapes we usually travel to less popular locations, enjoy the serenity of the mornings and take our time to focus on the scene. As a result the majority of our work is being done in isolation.

While we cherish those moments, sometimes we want to challenge ourselves with different genres of photography. One of them is wedding photography. While wedding photographers sometimes receive a bad rap from their peers, we hold many wedding photographers in high regard. It is a very demanding business, which requires the highest skills, especially in composition and lighting. The part that attracts us the most is the interaction with people and seeing their reactions and emotions. So to take a break from our usual work, Kasia and I occasionally photograph a wedding.

Recently, we had the chance to photograph a stunning ceremony with the X-T1, X-Pro1, X100S and XF 35mm F1.4 and the latest 56mm F1.2 lens. In fact we took nearly 70% of all images during the day with the XF 56mm F1.2.

After reviewing our material, we both agreed that this is the best, sharpest X-series lens from Fuji ever, and one of the best we have ever shot with. But see for yourself.

All the images are JPEGs straight from the camera. Notice the beautiful skin tones, bohen and colour rendition. For the father’s portrait we used Westcott IceLight. All images below, except the groom getting dressed (X-Pro1 & XF 35mm F1.4), were taken with the Fujifilm X-T1 and XF 56mm F1.2.















2014 © Kasia & Olaf Sztaba Photography.

20 thoughts on “Getting Married with the Fuji X-T1 & XF 56mm F1.2

  1. Wonderful blog! I found it while surfing around on
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  2. Have you ever used 56mm wide open at a focus distance more than 10m? I’d really like to know if it can focus accurately at such a distance and how it renders the foreground blur.

  3. Simply stunning! These photographs are full of emotion, technical perfection and are a great memories. Thanks for sharing these with the world … APA

  4. Gorgeous photos, thanks for sharing! Which film setting are you using for the people JPEGs? Find myself going back to the standard/Provia, but have played with Astia a little. Haven’t really worked with the Pro Neg simulations yet. Thanks again for sharing!

      1. Thanks for taking the time to reply Olaf, and congrats again on these gorgeous photos!


  5. I’m going to forget that I’m a photographer for a moment and simply say that this beautiful couple must be absolutely thrilled with these images that so wonderfully convey the feeling of the occasion and make both bride and groom look not only lovely and handsome, but very, very happy.

    Beautifully done!


  6. Great Images, I love the look of the XT1 and XE2, they have a film like look, I keep looking at it with a refreshment and I’m not sure why, but I have this film like feeling. Thanks for sharing your images, you move me to believe.

  7. The 56 has a kind of 3D quality all it’s own.
    The BW photograph is delicious. Beautifully made. There rest are merely beautiful.

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