Fujinon XF30mmF2.8 R LM WR Macro: a small lens for big close ups

Fujinon XF30mmF2.8 R LM WR Macro
(Image credit: Fujifilm)

The Fujinon XF30mmF2.8 R LM WR Macro might have a very long name, but it also has a very short minimum focus distance of just 10cm. This close-focus capability means it can achieve a maximum magnification of 1:1 on the sensor, which makes it a true ‘macro’ lens.

But while macro lenses are really useful now and again, it’s a lot to spend on a lens designed for just one thing. So Fujifilm is also pitching the XF30mmF2.8 R LM WR Macro as a general walkaround ‘standard’ lens too. Our list of the best Fujifilm lenses already includes a macro lens, but this one might well take its place, at least for occasional macro shooters.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at fotovolo.com but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at lifeafterphotoshop.com