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The Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 APD utilizes an apodization filter which is most effective from f/1.2 through f/2.8. It is an internal graduated neutral density filter.
Reflecting the light-attenuating characteristics of the apodization filter, the lens sports a dual set of aperture markings; the set is akin to T-stop vs f-stop, due to the apodization filter reducing the light to some degree.
Fujifilm supplies the lens with a 3-stop ND filter to enable shooting at these wide apertures even in very bright light, though some models of Fujifilm X cameras can shoot at up to 1/32000 second via electronic shutter. At f/4 and beyond, the effects are minimal, as will be seen below.
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