With the release of the X-pro1, Fuji released 3 prime lenses for their interchangeable lens system cameras, the 18mm, 35mm and 60mm.
With a 35mm focal equivalent view of 90mm, Fuji's 60mm lens was the ideal portrait lens, together with having the ability to be useful as a macro lens offering a 2:1 ratio for macro use.
It's ability to shoot sharp is well known with many top Fuji professionals once favouring it as their go to lens, however it's ability to focus fast in anything other than good light has been questioned and with the release of the razor like 56mm f/1.2, the 60mm is less popular than it once was.
Last Christmas, I had an opportunity to try the 60mm for a few days and loved it. OK, so the focussing wasn't lightning quick, but it was OK and the rendered images made up for it. At the time I'd have bought one there and then given the right incentive.
Since then I've changed my criteria of shooting and with the XT1, been giving serious consideration to the 56mm. The perfect lens for portraiture work, and super fast with its f/1.2 aperture and its ability to melt away backgrounds. However, a very lightly used 60mm became available at just a third of the cost of a 56mm, and so this seems to work all ways.
First impressions on the XT1 are very favourable, it certainly hunts around for focus lock a lot less than with the X-Pro1 in less than ideal light but the Image quality remains fantastic. I don't think that was ever in question.
It's also a great lens to use with the flip screen of XT1 for close up/macro images offering the option to get up close and personal in situations you wouldn't necessarily do so.
If you're considering a lens of this focal length and unsure of which way to jump, don't dismiss the 60mm out of hand.
Be aware of its limitations, and if you're able to work around them you'll be rewarded with not just pin sharp images, but a few quid left over too.
Here's a few images of my first wander out with it with my ever willing model, my Daughter...