Fujinon XF 50mm f/1 R WR: Big Lens with a Hefty Price
Better Photography|March 2021
Conchita Fernandes tests the Fujinon XF 50mm f/1 R WR, the first ever f/1 lens for Fujifilm’s X-series mirrorless camera lineup.
Conchita Fernandes

Back in 2018, Fujifilm announced that it was working on developing a 33mm f/1 lens, but later scrapped the idea as the lens was turning out to be too big and heavy (1300g) while still in its development stage. Instead, the company announced that it would develop a 50mm f/1 lens for its X-mount cameras, which was then launched in the latter half of last year. According to Fujifilm, the XF 50mm f/1 R WR is the first ever f/1 mirrorless lens with autofocus with a 75mm equivalent field of view. Its large aperture allows users the most control over depth of field than any of the company’s X-mount lenses, and is perfect for night or indoor settings.

Features

The 50mm f/1 lens is made up of 12 elements in 9 groups and includes one aspherical and two ED elements. It has a 31.7° angle of view, 9 rounded diaphragm blades that ensure circular bokeh, a minimum focusing distance of 70cm, and a maximum magnification of 0.08x. The lens also has a weather resistant design that includes eleven seals.

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