Lens review

Fujifilm Fujinon XF 50 mm f/1.0 R WR

Fujifilm Fujinon XF 50 mm f/1.0 R WR
22 December 2020
Maciej Latałło

1. Introduction

At the beginning of 2019 during the CP+ fairs Fujifilm boasted of a prototype of the Fujinon XF 33 mm f/1 R WR. It was a real monster of a lens, weighing 1300 grams. I suppose the producers realized pretty fast that, there would be few prospective customers because of that weight, the price, and physical dimensions; after all, who would be willing to attach such a big lens to small, shapely Fuji mirrorless cameras? In September 2019 they dropped the project. At the same time they informed that they have been working on something a bit smaller and a bit lighter - a 50 mm f/1.0 lens.

The official launch of the Fujinon XF 50 mm f/1 R WR took place on 3rd September 2020 and then we found out that it is a lens noticeably smaller and lighter than the 33 mm device, planned before. Still it remains rather big and heavy, quite understandable if you take into account its parameters.

Such no-compromise lenses are often a show of strength for a given producer - they can show their best technology off without any limitations concerning physical dimensions and also the price. Devices of that type are often able to break resolution records, literally defining new standards for a given system. Will the Fujinon 1/50 be such a lens? The answer you'll find in the following chapters – enjoy your reading!

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 50 mm f/1.0 R WR - Introduction

Fujifilm Fujinon XF 50 mm f/1.0 R WR - Introduction

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