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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 50 mm f/1.0 R WR

22 December 2020
Maciej Latałło

6. Distortion



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A telephoto lens with such parameters as the Fujinon 1/50 shouldn't have any distortion problems. With such an angle of view geometric deformations are quite easy to correct. The optics of the lens should deal with them without any problems and without any additional support from a camera's software.

Unfortunately, also in this category the Fujinon constructors took shortcuts. Distortion amounts to zero for corrected JPEG files (official result is just +0.08%) but when it comes to RAW files you deal with a tad of 'pincushion' amounting to +0.81%. Any result below 1% shouldn't make you worry but, as we've already mentioned, you expect a lot from a premium lens from a renowned producer. In other words we think the constructors should have made more of an effort.

Fujifilm X-T2, 50 mm, JPEG
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 50 mm f/1.0 R WR - Distortion
Fujifilm X-T2, 50 mm, RAW
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 50 mm f/1.0 R WR - Distortion