XF50mmF1.0 R WR: The World’s First F1.0 Lens With Autofocus!

  By Ryley Smith

 

Fujifilm has some super exciting news! The launch of the Fujinon XF50mmF1.0 R WR Lens! This is the world’s first autofocus lens with a maximum aperture of F1.0! Designed for mirrorless cameras, the XF50mmF1.0 R WR is the 35th interchangeable lens for the lineup of X Series digital cameras.

We’re really excited about the XF50mmF1.0 R WR,” said Victor Ha, senior director of marketing and product management for the Electronic Imaging Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “Not only is it the fastest interchangeable lens Fujifilm has ever produced, but it’s also an incredible tool for visual storytellers to use in telling their stories because its autofocus can achieve critical focus at very shallow depth of fields.”

Looking at the specs of the XF50mmF1.0 R WR, it has 12 lens elements in nine groups with one aspherical element and two extra-low dispersion (ED) elements to achieve optimum control of spherical aberration. With its maximum F1.0 aperture, the XF50mmF1.0 R WR can produce an astonishingly narrow depth-of-field and more options in low-light conditions. It also easily achieves fast shutter speeds that freeze movement and keep ISO settings lower for detail-rich results.

As the world’s first autofocus F1.0 lens made for any mirrorless system, including full-frame, the XF50mmF1.0 R WR brings more light to the sensor than any previous XF lens. Now users can have fast and precise low-light autofocus, even in near-darkness. It also has a focus ring that has been designed to be more accurate than any previous XF Lens. It uses 120 degrees of rotation in its focusing ring to let you focus manually with minimal error. It also helps to achieve accurate focus when using an X Series camera’s Focus Peaking and Focus Assist modes.

On top of its amazing features, the XF50mmF1.0 R WR is easy to take on any adventure. Being only 103.5mm (4.07in) long and weighing 845 grams (1.86 pounds), the lens is still quite compact and portable. Similar to other weather-resistant XF Lenses, it is sealed in 11 locations to protect against moisture and dust, as well as being capable of use in temperatures down to -10°C.

The Fujinon XF50mmF1.0 R WR will be available in Fall 2020, so keep your eyes peeled for when you can add this amazing lens to your collection!

Ryley Smith

Ryley Smith

Ryley graduated in 2018 from the U of C, with a bachelor in Sociology. With a strong love for writing, and having dabbled in photography, she wanted to take her curious mind and put it towards a more fun and creative future. In her spare time, Ryley finds herself camping, skiing, and fishing. She also loves craft beer and interesting food, ideally together.