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Fujifilm's new Fujinon XF50mm f/1.0 WR is its fastest lens ever

By Kenny Yeo - on 4 Sep 2020, 10:56am

Fujifilm's new Fujinon XF50mm f/1.0 WR is its fastest lens ever

(Image source: Fujifilm)

Fujifilm has just released its fastest lens ever. This is the new Fujinon XF50mm f/1.0 WR. Fujifilm also says it's the world's first f/1.0 autofocus lens for mirrorless cameras.

Nicknamed "The One", Fujifilm is claiming the lens will change the way professionals work by enabling incredibly shallow depth-of-field and providing extreme low-light performance.

The latter is crucial because it means professionals can shoot in low-light environments without cranking up their ISO too much and compromising image quality.

The XF50mm f/1.0 WR has a 35mm equivalent focal length of 76mm and it is made up of 12 elements, including one aspherical element and two ED elements, in 9 groups. It has a 9-blade rounded aperture that goes from f/1.0 to f/16. Minimum focusing distance is 70cm.

(Image source: Fujifilm)

The lens is, relatively speaking for a fast f/1.0 lens, quite compact. It measures 103.5mm long and uses a 77mm filter thread. It is, however, quite heavy, tipping the weighing scales at 845g.

And lest you forget, this is a "WR" lens, which means it has full weather sealing, which makes it a great pairing for other Fujifilm X cameras with full weather sealing like the X-Pro 3 and XT-4.

A sample image taken by Paco Navarro, X-Photographer. (Image source: Fujifilm)

Unfortunately, there's no word yet on local availability and pricing details but we will be sure to update this article when we know more.