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The new Fujifilm lens breaks the brightness record. This is the Fujinon XF 50mm f / 1 R WR

Fujinon XF 50mm f / 1 R WR

The Fujinon XF 50mm f / 1 R WR is the brightest AF lens designed for mirrorless cameras.

There are several lenses on the market with brightness similar or even higher, such as NIKKOR Z 58 mm f / 0.95 S Noct, Voigtlander Nokton 25 mm f / 0.95 or Voigtlander NOKTON 17.5 mm f / 0.95, but all those constructions are manual lenses. The Fujinon XF 50 mm f / 1 R WR is the first such clear glass with an AF system, which in addition is to work quickly and precisely, offering brilliant bokeh. Thus, the Japanese company managed to create an exceptional lens that broke the record. Let's take a closer look at it.

Ultra-bright portrait with smooth bokeh

The Fujinon XF 50 mm f / 1.0 R WR is an ultra-bright fixed-focal length telephoto lens with a focal length of 50 mm. When connected to mirrorless cameras with the APS-C sensor for which it was created, it gives the equivalent of 76 mm focal length for a full frame. It is therefore a classic portrait glass with a low depth of field, i.e. beautiful bokeh.

The optical system of the new lens consists of 12 elements in 9 groups. It also includes one aspherical lens and two ED lenses for optimal control of spherical aberration. The 9-blade, precisely rounded aperture, which we close down to f / 16, is supposed to give a smooth bokeh effect. The minimum focus distance is 70 cm.

AF with sensitivity down to -7 EV, but also a precise manual focus ring.

The new design has an internal focusing system based on a DC motor. Thanks to this, the Fujinon XF 50 mm f / 1.0 R WR is to use the full capabilities of the phase detection system and focus quickly and effectively. With such a large (103.5 × 87 mm) and heavy (845 g) lens, it is not that simple. The Japanese producer assures, however, that the lens, when attached to flagship bodies, such as the X-T4 or X-Pro- 3, will work effectively in conditions as low as -7 EV.

Although the Fujinon XF 50 mm f / 1.0 R WR has an AF system, it has been designed in such a way as to also perform well in manual sharpening. And this, by f / 1.0, is very difficult and has to be extremely precise. Therefore, as the manufacturer points out, it is eight times more accurate than the most accurate XF lens ever produced. The focus ring of the new lens offers a 120-degree rotation scale, which is to ensure comfort and precision when focusing manually. In addition, the construction of the lens has been designed in a way that minimizes the effects of the shift of the focus plane - both when taking photos and filming, which is to further help.

However, the f / 1 brightness comes at a price

As always in this type of constructions, we will also have to pay for the brightness of f / 1.0. And I'm not just writing about the price, which is to be PLN 7,499 (available at the end of September). The Fujinon XF 50mm f / 1.0 R WR is similar in size to the Fujinon XF 16-55mm f / 2.8 R LM WR zoom (50mm f / 1.0: 103.5 × 87mm versus 16-55mm f / 2.8: 106 × 83.3 mm), but it is almost 200 g heavier than it (845 g versus 655 g). Inside we have a piece of glass, and outside a sealed magnesium housing, so it could not be otherwise. Overall, clear mirrorless lenses are too big .

It's no secret that the Japanese company has been working on the f / 1 lens for a long time, and the first information about it came to light in 2015. Three years later we learned that it was supposed to be the XF 33 mm f / 1.0 glass. Less than a year ago, however, it turned out that the development of this lens was finished, precisely because it was too big and too heavy. Then the focus was on the 50 mm lens, which saw the light of day today.

Apart from that, it is also worth remembering that although the Fujinon XF 50 mm f / 1.0 R WR gives great brightness, it is a glass designed for the APS-C sensor, where the background blur will be close to f / 1.7 for the full frame.

On the other hand, there is an example of the NIKKOR Z 58 mm f / 0.95 S Noct lens, a construction with slightly similar parameters, but designed for full-frame mirrorless Nikon Z cameras. For about 40,000. PLN we get a glass weighing 2 kg and dimensions 153 × 102 mm, in addition without AF. Compared to it, the Fujinon XF 50 mm f / 1.0 R WR seems to be a budget lightweight lightweight construction.

NIKKOR Z 58 mm f / 0.95 S Noct

It is therefore a compromise, just like the entire Fujifilm X system. It is a system that gives great image quality and beautiful vividness, while maintaining a much smaller size of the optics, but also slightly worse work at high sensitivities and less background blur than a full frame. After adding great, classic ergonomics and beautiful design, such a compromise appeals to me.

The Fujinon XF 50 mm f / 1.0 R WR is a good example here. Yes, PLN 7,500 is a lot. Yes, for 5,200 PLN you can buy a much smaller and lighter, and still optically great Fujinon XF 56 mm f / 1.2 R APD. Except that the XF 50 mm f / 1.0 is a completely new design that can offer much better AF work and image quality. There are photographers for whom it is an important value. I would probably not reach for this glass myself, but I respect and appreciate that Fujifilm showed it, because it gives us a choice. And this, in the world of Fujifilm X bodies, is a bit lacking when we compare the number of glasses with the X mount to the construction of the Sony E or Micro Four Thirds system.

The new Fujifilm lens breaks the brightness record. This is the Fujinon XF 50mm f / 1 R WR


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