Is the Fujifilm XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR the Company’s New Best Portrait Lens?

For a long time, the XF 56mm f/1.2 R has been considered the ultimate Fujifilm portrait lens, but now that the crazy XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR is here, its place on the throne might be in danger. This video review takes a look at the new lens and the kind of images you can expect from it.

Coming to you from John Branch IV Photography, this great video review takes a look at the new XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR lens. Of course, the marquee feature of the lens is its extremely wide maximum aperture, but along with that, you also get: 

  • One aspherical element for reduced distortion and increased sharpness
  • Two extra-low dispersion elements for reduced chromatic aberrations and increased clarity
  • Super EBC coating for reduced flares and ghosting and increased contrast
  • DC autofocus motor for quicker autofocus despite large elements
  • Rounded nine-blade diaphragm for smoother bokeh
  • Weather-resistant design to prevent dust and moisture penetration

No doubt, the XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR pushes the boundaries of lens design (it is the first ever f/1.0 mirrorless lens with autofocus), and it looks like it backs that up with good performance as well. Check out the video above for Branch’s full thoughts. 


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