FUJIFILM North America Corp. launch of the FUJINON XF50mmF1.0 R WR Lens, a lens with a F1.0 minimum aperture for X-series mirrorless digital cameras. The XF50mmF1.0 R WR lens is expected to be available in Fall 2020 at an MSRP of $1,499.95 USD.
“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.”
The XF50mmF1.0 R WR consists of 12 lens elements in nine groups and also contains one aspherical element and two extra-low dispersion (ED) elements to achieve optimum control of spherical aberration.
“But it’s not just for portraits,” said Ha. “Take this lens out onto the street or into a lifestyle session and you’ll turn cluttered locations into clean backdrops with unrivaled subject separation.”
As the world’s first autofocus F1.0 lens made for any mirrorless system, the company claims the XF50mmF1.0 R WR brings more light to the sensor than any previous XF lens, making it possible for the autofocus to operate on FUJIFILM X-Pro3 and X-T4 cameras at -7EV luminance level.
Despite being a fast, F1.0 lens, XF50mmF1.0 R WR measures 4.07in (103.5mm) long and weighing 1.86 pounds (845 grams). The lens is sealed in 11 locations to protect against moisture and dust, as well as being capable of use in temperatures down to 14°F (-10°C). When allied to a similarly specified, weather-resistant X Series mirrorless digital camera body, XF50mmF1.0 R WR lets you make unique images in the toughest environments.