Fujinon XF 50mm F1.0 WR Image Gallery
December 28th, 2020
Every now and then, a lens maker delivers a “halo” project that in many ways is as much about showcasing engineering expertise as it is about delivering a practical product to the end-user. Car makers do the same, and those halo cars are almost never high volume models, but they bring attention to the brand that helps sale more practical vehicles. Canon did that several decades ago with the Canon EF 50mm F1.0L, a now rare collector’s item that I got the chance to review a number of years ago. Frankly, that lens wasn’t particularly impressive as a practical instrument (in my opinion), but some of the engineering triumphs there enabled the much more accessible EF 85mm F1.2L and 50mm F1.2L lenses that came later. Fuji has stepped up to the plate, and has tackled their own halo project in the Fujinon XF 50mm F1.0 WR lens.
Building an F1.0 lens definitely brings some prestige, but there are some overwhelming technical and engineering challenges that result in some unfortunate compromises. Here those manifest in a large, heavy lens (4x the weight of the XF 50mm F2!), cost ($1500 USD!), and some aberrations just too difficult to correct for. But what you also get some killer bokeh that is much nicer than what I saw on the Canon EF 50mm F1.0L.
The XF 50mm F1.0 is not going to be lens for everyone, but rather a niche lens that will probably mostly appeal to certain portrait photographers who appreciate the unique opportunities a lens with such a large maximum aperture affords. In some ways, however, this is an expert lens and it will take experts to get the best results from it. I’ll elaborate more in my reviews, but you can check out some photos in the galleries here for now!
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Photos of the Fujinon XF 50mm F1.0 WR
Photos Taken with the Fujinon XF 50mm F1.0 WR
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