Fujifilm XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR Lens Gets Silver Award at DPReview (84% Overall Score)

DPReview published the Fujifilm XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR Lens review and test results(Tested on the Fujifilm X-T4): the new Fujifilm XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR Lens gets an impressive 84% overall score and Silver Award from the experts at DPReview.

Fujifilm XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR Lens Key Features:

  • X-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 76mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.0 to f/16
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Two Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Super EBC Coating
  • DC Autofocus Motor
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

What we like:

  • Balances well with larger X-mount bodies
  • Truly luscious bokeh
  • Very flat plane of focus
  • Excellent flare and ghosting resistance
  • No focus breathing
  • Comprehensive weather-sealing
  • Solid build and good controls
  • Very effective lens hood in the product bundle

What we don’t:

  • Not very sharp until F2.8 or narrower
  • LoCA color casts at F2.0 or wider
  • Cat’s eye can be an issue at apertures wider than F2.0
  • Slow autofocus and occasional AF hunting
  • Low maximum magnification
  • No in-lens stabilization
  • Fairly big and bulky
  • Quite expensive

Conclusion from DPReview:

The Fujifilm XF 50mm F1.0 R WR is a unique option for users of X-mount cameras, offering the widest aperture you can get while still featuring autofocus. It’s far from optically perfect, soft and with significant purple and green fringing at its wider apertures, but that’s not the point – if you’re after the sort of ‘look’ this lens offers, then the lens itself is worth a look.

Good for

Studio photography and fine art portraits in controlled settings, low light photography.

Not so good for

Events and action, street or candid photography and close-up imagery.

Fujifilm XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR Lens: $1,499 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Fujifilm X-T4 body: $1,699 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

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