The Bokeh Machine: A Review of the XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR Lens

Fuji shooters who are also bokeh fanatics have a new top choice: the XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR. Does it offer sharpness and autofocus performance to match? This fantastic video review takes a look at the lens and the sort of performance you can expect in real-world usage. 

Coming to you from Christopher Frost Photography, this great video review takes a look at the new XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR lens. Of course, the headline feature of the 50mm f/1.0 is that crazily wide maximum aperture, but along with that comes a number of useful features, including:

  • Dust- and moisture-resistant construction
  • DC autofocus motor for fast autofocus performance when moving the larger elements
  • Rounded nine-blade diaphragm for smoother bokeh
  • One aspherical element for less distortion and better sharpness
  • Two extra-low dispersion elements for less chromatic aberrations and better clarity
  • Super EBC coating for less flares and ghosting and better contrast

Certainly, the XF 50mm f/1.0 R might be overkill for a lot of shooters, but if you are a bokeh fanatic or looking for a superlative portraits lens for the Fuji X System, it could be a great choice. Check out the video above for Frost's full thoughts on the lens. 

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stuartcarver's picture

Great video by Chris... the comments section however, what a sad pathetic world we live in.

Dan Ostergren's picture

What comments are you speaking of? Yours made me curious so I looked, but every comment I'm seeing is very civil.

stuartcarver's picture

Equivalence nonsense and misinformation... also people complaining about the price, or size, or everything else. Imagine being that sad you go onto a video about a product you dont own, on a camera system you dont use just to complain about it.

RT Simon's picture

Photo sites have attracted their fair share of trolls. I reported 2 user groups awhile back. They had few members, photos or comments. The names of those groups were: BULK AMMO FOR SALE. Perhaps the dimwitted see a clever commonality in the memes regarding the use of the term, ‘shooting’. Not sure if the editors ever took them down, but I have screenshots to prove it. My belief is that most photographers are pacifists, and when they use the word shooting, it is about making representations, I was very offended by finding these user groups here, and that the editors allowed it.