Is the XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR the Must-Have Portrait Lens for Fuji Photographers?

The XF 56mm f/1.2 R has long been known as the superlative portrait lens for Fujifilm shooters, but the company recently released the XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR, which pushes the boundaries of lens design all the more. This great video review takes a look at the lens and if its performance holds up to its impressive design.

Coming to you from Dustin Abbott, this excellent video review takes a look at the XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR lens. The head-turning feature of the lens is that crazy maximum aperture, of course, but in addition to that, it comes with a variety of features, including:

  • Single aspherical element for reduced distortion and increased sharpness
  • Two extra-low dispersion elements to reduce chromatic aberrations and increase clarity
  • Super EBC coating for reduction of flares and ghosting and increased contrast
  • DC autofocus motor for quick focus distance changes in spite of large elements
  • Rounded nine-blade diaphragm for smoother bokeh
  • Weather-resistant design for work in wet or dusty environments

Altogether, while it is not a perfect device, the XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR looks to be a fantastically capable lens for those who enjoy working with the most extreme designs out there. Check out the video above for Abbott's full thoughts. 

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5 Comments

Oham 32's picture

Save your money and get the 56mm f/1.2.

stuartcarver's picture

Or save even more and get the vastly underrated 50mm f2 :)

Oham 32's picture

In my opinion, if you are a working photographer using an x series camera and can stretch your budget a little, a used copy of the 56mm f1.2 is the way to go ( if you dont want or can't spend the retail amount ). If you are a hobbyist, the f2 is the way to go, its cheaper, faster af, "weather sealed", smaller, and you'll be able to invest the difference in other things you'll need as you progress.

Gabriel Liljevall's picture

I have been using the lens for a while now and I am very happy. it is really razor sharp already at f1.0

Adriano Max's picture

56mm f/1.2 for me too. I will never uderstand why Fuji didn’t make a 35mm f/1.