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A Review of the Ultra-Fast Fujifilm XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR Lens

The Fujifilm XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR gives bokeh lovers the opportunity for some of the most extreme images out there. With such a boundary-pushing design, you might wonder if its image quality and autofocus performance can keep up with demands. This excellent video review takes a look at the lens in real-world usage and if it can provide the results you need.

Coming to you from Gordon Laing, this great video review takes a look at the XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR lens. While the attention-grabbing spec of the lens is that f/1.0 maximum aperture, Fujifilm also included a range of other useful features to augment performance, including:

  • Rounded nine-blade diaphragm for smoother bokeh
  • One aspherical element for reduced distortion and increased sharpness
  • Two extra-low dispersion elements for reduced chromatic aberrations and increased clarity
  • Super EBC coating for reduced flares and ghosting and increased contrast
  • DC autofocus motor for quick autofocus despite larger elements 
  • Dust- and moisture-resistant construction

With such an extreme design, the XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR certainly commands a premium price. However, for any Fujifilm shooter looking for the best portrait lens option out there, it is worth considering. Check out the video above for Laing's full thoughts.

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