Fujifilm launches world’s first interchangeable F1.0 lens with autofocus

fujifilm fujinon Lens XF50mmF1.0

In an expansion of its X Series lenses’ capabilities, Fujifilm has announced the launch of the world’s first F1.0 lens with autofocus capability.

The Fujinon Lens XF50mmF1.0 R WR is an AF lens for the X Series of digital cameras. With a maximum aperture of F1.0, the high diameter lens is suited for portrait photography with a bokeh effect.

Other applications include food photography and other photography that uses a shallow depth of field.

The lens also features the fastest maximum aperture of Fujifilm’s digital camera lenses.

Other highlights are the lens’ 848g weight and dust and weather resistance.

According to Fujifilm, the lens also supports the face and eye AF function for X Series cameras. This helps the photographer focus quickly on subjects’ facial expressions.

The lens’ manual focus ring also has improved control resolution.

“Its rotating angle of 120 degrees means the focus plane can be adjusted from the minimum working distance to infinity quickly with minimal movement,” the company says.

The Fujinon XF50mmF1.0 R WR prime lens will arrive in South Africa in late September.

However, local pricing has yet to be announced.

Feature image: Fujifilm

Megan Ellis, Editor
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