Fujinon xf 50mm f1.0 in the test: lichton for fujifilm system cameras

Fujinon XF 50mm F1.0 in the test: Lichton for Fujifilm system cameras

Fujifilm has just his fujinon XF 50mm F1.0 R WR (spelling of the diaphragm on the lens: 1: 1). It is aimed at the mirrorless system cameras with X-bayonet and is the brightest optics so far in the fujifilm portfolio. Also fundamentally the lens was allowed to attend the APS-C festphalts with the large open aperture. Based on the small picture format, there is a 75 mm lens equal, so a slight tele. So far, the portrate lens XF 56mm F1 was.2 R the brightest lens in the fujifilm offer.

Luminous 50 mm fixed focal length for APS-C

Fujinon XF 50mm F1.0 in the test: Lichton for Fujifilm system cameras

with 845 grams is the fujinon XF 50mm F1.0 R WR no lightweight. The scattered aperture is based on the scope of delivery.

Lightweight festbar times numbers to the skats of each lens park. In the focal length range between 50 and 85 millimeters you will be happy to use for portrays when it comes to creating a particularly harmonious background. Likewise, they are suitable for shots in poor lighting ratios to keep the ISO values in bridle. The latter is in times, as many cameras themselves at ISO 12.800 still provide appreciable results, barely an argument for a coarse aperture. Rather, the stimulus consists in the hints of scharute level, with which motives or details highlight themselves, or in the special bokeh, which becomes softly softer with increasing aperture.

When a lens is considered a bright, the focal length depends on the design and the personal experiences. Someone who photographs normal with standard zooms is received a 50 mm fixed focal length with F / 1.8 already as a bright. Zoom lenses in the lower and medium focal length range are already valid at a initial diaphragm of F / 2.8 as a bright. The most sensitive lenses with apertures from F / 1.2 and smaller there are in the range between 50 and 85 millimeters. As a crown, noise lenses with openings of F / 1 apply.0 and below.

For the manufacturers, such optics are also a performance show to demonstrate what they are able to. It hardly surprises that nikon and canon have introduced to the introduction of their new bayonette for mirror-free full format first some extremely bright fixed focal lengths to demonstrate the performance of their systems. Examples are the nikkor Z 58mm 1: 0.95 S NICK of nikon or the RF 85mm F1.2l USM by canon – both lenses that are subled on each doubt.

Now also f / 1.0 of fujifilm

Technology. We have the new XF 50mm F1.0 R WR brought into the editors and tested both in the laboratory at a current X-T4 as well as in practice at an X-H1. First of all, the nude facts: the construction consists of nine groups with ZWOLL elements. Among them are an aspharic lens and two ED lenses to minimize chromatic aberrations and distortions. The aperture consists of nine slats and ranges from F / 1.0 to F / 16 in one-third levels. The close-up limit is 0.7 meters, the filter diameter amounts 77 millimeters.

Fujinon XF 50mm F1.0 in the test: Lichton for Fujifilm system cameras

The fujifilm XF 50mm 1: 1 uses the entire sensor trigger of the X-T4 with 26.2 megapixels in the middle diaphragm area.

Measured values. In the laboratory, we achieved a resolution 94 percent of the maximum resolution of the X-T4 according to 1980 lines per picture (LP / bra) via the aperture area. Two stages dimmed, the optics scored 100 percent of the maximum resolution (2080 LP / bra) and kept this level up to F / 5.6, then continuously to F / 16 to return to values of 73 percent (1530 LP / bra). In the edge area the XF 50mm F1 reaches.0 A 20 percent lower resolution. The maximum lies with aperture F / 5.6 at just under 80 percent (1640 LP / bra).

Fujifilm has made a lot done in the error correction. This shows the following measured values. The lens does not record and color blooms play above aperture F / 2.0 with 0.1 pixels no roll only with aperture F / 1.0 and F / 1.4 are you 0.2 pixels – also negligible. The edge shading is with values of 0.1 diaphragm levels above aperture F / 2.0 negligible bar and even at F / 1.0 and F / 1.4 with values under 0.5 aperture stages amazingly good. The exclusive deceleration we have determined with 0.43 seconds.

Fujinon XF 50mm F1.0 R WR C’t test scene

Fujinon XF 50mm F1.0 in the test: Lichton for Fujifilm system cameras

to assess the display qualitat of the fujifilm XF 50mm F1.0 R WR we have two areas – one selected in the edge area and a rather centrally located, which we show below in a sectional transpliance for different diaphragm settings.

Imbecility. At the first two shutters (F / 1.0 and F / 1.4) is the sharp ones in the middle and on the edge not quite on the high. Details have something soft-drawn. From f / 2.8 to F / 11, there is at least in the middle of the mind. The grain of the wooden pallet is clearly shown without significant losses. For diaphragm F / 16, the diffraction creature comes to light and draws the entire representation soft. At the edge is the strongest range between F / 4.0 and F / 11 on.

Fujinon XF 50mm F1.0 in the test: Lichton for Fujifilm system cameras

The bokeh of a fairy lights at different apertures of the fujifilm XF 50mm 1: 1, in turn: F / 1.0, F / 1.4, F / 2.0, F / 2.8, F / 4.0

Fujinon XF 50mm F1.0 in the test: Lichton for Fujifilm system cameras

comparison of the bokehs of the XF 50mm 1: 1 and the XF 56mm 1: 1.2 for aperture F / 1.4 (F / 1.2) (left), F / 2.0 (middle) and f / 2.8 (right)

The bokeh is equally harmonious and pleasantly harmonious with small apertures, light points appear round. Above aperture F / 4.0 are made of the light circuits of multi-icing forms. The look of the bokeh is afraid of the fujinon XF 56mm F1.2 R, which we already had earlier in the editors.

Fujifilm XF 50mm F1.0 R WR, sample pictures

Fujinon XF 50mm F1.0 in the test: Lichton for Fujifilm system cameras

fujinon XF 50mm F1.0 R WR to fujifilm X-H1 at 50 mm (75 mm KB), ISO 200, F / 1.4, 1/220 S

In practice, the lens makes a lot of spab. It’s already to play with different backgrounds – from harmoniously smooth to restlessly structured. In this way, areas can be highlighted in the picture and embed into a suitable environment. A small mobile cap is the size of 0.7 relatively rough close-up boundary, as you would sometimes want to get to the subject with the camera with the camera. The autofocus reacts very safely and exactly when it comes to static motifs. Moving motifs are a challenge with far apertured aperture. For many static motifs with tripod, however, it is recommended to set the sharp by hand.


With the fujinon XF 50mm F1.0 R WR has expanded fujifilm its portfolio for X cameras extended by a notable optics. In the laboratory, the lens opens perfectly. It is very well corrected and draws something soft for open-ends. The haptic is good as used by fujifilm. The sharpening has a wide adjustment range and runs clean. In practice, we had a slightly lower close-up limit. The prices – he is currently 1560 euros – appears high at first glance, but in comparison to the full format competition, it is still moderate. Alternatively, the XF 56mm F1 offers itself.2 from your own house, which is already available for less than 900 euros.

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