XF50mm f/1.0 announced by Fujifilm said to be the fastest AF Prime lens.
September 24, 2019

Fujifilm has canned the development of an XF 33mm f1.0, a lens listed on its 2018 X-Mount Lens Roadmap and promised for release in 2020.

The 33mm f1.0 piqued the interest from photo media, with it being most likely the first of its kind as an ultra-fast prime mirrorless lens equipped with autofocus.

C:\Users\snoy\Downloads\Fuji X50.jpg

(Image credit: Fujifilm)

Turns out that while designing the lens, Fujifilm found the lens body to be too big and heavy.

Fujifilm’s head of Product Planning, Takashi Ueno, said the last prototype was loaded with 15 elements and weighed 1.3KG, and to operate it needed an additional tripod foot. So Fujifilm scrapped plans for the 33mm and are instead working on a 50mm f1.0, which will weigh under 900 grams.And needless to say, bokeh effect also will be richer and smoother.

As the lens is in development stage price and availability is not yet confirmed by Fujifilm.


News Resource

Image source : FujiFilms

Copy link
About Author
Officially responsible to educate, inspire, and recognize photographers. :) :)
Be the first person to like this
Read this next
Olympus to announce E-M5III on 17 October,2019 and it featur...


Olympus is all set to announce its new Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera, E-M5 mark iii this October. It is speculated that Olympus might announce this camera on the 17th of October with the “same” sensor which is borr