Fujifilm Fujinon XF 50mm f/2 R WR

Fujifilm announces its third compact, light and stylish lens for X Series – the Fujinon XF 50mm f/2 R WR...

Fujifilm Fujinon XF 50mm f/2 R WR

Fujifilm Fujinon XF 50mm f/2 R WR

The first of four exciting Fujifilm announcements is the Fujinon XF 50mm f/2 R WR, a mid-telephoto lens with 'high-speed AF, advanced sharpness and weather resistance’. Perfect for portraiture, the third lightweight lens in Fuji's X Series offers an effective focal length of 76mm and is constructed extensively of metal parts. Given the premium quality of previous X Series products, we can't wait to get our hands on this little gem. Should be a cracker!

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Press release:

Fujifilm is delighted to announce it will release the new Fujinon XF 50mm F2 R WR in mid-February 2017, adding to the X Series line-up of interchangeable lenses renowned for their outstanding image quality.

The lens features a focal length equivalent to 76mm (in the 35mm film format) and a maximum aperture of f/2 for beautiful bokeh. The compact and stylish optic also offers high speed AF and weighs just 200g.

The XF 50mm f/2 R WR is a mid-telephoto lens that delivers the very best results from Fujifilm’s unique X-TRANS CMOS sensor. Its compact and lightweight design features 9 elements in 7 groups, including one aspherical ED lens, and has an inner focusing system, driven by a stepping motor for fast and silent autofocusing.

Metal parts are used extensively on the exterior for a stylish, robust design with a premium feel, while the aperture and focusing rings have been designed to be comfortable and easy to use. The lens is also weather and dust resistant, and operates in temperatures as low as -10°C,making it ideal for shooting in a variety of conditions.

The XF 50mm f/2 R WR will add to Fujifilm’s line-up of compact, lightweight and stylish lenses, which currently includes the Fujinon XF 35mm f/2 R WR and XF 23mm f/2 R WR, further broadening the appeal of Fujifilm mirrorless digital cameras.

Product features

Advanced optical performance
・The lens features 9 lens elements in 7 groups including one aspherical ED lens, which prevents spherical and chromatic aberrations. This ensures the lens delivers outstanding results and minimises variances in image quality at different shooting distances.

Compact, lightweight and stylish design
・ The lens weighs just 200g.
・ The metal exterior uses the same design style as XF 35mm f/2 R WR and XF 23mm f/2 R WR for a robust, premium feel.
・ The compact and stylish design almost completely eliminates mechanical vignetting when using the optical viewfinder on the Fujifilm X-Pro2 camera.
・The aperture and focusing rings feature precise click stops and smooth damping for easy operation.

Fast and silent autofocus
・The inner focusing AF system uses a stepping motor to drive lightweight focusing elements for a fast, silent autofocus performance.
Weather and dust resistant, capable of operating in temperatures as low as -10°C
・The lens is weather-sealed at ten points around the barrel, making it weather and dust resistant. It will also continue to operate in temperatures as low as -10°C. Used with the weather and dust-resistant Fujifilm X-Pro2 or X-T2 bodies means users can shoot confidently in light rain or dusty environments.

Specification

  • Lens construction: 9 elements 7 groups (includes 1 aspherical ED element)
  • Focal length (35mm format equivalent): 50mm (76mm)
  • Angle of view: 31.7°
  • Max. aperture: f/2
  • Min. aperture: f/16
  • Number of blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm opening)
  • Focus range: 39cm~∞
  • Max. magnification: 0.15x
  • External dimensions (diameter x length: Φ60.0mm x 59.4mm
  • Weight (approx.): 200g
  • Filter size: Φ46mm
  • Accessories included: Lens cap FLCP-46, lens rear cap RLCP-001, lens hood, wrapping cloth

The Fujifilm Fujinon XF 50mm f/2 R WR will be available in black and silver from 23rd February 2017 with an RRP of £449.

Read full reviews of the Fujifilm X-Pro2 and Fujifilm X-T2 mirrorless cameras.