Fujifilm announced details of its 50mm f/2 Fujinon lens in January 2017. The Fujifilm XF 50mm f/2 R WR lens fits into Fuji’s “XF” range, which denotes it’s a higher quality than the more budget “XC” lenses. The WR in its full name also indicates that it is weather resistant, making it ideal for use with weather resistant Fuji bodies – there are sealing at ten points around the lens barrel. Mounted on a Fujifilm X series body, with the APS-C crop applied, the equivalent focal length of the 50mm lens is 76mm.
This puts it just below, in terms of focal length at least, the 56mm f/1.2 lens, which has an equivalent focal length of 85mm. The design of the new lens features 9 elements, to include one aspherical ED lens, in 7 groups. The internal focusing system is powered by a fast and quiet stepper motor. The lens has a coating which is designed to reduce ghosting and flare. As well as being dust and weather resistant, the lens can be used in temperatures as low as -10 degrees. It is available in two colours, black and silver.
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