Achieve an Incredibly Shallow Depth-of-Field
The XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR consists of 12 lens elements in nine groups and also contains one aspherical element and two ED elements to achieve optimum control of spherical aberration. Used at or near to its maximum F1.0 aperture, XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR can produce an astonishingly narrow depth-of-field. Its precision-engineered, rounded diaphragm produces large, smooth bokeh for a professional look, allowing you to create portraits with a striking simplicity and an almost three-dimensional quality with wonderful edge-to-edge sharpness. You can use this new power in selective focus to keep only the subject’s eyes in focus and make captivating close-up character studies. But it’s not just for portraits. Take this lens out onto the street or into a lifestyle session and you’ll turn cluttered locations into clean backdrops with unrivaled subject separation.
Be Ready to Make Images More Easily in Low-Light Conditions
The very wide maximum aperture on XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR means there are more options when it comes to making images in low-light conditions. At night, or in darkened interiors, XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR offers the widest apertures yet seen on an XF Lens, allowing more light to be drawn in to make an image. XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR lens also easily achieves fast shutter speeds that freeze movement and keep ISO settings lower for detail-rich results. Alternatively, combine high ISO settings with the F1.0 aperture for incredible versatility and use in other low-light applications like astrophotography.
Precise Focus for Those Critical Moments
To make the most of its super-shallow depth-of-field, focusing must be precise. As a result, XF50mmF1.0 has a focus ring that is eight times more accurate than any previous XF Lens. This makes it possible to change the focus from the minimum focusing distance to infinity very precisely. For this, XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR uses 120º of rotation in its focusing ring to let you focus manually without error – and achieve accurate focus when using your X Series camera’s Focus Peaking and Focus Assist modes. The 120º of rotation also makes autofocus movements notably precise and deliberate, while the lens’s engineering is designed to minimize focus shift effects when making images.