Fujifilm XF 50mm f2 R WR

Fujifilm XF 50mm f2 R WR Review Links and Specs

The 50mm is Fuji’s third ‘Fujicron’ lens. The 75mm equivalent focal length surprised many, as it’s historically not a common pick for lens manufacturers. I’d imagine it was an engineering compromise favoring compact size and optical quality. 75mm is close to the end or start of many common zoom lenses, and a lot of photographers have used old ‘nifty-fifties’ on their crop digital cameras, so this focal length might feel more familiar than we thought.

Initial reviews of pre-production units suggest that the lens is of the same high quality we’ve come to expect from these Fujicron lenses. Zippy AF speed, very sharp, and nice rendering.  Build quality is great as usual, with weather sealing and a normal looking reversible lens hood (seriously, the 35’s teeny hood looks ridiculous).  Typical lenses in this focal length have a close focus distance of 75cm or so, but the 50mm f2 can focus at just 39 cm. This allows for tighter head shots or product shots. The lens remains sharp at close distances.

This lens should be a great pick for travel or for a lightweight take-everywhere kit. It weighs only 200g while giving you decent pull and compression for portraits or otherwise. Palle Schultz carries all three Fujicron lenses and a camera in his jacket!

The 50mm f2 should be available near the end of February.

Buy a Fujinon XF50mmf2 on Amazon: Black, Silver

Blog Reviews

Fujicron – First Impressions: Fuji ‘Fujicron’ XF50mm f2
Jonas Rask – Fujinon 50mm f/2 first look – Completing compact
Bigheadtaco – The New Fujicron: Fujifilm XF 50mm f/2 R WR
Ivan Joshua Loh – XF50mm F2 WR
Bjorn Moerman – FIRST LOOK: FUJIFILM XF50mm f2 R WR

Caveira Photography – Getting Grainy with the Fujinon XF50 F2 WR
Finding Range – Close-up Examples from the Fuji XF 50mm f2 R WR Lens
Fstoppers Reviews the Fujifilm 50mm f/2 WR
Lens Tip – Fujifilm Fujinon XF 50 mm f/2 R WR
Kevin Mullins – FUJIFILM 50MM F2 ~ A SURPRISING GEM

Admiring Light – Review: Fujifilm Fujinon XF 50mm f/2 R WR
Eyes Unclouded – Big things in small packages: the Fujinon 50mm f2
Photography Blog – Fujifilm XF 50mm f/2 R WR Review
ePhotozine – Fujifilm Fujinon XF 50mm f/2 R WR Review
The Phoblographer – Review: Fujifilm 50mm f2 R WR

 

Versus Reviews

Admiring Light – Fuji 50mm f/2 vs. 56mm f/1.2
Ivan Josh – 50mm vs 56mm vs 60mm
Gear Open – Fuji 50mm f/2 vs. 56mm f/1.2

 

Video Reviews

Palle Schultz – See the New Fujifilm XF50mm f2 with example photos
Bigheadtaco – 1st Impressions: Fujifilm XF 50mm f2 R WR
John McTaggart – My Favorite Freak: The Fuji XF 50mm f/2 WR
Kevin Lavoie –  Fujinon XF50mm F2.0 R WR RAW image review

 

Specifications
Focal length f=50mm (76mm)
Angle of view 31.7°
Lens configuration 9 elements 7 groups
Lens configuration includes 1 aspherical ED element
Max. aperture F2
Min. aperture F16
Number of blades 9(rounded diaphragm opening)
Focus range 39cm – ∞
Max. magnification 0.15x
External dimensions ø60.0mm x 59.4mm
Weight 200g
Filter size ø46mm
Weather Resistant Yes