Fujifilm XF 50mm f/1.0 still alive! World's fastest AF lens still on track for 2020

Fujifilm XF 50mm f/1.0 – world's fastest AF lens still due to release this year
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UPDATE: The Fujifilm XF 50mm f/1.0, the fastest autofocus lens in the world, is still on course to be released this year, according to Toshihisa Iida.

The general manager of Fujifilm's Electronic Imaging and Optical Device Products Division made an appearance during the virtual launch of the Fujifilm X-T4 in India, and he brought with him a working sample of the Fujifilm XF 50mm f/1.0.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.