Fujifilm XF50mm f/1.0 announced: the fastest AF lens on the market

Fujifilm XF50mm f/1.0 announced: the fastest AF lens on the market
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Fujifilm has announced the fastest autofocus lens on the market, scorching the speed limit with the Fujifilm XF50mm f/1.0 – which also has "50% richer bokeh".

Fascinatingly, the lens actually replaces the previously announced Fujifilm XF33mm f/1.0, which was revealed and repeatedly prototyped last year, before the company scrapped the idea when it became size and weight prohibited.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.