15 Sep Fujinon XF 50mm f/2 R WR (Fujfilm) – Review / Test

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The XF 50mm f/2 R WR is the third addition to the range of lenses sometimes referred to as “Fujicrons”: small and lightweight, yet sturdy primes with a maximum aperture of f/2.
The Fujinon offers a field of view that is roughly equivalent to a 75 mm lens on a full frame camera, a focal length that is quite popular on traditional rangefinder cameras (read: Leica), so one group of potential customers Fuji is aiming for with the X-Pro series cameras.
s its siblings, the 50mm lens shows a very high level of build quality. There’s a tightly assembled outer barrel made from metal, based on a metal mount. The very broad focus ring operates very smoothly.

The lens has a dedicated aperture ring with very distinctive 1/3EV steps. It features a weather- and dust-resistant structure with seals and can also work in temperatures as low as -10°C.

A quite long barrel-shaped hood is part of the package, but unfortunately (again) it’s made from fairly cheap-looking (and feeling) plastic and doesn’t quite match the otherwise high build-quality level of the lens. …

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