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  1. Albert Smith
    November 25, 2020 @ 9:01 pm

    “… The overall weight of this lens with my X-T3 (include with a metal grip) reminded me of holding onto my old DSLR….”

    Thanks for this observation. I put my full frame Nikon DSLRs aside to enjoy the petite Fujifilm bodies and lenses. I have already experienced an increasing size creep because I have upgraded (not sure that’s the right word) from my initial Fujicrons to the f/1.4 versions, and it suddenly became a hassle often to carry the heavier lenses for general photography.

    I’m sure this lens is great, but I do believe that I’ll stick with my tiny, sharp 50mm f/2 Fujicron. What I lose in potential background blur, I’ll make up for by actually having the lens on me when out shooting.

    Thank you for this honest report.


    • Alwin
      November 28, 2020 @ 3:39 pm

      Yes, Albert. Luckily, we have a range of Fujinon lenses for us to choose. Hence I believe this 50mm F1 is for those who wants that speed and blur background.


  2. Kurt
    April 10, 2021 @ 7:20 pm

    Normally I don’t care enough to submit my opinion to the world, but I can’t help but rave about this lens. It’s SO worth the money.

    I just received the 50mm f/1.0 two days ago, and have had the 56mm for a couple years now. This new 50mm greatly exceeds my expectations, but forget the technical aspects. It’s the character. Film-like, with dreamy transitions and great contrast and tonal range. It’s now my favorite lens of all-time, and I’ve owned premium full-frame L-series glass. And, it sees in the dark.

    Yes it’s big and heavy, but I have it on an X-H1 with better grip and size (and IBIS!). By the way, I can confirm that it sits nearly flush with the bottom of the X-H1 without a grip, something you won’t learn online anywhere I’ve looked. It’s a marriage made in Japan.

    It’s so, so worth it. Pro Fuji wedding shooters should pick this lens up NOW. That’s the best advice I’ve ever given for free. I’m not giving up my 56mm, but every time I shoot the 56, I’m gonna know what I’m missing (besides a sore shoulder).

    I took a chance on this lens, thinking I should’ve gone for the GFX line instead. I made the right decision. Invest in the GLASS, and remember to enjoy your shooting!


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