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Fujifilm Planning A Super Fast F/1.0 Lens?

By Anthony Thurston on April 20th 2015

Currently, the fastest lens in the Fuji lineup is the 56mm F/1.2, a stellar lens that is sharp from corner-to-corner wide open. If a new rumor is believed, Fuji may be working on a new lens that is even faster than the F/1.2.

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According to the rumor report over on Fuji Rumors, the new lens will have a maximum aperture of F/1.0. The specs are apparently still in progress, but the planned focal length currently is 30mm. Take this all with a grain of salt, as the source of this rumor is a new one.

But still, this is an interesting decision from Fuji. If they do stick to the planned 30mm focal length, that will put this lens in competition with their 35mm F/1.4, a lens that needs an update anyway. So for me, it would make much more sense to increase the focal length to 35mm and make this the replacement for their current 35mm F/1.4.

[Rewind: Fujifilm Officially Unveils New 16mm F/1.4]

What also has to be considered here is the cost of these super fast F/1.0 lenses. Fuji‘s lenses are already on the expensive side for APS-C lenses, and making them even faster will likely drive the costs up even more.

It will be interesting to see how this all turns out. Stay tuned, and we will keep you updated on any developments to this story.

What are your thoughts on this new super fast lens? Would you like to see it stay 30mm or moved to something else like 35mm? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!

[via Fuji Rumors]

Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Phil Bautista

    I think I’ll just buy me some fast legacy glass and adapters. Get speed boosters and you can go even faster. But that’s just me.

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  2. Jason Boa

    time will tell – could be very interesting if its true though !!

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  3. Kevin Cucci

    In my opinion for the size people want a mirrorless camera/lens to be, the 56mm 1.2 is already on the heavy side. Unless you have a grip on the XT-1 I don’t think it balances very well. This lens would be heavier and more expensive. I’m not sure people are going to go crazy over this. 45mm equivilent, heavy and $1000+. Meh

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  4. Lauchlan Toal

    Fuji’s really gunning for Leica it seems, in style, specs, and price. I’ll be interested to see where this goes!

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  5. Thomas Horton

    Not sure I would be willing to pay the costs and weight of a f1.0 instead of a f1.2. That is not all that much an improvement for a lot of technical problems. Going from 1.2 to 1.0 is a big step.

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  6. adam sanford

    Good for them if they do it, but one can only imagine how big and heavy it will be. I don’t think it will be Canon 50/85 f/1.2 heavy, but I could see such a lens on crop running about as massive as the Sigma 50 f/1.4 Art.

    Given the price such glass would undoubtedly cost, perhaps Fuji will offer a body specific grip-beefer-upper free of charge. :-P

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