That isn’t a typo. Fujifilm has just announced plans to build the world’s first f/1.0 AF lens for mirrorless cameras — the XF33mm F1.
The World’s First Mirrorless f/1.0 AF Lens
f/1 lenses are about half a stop faster than f/1.2 lenses and a stop faster than f/1.4 lenses. That’s just how insane this 33mm lens from Fujifilm is. While this kind of f/1.0 AF lens isn’t technically unprecedented — Canon released an EL 50mm f/1.0L lens for SLR shooters back in 1989 — it’s still a big deal! It’s set to be the first AF mirrorless lens with an aperture this wide, and it will be the second consumer-level f/1 lens with AF in history.
But don’t get too excited yet. The lens isn’t likely to launch until 2020, so we still have a little bit of time to wait — and other camera companies could beat Fujifilm to the punch.
What does Fujifilm have in store for the future?
The news about Fujifilm’s 33mm f/1.0 AF lens came out along with Fujifilm’s future lens roadmap. The map details future lens releases from the company, like its XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR and XF 200mm f/2 OIS WR lenses, as well as its two new XF 16mm f/2.8 R WR compact prime and the XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR lenses.
Check out the roadmap below:
This all coincides with the announcement of Fujifilm’s unusual XF10 camera.
Pricing and Availability
As said above, we should expect to see Fujifilm’s 33mm f/1.0 AF mirrorless lens shipping before 2020. Until then, we’ll keep you up to date with all the latest update surrounding this historic lens release.