Fujifilm’s Working on the World’s First f/1.0 Autofocus Lens for Mirrorless Cameras

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:

Fujifilm's lens roadmap
Fujifilm’s lens roadmap

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.

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's managing editor.

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