Fujifilm XF 50mm f/2 R WR Review

June 12, 2017 | Amy Davies | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star Half rating star

Sharpness at 50mm

For these sharpness tests the Fujifilm XF 50mm f/2 R WR lens was attached to a Fujifilm X-Pro2 body, which in turn was mounted on a sturdy tripod. Slight tonal changes are due to slight changes in natural light during the session.

The full frame at 27mmThe full frame at 50mm

Centre sharpness is excellent from the widest aperture of f/2, dropping off slightly at the narrowest aperture of f/16, due to diffraction. When viewed at normal printing or web sizes, this slight softening isn’t noticeable, but you can just about see it when viewing at 100%. The edges aren't as sharp as the centre, particularly at wide apertures. The sharpest results can be seen at f/8-f/11.

Aperture Centre Crop Edge Crop
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f/2.8 f2_8.jpg f2_8.jpg
f/4 f4.jpg f4.jpg
f/5.6 f5_6.jpg f5_6.jpg
f/8 f8.jpg f8.jpg
f/11 f11.jpg f11.jpg
f/16 f16.jpg f16.jpg