The XF1's fast f/1.8 lens allows poorly-lit subjects to be photographed without raising sensitivity levels, keeping noise to a minimum. Its aperture of f/1.8 with a construction that features 7 lens elements in 6 groups. All elements are subjected to Electron Beam Coating process.
The bright f/1.8 lens lets you capture quality pictures not normally possible with a compact camera. Noise is kept to a minimum without boosting sensitivity, while camera shake and subject motion are prevented due to high shutter speeds. And thanks to the large aperture, you can also create attractive "bokeh" blurred background effects.
With a maximum aperture of f/1.8 at the wide angle setting and a six-blade aperture diaphragm, the XF1's lens delivers beautiful defocused blur. Together with macro capabilities to within just 3cm of your subject, that means huge photographic potential in a highly compact body.
Featuring state-of-the-art technologies including aspherical elements and high refractive index glass, the XF1's lens boasts a fast f/1.8 maximum aperture and a slim profile that would be virtually impossible with conventional lens designs. Another important feature is Optical Image Stabilization, which shifts one group of four elements to minimize camera shake without compromising resolution around the edges of the image, a common problem with conventional stabilization systems.
The slim-line lens achieves its aperture of f/1.8 with a construction that features 7 lens elements in 6 groups (4 aspherical and 3 extra low dispersion lenses)
By using 4 high-performance aspherical lenses, the FUJIFILM XF1 delivers sharp image quality with rich resolution. These lenses also contribute to a more compact overall lens configuration.
3 ED lenses have been employed for their low dispersion and effective reduction of chromatic aberrations. By preventing color fringing and reducing contrast, the FUJIFILM XF1 lens captures images with superb accuracy across the zoom range from wide angle to telephoto.
From wide angle to telephoto, and from the centre of the image to the edges, the FUJIFILM XF1's optical performance is designed to capture images with exceptional sharpness of detail and color fidelity in every scene.
With its built-in optical (lens shift type) image stabilization function the XF1 will correct your image for any blurring that occurs when photographing moving objects. You will get a clear image without blurring in all kinds of scenes.
High Transmittance EBC (Electron Beam Coating) is FUJINON's unique wide-band technology developed for FUJINON broadcast-use lenses. The XF1 is the first compact camera to use the High Transmittance EBC for double sides of all glass lenses. Because highly refractive glass bends light rays more sharply than conventional optical glass, it creates greater potential for reflections which can cause ghosting and flare. HT-EBC technology effectively minimizes this stray light, assuring sharp, clear images under even the most demanding conditions.