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Using 1/8 Stop Magnetic Black Diffusion Filter on Fujifilm 50mm F1.0 WR X-T4

Updated: Nov 26, 2021

Today I am going to talk about my experience on using K&F Concept Magnetic Black Diffusion filters on the Fujifilm 50mm F1.0 WR. As many of you might have known, 50mm F1.0 WR from Fujifilm is best known for its bokehlicious background. In this latest photoshoot, I use the 1/8 stop black diffusion filter only because I don't want to over power the overall image. 1/8 stop seems the right amount of glow of highlight in the background and the image still remains very sharp.


Key Points

  • All New Magnetic Black Diffusion Filter

  • My thoughts on using 1/8 stop black diffusion filter on XF 50mm F1.0 WR

I have recently uploaded a video on this photoshoot for the XF50mm F1.0 WR and the 1/8 stop black diffusion filter. The full video for the photoshoot is below:


All new magnetic black diffusion filter

As you can see at the 0:15 mark video above, the Magnetic filter can be easily detached from the magnetic adaptor ring. In some situations, if you don't need to use the filter, you can detach it for couple shots easily.


The other advantage of the magnetic filter is that you can switch to another higher stop if you want to have even dreamier feel of the image. It will take less time for switching to other stops of filters.


1/8 stop black diffusion filter on XF 50mm F1.0 WR

Next, I am going to walk through some of my images from this photoshoot.

K&F Concept Black Diffusion Filter 1/8 stop | XF50mm F1.0 X-T4 | @kialarenae
K&F Concept Black Diffusion Filter 1/8 stop | XF50mm F1.0 X-T4 | @kialarenae

As you can see from the picture above, the glowing light is mainly from the strong highlight around the body area. The top area with the most bokeh actually looks pretty solid with nice contrast.

K&F Concept Black Diffusion Filter 1/8 stop | XF50mm F1.0 X-T4 | @kialarenae
K&F Concept Black Diffusion Filter 1/8 stop | XF50mm F1.0 X-T4 | @kialarenae

For this example above, because of the highlight is from the ground. The effect of the 1/8 won't be that noticeable. And the subtleness of 1/8 on the XF50mm is exactly the feel that I want to apply to this lens. If I put a 1/2 or 1 stop on it, it will be too strong.

K&F Concept Black Diffusion Filter 1/8 stop | XF50mm F1.0 X-T4 | @kialarenae
K&F Concept Black Diffusion Filter 1/8 stop | XF50mm F1.0 X-T4 | @kialarenae

Next, I am going to talk about sharpness. The favorite thing that I like about 1/8 filter for the XF50mm F1.0 lens is that it still retains the sharpness in the eye area. In the half body shot above, you can see that the eyes are in focus and the glowing light leaking from both side of the hair.


In summary, as I mentioned before, If you shoot 50mm full frame equivalent or higher, my favorite stop so far is 1/8 stop because 50mm full frame equivalent or higher already has softness in the background. The Fujifilm XF50mm is about 75mm full frame equivalent. That's why 1/8 or 1/4 will be suitable for that focal length. These are my personal recommendation for you to start with. Happy creating :)


Magnetic 1/8 stop black diffusion filter:

https://www.kentfaith.com/SKU.1841?tracking=6189f9446701c

Magnetic 1/4 stop black diffusion filter:

https://www.kentfaith.com/SKU.1823?tracking=6189f9446701


Amazon Links:

Black diffusion filter 1/8 stop: https://amzn.to/3iqiwAv

Black diffusion filter 1/4 stop: https://amzn.to/3BefFlW

Black diffusion filter 1/2 stop: https://amzn.to/3kWsSsD

Black diffusion filter 1 stop: https://amzn.to/2WPqFqV

K&F Store: https://amzn.to/3n6OWmN

Fujifilm X-T4: https://amzn.to/3pV6kKa

Fujifilm X-S10: https://amzn.to/3Fp0kl1


Thanks for reading :) More photos will be uploaded in my Instagram account: @caliallstaring.



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