FUJIFILM XF 33mm f/1.4 R LM WR Lens
Offering a natural perspective along with a fast maximum aperture, the FUJIFILM XF 33mm f/1.4 R LM WR Lens from FUJIFILM is a 50mm-equivalent lens characterized by its bright f/1.4 maximum aperture. This design benefits working in difficult lighting conditions and also affords greater control over depth of field for isolating subject matter and using selective focus techniques.
The optical design employs two aspherical elements, which reduces distortion and spherical aberrations in order to achieve higher sharpness and accurate rendering. Three ED elements are also featured, which reduce flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy. This ensures unmatched resolution and fresh, vibrant color.
For those already familiar with the Fuji X-mount lens lineup, the XF 33mm F1.4 might feel like a somewhat confusing addition, given that there are already two X-mount 35mm primes, an XF 35mm F2 R WR and, in particular, the XF 35mm F1.4R lens.
Why have yet another very similar fast prime? However, when you dive into the details, the new XF 33mm lens offers several pleasing upgrades in optical design and autofocusing technology, not to mention updated build quality. It’s an especially nice upgrade over the existent XF 35mm F1.4 lens, which is one of the oldest X-mount lenses in Fuji’s lineup, debuting back in 2012 with the X-Pro1.
Fuji X-T4: F1.4, 1/1300s, ISO 160, -0.3EV
If you’re new to the Fujifilm X Series and are looking for a high-quality fast prime with a nearly-50mm-equivalent field of view — a classic, versatile focal length — the XF 33mm is a solid choice. At the same time, if you’re thinking of upgrading from your older XF 35mm F1.4 lens, the XF 33mm seems like a compelling option, given the modern design and amenities that it offers.
I’ve had a chance to spend some time shooting with this new fast 50mm-eq. prime, paired up with an X-T4. Let’s dive into the details and see how this new lens handles and performs in the real world…