02 Sep The New XF33mm f/1.4 R LM WR: The Latest Fujilux

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There have been rumours of a mark II version of the mighty XF35mm f/1.4 R for years. Being one of the first three lenses launched back in 2012 for the new X Series, many felt that one of the most popular lenses in the entire line-up deserved to be updated with a modern focusing motor and weather-sealing. Since the lens rendered beautifully with its 8 elements in 6 group-arrangement, most wanted to keep the original optical design. However, Fujifilm had different thoughts about this popular lens. In 2020 Fujifilm released a promotional video on XF35mm f/1.4 R, which was odd since it was one of their oldest lenses. Why promote an old lens, right? It appeared Fujifilm felt that there was no need to change a modern classic, even nick-naming it ‘The Original’. If they weren’t going to make a new version of the XF35mm f/1.4 R, what would Fujifilm do? Introducing the new XF33mm f/1.4 R LM WR. From an outsider’s perspective, making a new lens that is similar in focal length to an existing lens seems nonsensical. However, from Fujifilm’s prospect, it makes complete sense. It would have been difficult for Fujifilm to build a mark II version […]

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