22 Sep XF18mmF1.4 vs XF33mmF1.4 for Street Photography
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The three most common focal lengths used for street photography are 28mm, 35mm and 50mm in full-frame. It is no accident then that the new high-performance ‘Fujilux’ primes that Fujifilm has recently launched are the XF18mm, XF23mm and XF 33mm with f/1.4 R LM WR features. Of the three, the new XF23mm will be the most popular, I’m sure of it. My favourite focal length is the 28mm equivalent, so the new XF18mm f/1.4 will be my choice. However, the 50mm is the classic street photography focal length (think Henri Cartier-Bresson). Since I’ve had the opportunity to test both the XF18mm f/1.4 and XF33mm f/1.4, I thought I’d share with you my experiences using both of these lenses with my street photography. Let’s discuss the strengths and weaknesses of both these lenses, and which lens most should consider for their street photography. First of all, both the XF18mm f/1.4 and XF33mm f/1.4 are optically amazing. If you want pro-level optics for your Fujifilm cameras, these are the two best lenses I have tested for the X Series thus far. The only real negatives are size and weight. However, if you want top-notch lenses, you have to pay the price. Both […]
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