Fujifilm Unveils the XF33mm f/1.4 R LM WR Lens


Fujifilm has launched the XF33mm f/1.4 R LM WR lens for its X Sequence mirrorless digital cameras. The corporate payments the lens as a “next-generation” large-aperture prime lens.

When transformed to the crop-sensor measurement of the X Sequence cameras, the 33mm f/1.4 turns into equal to a 50mm “customary” lens. Fujifilm says that this focal size is well-liked as a result of it offers an angle of view that could be very near that of the human eye, which creates a natural-looking perspective. The corporate says that this lens will subsequently cowl a variety of photographer taking pictures conditions from portraiture to panorama images and that broad vary is complemented by its capability to seize close-up photographs with a minimal working distance of 11.8 inches (30 centimeters) with a most magnification of 0.15x.

The XF33mm f/1.4 R LM WR is constructed of 15 components in 10 teams, with two aspherical components and three extra-low dispersion (ED) components. Fujifilm says this design permits the lens to reduce chromatic and spherical aberration and ship edge-to-edge sharpness even extensive open. Moreover, the corporate says that the focusing group within the center consists of two ED components and one aspherical aspect that collectively are designed to cut back the fluctuation of aberrations attributable to the actions of focusing components, which Fujifilm says ends in superior picture high quality throughout all focusing ranges from close-up to very distant.

Broad-open, Fujifilm describes the out-of-focus areas — or bokeh — as “creamy” and that there’s a clear distinction and three-dimensional definition given to the sharply centered topic compared. The form of the bokeh is rounded because of the nine-bladed aperture diaphragm.

The autofocus system is pushed with a linear motor which Fujifilm says ends in a near-silent, quick, and correct autofocus expertise. The AF is achieved with the Interior Focus system, which retains the vary of actions for the focusing lens group small whereas exactly controlling the quantity of focusing required throughout the vary. The main focus is attained in as quick as .04 seconds as nicely.

In AF-C mode, the lens can preserve quick and correct focus, particularly within the case of video recording. The lens is optically designed to reduce focus respiratory on this capability as nicely, which Fujifilm says makes it a stable alternative for each picture and video functions.

The brand new lens weighs about 13 ounces (360 grams) and measures 2.89 inches (73.5mm) lengthy with a filter thread measurement of 58mm. It’s weather-resistant at 11 areas in opposition to mud and moisture and may function with weather-resistant X Sequence cameras as little as 14-degrees Fahrenheit (-10 levels Celsius).

Listed here are some official pattern pictures captured with the lens:

f/1.4, 1/1600s, ISO 320. © Aaronsky.
f/5.6, 1/340s, ISO 320. © Derek Fahsbender.
f/2.8, 1/125s, ISO 160. © Charlene Winfred.
f/1.4, 1/250s, ISO 1250. © Bert Stephani.
f/8, 1/250s, ISO 160. © Tomasz Lazar.

The Fujifilm XF33mm f/1.4 R LM WR is anticipated to be accessible in October for $800.


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