Fujinon XF33mmF1.4 R LM WR review

Fujifilm's new Fujinon XF33mmF1.4 R LM WR is like a modern replacement for the XF35mmF1.4, a fast 50mm equivalent prime

Fujinon XF33mmF1.4 R LM WR
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Digital Camera World Verdict

For an APS-C 50mm equivalent lens, this one is comparatively large – but that's a small price to pay for fast linear motor autofocus, an f/1.4 maximum aperture and superb optical performance. The Fujinon XF33mmF1.4 R LM WR also has a physical aperture ring, working perfectly with the external shutter speed dials on cameras like the X-T30 II, X-Pro3 and X-T4 to provide classic external exposure controls for more advanced photographers and those who just like to shoot the old way!


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    50mm equivalent angle of view

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    Fast f/1.4 maximum aperture

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    Physical aperture ring

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    Powerful linear AF motor


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    Not exactly small

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The new Fujinon XF33mmF1.4 R LM WR expands Fujinon’s sub-range of fast f/1.4 primes, which range from a 16mm f/1.4, the widest, through to a 35mm f/1.4, the longest. And this new optic will sit alongside the 35mm lens, rather than replacing it, though most will see it as a much more modern replacement.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at fotovolo.com but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at lifeafterphotoshop.com