Bordering Perfection - Fujinon XF 33mm f/1.4 R LM WR
Better Photography|December 2021
Nilofer Khan reviews the Fujinon XF 33mm f/1.4 R LM WR, the company’s latest multipurpose, compact lens for their APS-C lineup.
Nilofer Khan

Over the last few years, Fujifilm has grown its XF series lineup exponentially, with focal lengths ranging from 14mm to 200mm. In September, they announced three new additions in this series, the Fujinon XF 33mm f/1.4 R LM WR, the XF 23mm f/1.4 R LM WR, and the XF 18mm f/1.4 R LM WR. For this review, I tested the 33mm f/1.4.

Features

Created for a crop sensor, the lens is equivalent to 50mm in the 35mm format. Constructed using 15 lens elements in 10 groups, including two aspherical elements and three ED elements, the 33mm features a nine-bladed rounded diaphragm. It uses the Inner Focus system, driven by a linear motor. It has a minimum focusing distance of 30cm and a maximum magnification of 0.15x (equivalent to 0.2x in the 35mm format). It is dust and weather-resistant, and can operate at temperatures as low as -10°C. It comes with a lens hood.

Handling

Weighing 360g and measuring 73.5mm in length, the lens is quite easy to handle in a variety of situations. I used it with the X-T3, and it fits perfectly well with the camera. It is compact enough to fit in your bag.

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