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Laowa Argus 33mm f/0.95 Specifications

Here are the specs for the Laowa Argus 33mm f/0.95. Courtesy of the Chinese Weibo at 评者N大 and Camerabeta

  • Argus 33mm F0.95 (APS-C)
  • low breathing effect
  • low dispersion
  • infinite aperture design
  • minimum focusing distance 35CM
  • filter size 62mm
  • size 71.5 x 83mm
  • weighing 590g
  • Sony E, Fuji X, Nikon Z and Canon RF and EF-M mount versions will be launched
  • price is said to be less than 3500 CNY ($540)

Laowa Lenses for Fujifilm X and GFX can be found at VenusOptics, BHphoto and AmazonUS.

Laowa Argus 33mm f/0.95 Coming 2021

image shows the Laowa Argus 35mm f/0.95 for Full Frame
image shows the Laowa Argus 35mm f/0.95 for Full Frame

A few days ago I made the big 2020 rumor check, and among the not yet verified rumors there was the one talking about the fact that Venus optics would release the widest f/0.95 lens for Fujifilm X Mount.

Some people wondered if that is the 35mmF0.95 lens for Full Frame recently announced.

But it’s not.

According to information I have received, it will be a 33mm f/0.95 lens and it is scheduled for release in 2021.

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New Firmware for Viltrox 23mmF1.4, 33mmF1.4 and 56mmF1.4 XF Mount AF Lenses

 

Viltrox AF 23mm f/1.4 XF – firmware ver. 1.0.9 – details here

  1. Fixed the issue that may cause a crash when viewing photos and returning quickly
  2. Added the function of infinite aperture
  3. Fixed the twitching problem when video focusing on the X-A5 body
  4. Enhance stability

Viltrox AF 33mm f/1.4 XF – firmware ver. 1.0.9 – details here

  1. Fixed the issue that may cause a crash when viewing photos and returning quickly
  2. Added the function of infinite aperture
  3. Fixed the twitching problem when video focusing on the X-A5 body
  4. Enhance stability

This firmware is divided into two versions: gold logo and white silk screen logo. The golden logo firmware is called: UPD3314XFV109.DAT. The white silk screen logo firmware is called: UPD3314XFSV109.DAT. Note: The “AF 33/1.4 XF” on golden logo lens is gold, and the white silk screen logo is white.

Viltrox AF 56mm f/1.4 XF – firmware ver. 1.0.9 – details here

  1. Fixed the issue that may cause a crash when viewing photos and returning quickly
  2. Added the function of infinite aperture
  3. Fixed the twitching problem when video focusing on the X-A5 body
  4. Enhance stability

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Tokina atx-m 23mm f/1.4 and atx-m 33mm f/1.4 for Fujifilm X – First Looks and Comparisons with Viltrox 23/33mmF1.4

Tokina has recently announced their first Fujifilm X Mount lenses with autofocus. You can find at at the moment at BHphoto here and Adorama here.

The complete Tokina vs Viltrox specs and price comparison.

Now we have an initial first look about those lenses you can read down below.

First Looks

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Tokina ATX-M 23mmF1.4 and 33mmF1.4 Pre-Order Available Soon and Release on December 11

Tokina for Fujifilm X Mount

Back in March Tokina announced the release of three lenses for Fujifilm X mount, the Tokina atx-m 23mm f/1.4, the Tokina atx-m 33mm f/1.4 and the Tokina atx-m 56mm f/1.4.

Now, as reported by nokishita, the first two lenses will be announced very soon and start shipping on December 11. The lenses will be:

  • Tokina atx-m 23mm f/1.4
  • Tokina atx-m 33mm f/1.4

Viltrox vs Tokina: Same Same, but Different

We already discussed about the fact if the new Tokina lenses are just rebranded Viltrox lenses. Lots of things seem indeed to indicate that they are indeed just rebranded versions of the same lens.

However, there is a difference we should not overlook.

Viltrox started to release AF lenses for Fujifilm by reverse engineering the X mount AF lens protocols. There was no official cooperation with Fujifilm and we have reported in the past about some bugs with Viltrox lenses, that to be fair Viltrox usually worked hard on to fix, but that’s the downside of not having any direct access to the protocols.

That’s different with Tokina. In fact, shortly after Tokina announced its new three Fuji X mount lenses, Fujifilm made a statement that they opened their lens protocols and that Tokina is the first to profit from it.

By having access to Fuji’s AF lens protocols, it should be easier for Tokina to develop fast, stable and bug-free lenses that work smoothly with Fujifilm cameras and always stay up to date with Fuji’s latest autofocus algorithm changes.

I don’t know if in the meantime also Viltrox got access to Fuji’s AF lens protocols.

What I do hope, though, is that Sigma will. And there was already and official and totally public statement that Sigma made very recently, that gives us hope. Read more down below.

  • read here: Sigma Says DC DN Lenses for Fujifilm X Mount will Hopefully Come in 2021

via nokishita

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Firmware Update for Viltrox 23mmF1.4, 33mmF1.4 and 56mmF1.4 Released

Viltrox has released firmware updates for the following lenses:

Details of the fix:

Fixed the problem that the focus would twitch back and forth in AF-C mode

 

Size Comparison: Fujinon XF 50mm F1.0 vs XF 56mm F1.2 vs XF 16-55mm F2.8 vs XF 33mm F1.0 vs XF 90mm F2

So, the official product images of the upcoming Fujinon XF50mmF1.0 have just been leaked here.

I thought to make a quick but accurate size comparison between the Fujinon XF 50mm F1.0 and the XF 56mm F1.2 as well as the XF 16-55mm F2.8.

What we can see, is that our previous size comparison (based on technical sketches) was totally accurate too, hence, if you want to see the size of the Fujinon XF50mmF1.0 compared to the originally planed XF33mmF1.0 and the stellar XF90mmF2, check out our previous post here.

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Fujinon XF30mmF1.0, XF35mmF1.0 and XF33mmF1.0 Patents Spotted and Fujinon XF 50mmF1.0 Coming Soon

Finally, 5+ years after our original Fujinon XF33mmF1.0 rumor, the patent for that lens has now been spotted by hi-lows-note.blog (via j-platpat.inpit.go.jp).

And not only that!

It looks like Fujifilm looked into slightly different variations of that super-fast lens, more precisely:

XF35mmF1.0
Focal length: 34.686 mm
F number: 1.03
Angle of view: 45.4

XF30mmF1.0
Focal length: 30.369 mm
F number: 1.03
Angle of view: 51.0

XF33mmF1.0
Focal length: 33.489 mm
F number: 1.03
Angle of view: 46.8

As you know, back in 2018 Fujifilm officially added the Fujinon XF33mmF1.0 to the lens roadmap, but later on in 2019, Fujifilm officially canceled plans for the Fujinon XF33mmF1.0 in favor of the Fujinon XF50mmF1.0 for the reasons we already elaborated in this article.

As we could see in a live stream youtube video we reported about here, the Fujinon XF50mmF1.0 is out for Beta testing, meaning Fujifilm will be able to respect the original timeline, hence be able to release this lens within 2020.

From the first sample visible during the live stream, I can confidently say that an impressive lens is coming our way.

If it was really more needed than a Fujinon XF33mmF1.0, given the fact that we already have (and I personally own), the stunning Fujinon XF56mmF1.2, that’s up to you to decide.

For sure, the Fujinon XF50mmF1.0 will incorporate the smoothest and best autofocus, it will be weather sealed, hence addressing two of the major complaints with the XF56mmF1.2.

Plus, the XF50mmF1.0 will be priced surprisingly well, and this is why I believe, that Fujifilm is about to drop a real winner.