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New Sirui Sniper 23mmF1.2, 33mmF1.2 and 56mmF1.2 Autofocus APS-C lenses Officially Announced

Back in September we reported about the upcoming Sirui Sniper f/1.2 series of lenses. There is also a CineD video that introduces these lenses and we shared it here.

Now the lenses are listed at Indigogo and the campaign will start on November 20.

You can check out the dedicated Sirui Sniper page at Indiegogo here and at the dedicated Sirui page here.

The super early bird price will be of $299 (14% discount, reg. $349).

Two more “Sniper” lenses will be announced in 2024.

This news has been first shared by CineD here.

Coming in 2023: Yongnuo 23mmF1.4, 33mmF1.4 and 56mmF1.4 Autofocus Lenses for Fujifilm X

A few days ago we shared an image of a mysterious 33mm f/1.4 autofocus lens for Fujifilm X mount and we speculated it could be a Yongnuo lens.

Well, our speculations were correct. And moreover, this will not be the only AF lens coming from Yongnuo for Fujifilm.

Yongnuo will launch the following three lenses autofocus for Fujifilm X mount according to the Camerabeta at the Chinese Weibo social media here.

  • Yongnuo 23mm f/1.4
  • Yongnuo 33mm f/1.4
  • Yongnuo 56mm f/1.4

The new Yongnuo lenses are going to have some stiff competition:

Yongnuo 23mm f/1.4 vs…

Yongnuo 33mm f/1.4 vs…

Yongnuo 56mm f/1.4 vs…

Good luck Yongnuo!

Given the latest rumors, news and pre-announcements, it is time to update our full list of third party AF X mount lenses.

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LEAKED: New 33mm f/1.4 Autofocus X Mount Lens (Yongnuo?)

A new third party 33mm f/1.4 autofocus lens for Fujifilm X mount has now appeared on the Chinese social media platform Weibo (via Camerabeta).

I just got a new domestic automatic lens, 33mm F1.4, and the Fuji X mount version will be launched. At present, the price and release time are still uncertain. It is said that the price is very good. You can look forward to it.

The only thing we got is the image above.

The brand is still unkown, but some point out the similarity to some of the Yongnuo AF lenses available for other mounts.

Until now, besides the Fujinon XF 33mm f/1.4, we have the following third party 33mm f/1.4 autofocus lenses already:

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HOT: Huge Savings on Some of Fujifilm’s Best Lenses (XF 18/23/33mm F1.4 Included)

Fujifilm has launched new deals and they include huge rebates on some of Fuji’s finest lenses, including the new 40MP capable f/1.4 trinity of lenses.

Here is the list:

Official Fujinon XF Deals

Price Drops

GFX Deals

X Series Deals

TESTED: Sirui 1.25x Anamorphic Adapter on Fujifilm X-H2 and XF33mm f/1.4

Let’s catch up with a piece of gear that I can’t remember I have ever talked about: the Sirui 1.25x Anamorphic Adapter.

As far as I can see it is available at Amazon since October 2022, but the Japanese guys at Mapcamera, who have now shared a test of the adapter on a Fujifilm X-H2 with XF33mmF1.4 lens, say that it will be available only this month.

Anyways, it’s something I have not talked about so far, so here is how it works.

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New Firmware for Viltrox 23mmF1.4, 33mmF1.4, 56mmF1.4 and 85mmF1.8II – Fujifilm X-T5, X-H2, X-H2s Support and AF-C Improvement

Viltrox has released firmware updates for their 23mmF1.4, 33mmF1.4 and 56mmF1.4.

The firmware adds support for the Fujifilm X-T5, Fujifilm X-H2s and Fujifilm X-H2 and it improves AF-C speed.

You can find all details and download links below.

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Fujinon XF33mm f/1.2 Patent Spotted

Once upon a time, Fujifilm planed to make a Fujinon XF33mmF1.0, which they then scraped in favor of the smaller Fujinon XF50mm F1.0.

What we got instead, is the highly praised Fujinon XF33mmF1.4.

But it looks like at some point Fujifilm also played with the idea to make a Fujinon XF33mmF1.2, as such a patent has now been surfaced in Japanese language (down below the translated version) at IP force and found by Digicame-info.

I doubt Fujifilm will now also give us a Fujinon XF33mmF1.2, but let us know in the comments if you’d want one.

  • Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Publication number: P2022128205
    Application number: P 2021026602
    Publication date: 2022-09-01 Title
    of the invention: Imaging lens and imaging device
  • An imaging lens configured to be compact and having good optical performance, and an imaging apparatus equipped with this imaging lens are provided.
  • 2. Description of the Related Art In recent years, there has been a demand for an imaging lens that is compact and has good optical performance.
  • The present disclosure has been made in view of the circumstances described above, and an object thereof is to provide an imaging lens that is compact and has good optical performance, and an imaging apparatus that includes this imaging lens.
  • Example 1 (33mm F1.2)
    Focal length 33.98
    Back focus 13.14
    F value 1.24
    Total angle of view 47.6
    Maximum image height 14.45

Viltrox 23mmF1.4, 33mmF1.4 and 56mmF1.4 Limited White Edition Launched

Viltrox has launched a limited white edition of their Viltrox 23mmF1.4 33mmF1.4 56mmF1.4 for Fujifilm X series.

There are a total of 500 lenses available worldwide and you can check them out here.