Do We Need Super Fast Lenses?
Five years ago, in April 2015 here and May 2015 here, we shared the first Fujinon XF 33mm f/1.0 rumors, and in 2020, this long rumor-odyssey will finally end.
Thanks to the XF33mm f/1.0 we will soon:
- stop complaining that APS-C does not deliver enough shallow depth of field
- start complaining that the DOF at f/1.0 is too shallow and we will stop down at f/1.4 or f/2 anyway :)
And, although I am a bit scared about the recently guessed price tag, I am looking forward to this lens.
However, many of you argued in the comments, if such a fast lens really makes sense.
Tony Northrup thinks its makes sense, and in a recent video he even suggested Fujifilm should focus on making even more super fast lenses.
Others think that Fujifilm should focus on smaller, slower, and more affordable lenses.
So the question today is: do we really need the Fujinon XF 33mm f/1.0 R WR?
Today I will go against my own believes, and give you two reasons, why we do not need this lens (and yet I want it badly ;) )
REASON 1: ISO