Seattle at f1.4


I shoot my personal work with Fujifilm camera bodies. Recently I’ve been grabbing the XPro-1 body with Fuji’s stellar 35mm f1.4 “normal” lens. This lens on the Fuji APS-C (“crop”) sensor has the field of view of a 53mm lens used on full-frame format. The wide open aperture of f1.4 creates a super-shallow zone of sharpness. If we are close, you, the viewer, see the subject sharp against a softer surround. Sometimes obvious, sometimes subtle. It is very hard to achieve focus on the tiny slice of the scene you want to show perfect sharpness. There’s a rumor that Fuji is developing a 33mm f1.0 lens. That will be even harder to use, but an amazing tool. What we have now is fun to use, though!


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