Real world applications for the 33mm f/1?

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Real world applications for the 33mm f/1?
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I understand the uses of a fast prime -- I have and love the Fuji 35mm f1.4, and own a variety of other normal and normal-ish primes across three systems. This is my favorite kind of lens.  And I understand the value of a "halo product" in marketing, where a manufacturer creates a best in class or "first of" item which makes the news, gets glowing reviews, maybe wins awards, and generally garners attention and raises the profile of the whole brand.

So I get that the upcoming 33mm f/1 is a big deal for Fuji. It will give them bragging rights  as the creator of the first mirrorless lens that is that fast, and will get some people to look at Fuji cameras who might not have otherwise have done so. If a reasonable number of them buy into the X system, it might justify the cost of developing this expensive and specialised lens.

But what about the lens itself? Will people actually buy It? Do you plan to buy it? What will you use it for? Will it just be a matter of curiosity  (or even a few bragging rights of your own) or do you have specific plans for it or needs you expect it to fill?

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