The Chinese lens manufacturer 7Artisans has released four new lenses to market. They’re all designed for mirrorless cameras, with mounting options for Sony E, MFT, Fujifilm X, and Canon EOS M cameras. There’s also a new lens for Leica M cameras.
7Artisans is a budget option for photographers, acting as an alternative to the more expensive main brand gear. All of the new lenses here are manual focus only.
25mm f/1.8 for Sony E/Fujifilm X/MFT mounts
This lens has an aluminium and copper core, weighing only 143 grams. It has 7 elements in 5 groups, with an aperture range of f/1.1 – f/1.8. The aperture has 12 diaphragm blades and the filter thread is 46mm.
It’s designed for APS-C and Micro Four Thirds sensors, and is available for $70.
35mm f/2 for Sony E/Fujifilm X/Canon EOS M mounts
With 12 aperture blades, this lens has 7 elements arranged into 5 groups. It also has a 43mm filter thread, with the same aluminium body and copper core, but weighing in at 320 grams.
It’s designed for full frame sensors, and is available for $156.
50mm f/1.1 for Leica M mount
This lens is only available for the Leica M cameras, although it isn’t yet compatible with the M4 or M4a. This nifty-fifty lens uses 12 aperture blades, with 7 elements arranged into 6 groups.. 7Artisans claims to have used a Sonnar design and its high-refractive index glass improves the lens’ performance at the widest apertures.
The lens is available for $370.
7.5mm f/2.8 for Sony E/Fujifilm X/MFT mounts
This 7.5mm is a fisheye lens that apparently has a maximum angle of view of 180 degrees. With 11 elements arranged into 8 groups, it also has a 12-bladed iris.
This lens is available for $140.
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