Last summer, 7Artisans launched a set of incredibly cheap fast prime lenses for MFT and mirrorless cameras. They have just added two new members to their line: a wide-angle 12mm f/2.8 and a 35mm f/1.2, both with a price tag lower than $200.
The two new lenses are available for Sony E, Canon EOS-M, and Fuji FX mounts, and they are both manual focus. In the previous set of lenses 7Artisans released, only the 7.5mm f/2.8 fisheye lens was created for APS-C cameras. This time, both lenses are designed for APS-C cameras. Let’s take a look at more details and specs.
- Focus: manual
- Aperture range: f/2.8 – f/16
- Angle of View: 102°
- Closet Focus Distance: 0.2m
- Blades Number: 7 diaphragm blades
- Construction: 10 elements in 8 groups
- Weight: 295g
7Artisans already launched a 35mm lens last year, along with three other lenses. It was a 35mm f/2 lens, designed for full frame cameras. Their new 35mm lens has an f/1.2 aperture, and it’s designed for APS-C cameras. It fits Sony E, Canon EOS-M, and Fuji FX mounts. As for the price, you can buy it for $145. You can also see a few sample images here.
- Focus: manual
- Focal length: 35mm
- Aperture range: f/1.2 – f/16
- Angle of View: 46°
- Closest Focus Distance: 0.35m
- Filter size: 43mm
- Aperture Blades: 9
- Lens Construction: 6 elements in 5 groups
- Weight: 150g
Although the low price usually doesn’t promise premium quality, lenses like this could be great for trying out new focal lengths without breaking the bank. After all, sometimes even the cheap lenses turn out to be pretty good. According to Anjum Vahanvati’s review, 7artisans’ 7.5mm f2.8 Fisheye Lens also isn’t all that bad despite its low price.
So, have you tried any of the affordable lenses from 7Artisans? What are your impressions? And would you give a chance to the new 12mm f/2.8 and 35mm f/1.2?
[via The Phoblographer]