7Artisans launches fast and affordable lenses for micro four-thirds and mirrorless cameras

Jul 12, 2017

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7Artisans launches fast and affordable lenses for micro four-thirds and mirrorless cameras

Jul 12, 2017

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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7Artisans has launched four fast prime lenses for different mirrorless and Micro Four Thirds cameras. They are available for Fuji, Leica, MFT, and Sony cameras, and the prices start at only $70. The fastest among them is f/1.1, and still, it costs only $369.

The selection of lenses includes 50mm f/1.1, 35mm f/2, 25mm f/1.8 and fisheye 7.5mm f/2.8. Three of them were made for full-frame cameras, but they can be used on crop bodies as well. The fisheye is intended for APS-C cameras only. So, if you need a fast, yet really affordable lens, you should check them out.

50mm f/1.1 for Leica M

This fast 50mm lens fits onto most Leica M bodies. However, keep in mind that it doesn’t lock in place with the Leica M4. Ron Greer discovered this issue in one of his videos, but they got the response from the company that the lenses will get an improvement, and a new batch (shipping in September) will fit the M4 as well.

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Still, this lens is compatible with Leica M4P M6 M7 M8 M9 M9p M10 M240 M240P ME M262 M-M. If you have one of those and looking for a cheap third-party 50mm, give it a go. The price is $369, and you can use it on both full-frame and crop bodies.

Specs:

  • 7 Elements in 6 Groups. Aperture with 12 Diaphragm Blades
  • Aluminum Body and Copper Core, Sonnar Structure.
  • Compact and Lightweight 0.88 pounds/400g
  • Compability: Leica M4P M6 M7 M8 M9 M9p M10 M240 M240P ME M262 M-M
  • Focus Type manual-focus; with Leica M Lens to Sony E-Mount adapter, this lens can be Auto-Focus when used with Sony A7II/ A7RII
  • Super Optical Quality: Optimized for Working on Full Aperture with the Great Sharpness and Contrast.
  • High Refractive Optical Glasses (More than 1.9). Fast Aperture and Lowest Chromatic Aberration
  • Item Weight 88 pounds
  • Lens Type fixed-non-zoom
  • Maximum Focal Length 50 mm
  • Minimum Focal Length 50 mm
  • Package Height 72 x 5.91 x 5.91 inches
  • Zoom Type Fixed

35mm f/2 for Canon EOS M/Fuji X/Sony E

This is another of the prime lenses from the series, and it’s also made for full-frame cameras, but you can use it on crop bodies as well. It’s compatible with various Sony E,  Fuji X and Canon EOS M cameras. The price is $156.

Specs:

  • 7 Elements in 5 Groups
  • Aperture Range: F/2-F/16
  • 10 Diaphragm Blades
  • Aluminum Body and Copper Core
  • 7oz/320g

25mm f/1.8 for MFT/Fuji X/Sony E

This is another affordable and fast lens of the series, designed for full-frame cameras. It’s compatible with Micro Four Thirds, as well Sony and Fujifilm mirrorless cameras, and it costs only $70.

Specs:

  • 7 Elements in 5 Groups
  • Aperture Range: F/1.8-F/16
  • 12 Diaphragm Blades
  • Aluminum Body and Copper Core
  • 31oz/143g

Fisheye 7.5mm f/2.8 for MFT/Fuji X/Sony E

The fisheye lens from the series is the only one designed for APS-C bodies. It’s compatible with Micro Four Thirds, Sony and Fuji X mount, and the price is $139.

Specs:

  • 11 Elements in 8 Groups
  • Aperture Range: F/2.8-F/22
  • 12 Diaphragm Blades
  • Multi Layer Coating
  • Aluminum Body and Copper Core
  • 8-22.
  • Closest Focus Distance: 0.12m
  • Widely Focus within 180 Degree
  • 6oz/275g

The company’s website doesn’t offer too much information on the lenses, but the specs are available on their Amazon sales pages. Still, what you can find on the official website are some samples images, and you can check them out here.

What do you think? Would you give these affordable third-party lenses a chance? Or you rather invest in more expensive gear?

[via SLR Lounge]

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13 responses to “7Artisans launches fast and affordable lenses for micro four-thirds and mirrorless cameras”

  1. Andrea Gruber Avatar
    Andrea Gruber

    I would have been interested in the 25mm 1.8. if it would be for APS-C.

    1. Huge Dom Avatar
      Huge Dom

      It is for APS-C per Chinese review sites, http://iguang.tw/mobile/u/4195295/article/779239.html

  2. Maxime Catella Avatar
    Maxime Catella

    Did it work on gh series?

    1. Dunja Đuđić Avatar
      Dunja Đuđić

      I think so.

  3. Lorenzo Morgoni Avatar
    Lorenzo Morgoni

    I’d wish to have a Canon Eos M just to try the 35 mm f/2! :o (curious about the build and image quality, btw)

    1. Dunja Đuđić Avatar
      Dunja Đuđić

      Check out some sample images, I linked them in the article. It’ not much, but it gives you some idea. :)

  4. Dennis Ryu Bär Avatar
    Dennis Ryu Bär

    Strange, article says 25mm 1.8 is made for full frame, description on Amazon says it is for APS-C… article says 12 segments aperture, Amazon says 10.
    Producer says it is full frame compatible but cant finde segments there…

    1. Andrea Gruber Avatar
      Andrea Gruber

      So is the 25mm now meant for the APS-C or the fullframe? Weird.

  5. Duane Emmerson Avatar
    Duane Emmerson

    Love vintage glass, adapters are cheap. If you get a good adapret, it will give you focus assist, light etc. If it doesn’t, it’s almost like the old film days, Guess, or learn.

  6. moe Avatar
    moe

    I’d love to see someone compare the 7Artisans 35mm w the Newer 35mm. I picked the Newer one on a whim and I love it. It should be noted I’ve not tried any name brand lenses, so maybe my standards are low. But it’s much better on my GH4 than Metabones w Nikon AIS.

  7. Danny Madison Avatar
    Danny Madison

    I make decisions based on quality, not on price.

  8. DPJ Avatar
    DPJ

    I’d be seriously interested in the 25mm f1.8 for my EM5ii, hopefully they’ll be sensibly priced in the UK and not just given the usual “double the price” price tag.

  9. Anthony Mehlhaff Avatar
    Anthony Mehlhaff

    Shane Ivy Stewart