TTArtisan announces its first autofocus lens for five full-frame and APS-C cameras

Sep 30, 2021

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TTArtisan announces its first autofocus lens for five full-frame and APS-C cameras

Sep 30, 2021

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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TTArtisan, famous for its inexpensive manual focus lenses has decided to go autofocus, and they’ve done it in quite a big way coming to five different camera systems at once. Announced today, TTartisan AF 32mm f/2.8 is a full-frame autofocus lens, although a couple of the new mounts are for APS-C cameras.

In full-frame flavours, the new lens will be coming in all three of the major mirrorless camera mounts. That means Sony E, Nikon Z and Canon RF. Yes, they’re going where other 3rd party lens manufacturers fear to tread. On the APS-C side of things, it’ll be available for Fuji X mount and, strangely, Canon EF-M for the dying EOS-M system.

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At 32mm, it’s going to face some stiff competition on all five of the mounts in which it’s being offered and at f/2.8, it’s not particularly fast for a prime lens. So, it’s really going to have to compete on price if it wants to make any kind of an impact in the collective gear bags of photographers. So far, though, they haven’t announced a price for the new lens.

TTArtisan isn’t exactly known for high end, though, so, I think we can count on it being pretty inexpensive compared to the competition.

There’s also no news as to exactly when it’ll be released, and whether it’ll come for all mounts at once or if they’ll have staggered releases, as we’ve seen with some lenses from some manufacturers in the past. That being said, the video above shows the lens working on four of the five camera systems. Oddly, they don’t demo the RF mount version on the EOS R5 that the camera flies by at the beginning of the video.

So maybe they’re actually all ready to go and will be released at once.

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3 responses to “TTArtisan announces its first autofocus lens for five full-frame and APS-C cameras”

  1. cheers22 Avatar
    cheers22

    Almost certainly uses EF protocol so it’s almost trivial to make an EF-m version.

  2. swek Avatar
    swek

    only makes sense if it’s real light too

    fuji has an f2 for 200
    sony has tamron already 35mm for 200

    how low can they go??

  3. Paulus Avatar
    Paulus

    Would like it with a F mount……