TTArtisan releases a compact new full-frame 50mm f/2 lens for Nikon Z, Sony E, Fuji X and MFT

Jul 15, 2022

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TTArtisan releases a compact new full-frame 50mm f/2 lens for Nikon Z, Sony E, Fuji X and MFT

Jul 15, 2022

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 has today announced their newest lens, a very compact full-frame 50mm f/2 manual focus lens. It’s initially being launched in Nikon Z, Sony E, Fuji X and Micro Four Thirds mounts, with Canon RF, Canon EOS-M and Leica L mounts to follow. The compact lens measures only 34-38mm from the mount to the end of the lens and weights only 191-212g, making it a nice inconspicuous lens for things like street photography.

The new lens has a fairly bright maximum aperture of f/2 and a 10-blade diaphragm for smooth bokeh. 6 elements in 5 groups with two high refraction index elements help to control spherical aberrations and can focus on subjects as close as 50cm. It’s also a super-low-budget lens at a mere $79!

As a “standard” lens when used on a full-frame body, it’s suited to just about anything you might want to photograph. When used on an APS-C body, it has a field of view equivalent to something more like a 75-80mm lens on full-frame (or ~100mm when used on MFT) making it ideal for subjects such as portraits, too. And because it’s such a compact lens, it’s not going to be all that intimidating if you fancy heading out to shoot street portraits of random strangers.

Focal length50mm
FormatFull-Frame
MountSony E, Fuji X, MFT, Canon EOS-M, Canon RF, Nikon Z, Leica L
Focus typeManual focus
Max aperturef/2
Min aperturef/16
Min focus distance~50cm
Optics6 elements in 5 groups
Aperture blades10
Filter diameter43mm
Dimensions35-38mm x 60-653mm
Weight~190-212g

The TTArtiusan 50mm f/2 full-frame manual focus lens is available to buy now for $79 in Nikon Z, Sony E, Fuji X and Micro Four Thirds mount options.

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John Aldred

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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