TTArtisan has released their new 17mm f/1.4 wide-angle lens for APS-C in Sony E, Fuji X and Canon EOS M mounts offering a field of view equivalent to about 25.5mm focal length on full-frame. As is the trend these days, it’s also available with a Micro Four Thirds mount, although it obviously has a tighter angle of view which more closely resembles a 34mm focal length on full-frame.
This manual focus lens has a bright f/1.4 maximum aperture with a 10-blade diaphragm for shooting in low light conditions and when you want that super shallow depth of field. The lens is quite small and compact. Weighing in at 248g, the full metal body houses 9 elements in 10 groups.
With a minimum focus distance of only 20cm, this lens allows for some interesting close-up shots while still providing a wide field of view of the probably somewhat blurred background to provide some context to your scene. Or, focus deep and use it for some landscape or street photography.
|Mount||Sony E, Fuji X, MFT|
|Focus type||Manual focus|
|Min focus distance||20cm|
|Optics||9 elements in 8 groups|
Designed for low budget shooters, the manual focus TTArtisan 17mm f/1.4 is available to pre-order now for Sony E, Fuji X, Canon EOS M and Micro Four Thirds mounts for $139. Shipping is expected to begin in late June.